on April 17, 2011 :
I have loaned my original copy of Bloodstains to the first of a long waiting line of friends who love true crime books and are mesmerized by by the human capacity for evil. Mudgett is compelled to research a very personal journey to explore what made his notorious great great,
grandfather tick after he discovered at a late age, a family secret that he was in fact, a descendant of an intelligent, accomplished Dr. who was to become America's first serial killer.
This book is an unrelenting creeper, as Mudgett discovers more about his infamous ancestor. A true odyssey into the heart of darkness.
I heartily thank the author for a great chill-and the fortitude to pursue an ugly past. Mudgett shares everything candidly, and writes as if he is talking to a friend.
Thank you Mr. Mudgett for a really spooky read that kept all my senses on alert for the evil! And up all night!
(reviewed the day of purchase)