Bad boy from Rosebud : the murderous life of Kenneth Allen McDuff

by Lavergne, Gary M., 1955-

Format: Print Book 1999
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Monroeville Public Library Non-fiction 364.152 L
Location  Monroeville Public Library
 
Collection  Non-fiction
 
Call Number  364.152 L
 
 
Penn Hills Library Non-Fiction 364.15 LAV
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  364.15 LAV
 
 
Summary
-- Kenneth Allen McDuff's crimes -- committed after he walked away from the death house a free man! -- would forever change Texas law, earning that state its current reputation for severe and uncompromising justice!
-- Really excellent True Crime forces readers to ask tough questions about the imagined day-to-day security they enjoy. Bad Boy does just that, causing law abiding citizens to question the entire justice system and its ability to keep people like them safe...and people like Kenneth Allen McDuff behind bars!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: ""Bad boy" falls laughably short of describing Kenneth Allen McDuff, and "evil" seems too charitable. "Big Mac" was part Ted Bundy, part legendary small-town ogre Ken Rex McElroy (see Harry N. McLean's In Broad Daylight, 1988). He hated women, and his signature crime was to "take" a young woman and "use her up." He would force "around the world" sex (oral, anal, and vaginal penetration) on her and then murder her. Lit cigarettes and other instruments of petty torture figured prominently in his homicidal rituals. Lavergne's descriptions of McDuff, his crimes, and the trouble the minions of justice had in putting him away (he was on death row twice--years apart--before being executed) are the stuff of a book in which many a chapter ends with a cliff-hanger that impels the reader into the next. McDuff's monumentally cruel, breathtakingly brutal antics may make even the most hardened true-crime fans sweat. A must for aficionados of the grisly and a thrill ride to hell for more casual crime fans. --Mike Tribby"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects McDuff, Kenneth Allen.
Mass murderers -- Texas -- Biography.
Serial murderers -- Texas -- Biography.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- Texas.
Publisher Denton, Tex. :University of North Texas Press,1999
Language English
Description xii, 366 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 1574410725 (alk. paper)
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