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Chasing the Boogeyman

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Chasing The Boogeyman is an engaging and cleverly told suspenseful mystery, and I look forward to reading more of Chizmar’s work.

there was nothing left; no reason, no conscience, no understanding in even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, of good or evil, right or wrong. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. In the summer of 1988 several girls go missing, and their dead bodies found posed in a small Maryland town. I was fascinated by the premise of this novel – with Richard Chizmar as the narrator and central character of the story. Chasing The Boogeyman will leave you questioning what and who is real, and will have you checking your window is locked more than once during the long night.

Richard Chizmar is an author I am familiar with - not because I have read his work but, instead, because of his role with the Cemetery Dance Publications and his relationship with the King, Stephen, that is. Thank you to Gallery Books and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The book is written in a way that suggests that the event did actually occur very much in the way a faux documentary plays out or a found footage film that claims, What you are about to see actually happened. Sickeningly, we almost—almost—begin to admire his cunning and skill: how does he keep getting away with it? Whilst we don’t get anything so overtly dramatic as, for example, the ending of Stephen King’s underrated masterpiece Joyland, like Dante, we do get a confrontation with pure evil, a moment where we look the Devil in the eye at the nadir—the inverse apex—of existence.Black and white photographs of the crime scenes and key players are even interspersed throughout the pages. His hometown of Edgewood, MD was in a state of panic after four young girls were murdered, the work of a serial murderer nicknamed The Boogeyman. Then Richard receives a message that a man has been charged, although a very unlikely suspect, he confesses all. His novel Chasing the Boogeyman was published to terrific acclaim - as Stephen King says: 'Genuinely chilling and something brand new and exciting.

If you enjoy true crime and are looking for a book that while it is not horror, but is one that this author compels you to believe is real.the phrase one always hears when it comes to popular narrative nonfiction is that "it reads like a novel. Chasing The Boogeyman is a unique horror novel that transgresses the boundaries between fiction and reality. Chizmar not only has coauthored a novella with him (Gwendy’s Button Box), but he’s also mentioned ad nauseam throughout the story.

He moves back to his childhood home with his parents in the small town of Edgewood after finishing college. I was really engaged with the first half, and I was especially enjoying the supernatural elements of the book, but then I feel like it just never went anywhere? Chizmar (in collaboration with Johnathon Schaech) has also written screenplays and teleplays for United Artists, Sony Screen Gems, Lions Gate, Showtime, NBC, and many other companies. When tragedy in the form of murder comes to town, it reverberates through the residents, and takes away their sought-after sense of peace and safety.Still, I would be lying if I did not feel foolish because written on the cover are the tell-tale obvious words that this is not based on anything real. In the Divine Comedy, Dante inserts himself into the epic narrative, and goes on a journey into Hell guided by his mentor Vergil. A fictional serial killer story meant to read like true crime, pictures and all, and partly a memoir. Could it be to pull the wool over our eyes so completely that we forget we are reading something made up and totally false? Richard Chizmar is the author of Gwendy's Button Box (with Stephen King) and A Long December, which was nominated for numerous awards.



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