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True Crime Stories You Won’t Believe

I’m excited for my stop on the True Crime Stories You Won’t Believe Book Blog Tour. True Crime is my jam – I just wish it wasn’t true. Truth is often stranger than fiction and certainly is in the stories included in this book. Be sure to enter the GIVEAWAY!

About the Book: True Crime Stories You Won’t Believe

True Crime Stories You Won't Believe Book Cover

True Crime Stories You Won’t Believe 

Author: Romeo Vitelli

Publisher: Providentia Books

Publication Date: April 4, 2022

Pages: 185

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Here is a collection of true crime stories from different countries and time periods that defy simple description. They include:

  • The strange tale of a psychotic geisha who severed her lover’s genitals to carry as a token of her love and who inspired a cult following
  • How a small-town murderer helped inspire the movie Psycho and left his hometown with a reputation they never lived down
  • A father who sacrificed his daughter to prove his faith in God and his followers who fully expected her to be raised on the third day (she wasn’t)
  • A Sorbonne graduate student who killed and cannibalized the woman he loved and went on to become a bizarre media celebrity
  • A 19th century serial killer who earned the title of “the worst woman in the world” by killing a series of husbands for profit
  • The assassination attempt on John F. Kennedy you never heard about but which very nearly succeeded.
  • George Stinney, the fourteen-year-old child who died in the electric chair for a crime he didn’t commit.
  • Joseph Vacher, the “French Ripper” whose crimes shocked France but tried to blame it all on the rabid dog that bit him.
  • How mob boss Vincent Gigante earned himself the nickname of “the Oddfather”
  • Leonarda Cianciulli, the Corregio “Soapmaker” who killed three women as a sacrifice to protect her own children.

These stories, and more, are all featured here making this book a must for any connoisseur of true crime and bizarre justice.

About the Author

Romeo Vitelli received his doctorate in Psychology from York University in Toronto, Ontario in 1987. He spent 15 years as a staff psychologist in Millbrook Correctional Centre, a maximum-security prison run by the Ontario government. In 2003, he went into full-time private practice and has been an avid blogger since 2007.

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