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Righteous Carnage: The List Murders
Righteous Carnage
Covers of the 1991 and 2000 edition.
Author(s) Timothy B. Benford
James P. Johnson
Alternate title(s) Righteous Carnage: The List Murders in Westfield
Published 1991
Publisher Scribner
Country United States
Pages 311
ISBN 9780684192000

Righteous Carnage: The List Murders is a book by Timothy B. Benford and James P. Johnson, published by Scribner, New York City, NY, in 1991. It was republished by toExcel, Lincoln, NE, in 2000 under the title Righteous Carnage: The List Murders in Westfield.

SynopsisEdit

At about 9 oclock on the morning of November 9, 1971, soon after sending her three children off to school, Helen List sat in the kitchen drinking a cup of coffee. She was still in her nightgown and slippers.John List came up behind her and put a 9mm German-made Steyr automatic pistol to the side of her head and fired once. She died instantly. The bullet smashed into the opposite wall... John made his way up the stairs to the third floor where his 85-year old mother, Alma, wearing a housedress, was preparing breakfast in her efficiency kitchenShe was standing near the storage room that adjoined her kitchen when a 9mm bullet ripped through the side of her scull. Alma List was dead before her body crumpled in a heap on the floorThe righteous carnage had begun.

Table of contentsEdit

Chapter Page*
Acknowledgements vii
Prologue 3
1 – Summer 1970 7
2 – 1971 19
3 – December 1971 28
4 38
5 49
6 60
7 70
8 – Fall 1930 83
9 97
10 112
11 127
12 141
13 148
14 154
15 165
16 178
17 197
18 204
19 228
20 242
21 261
22 274
Epilogue 295
Explanatory Note 297
Index 299
About the Author 311

*Page numbers taken from 2000 edition.

EditionsEdit

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