A Need to Kill

Confessions of a Teen Murderer

Michael W. Cuneo

St. Martin's True Crime

Download Image Michael W. Cuneo A Need to Kill

Available Formats

BookeBook

***Please note: This ebook edition does not contain the photos found in the print edition.***

Alec Krieder knew his best friend’s family never locked their doors—making Kevin Haines and his family the perfect targets for a crime. One night, he waited until they were asleep…then entered the house with a knife. Alec burst into the master bedroom and stabbed Tom and Lisa Haines first. Then he attacked Kevin, who fought for his life. Meanwhile, at the end of the hall, Kevin’s sister Maggie awoke to the sound of violence—and was the only one who made it out alive.

Clean-cut and academically gifted, Alec seemed to have no motives, no history of psychosis—and no remorse. Some believed he was a serial killer in the making, a soulless monster plagued by “demons.” Now, for the first time, acclaimed author Michael W. Cuneo shares the inside story—with shocking details of Alec’s confession to his father, disturbing messages to his classmates, and chilling excerpts from his diaries—and takes you inside the dark, troubled mind of this teenage killer.

Connect with the Author

Michael W. Cuneo

Related Links


Sign Up for
Author Updates

Macmillan Newsletter


Sign up to receive information about new books, author events, and special offers.

Sign up now

Book Excerpts

Read an Excerpt

1
 
It was shaping up to be a perfect Friday evening for the Haines family. A soft breeze was blowing through their Blossom Hill neighborhood. The air was filled with the sweet fragrance of early spring. Best of all, the entire family was on hand. Twenty-year-old Maggie had just gotten back from college the day before, and both she and her younger brother, Kevin, were planning on spending the evening at home. Parents Tom and Lisa couldn’t have been more pleased. They’d always treasured times such as this, when they were all together with nothing more to do than bask in the

Read the full excerpt

Back

Reviews

Reviews from Goodreads

Back

About the Author

Michael W. Cuneo

Michael W. Cuneo’s research has been featured in media coast to coast. The author of the critically acclaimed American Exorcism and Almost Midnight, Cuneo divides his time between New York City and Toronto.

Michael W. Cuneo

Back

Community

 

Latest on Facebook

Latest on Twitter

Back

Buy the Book

Available Formats and Book Details

A Need to Kill
Confessions of a Teen Murderer
Michael W. Cuneo

e-Book Agency

e-Book Agency
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's True Crime
March 2011
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429954242
ISBN10: 1429954248
304 pages
$7.99

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's True Crime
March 2011
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312381547
ISBN10: 0312381549
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 304 pages, eight page photograph insert
$7.99
Back

From The Publisher

St. Martin's True Crime

Latest on Facebook

Latest on Twitter

Back