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  • Author:
    Jerry Bledsoe
  • ISBN:
    0451403444
  • ISBN13:
    978-0451403445
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  • Publisher:
    Onyx (April 7, 1992)
  • Subcategory:
    True Crime
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Bledsoe should take a bow for this chilling description of the murder of Lieth Von Stein and near murder of Bonnie Von Stein, with her 19-year-old son, Chris Pritchard, the one who planned it all to inherit millions.

Bledsoe should take a bow for this chilling description of the murder of Lieth Von Stein and near murder of Bonnie Von Stein, with her 19-year-old son, Chris Pritchard, the one who planned it all to inherit millions. That's not giving away the book, as he's mentioned as the killer on the back cover! I was ecstatic that this book was out after I read Cruel Doubt by Joe McGinniss, another awesome depiction of this bloody crime.

Jerry Bledsoe (born 1941) is an American author and journalist known for several true crime titles based on murders in his native state of North Carolina. His journalism career, which spanned over 20 years, included newspaper work in the North Carolina cities of Kannapolis, Charlotte, and Greensboro and work at Esquire magazine. Bledsoe also contributes investigative reports to the Rhinoceros Times, including a multi-part series detailing the controversies surrounding the Greensboro Police Department.

He worked out of Black Mountain, near Asheville, but he still drove the 230 miles home to Caswell County every weekend.

He worked out of Black Mountain, near Asheville, but he still drove the 230 miles home to Caswell County every weekend ck Mountain the day afterward. His former wife was on the line. We’ve got a problem, Joanne said.

Jerry Bledsoe: Bitter Blood : A True Story of Southern Family Pride, Madness, and Multiple Murder .

I felt like it was overkill with what seemed like back story on every single character that came into play here. I can understand the putting in the back story on the family and especially Chris, but back stories on all his friends, all the detectives and other characters, to me, just took away from the plot.

Jerry Bledsoe masterfully reconstructs the bloody crime and its aftermath as he takes us into the secret twisted hearts of three young murderers. Mr. Bledsoe goes straight to the bigger issues. The News & Observer Devastating. Thriller & Crime. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Blood Games (Signet). If you like true crime books, check out Jerry Bledsoe. 0451403444 (ISBN13: 9780451403445). I met him at a writer's conference, and he seems like a very nice guy too. Trained and worked as a journalist in Greensboro, NC.

Blood Games is a masterpiece of reporting, a brilliant nonfiction narrative that willering a disturbing portrait of a family hiding deadly hatred . Jerry Bledsoe was born July 14, 1941, in Danville, Virginia. Bledsoe is a newspaperman. He writes true crime stories as well as humor columns

Blood Games is a masterpiece of reporting, a brilliant nonfiction narrative that willering a disturbing portrait of a family hiding deadly hatred and a capacity for unthinkable violence. 8 pages of photographs. He writes true crime stories as well as humor columns. He has won several awards, including the National Headliners Award (1969) and the Young Newspaperman Award from the International Newspaper Promotion Association (1971). As a writer Beldsoe focuses on North Carolina's land and people.

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An account of the murder of wealthy North Carolinian Lieth von Stein describes how von Stein's stepson, a young man obsessed with Dungeons & Dragons, attacked his mother and stepfather in their beds while they slept. Reprint.

