Little Shoes by Pamela Everett

Little Shoes

In the summer of 1937, with the Depression deep and World War II looming, a California crime stunned an already grim nation. Three little girls were lured away from a neighborhood park to unthinkable deaths. After a frantic week-long manhunt for the killer, a suspect emerged, and his sensational trial captivated audiences from coast to coast. Justice was swift, and the condemned man was buried away with the horrifying story.But decades later, Pam...

Details Little Shoes

TitleLittle Shoes
Release DateMay 29th, 2018
PublisherSkyhorse Publishing
GenreCrime, True Crime, Nonfiction, Mystery, History, Menage, M F M

Reviews Little Shoes

  • Marialyce
    I found this book hard to place a star value upon.Reading about this horrific crime was heart wrenching. The wanton murder of three little innocent girls, Madeline and Melba Everett and Jeanette Stephens was a crime that heralded in the age of the sex crime unit and provided the country in 1937 the news of these young girls murders. They were only seven eight and nine and their young lives were tragically and mercilessly cut short by their killer...
  • Marilyn Shea
    This is a true crime book told by a person related to two of the child murder victims. As she had only sketchy newspaper articles and court documents to work from, I wondered how she was able to write the courtroom scenes complete with "he looked down at his shoes," and similar touches. So it has elements that were probably invented to help the flow of the story. And it was one of those awful, doomed stories of an accused man so cognitively impai...
  • Karen & Gerard
    This book is hard to read because of what it describes, but it is gripping too which makes it hard to put down! The pacing of this book is well done. The writing really made me feel like I was right there. I always enjoy reading about true events that I am not up to speed on, but I can't say I enjoyed this. However, it is very good and am glad I read it! (Gerard's review)This is a very sad and disturbing book! The author wrote this to memorialize...
  • Ann
    To read this book about a family secret explored shortly after reading "Mindhunter" proved to be intriguing. The author, the niece of two of the little girls killed, uncovers the back story of this tragedy, including the likely news that the one convicted was not the killer. Rather the real killer could have been the guy who got away and committed more crimes across the country.Pamela Everett describes the way that the police invited a psychiatri...
  • J
    Enjoyed is the wrong word to use in describing my reaction to this book. It does, after all, describe a sensational murder. I did find the book very interesting. As a lawyer--though not one who practices criminal law--and an amateur genealogist, I found the search to find out how a sensational murder affected the family of two victims to be a compelling read.
  • Ronna
    Sad and interesting tale, with a reminder that even now in 2018, people still get found 'guilty' of crimes they didn't commit just because it's 'easier' than finding out the truth.
  • Mary Mattis
    so tragic!
  • Enigmaticblue
    This was a fast, easy read that raised some really interesting questions.
  • Sarah - All The Book Blog Names Are Taken
    It's very difficult to rate this book at all, given the horrific nature of the crimes - which I am glad are not given in detail. The generalities were bad enough. The books is full of heartbreak and tragedy, and justice not served. I wanted to know more about Godsey, and what else might have been known about him from after the girls' murders, to when he died within a decade later. I do not believe Dyer killed them. Full review to come.++++My full...