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Bad Moon Rising

The Prom Night Murders Memoir
Narrated by: John N. Gully
Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
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Ed Morrison's brother, Michael, and his spunky girlfriend, Debra Means, never made it home from the Mascoutah Community High School prom held on May 3, 1969. Two days later, their bodies were discovered near an abandoned strip mine on the outskirts of town. After taking his victims at gunpoint, Marshall Wayne Stauffer raped and strangled 15-year-old Debbie and dispatched 18-year-old Mike with three shots to the back of his head.

In this true crime memoir, Ed Morrison chronicles his journey nearly 50 years after that fateful night to learn the truth of what happened, illuminate the evil within a murderer, and find resolution. Gathering insight from interviews with former police investigators, attorneys, judges, a survivor of a similar attack, and prison personnel, Morrison exposes the raw emotions that accompanied the senseless killings. He traces the murderer throughout his life, uncovering facts and unknown stories about his cross-country crime spree, imprisonment, and eventual death - before he could be convicted of the murders.

Bad Moon Rising is the gripping true story of one man's quest to uncover the truth 50 years after his brother and his girlfriend were murdered on prom night.

©2019 Ed Morrison (P)2020 Ed Morrison

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  • Catherine G. Brady
  • 16-04-2020

Good story, but difficult to follow.

The theme was very interesting, but there was too much redundancy of family and friend history. There were way too many persons to keep straight complicated by the back and forth of time periods.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-03-2020

No fluff or filters. A gut wrenching true story.

The book takes you through a family’s worst nightmare when the authors brother and his girlfriend are murdered on Prom night in 1969. It takes you into their broken and shattered lives and how the community was forever changed. He shares his pain, his support, his frustration with the legal system, and how he and his family were after these murders.
It is well written and the narrator does a great job of conveying the emotions in the book. I read the book first myself and wanted to see how it came across as an audio. I cried just like I did when I first read it as the narrator took you right beside Ed and Mindy, you were right there with them.
Audio definitely worth listening to.

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  • KC
  • 17-05-2020

Struggled to finnish

it's a rather slow moving look at how a family deals with the murder off a loved one. Lots of details about their family life that have nothing to do with the crimes.

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  • Jen Roy
  • 17-05-2020

exceptional

this was a great memoir from a brothers perspective on a horrible crime. justice was served after all with this book.

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