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Thursday, May 1, 2014

New Indie Book Release: Parents Who Killed Their Children (RJ Parker)


New Indie Book Release:
Parents Who Killed Their Children (Filicide) - RJ Parker
True Crime / Forensic Psychology (280 pages - April 2014)

"Acclaimed true crime author, RJ Parker, has a knack for collecting high-profile cases under specific themes. This collection about parents who kill their children provides a fast-paced, gripping overview of how things can go horribly wrong in once-loving families. From Andrea Yates to Jeffrey MacDonald to Susan Smith, Parker reports on the stunning case details and suggests reasons why the parental bond can get so twisted. The updates at the end of each chapter add a lot, since popular media rarely follows up. An important reference for true crime readers." - Dr. Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D., bestselling author of "The Mind of a Murderer" and "The Ivy League Killer."

About the Book

Parents Who Killed Their Children (RJ Parker)
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Filicide is the intended act of a parent killing his or her own child. The act is also regarded as an offence since it amounts to murder. To most of society, filicide appears very unnatural and inhumane, yet a small percentage of parents exist who do kill their offspring. Many researchers and scholars have associated these tragedies as being caused by domestic violence.

The stories that follow go against everything we have been taught and have learned. We perceive mothers to be the epitome of care and support, yet mankind teaches us cruel lessons.





Inside the book:
  • Filicide
  • The Causes of Filicide
  • Andrea Yates ... (Drowned her 5 children | Acute Postpartum Psychosis)
  • Darlie Routier ... (Stabbed 2 sons | claims an intruder done it)
  • Susan Eubanks ... (Shot 4 sons | Medea Syndrome/Rage/Revenge)
  • Lianne Smith ... (Suffocated 2 children | Acute Psychosis)
  • Alan Bristol ... (Carbon Monoxide 3 daughters | Medea Syndrome)
  • Jeffrey MacDonald ... (Clubbed and stabbed 2 daughters/wife | Claims intruder)
  • Deanna Laney ... (Killed 2 sons with rocks | Psychotic delusions/God told her to do it)
  • Susan Smith ... (Killed 2 sons, drove car in lake | Medea Syndrome)
  • Tonya Thomas ... (Shot her 4 children | Altruism)
  • Diane Downs ... (Shot her 3 children | Psychosis, APD)






About the Author

Author RJ Parker
Author RJ Parker
RJ Parker, P.Mgr.,CIM, is an award-winning and bestselling true crime author and serial killer expert. He has written 14 true crime books, available in eBook, trade paperback and audiobook editions and have sold in over 80 countries. He holds Certifications in Serial Crime and Criminal Profiling.

RJ Parker was born and raised in Newfoundland and now resides in Ontario and Newfoundland, Canada. Parker started writing after becoming disabled with Anklyosing Spondylitis. He spent twenty-five years in various facets of Government and has two professional designations. To date, RJ has donated over 1,875 autographed books to allied troops serving overseas and to our wounded warriors recovering in Naval and Army hospitals all over the world. He also donates a percentage of royalties to Victims of Violent Crimes.

Coming in 2014 by RJ Parker:
  •  Beyond Sticks and Stones: Bullying and Bullycide (March)
  •  Parents Who Killed Their Children (April 30)
  •  Serial Killers Abridged (May 31) available for pre-order
  •  Missing Wives, Missing Lives by JJ Slate (June)
  •  Social Media Monsters (Internet Killers) (August)
  •  Serial Killers True Crime Anthology 2015, Volume 2 (December)

If you are a police officer, firefighter, paramedic or serve in the military, active or retired, RJ gives his eBooks freely in appreciation for your service.

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