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Kids Who Kill Case 1: Joshua Phillips – Kathryn McMaster

“We taught our girls to pray every day. What we didn’t know was that the devil himself had moved in right across the street.”

When Maddie Clifton returns to her house that afternoon to find golf balls, she has no idea when she meets her neighbour and friend, 14-year-old Josh Phillips, that he is going to kill her.

Within minutes, Maddie Clifton is dead. 

After a week, a lingering, putrid smell is coming from under his waterbed.

How is it possible neither of his parents notice the distinct smell of decomposing flesh? 

Who is the real Joshua Phillips? There is a dark side to this young teenager that shocks the community to the core. He is a burglar, a thief, a destroyer of property, a possible sexual deviant and a murderer. 

He pleads that Maddie’s murder was a terrible mistake. But was it? There is a lot more to this macabre murder.

The Kids who Kill series is written by the bestselling author and researcher, Kathryn McMaster. This nonfiction true crime series covers murder cases of young killers. 

If you enjoy books by Anne Rule, Jack Rosewood and Kathryn Casey you will enjoy this author’s books.

Kathryn McMaster specializes in true crime and unsolved murder cases while digging deep to explore the dark side of the human mind.

What Readers Say

“I loved the book. I like Ms McMaster’s writing style. The story, although startling, is quite a statement on police procedure, family ignorance, and smelly teenage boy’s bedrooms.” – Dorica Beland.

“This book follows the story of a hard-hitting and difficult to fathom crime in an honest, empathetic and eye opening way. Thoroughly compelling and difficult to put down.” – Lynette Ekins.

“Masterpiece of true crime narrative.” – David Hall

About Kathryn McMaster

Kathryn McMaster is a writer of true crime set in America and historical crime fiction set in the UK, transporting you back to a different era. 

Her true crime books are well-researched, unbiased and based on court records, interviews and newspaper articles. 

With her novels she crafts stories around unsolved murders of the Victorian and Edwardian eras highlighting poor policing practices with a rudimentary knowledge of Forensic Science that allowed the guilty to walk free, and the innocent to hang. 

Kathryn’s books are further enhanced by her in-depth knowledge and training in Psychology, Criminal Profiling and Forensic Investigation which she draws on to analyze each crime in the Afterword of her novels.

She has long had a fascination with crime and the criminal mind, looking at the ‘why’ rather than the ‘how’, and the dark side of the psyche.

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Book Info

Pages 208
Publisher True Crime Press (12 Sep 2018)
ISBN (paperback) 9788894122848
ASIN (ebook) B07GD4MSX7