Part of the NYTimes bestselling Notorious USA series!
Everything is bigger in Texas—even murder. Two of America’s best crime writers, Ron Franscell and Gregg Olsen, team up to tell the stories of a serial killer who slaughtered more people than any other psychopath of his day … without ever being noticed; two of America’s most shocking mass murders and how their grim echoes still linger today; and the chilling tale of a mother so desperate for attention that she killed one of her children and repeatedly tried to suffocate the other.
Ann Rule praises Ron Franscell & Gregg Olsen
On Ron Franscell’s The Darkest Night
“... An almost-hypnotic read, hard to look away from. … This is a very, very, good book, written by a very, very, good writer. “
On Gregg Olsen’s If Loving You is Wrong
“Olsen’s [writing] is both gossipy and sympathetic, searing and brilliant. . . . A must read for true crime aficionados and students of abnormal psychology! I read until 3 a.m.”
NIGHTMARE AT NOON is also included in SOUTHERN FRIED CRIME, a boxed set that includes other Notorious USA true-crime tales from Louisiana and Mississippi.