Cries in the Desert (St. Martin's True Crime Library)

Cries in the Desert St Martin s True Crime Library A playhouse of twisted thrilles and torture In the fall of a twenty two year old woman was discovered naked and bleeding on the streets of a small New Mexico town south of Albuquerque She was ch

  • Title: Cries in the Desert (St. Martin's True Crime Library)
  • Author: John Glatt
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  • Page: 166
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  • A playhouse of twisted thrilles and torture.In the fall of 1999, a twenty two year old woman was discovered naked and bleeding on the streets of a small New Mexico town south of Albuquerque She was chained to a padlocked metal collar The tale she told authorities of being beaten, raped, and tortured with electric shock was unthinkable Until she led them to 59 year olA playhouse of twisted thrilles and torture.In the fall of 1999, a twenty two year old woman was discovered naked and bleeding on the streets of a small New Mexico town south of Albuquerque She was chained to a padlocked metal collar The tale she told authorities of being beaten, raped, and tortured with electric shock was unthinkable Until she led them to 59 year old David Ray Parker, his 39 year old fiance Cindy Hendy and the lakeside trailer they called their toy box What the FBI uncovered was unprecedented in the annals of serial crime restraining devices, elaborate implements of torture, books on human anatomy, medical equipment, scalpels, and a gynecologist s examination table But these horrors were only part of the shocking story that would unfold in a stunning trial.

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    • John Glatt

      English born John Glatt is the author of Lost and Found, Secrets in the Cellar, Playing with Fire, and many other bestselling books of true crime He has than 30 years of experience as an investigative journalist in England and America Glatt left school at 16 and worked a variety of jobs including tea boy and messenger before joining a small weekly newspaper He freelanced at several English newspapers, then in 1981 moved to New York, where he joined the staff for News Limited and freelanced for publications including Newsweek and the New York Post His first book, a biography of Bill Graham, was published in 1981, and he published For I Have Sinned, his first book of true crime, in 1998 He has appeared on television and radio programs all over the world, including Dateline NBC, Fox News, Current Affair, BBC World, and AE Biography He and his wife Gail divide their time between New York City, the Catskill Mountains and Londoncmillan author johnglatt

    541 thoughts on “Cries in the Desert (St. Martin's True Crime Library)

    • The town this takes place in is a good days drive from my home. It tells us how our young troubled street woman are easy prey for the sadists among us. As long as public perception of the young woman who vanish from the streets remains the same they will not even be missed until their bodies are found. This is a story about torture for pleasure. An unusual team of a male and female. The female would lure her "Friends" then give them to her male counterpart to rape, torture and maim. While she ce [...]

    • What a horrible story! Really, really hard to put down. The worst part was knowing that much more went on in that trailer than anyone will ever know, except for the smirking perpetrators and their victims, who may or may not be still living. The glimpse I got from this book was more than enough, thank you.

    • This poorly written true crime book concerning suspected serial killer David Parker Ray isn't scary because of his crimes. Yes, those crimes are horrific. I have no words for how horrific, but Glatt tries his best (insert sarcasm) to give you every, single, horrifying detail. Ray was eventually, at age 63 in 2001, convicted of the rape, kidnapping, and torture of 2 women who lived. Although suspected of killing as many as 60 women - there was videotape and other evidence leading authorities to t [...]

    • Hard to read and hard to follow this writer This author introduces FAR too many characters per page and then not once does he attempt to reorient his readers later in the book. By that I mean he never again reminds you who the multitudes of people he's introduced are, leaving you to thumb back through the book constantly to try to remember where that person fits into the story. It's a huge glaring deficiency in his story telling and a good author would make more of an attempt. I'm actually surpr [...]

    • Not sure how I feel about this book. A lot of people are mentioned and talked about in this book, easily getting side tracked & nonsense of information. I seemed to struggle through the book honestly! I love true crime too but this one I didn't enjoy very much. I liked the ending part better than the beginning of the story. The ending part of the book is so much more interesting, it actually gets into what happened and how sick this sadistic torturer named David Parker Ray really is. A lot o [...]

    • Maybe I am partial because at the time I read it, my landlord/friend happened to be a the daugher of the defendant and I actually came into possession of some of the defendant's belongings the whole scenario made the book real, it is well written and could not put it down once I started reading. I recommend it to anyone into serial killer books.

    • This book was amazing!!! I’ve always been a “reader” but I have, in my entire life, never finished an entire booked in one sitting.I finished this one in one sitting. I just couldn’t put it down!!! The twists and turns, my heart raced faster and faster with every page turn. The story line was horrific and the victims have my ultimate sympathy and respect, but the book gave them respect and that was commendable.


