Trespasses: Portrait of a Serial Rapist

Trespasses Portrait of a Serial Rapist Finalist for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Fact Crime Book Deliberate Indifference was awarded the Texas Institute of Letters Award for Best Nonfiction Book of For five years respected Dall

  • Title: Trespasses: Portrait of a Serial Rapist
  • Author: Howard Swindle
  • ISBN: 9780140249712
  • Page: 343
  • Format: Paperback
  • Finalist for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Fact Crime Book Deliberate Indifference was awarded the Texas Institute of Letters Award for Best Nonfiction Book of 1993 For five years, respected Dallas businessman Gilbert Escobedo disguised himself with a ski mask and may have raped as many as one hundred women Now Howard Swindle, an award winning Dallas Morning New Finalist for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Fact Crime Book Deliberate Indifference was awarded the Texas Institute of Letters Award for Best Nonfiction Book of 1993 For five years, respected Dallas businessman Gilbert Escobedo disguised himself with a ski mask and may have raped as many as one hundred women Now Howard Swindle, an award winning Dallas Morning News editor, offers a taut and sensitive account of Escobedo s crimes and the police investigation that led to his arrest Candid and heartwrenching insights from many of Escobedo s victims reinforce this compelling portrait of a power rapist, an account that uncovers the real faces behind the act and the aftermath of this most heinous of crimes Written with the same fast paced narrative that brought wide acclaim to Deliberate Indifference, Trespasses is illuminated by the latest research on sex crimes as well as two years of conversations with Escobedo in a Mexico and the United States, all of which develop the themes of the title essay and extend his penetrating commentary to the United States and Latin America.

    One thought on “Trespasses: Portrait of a Serial Rapist”

    1. Excellent true crime reporting on the cases of Texas sex-offender Gilbert Escobedo, dubbed the “Ski-mask” rapist. I found this in one of the free book boxes around our town, and was ambivalent at first. Books about rape written by man are always a little suspect for me. While the author made me uncomfortable with some thinly disguised male privilege in the foreword, the rest of the book is surprisingly free of it. Some sections were hard to read, and I questioned the inclusion of one particu [...]

    2. I pursued a degree in psychology specifically to work with sexual assault and rape survivors. This is one of the first books of this type I came across when I was early on in my search. When I came across this book it opened my eyes to the importance of understanding and working with the perpetrators as well. This text gives a very interesting view of both the survivors and the perpetrator. The manner in which a perpetrator thinks and further outlining the extent to which it is not the survivors [...]

    3. This book is interesting, well-written, and does a good job of opening our eyes to how vulnerable we are. A little too good perhaps. It left me overly paranoid and it took a while for me to shake off the creeped-outness this book put in my head.

    4. One of the best true-crime books I've read. Disturbing in detail, but an interesting look at all sides of the crime - from the man to his family to his victims.

    5. Fascinating look into the mind of a rapist and the undermanned and ill-equipped police force assigned to capture him.

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