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The Resource Murder in the stacks : Penn State, Betsy Aardsma, and the killer who got away, David DeKok

Murder in the stacks : Penn State, Betsy Aardsma, and the killer who got away, David DeKok

Label
Murder in the stacks : Penn State, Betsy Aardsma, and the killer who got away
Title
Murder in the stacks
Title remainder
Penn State, Betsy Aardsma, and the killer who got away
Statement of responsibility
David DeKok
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"On Nov. 28, 1969, Betsy Aardsma, a 22-year-old graduate student in English at Penn State, was stabbed to death in the stacks of Pattee Library at the university's main campus in State College. For more than forty years, her murder went unsolved, though detectives with the Pennsylvania State Police and local citizens worked tirelessly to find her killer. The mystery was eventually solved--after the death of the murderer. This book will reveal the story behind what has been a scary mystery for generations of Penn State students and explain why the Pennsylvania State Police failed to bring her killer to justice. More than a simple true crime story, the book weaves together the events, culture, and attitudes of the late 1960s, memorializing Betsy Aardsma and her time and place in history."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
DeKok, David
Dewey number
  • 364.152/3092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6534.S68
LC item number
D45 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aardsma, Betsy Ruth
  • Haefner, Richard Charles
  • Murder
  • Murder
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Campus violence
Label
Murder in the stacks : Penn State, Betsy Aardsma, and the killer who got away, David DeKok
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-426) index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The murder. The library in Happy Valley ; Somebody had better help that girl ; The long night ; Trying for a do-over ; Miss Marple arrives at the library ; Bringing her home -- Searching for the killer. The running man in the core ; Hypnosis ; Frustration on the road ; Dragnet ; Trouble in Old Main ; Here sits death ; Sleep mode -- The good girl and the world outside. Betsy who dreamed ; Way station to the world ; A desirable young woman ; In the shadow of a killer ; Making the best of things ; Dangerous attraction ; Murder ; The night visitor -- Flight from justice. Bad seed ; Death Valley ; Left behind ; Hiding in plain sight ; Downfall ; Kill me the way you killed her ; Miscarriage of justice ; The Philadelphia lawyer ; Penn State drops the ball -- Monster. Revenge ; Paranoid and agitated ; Suing his own lawyer ; Thinking about Ted Bundy ; A life destroyed ; Neighborhood menace ; Hole in the desert ; The road to Rick Haefner
Control code
18124740
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
vii, 437 pages
Isbn
9780762780877
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014015185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Murder in the stacks : Penn State, Betsy Aardsma, and the killer who got away, David DeKok
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 373-426) index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The murder. The library in Happy Valley ; Somebody had better help that girl ; The long night ; Trying for a do-over ; Miss Marple arrives at the library ; Bringing her home -- Searching for the killer. The running man in the core ; Hypnosis ; Frustration on the road ; Dragnet ; Trouble in Old Main ; Here sits death ; Sleep mode -- The good girl and the world outside. Betsy who dreamed ; Way station to the world ; A desirable young woman ; In the shadow of a killer ; Making the best of things ; Dangerous attraction ; Murder ; The night visitor -- Flight from justice. Bad seed ; Death Valley ; Left behind ; Hiding in plain sight ; Downfall ; Kill me the way you killed her ; Miscarriage of justice ; The Philadelphia lawyer ; Penn State drops the ball -- Monster. Revenge ; Paranoid and agitated ; Suing his own lawyer ; Thinking about Ted Bundy ; A life destroyed ; Neighborhood menace ; Hole in the desert ; The road to Rick Haefner
Control code
18124740
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
vii, 437 pages
Isbn
9780762780877
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2014015185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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