I, a Squealer: The Insider’s Account of the Pied Piper of Tucson Murders

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What do you do when you’re caught in the web of a murderer? Although many TV shows and films have put viewers in the shoes of a murderer’s confidante, it’s nothing like reading I, A Squealer.

Richard Bruns is the man who put authorities onto the trail of killer Charles Schmid, the Pied Piper of Tucson, who murdered three teenage girls. Bruns also had his life ruined by his close association with Schmid and the crimes, so much so that decades later, he’s still synonymous with the murders.

I, A Squealer is unique in the annals of true crime memoirs because it’s not a recollection of experiences survived long ago. Instead, it’s a time capsule, written not long after Schmid’s arrest, offering thoughts and emotions wrought from still-fresh wounds. Bruns is unflinching in his honesty, revealing not only the machinations of a charming monster in Schmid but a glimpse into the mind of an abused accomplice and friend, someone whose life was ruined by proxy.

Never has the true-crime reader been closer to the murders or the murderer than they are in I, A Squealer.

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Author Richard Bruns
Star Count 3.5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 155 pages
Publisher Twin Feather Publishing
Publish Date 2018-Mar-20
ISBN 9780983166559
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Issue September 2018
Category Biographies & Memoirs


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