New York Times bestselling author Steve Jackson will be on Crime Beat with host Ron Chepesiuk on Thursday, August 11th, at 8pm Eastern Time. Steve will be discussing his latest true crime book, SMOOTH TALKER. This book is the story of smooth talking, rapist, serial killer Roy Melanson and the police work involved in bringing him to justice. Tune into the interview here: http://www.artistfirst.com/crimebeat.htm
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From the book:
He’s just a fat old man rotting away in a Colorado prison.
Terrified that he’s going to die behind concrete walls, steel bars and concertina razor wire, he spends his days filing appeals and writs in a never-ending stream of bullshit and lies. But he’ll die in prison. If not that one, then another, or another; they’re lined up like graves in a cemetery waiting for him. And there’d probably be others if someone wanted to go through the effort of making him pay for all the death, despair and ruined lives he’s caused. Just an evil old monster waiting for final justice.
But back in the day he’d been a charmer with his blue eyes and that soft south-Texas drawl. Not particularly handsome and already losing his hair by his thirties, but boy could he spin a tale. The Good Samaritan who’d offer to help with a flat tire, or clear some brush, or fix an appliance. Or just tell a good yarn about the places he’d been, the things he’d done. A smooth-talking son of bitch … a real lady killer.
From The Author:
Those readers familiar with my book NO STONE UNTURNED: The True Story of The World’s Premier Forensic Investigators will recognize the story of Michele Wallace and Melanson’s role in her death from a chapter in that book. However, SMOOTH TALKER fills in the gaps of the Wallace case and puts it into context with Melanson’s other murderous deeds, painting a complete picture of this evil man and his impact on his innocent victims living and dead.