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The Man in the Monster - Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer-logo

The Man in the Monster - Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer

Martha Elliott

An astonishing portrait of a murderer and his complex relationship with a crusading journalist Michael Ross was a serial killer who raped and murdered eight young women between 1981 and 1984, and several years ago the state of Connecticut put him to death. His crimes were horrific, and he paid the ultimate price for them. When journalist Martha Elliott first heard of Ross, she learned what the world knew of him-that he had been a master at hiding in plain sight. Elliott, a staunch critic of the death penalty, was drawn to the case when the Connecticut Supreme Court overturned Ross's six death sentences. Rather than fight for his life, Ross requested that he be executed because he didn't want the families of his victims to suffer through a new trial. Elliott was intrigued and sought an interview. The two began a weekly conversation-that developed into an odd form of friendship-that lasted over a decade, until Ross's last moments on earth. Over the course of his twenty years in prison, Ross had come to embrace faith for the first time in his life. He had also undergone extensive medical treatment. The Michael Ross whom Elliott knew seemed to be a different man from the monster who was capable of such heinous crimes. This Michael Ross made it his mission to share his story with Elliott in the hopes that it would save lives. He was her partner in unlocking the mystery of his own evil. In The Man in the Monster, Martha Elliott gives us a groundbreaking look into the life and motivation of a serial killer. Drawing on a decade of conversations and letters between Ross and the author, readers are given an in-depth view of a killer's innermost thoughts and secrets, revealing the human face of a monster-without ignoring the horrors of his crimes. Elliott takes us deep into a world of court hearings, tomblike prisons, lawyers hell-bent to kill or to save-and families ravaged by love and hate. This is the personal story of a journalist who came to know herself in ways she could never have imagined when she opened the noteboo

An astonishing portrait of a murderer and his complex relationship with a crusading journalist Michael Ross was a serial killer who raped and murdered eight young women between 1981 and 1984, and several years ago the state of Connecticut put him to death. His crimes were horrific, and he paid the ultimate price for them. When journalist Martha Elliott first heard of Ross, she learned what the world knew of him-that he had been a master at hiding in plain sight. Elliott, a staunch critic of the death penalty, was drawn to the case when the Connecticut Supreme Court overturned Ross's six death sentences. Rather than fight for his life, Ross requested that he be executed because he didn't want the families of his victims to suffer through a new trial. Elliott was intrigued and sought an interview. The two began a weekly conversation-that developed into an odd form of friendship-that lasted over a decade, until Ross's last moments on earth. Over the course of his twenty years in prison, Ross had come to embrace faith for the first time in his life. He had also undergone extensive medical treatment. The Michael Ross whom Elliott knew seemed to be a different man from the monster who was capable of such heinous crimes. This Michael Ross made it his mission to share his story with Elliott in the hopes that it would save lives. He was her partner in unlocking the mystery of his own evil. In The Man in the Monster, Martha Elliott gives us a groundbreaking look into the life and motivation of a serial killer. Drawing on a decade of conversations and letters between Ross and the author, readers are given an in-depth view of a killer's innermost thoughts and secrets, revealing the human face of a monster-without ignoring the horrors of his crimes. Elliott takes us deep into a world of court hearings, tomblike prisons, lawyers hell-bent to kill or to save-and families ravaged by love and hate. This is the personal story of a journalist who came to know herself in ways she could never have imagined when she opened the noteboo
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An astonishing portrait of a murderer and his complex relationship with a crusading journalist Michael Ross was a serial killer who raped and murdered eight young women between 1981 and 1984, and several years ago the state of Connecticut put him to death. His crimes were horrific, and he paid the ultimate price for them. When journalist Martha Elliott first heard of Ross, she learned what the world knew of him-that he had been a master at hiding in plain sight. Elliott, a staunch critic of the death penalty, was drawn to the case when the Connecticut Supreme Court overturned Ross's six death sentences. Rather than fight for his life, Ross requested that he be executed because he didn't want the families of his victims to suffer through a new trial. Elliott was intrigued and sought an interview. The two began a weekly conversation-that developed into an odd form of friendship-that lasted over a decade, until Ross's last moments on earth. Over the course of his twenty years in prison, Ross had come to embrace faith for the first time in his life. He had also undergone extensive medical treatment. The Michael Ross whom Elliott knew seemed to be a different man from the monster who was capable of such heinous crimes. This Michael Ross made it his mission to share his story with Elliott in the hopes that it would save lives. He was her partner in unlocking the mystery of his own evil. In The Man in the Monster, Martha Elliott gives us a groundbreaking look into the life and motivation of a serial killer. Drawing on a decade of conversations and letters between Ross and the author, readers are given an in-depth view of a killer's innermost thoughts and secrets, revealing the human face of a monster-without ignoring the horrors of his crimes. Elliott takes us deep into a world of court hearings, tomblike prisons, lawyers hell-bent to kill or to save-and families ravaged by love and hate. This is the personal story of a journalist who came to know herself in ways she could never have imagined when she opened the noteboo

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kyra Miller

Length:

10h 13m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

21:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:46


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

36:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

25:11


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

24:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:48


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

38:56


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

14:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

50:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:02


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:51


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

45:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

21:22


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

20:28


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

29:47


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

19:17


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

39:16


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

33:53


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

23:33


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

29:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:29


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

00:33