    • I read this for a group project in one of my Criminal Justice classes. This proved to be an extremely difficult read due to the horrific acts committed on an unknown number of unwilling victims. What really made this interesting, for me, was that at the same time (October 2011) the FBI began releasing new information as well as new images of presumed souvenirs of potentially hundreds of unknown victims. My group was in contact with the NM State Police as well as the original lead investigators. [...]

    • Since I live in New Mexico and had heard about this case, I just had to read this book as well as another book about this case. I used to live about 100 miles from the area where these events took place but luckily not at the time they occurred. I met people who knew David Parker Ray and they were in shock that he would commit these crimes. I felt awful for one of the female investigators who was so traumatized by what she saw that she committed suicide. I admire the people in law enforcement wh [...]

    • I don't remember why I picked up this book; perhaps it was because I had read another true crime book by this author and figured I'd see what else he had. I certainly don't remember hearing about this case before, which isn't surprising, since I pretty much cut television out of my life at about this time. The crime is horrifying; David Parker Ray abducted and brutally raped and tortured young women in the New Mexico desert, along with his partner (Cindy Hendy), friend (Roy Yancy), and perhaps h [...]

    • I read a lot of true-crime; it's 90% of what I read. I made myself finish this book, but I am SO it's not one I'm likely to have to read again. By the time I was finished the book, I was literally nauseous. Don't get me wrong; I don't blame the author for the way this book made me feel. I blame Dennis Parker Ray, for being the sickest monster I've ever heard of. This book goes into very graphic detail about the mental, physical, and sexual torture Ray imposed on his victims. After finishing this [...]

    • I am admittedly fascinated with serial killers and have read several books about them. Well, I had no idea what I was getting into here. David Parker Ray may just be the scariest, most twisted, and worst sadistic murderer I've read about ever. Although I couldn't put down the book, it was very disturbing. My heart went out to all of his victims. I can't fathom what they went through. I'm just angry Ray died a year after his sentencing. There was no remorse nor justice in this horrible tale, but [...]

    • David Ray Parker certainly had some strange things going on in his head. His toy box was every womans horror. Or it would be mine. I believe Cindy Hendy got involved in this because it gave her a sense of power. Also because she was in somewhat of a comfort zone. With Parker she had a home. In the fall of 1999, a twenty two year old woman was found naked and bleeding on the streets of a small New Mexico town. (Truth or Consequences)That's a line that grabs you.I have read several of John Glatt's [...]

    • This is one of the best books I've ever read. It might be a bit disturbing for some people because it deals with a very sick man. The book first caught my eye becuase I was born and raised in NM and I had heard a little about this case but didn't know any real details about it. So when I saw the book I had to buy it and now that I finished reading it I have to say I didn't regret that decision one bit. It's a great book and I loved it.

    • Well, it could have been worse. The author constantly repeats himself every time a name has been changed, he actually writes "(Not their real name)". It adds that little push to make it that much more annoying.I expected this book to be more disturbing which wasn't a good thing but by reading the back, I was pretty sure I wouldn't make it all the way through. I was wrong.As for the photos - They really are disappointing.I would not recommend this book to anyone.

    • Sadistic, sexual addictionReading about David Ray and his obsession for torturing, I wanted to read about if his victims recovered. This book told us all about Ray's life of abduction, rape, torture. Also included were accounts of all the police officers on the case, FBI, the trial, and sentencing. Not an enjoyable read like a novel, but an informative read.

    • I phone made me review now I have to come up with 20 words describing a book about a sick twisted man. Don't want to dwell on the depravity any longer!Twenty words or more describing a book about a sick twisted individual. Skipped a lot of pages and now I don't want to dwell on this any longer!

    • Great I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico and grew up around T or C and Elephant Butte. Reading what happened in that small town was a rush I felt for the people involved. I learned a lot about Ray, things that legend doesn't tell here when he's talked about Definitely recommend to anyone who is interested in true crime novels!

    • This was a really good true crime novel. I enjoyed the style of writing of the author. It wasn't just facts and documents. It had a nicely built ground up (or city up here) approach. I felt like I was reading Dateline. (And yes, that is a good thing!)

    • I have this in my library collection. David Ray Parker is every forensic psychologist/criminologist's dream. Brilliant book

    • Shocked me to know that people are really like this! This was a good read although I was somewhat freaked out due to how the guy was torturing women and just how sick he was.

    • This is a truelly terrifying true story.This mans favorite hobby, torturing women to death. I had nightmares and actually had to stop reading true crime for a while after reading this.

    • This is a shocking story of a man named David Parker Ray who kept a "toy box" of women to torture. Unbelievable that people like this actually exist.

    • This took me a lot longer than normal to read, due to the nature of the crimes. I could only read a little bit at a time.I enjoy this author though, and his writing style.

    • Fairly short book which accounts a disturbing story. Would have liked more research into the background of David Parker Ray

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