Erased: Missing Women, Murdered Wives
March 2008, Jossey-Bass
In more than fifty chilling case studies, Marilee Strong examines the strange and complex psychology that drives these killers—from the murder a century ago that inspired the novel An American Tragedy to Scott Peterson, Mark Hacking, Jeffrey MacDonald, Ira Einhorn, Charles Stuart, Robert Durst, Michael White, Barton Corbin, and many others. Erased also looks at how these men manipulate the legal system and exploit loopholes in missing persons procedures and death investigation, exposing how easy it can be to get away with murder.
Introduction: A Crime Without a Name.
PART ONE: ERASER KILLING: THE HISTORY AND PSYCHOLOGY OF A NEW CRIMINAL PROFILE.
1. Out of the Shadows.
2. The Dark Triad.
3. The Real American Tragedy.
PART TWO: GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER.
4. The Lady-Killer.
5. Disappearing Acts.
6. Hiding in Plain Sight.
7. Pregnant and Vulnerable: When a Child is Seen as a Threat.
PART THREE: A PSYCHOLOGICAL AUTOPSY OF A CLASSIC ERASER KILLING.
8. A Watery Grave.
9. Keeping Secrets.
10. Too Good to Be True.
11. Seeds of a Plan.
12. A Collision Course.
13. Sex, Lies, and Audiotape.
Conclusion: Fixing a Broken System.
About the Author.
Marilee Strong is an award-winning journalist who specializes in the coverage of psychological and social issues. She is the author of A Bright Red Scream, on the aftereffects of childhood abuse and trauma. She has also written widely for newspapers and magazines on such topics as child abduction, women in prison, gang violence, hate groups, and psychological treatment for sex offenders.