To his neighbors, Anthony Sowell was a friendly and helpful former Marine. But they didn't know about his dark side - or the gruesome secret inside his house.
Sowell's secret life was revealed to the nation on October 29, 2009, when a Cleveland Police SWAT team entered his house to arrest him for an alleged rape. They didn't find Sowell, but they encountered a nightmarish scene: two decomposed bodies in his third-floor living room. Eight more bodies were hidden throughout the house and buried in the back yard. In the basement, they discovered a human skull. All of the bodies were female and all appeared to have been bound and strangled.
Two days later, police captured Sowell, a sexual sadist who had served a 15-year prison sentence for kidnapping, raping, and torturing a 21-year-old pregnant woman.
House of Horrors exposes the shocking details of Sowell's depraved crimes and twisted psyche. He preyed on neighborhood women, luring them to his home with alcohol and drugs. Sowell then murdered the women and lived among their corpses. After a dramatic trial in the summer of 2011, Sowell was convicted and sentenced to death.
In House of Horrors, listeners are given a rare glimpse inside the mind of a serial killer - through interviews with Sowell's neighbors and relatives, his surviving victims, and exclusive interviews with Sowell himself.
The book is published by The Kent State University Press.
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By loretta on 02-09-16
WOW!! SUCH A TRAGIC, AND GIVES ME NIGHTMARES!
this tragedy happened 5 miles away from where I live in Cleveland Ohio it is so sad that woman are discarded like this also how Anthony Sowell could be such a predator,this makes me so much more aware of my surroundings how the nicest person could smile at you and could be such a devious murderous crazy psychopath, IT REALLY FREAKS ME OUT TO THINK ABOUT HUMAN BEING COULD BE THIS WAY!
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By Magnolia on 05-08-16
i cant believe the city of Cleveland let those girls down. everyone involved in rhis situation should have been fired. his parole people should feel partly to blame. the story was unbelievable but very well done and the narrator was great
6 of 6 people found this review helpful