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WHO MURDERED ELVIS? Steve Ubaney

It's time to revisit 1977 and Elvis Presley's final days in a way that no one else ever has. Grab your thinking cap and join author Steve Ubaney in volume I of his five volume "Who Murdered?" book series, as he probes every part of Presley's mysterious death, FBI involvement, and the sinister forces at work during the final days of his career. We have been told all the lies for decades, now it's time to answer some very pointed questions.


Why has history ignored the 1990 television interview where Elvis' doctor not only claimed that Elvis was murdered but named the murderer? (This Current Affair interview still exists on youtube but no one speaks of it.) Why did the City of Memphis, and the Shelby County District Attorney, ignore the evidence of foul play? Why were the first words out of Vernon Presley's mouth, upon learning of his son's death, "my God, they've murdered my son!?" Why did Vernon hire two Private Investigators to find the murderer? 

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3/27/2020

LIFE AND CRIMES OF BTK - STEPHEN & JOYCE SINGULAR

To all appearances, Dennis Rader was a model citizen in the small town of Park City, Kansas, where he had lived with his family almost his entire life. He was a town compliance officer, a former Boy Scout leader, the president of his church congregation, and a seemingly ordinary father and husband. But Rader's average life belied the existence of his dark, sadistic other self: he was the BTK serial killer. The self-named BTK (for Bind, Torture, Kill) had terrorized Wichita for thirty-one years, not only with his brutal, sexually motivated crimes, but also through his taunting, elusive communications with the media and law enforcement. In 1974, BTK committed his first murders -- torturing and strangling four members of the Otero family -- and wrote the police an audacious letter declaring his responsibility for the Oteros' deaths and labeling himself, for the first time, BTK. Thus he established a pattern -- stalking and killing a series of ten victims, then bragging and claiming ownership of his crimes -- that ended in 1991 but left law enforcement confounded and the public with deeply troubling memories. Until, that is, he resurfaced in 2004 with another string of letters that would finally lead to his arrest. Drawing from extensive interviews with Rader's pastor, congregation, detectives, and psychologists who worked the case, and from his unnervingly de-tailed thirty-two-hour confession, bestselling author Stephen Singular delves into the disturbing life and crimes of BTK to explore fully -- for the first time -- the most dangerous and complex serial killer of our generation and the man who embodied, at once, astonishing extremes of normality and abnormality. In Unholy Messenger, Singular recounts the year prior to Rader's arrest, in which the BTK killer reemerged, and the aftermath. Woven throughout are the details of his crimes, elaborate schemes, and bids for public attention, and the wrenching impact his deception had on his family, church, and heartland community.