Seven Days of Rage by Paul LaRosa, Maria Cramer (September 2009)

Before the Trial, But Worth Reading
Review by Kim Cantrell

Philip Markoff, a recent Boston University graduate, trolled Craigslist and numerous other adult sites looking for sexual thrills.

But apparently he was looking for something more than sex.

The women he chose had placed ads in the (former) Erotic Services category on Craigslist.

Two would live to tell about their encounter with The Craigslist Killer, but 25-year-old masseuse Julissa Brisman would not.

How would investigators catch this killer on crime spree?

It’s much more simple than you might imagine.

Seven days of Rage is a book written shortly after the capture of Philip Markoff and long before his trial will begin; something typically of which I am not fan.

However, having immensly enjoyed the previous writings of Paul LaRosa, I eagerly gave this one a try too.

Much to my own surprise I found Seven Days of Rage to be an awesome read, even without trial information.

In his typical easy-flowing style, LaRosa details the crimes of The Craigslist Killer with facts that keep a reader engrossed in the story, anticipating the next chapter.

Combine those intruging aspects with the talents of Boston Globe reporter Maria Cramer, and you’ve got an explosive true crime book that’s sure to be a bestseller.

It’s as simple as this:  Seven Days of Rage was so interesting, that I read all 212 pages in less than 24 hours.

I think it goes without saying that I strongly recommend this fantastic new release from the 48 Hours Mystery series.

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Updates from this book:

On Sunday, August 15, 2010, Philip Markoff was found dead in his Boston jail cell from an apparent suicide.