Not much depth to be found in the writing, as is normal of a Wensley Clarkson quickie, but the book is as readable as the crime is sordid and unbelievable. In the distance a group of young people were staggering through the overgrowth guided by an erratic yellow flashlight waving from side to side as brittle twigs snapped underfoot. A Horrific case based on Satanism Another true crime book that sheds light on youth killings. In The Name of Satan is an unthinkable American tragedy, a horrifying voyage into deepest evil imaginable. The six-inch blade glinted menacingly in the moonlight. A lovely teenage girl's final goodbye. The strange, high-pitched sound was muffled, but it continued cascading through the hot night air.
In 1863 the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors established the township of Arroyo Grande. In The Name of Satan is an unthinkable American tragedy, a horrifying voyage into deepest evil imaginable. Readers were given a summarized account of what occured on the night of Elyse Pahler's murder. I was also hoping for a little but more information on the case, but it wasn't all provided because the book was written before the trial finished. One of them swayed to his feet and peered down at her.
For eight months Elyse's body lay hidden in a eucalyptus grove until an unexpected tip to police revealed the ghastly crime. But she would never dream again, for the pretty blond 15-year-old was about to begin a walking nightmare that would end in her grisly stabbing murder. It's an absurd farce with about as much reality as an episode of Judge Judy. To those living in their isolated homes on the Nipomo Mesa at the northeast edge of Arroyo Grande, the temperatures were intolerable. An unspeakable atrocity that stunned a nation. Her body wasn't found until a year or so later, at which point one of the boys confessed to everything. Hobbies and other interests: Swimming, rugby.
One Nothing much happened in Arroyo Grande until Wednesday, March 31, 1886, when bloodshed and violence came to this sleepy little backwater with a vengeance. But, youngsters insert sentence that has nothing to do with the last sentence, probably saying that anyone with a vagina is afraid of anyone who listens to Slayer, and only people who hage penises listen to Slayer , double adverb. Three depraved schoolboys' deadly fantasies. Year in La La Land autobiography , Blake Publishing London, England , 1992. There's a good 30-50 pages, total, where the author blatantly says that the guys who murdered someone and slept with her corpse were on crystal meth, and in the next paragraph says that meth doesn't make people crazy, Slayer does, complete with quotes from Slayer lyrics. This is a crime that goes against the grain of popular opinion and provides a chilling reminder that violent death can cross social divides with great ease. I cannot accurately describe what a piece of shit this book is.
Prosecutors say the three boys dragged a terrified Elyse to a deserted area they believed was the devil's altar, where, after being drugged, and attacked, she died of multiple stab wounds. Then he walked back to his car in the driveway and began aimlessly driving around the dusty back roads and tracks that crisscrossed the Nipoma Mesa, near their home on the aptly named Hidden View Estate. Later that night Elyse slipped out of her parent's house for a bit of forbidden fun. Criminologists insist there is a link between poverty and crime among juveniles. Author of the novels Hitman and The Boss. That the local cops are too lazy to take the case seriously and prefer writing off Elyse as a runaway is easy to understand — cops are cops after all — but one does swallow hard when one realizes that dozens of kids knew her to be dead and probably knew where her body was to be found but no one came forward.
The worst was when a man stuck a Magnum to the head of an airline pilot and made him nose-dive his aircraft into a mountain, wiping out thirty-eight crew and passengers. Von Shilling, review of John Travolta: Back in Character, p. But she would never dream again, for the pretty blond 15-year-old was about to begin a walking nightmare that would end in her grisly stabbing murder. Contributor of articles to periodicals, including Daily Mail, Daily Mirror, Times, News of the World, New York Daily News, Sunday Express, and Sunday. Prosecutors say the three boys dragged a terrified Elyse to a deserted area they believed was the devil's altar, where, after being drugged, and attacked, she died of multiple stab wounds. This was an important moment in the Nineties demonic-crime craze, but if it changed any laws or the official approach to the investigation, defense or prose This is one of the crime cases that contributed to the Satanic Panic; Clarkson wrote it so early in the development of the story that it almost qualifies as an instant paperback.
This book sets a record for me: I've never wanted to give 0 stars as a rating until now. The information about the case is easy to comprehend and you find yourself feelings for the victims and the tradgedy that they endured. She cried from the pain as they dragged her farther into the overgrowth. Later that night Elyse slipped out of her par A lovely teenage girl's final goodbye. There were so many opportunities to pull the reader in and explore the rationale of these psychos, but the author seemed to have another agenda. As normal, the case leaves more questions than answers in its wake, with no easy solutions to be found.
Journal of Popular Film and Television, fall, 1997, James A. Later that night Elyse slipped out of her parent's house for a bit of forbidden fun. Three depraved schoolboys' deadly fantasies. The hiking trails along the Arroyo Grande Creek are considered among the finest in the state. But still no one heard it. His career has taken him from local newspapers to many of the world's most prestigious newspapers and magazines. Apparently it's as racially exclusive as a country club or winning an Oscar.