16 Infamous Murders in the Sunshine State
by Robert A. Waters and John T. Waters, Jr.
Despite being touted as a happy getaway with family-themed amusement parks, packed beaches and air-conditioned retirement communities, Florida is also the epicenter for some of the most brutal, bizarre criminals in the nation. It’s the breeding ground of the Hog Trail Killer, the Gainseville Ripper, the Tamiami Strangler, the Vampire Rapist, Aileen “Monster” Wournos, Ted Bundy and, as was recently revealed, Ottis Toole, the serial killer responsible for the murder and decapitation of America’s Most Wanted host John Walsh’s six-year-old son Adam.
In Sun Struck: 16 Infamous Murders in the Sunshine State, authors and brothers Robert A. Waters and John T. Waters, Jr. focus on the most heinous crimes and criminals who have emerged from the underbelly of the Sunshine State. They investigate why, how and what the reasons are that Florida has given birth to this kind of violence. Such evil has played a crucial role in the miasma of mayhem that has left a trail of blood along the panhandle of the southernmost region in the United States. These savage murderers have attacked innocent children, mothers and fathers and the elderly without a backward glance. Among the victims of these brutal killings are Caylee Anthony, Jessica Lunsford and Carlie Brucia, three cases that made national headlines and gained notoriety.
Sun Struck: 16 Infamous Murders in the Sunshine State is a dynamic true crime book that offers the inside scoop on never-before-revealed evidence on some of the most shocking murders in the history of the Sunshine State. Here is a book that will certainly make you think twice about your upcoming road trip to Orlando to see that famous mouse house.
- Shocking revelations of evil lurking under the Florida sun
- Reveals why Florida draws evil men and women
- Targeted mailing to print, television and radio media
- 10 city talk tour
- Advertising in Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, BookPage, Baker & Taylor (Forecast and Book Alert) and Ingram
- Co-op available
Robert A. Waters is the author of The Best Defense and co-author of Outgunned! True Stories of Citizens Who Went up Against Outlaws And Won. His true crime is popular among Internet crime aficionados. Waters received his B.S. from Middle Tennessee State University and his Master’s Degree from the University of Georgia. He and his wife live in his native Ocala, Florida. His Web site is www.robertwaters.net.
John T. Waters, Jr., is the co-author of Outgunned! True Stories of Citizens Who Went up Against Outlaws And Won. He served a four-year tour of duty in the Marine Corps before obtaining his B.S. from Middle Tennessee State University. Waters volunteers for a disabled veterans organization in his native Ocala, Florida.
A New Horizon Press 2009 Release
Nonfiction, 6 x 9, 312 pages
LC #2009922797, world rights
ISBN 13: 978-0-88282-312-6 (hc), $24.95