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"First rate reporting. . .It takes a master storyteller to weave facts into a work of art that makes readers both think and feel. Boyle has succeeded. Highly recommended."

    Tom Hallman Jr., Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Sam: The Boy Behind the Mask

"Boyle expertly captures a terrifying time in a compelling and entertaining narrative. . . .Nearly impossible to put down."

    Tim White, coauthor of The Last Good Heist


"The definitive examination of a case that continues to grip a troubled region."

    Chris Gonsalves, author of Haunted Love

"Riveting. Heartbreaking. Authentic. This impeccably researched chronicle of a terrifying chapter in history will keep you turning pages as fast as you can. Important, powerful and compelling. This is true crime at the highest level."

    Hank Philippi Ryan, Agatha, Anthony and Mary Higgins Clark award-winning author and Emmy winning reporter


"Chronicles the killings and their aftermath with a novelists' power and perceptivity. A compelling work of narrative nonfiction. . . .A great read."

    Irene Virag, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and Dean at Stony Brook University


“Shallow Graves is a beautifully written and thoroughly insightful examination of one of the few gristly serial murder cases that remains unsolved. Maureen Boyle employs her background in journalism and criminal justice to provide the reader with a narrative that reads like a first-rate novel but enlightens like a detective’s handbook.”   

    Jack Levin, author of Serial Killers and Sadistic Murderers: Up Close and Personal, professor emeritus, Northeastern University, co-director of the Brudnick Center on Violence at Northeastern University

 "Journalist Maureen Boyle has written a masterpiece of true crime with her book, Shallow Graves."

    Christopher McCarthy, WBSM radio host

"I want you to picture a Dennis Lehane novel - think 'Gone Baby Gone' or 'Mystic River,' but set in New Bedford. Picture this as a true crime story. One where the action and twists grab and pull you in, where the New England mill city-grit is described perfectly, and the personal narratives are vivid and heartbreaking."

    Lauren Daley, BookLovers columnist, The Standard-Times of New Bedford

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