Snake Rocking
I’ve read McGuinnes’s book of this true murder story & honestly didn’t think there was much more to know. I bought this because I was still interested in the case after all this time & wanted to see it from perhaps a different angle. Glad I did. McGuinnes’s book focused mostly on giving specific background info on Bonnie & her family members. This book provided lots of background info on the other 2 accused young men (Neil & Bart) charged w/the murder, fleshing out both the story & providing more details about the crime itself. To get a decent picture of this crime, I’d recommend reading both books & also doing a google search to follow up on the participants (Chris & Neil were both released from prison after serving their sentences. Bart is still imprisioned as he took a not guilty position). It’s still a haunting case & I don’t think the real story & truth will ever emerge.
dermeco
Having seen the movie "Cruel Doubt" and found it quite interesting, I decided that I would read the book by a different author. I'm glad I did, Jerry Bledsoe did an awesome job telling the story in a very concise and uncomplicated way. He did not interject a lot of unneeded characters and facts, just what we needed. The one big difference between this author and Joe McGuiness is that Joe put a lot of light on the possible involvement of Angela, Chris's sister, but this author simply said she passed the polygraph and left it at that. Very good book,, I recommend.
Kahavor
I had read 'Cruel Doubt' by Joe McGinniss when it first came out in paperback, and I was hoping that 'Blood Games' would shed some more light on the case, but actually, I think it had far less information. It went on and on about the the culprits and their comings and goings, but I left still feeling I knew almost nothing about them. This book did not cast any suspicion on Bonnie, but those who have read 'CD' would wonder why this book did not mention that possibility. There was also nothing about Angela possibly knowing or having a crush on Moog. There did seem to be more info. in this book that led one to know about Lieth's youthful past. I still think 'CD' is a more informative book.
AfinaS
Love this author's books and his writing but "Blood games" was not one of my favorites. I felt like it was overkill with what seemed like back story on every single character that came into play here. I can understand the putting in the back story on the family and especially Chris, but back stories on all his friends, all the detectives and other characters, to me, just took away from the plot. The book opens with a murder and drones on with history of each person every time a new person in introduced.
Kulalas
This was a typical Jerry Bledsoe book -- I could not put it down. I searched for months for this book after having read his other three true-crime novels. I finally had to buy one used. This book tells the story of three young men whose lives came together in horror and tragedy. Chris Pritchard arranged to have his friend, Bart Upchurch, murder Chris's stepfather and mother (and possibly his sister) in order to collect a $2 million inheritance. Bart had Neal Henderson drive him to the house and then help him dispose of the evidence after the murder. The stepfather died in a brutal attack with a baseball bat and knife. The mother miraculously lived. Neal spilled first, but not until almost a year after the crimes. He pled guilty and got 40 years. He was paroled after a little over 10 years on 12/11/00. Chris decided, within days of his trial, to plead guilty. His mother and sister learned of his plan to have them murdered, but surprisingly stuck by him. He was sentenced to life plus 20 years and would have to serve 19 years before being eligible for parole. Bart was sentenced to death, but his death sentence was vacated in October 1992 and he was resentenced to life. He apparently maintains his innocence, and despite looking like an all-American college boy during his trial, he has been transformed into a typical prisoner. He has a web site, [...] which has a recent picture -- matted hair, nasty facial hair, and absolutely no trace of the good-looking boy he was at the time of the crime and trial. This book will make parents afraid to send their kids off to college, it will open your eyes to the availability and dangers of alcohol and drugs to teenagers, and it will make you beg Mr. Bledsoe to write another true-crime book! If you can get ahold of a copy, new or used, it will be well worth your effort and money.
Yanthyr
I had read this book years ago when it first came out because I remember Mr. Bledsoe doing the research when the VonStein murder happened...at the time I was working in the court system in Washington, NC & familiar with most of the participants in law enforcement. Since I realized it was the 28th anniversary this year of the murder, I decided to reread the book...the author did a wonderful job of recreating and detailing the horror that this small community experienced when this murder was committed. I still remember it well...it's one of those experiences that you never forget. When reading the book, it's like reading a gory dark fiction story, except that it was all true. For readers of horror nonfiction, you don't want to miss this one....it has all the requirements to keep you reading nonstop into the night....the dysfunctional families, the drug use,large inheritance, Dungeons & Dragons, greed, the I-want-it-now generation, and the macabre finding of the the most important piece of evidence..the map. One ends this book really believing in the concept of Karma...don't miss it.
Nirad
Love his books