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The babysitter : my summers with a serial killer / Liza Rodman and Jennifer Jordan.

Rodman, Liza, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

"Growing up on Cape Cod in the 1960s, Liza Rodman was a lonely little girl. During the summers, while her mother worked days in a local motel and danced most nights in the Provincetown bars, her babysitter--the kind, handsome handyman at the motel where her mother worked--took her and her sister on adventures in his truck. He bought them popsicles and together, they visited his "secret garden" in the Truro woods. To Liza, he was one of the few kind and understanding adults in her life. Everyone thought he was just a "great guy." But there was one thing she didn't know; their babysitter was a serial killer. Some of his victims were buried--in pieces--right there, in his garden in the woods. Though Tony Costa's gruesome case made screaming headlines in 1969 and beyond, Liza never made the connection between her friendly babysitter and the infamous killer of numerous women, including four in Massachusetts, until decades later. Haunted by nightmares and horrified by what she learned, Liza became obsessed with the case. Now, she and cowriter Jennifer Jordan reveal the chilling and unforgettable true story of a charming but brutal psychopath through the eyes of a young girl who once called him her friend."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library LP 364.15232 ROD 2021 (Text) 33892100734392 Adult New Books Book None 04/20/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781643588650
  • ISBN: 1643588656
  • Physical Description: 470 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Center Point Large Print edition.
  • Publisher: Thorndike, Maine : Center Point Large Print, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Regular print version previously published by: Atria Books.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
"Growing up on Cape Cod in the 1960s, Liza Rodman was a lonely little girl. During the summers, while her mother worked days in a local motel and danced most nights in the Provincetown bars, her babysitter--the kind, handsome handyman at the motel where her mother worked--took her and her sister on adventures in his truck. He bought them popsicles and together, they visited his "secret garden" in the Truro woods. To Liza, he was one of the few kind and understanding adults in her life. Everyone thought he was just a "great guy." But there was one thing she didn't know; their babysitter was a serial killer. Some of his victims were buried--in pieces--right there, in his garden in the woods. Though Tony Costa's gruesome case made screaming headlines in 1969 and beyond, Liza never made the connection between her friendly babysitter and the infamous killer of numerous women, including four in Massachusetts, until decades later. Haunted by nightmares and horrified by what she learned, Liza became obsessed with the case. Now, she and cowriter Jennifer Jordan reveal the chilling and unforgettable true story of a charming but brutal psychopath through the eyes of a young girl who once called him her friend." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Costa, Antone Charles, 1944-1974.
Rodman, Liza.
Serial murderers > Massachusetts > Provincetown > Biography.
Serial murders > Massachusetts > Provincetown.
Large type books.
Costa, Antone Charles, -1974.
Large type books.
Serial murderers.
Serial murders.
Massachusetts > Provincetown.
Genre: Biographies.
True crime stories.
Biographies.
True crime stories.

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