Rhonda Glover and Other Killer Subjects. Non-Fiction Thrillers & True Crime!

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"Burl Barer writes true crime so realistically, it jumps off the page." — Jack Olsen

"Journalistic integrity and powerful narrative drive." — Gary C. King
"Burl Barer is one of my favorites!" –Lis Wiehl, Fox News
 "Burl Barer is the Elmore Leonard of True Crime." — Tod Goldberg



Rhonda Glover and Jimmy Joste met in 1989 and there was an immediate attraction between the two. Rhonda was a former beauty queen who had started her own staffing business. Jimmy, 15 years her senior, was a Texas trust fund baby who'd made millions in the oil industry.  Rhonda, a victim of mental illness worsened by drug use, eventually pumped Jimmy full of bullets from a Glock 9mm. 

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"I want a new bike. . . . Mom says that if I help kill Jerry I can have one” 

Barbara Opel promised her 13 year old daughter a new dirt bike if she would help murder her employer.  It is no spoiler to tell you that the kid never got the dirt bike.  A shocking true story of the "world's worst mother" and the little girl who knew always to mind her mother.

         BODY COUNT

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By day, Robert Lee Yates, Jr., was a respected father of five, a skilled helicopter pilot who served in Desert Storm and the National Guard, and a man no one suspected of a deadly hidden life. By night he prowled the streets where prostitutes gathered, gaining their trust before betraying them with a bullet to the head. On August 26, 1997, the decomposed bodies of two young women were discovered in Spokane, Washington. Within months four more women were added to the mounting death toll. In 2000, Yates pleaded guilty to 13 murders to avoid the death penalty. But in 2001 he was convicted of two more murders and is now on death row in Washington State, waiting for the day when he will die by lethal injection.

                HEAD SHOT

Head shot smallerPaul St. Pierre was an alcoholic driven by an urge to kill all the time. He bullied his younger brother, Chris, into committing unspeakable acts. His childhood friend, Andrew Webb, took drugs, talked to skulls, and dreamed about eating human flesh. It was only a matter of time before the trio terrorized a quiet neighbourhood near Tacoma, Washington, with the brutal murders of innocent victims caught in a storm of senseless rage. Then the twisted triad turned on each other – over money. Paul shot Andrew in the stomach. Chris called the cops. But with tortured individuals like these, justice opened the doors to more surprising revelations…


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