Faces of Evil
Murderers, Kidnappers, Rapists and the Forensic Artist Who Puts Them Behind Bars
by Lois Gibson and Deanie Francis Mills
Every day, Lois Gibson is able to put power, control and a sense of justice back into the hands of victims of violent crime, heinous rapes, kidnappings and murders. Gibson, herself the victim of a violent rape, uses her skills to coax from the memories of victims the most intimate details possible and, with the stroke of a pencil, reconstructs the faces of their tormentors. These eerily accurate portraits have been directly responsible for the capture of over 700 vicious criminals for which her skills are noted in the Guinness Book of Records.
Faces of Evil is Gibson's riveting story of how she became the world's most successful forensic artist, interwoven with her thirteen most suspense-filled cases. Gisbon takes you with her inside the gritty atmosphere of forensics, putting you behind the scenes of terrifying enigma after enigma and into the victims' mind set as they seek vindication. Follow the nine-year-old girl who sees and helps catch her mother's killer, the pregnant blind woman who identifies and aids in the capture of her rapist and the hero cop whose deathbed description leads police to his killer.
This is a fascinating true crime book like no other, mixing chilling crime scenes with the inspiring story of one woman's passion for justice.
Lois Gibson is a twenty-two-year veteran forensic artist with the Houston, Texas police department. Recently profiled in People Magazine, Oprah Winfrey's “O” magazine, Reader's Digest, Dateline NBC and Unsolved Mysteries, she regularly appears on America's Most Wanted and is also the holder of the Guinness World Record Certificate in Forensic Art. Gibson has a B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Austin and teaches at Northwestern University C.P.S., as well as being affiliated with the FBI and U.S. Marshall's Service. She resides in Houston, Texas with her family.
Deanie Francis Mills is a widely published writer whose work appears in Redbook, Good Housekeeping and Parent and is the author of Torch (Penguin Putnam) Tightrope (Dutton Signet), Loosers Weepers (Putnam Berkley) and Ordeal (Dutton). She resides in Hermleigh, Texas with her family.
A New Horizon Press Release
True Crime/Courageous Individuals
6 x 9, 320 pages
LC # 2004108083, world rights
ISBN: 0-88282-258-6 (hc), $24.95