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Helltown: The Untold Story of a Serial Killer on Cape Cod by Casey Sherman - Book Review

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$26.99
ISBN: 9781728245959
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Published: Sourcebooks - July 12th, 2022

Most people would consider Tony Costa a monster. Norman Mailer and Kurt Vonnegut both saw him as an opportunity. Costa was a charismatic manipulator, who sustained his jumbled life by selling drugs and serving as a paid informer for the local police in Provincetown, Massachusetts. He emerged as the chief suspect in a series of grisly murders of young women, whose dismembered bodies were discovered in an isolated section of woods on Cape Cod. Mailer was haunted by the idea that Costa's cult-like followers would harm his family after he showed an interest in writing about the case. Vonnegut, also a Provincetown resident, was finally beginning to enjoy success and believed that the brutal killings would make a compelling follow-up to "Slaughterhouse-Five." "Hell Town" is an unsparing trek into the mind of a twisted, merciless killer and the efforts by two literary giants to venture down a dark and dangerous path and enter into it. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves


New England's Roadside Ecology: Explore 30 of the Region's Unique Natural Areas by Tom Wessels - Book Review

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New England's Roadside Ecology: Explore 30 of the Region's Unique Natural Areas By Tom Wessels Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781643260099
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Published: Timber Press - September 14th, 2021

A fascinating guide to the natural wonders of the region. Easily accessible and easily traversed hikes. Wessels' "Forensic Natural History" uncovers the stories of how these places came to be. Bogs and dunes and mountains and forests. Possibly the coolest hiking guide I've ever seen. ~ Reviewed by Dafydd Wood


50 Hikes with Kids New England by Wendy Gorton - Book Review

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50 Hikes with Kids New England By Wendy Gorton Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781643260013
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Published: Timber Press - August 31st, 2021

With scavenger hunts, attractions of note, snack suggestions, and all hikes under 5 miles, this book will inspire you to get out with the whole family into nature and find some real special places in the region. ~ Reviewed by Dafydd Wood


Rule of Thumb by Andrew Whyte - Book Review

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Rule of Thumb By Andrew Whyte Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9780692107294
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Published: Andrew - April 24th, 2018

Have you ever dreamed of quitting your job and taking off on a hitch hiking adventure into the great unknown? If you are young enough to still do it, read this book for inspiration! If you are already settled down and the days of hitch hiking dreams are long gone, read this book for endless vicarious pleasures of harrowing adventure, camaraderie, existential angst, love and lust, self discovery and even some real magic. ~ Reviewed by Sam Baker


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