Marquis Publishing, an affiliate of the Marquis Gallery announces the release of author and photographer Marques Vickers' 'Murder in Washington: Notorious Crime Sites,' the 299-page visual return to 78 infamous crime scenes detailing the shocking and often searing narratives behind each tragedy. Over 100 images amplify the experience by escorting the reader to the crime location, offering a critical context and perspective for understanding. The Washington edition is Vickers' third in the series of 'The Topography of Evil' showcasing crime sites. His previous books covered Northern California and the entire state of California.
The captured snapshots portray visual testimonies of extinguished lives removed by acts of violence. Crime scenes often revert back into unremarkable landscape or unassuming buildings over the ensuing years and decades. Several have altered little since their moment of infamy. Many are passed daily by pedestrian and vehicular traffic unaware of a location's unique significance.
Washington has been the residence of three nationally prominent serial killers including Ted Bundy, Gary Ridgway (The Green River Killer) and Lee Boyd Malvo (DC Sniper).
The Murder in Washington edition is segmented into eight categories including assassinations, historical legacies, premeditated homicides, chance encounters and impulse killings, law enforcement fatalities and controversies, unsolved murders, rampage and serial killers and killings.
Within the context of examining each profile, many important issues are raised for discussion without necessarily culminating in resolution. These subjects include capital punishment, American racial perceptions, parental influences, child rearing, media reporting, public bias, juvenile sentencing, self-incrimination protections and the impartiality of our judicial system. Controversial options such as voluntary euthanasia for the condemned are suggested when examining the hopeless backlog of death row and life-term convicts.
'Murder in Washington: Notorious Crime Sites' is available for purchase in paperback and eBook formats through Amazon.com and at MurderInWashington.com.
An extensive listing of fatality victims is included along with convicted and deceased killers. Each living convict still registered within the Washington state and other penal systems is identified by their respective current penitentiary residence.
Cases Profiled (By Sequential Order and Category):
Doug Carlile, Edwin Pratt, Laura Law and Tom Wales.
Ann Marie Burr, Billy Gohl, Centralia Massacre, Charles Mattson, Chief Leschi of the Nisqually Tribe, Fred Ross and Jack Donnelly Boxing Exhibition, Everett Dockside Massacre and Sylvia Gaines.
Chance Encounters and Impulse Killings
David Lee Childs, Delbert Belton, John Lil Danger Castro, Little Willie John, Mia Zapata, Mike Webb, Mitchell Rupp, Nathan Trigger Gilstrap, Patrick Kevin Gibson, Edward Tuba Man McMichael, William Batten and the Wilson Family Killing.
Marsha Weatter and Katherine Allen, Louis Bellessa, Oleg Babichenko, Roseanne Pleasant, Susette Werner, Timothy Alioth and Donna Plew.
Rampage Mass Murders:
Aurora Bridge Shooting, Café Racer in Seattle, Dana Enyeart and Bruce Kamp, Dwone Anderson-Young and Ahmed Said, Geneva MacDonald, John Alkins, Capitol Hill Massacre, Marysville-Pilchuck High School Shooting, Edward Weed, Olympia Homeless Killing, Red Barn Door Tavern Massacre, Seattle Pacific University Shooting, Teresa Butz, Angelika Hayden and Meagan Smith.
The Anderson Family Killings, Charles Goldmark Family, Deborah Bailey, James Ellerge, Jennifer Paulson, Jeremy McLean, Seattle's Jewish Federation Building, The Mahoney Trunk Murders, Pang Frozen Foods Fire, Patrick Drum, Peter Keller, Rafay Family Murders, Samuel Lau Family Killing, Trang Dai Restaurant Massacre and Wah Mee Gambling Club Massacre.
Law Enforcement Fatalities and Controversies
Maurice Clemmons Killings, Nile Meservey, Officer Timothy Brenton, Officer Volney Stevens and Otto Zehn.
Serial Killings and Killers:
Donna Perry, George Russell, Jr., Green River Murders, Jake Bird, Joe Kondro, Lee Boyd Malvo, Morris Frampton, Robert Lee Yates, Rodney Alcala, Starvation Heights, Warren Forest, Washington Long Haul Trucker Killers and Ted Bundy. (more...)