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Book Title: From Playground to Prison: Siblings who Murder
Book Author: Mindy M. Shelton
Introduction: Mindy M. Shelton sent me her entire Ready Research series for me to read and give an honest review. Thank you for this opportunity Mindy!
I love reading fictional crime and mysteries novels, and I also love researching true crime – so this book was a great read for me.
It’s set up as profiles of each murderer(s), giving the reader as much as information in an unbiased form as possible. Their names, the victims, the date of the murders, accomplices and any other basic information needed is provided as a form. The following pages has the situation and investigations written out similar to a newspaper article. This format expands on the initial profile to give the reader more insight into how and why the murders happened.
One really great aspect of these books is that Mindy has done rigorous research. There isn’t just one website or book referenced, there’s many! This helps with the unbiased approach Mindy takes with these non-fiction accounts.
Overall, I’m impressed with this series. Each book highlights these horrible true crimes in an unbiased, appropriate fashion. There are no opinions in this book, which makes it a great reference for true crime fans, justice students, or just curious readers.
Keep in mind – these are not fiction and are not presented as such. This isn’t a Kathy Reich’s or Steven King novel – it’s a non fiction encyclopedia of murderers.
Five out of five stars – what a great non-fiction read!!