The O Clock Murders Texas residents are shocked when at P M an a June day in four people are slain in precisely timed attacks at three different locations in the state Police know who the killers are but cannot

  • Title: The 4 O'Clock Murders
  • Author: Scott Anderson
  • ISBN: 9780440216292
  • Page: 169
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Texas residents are shocked when, at 4 P.M an a June day in 1988, four people are slain in precisely timed attacks at three different locations in the state Police know who the killers are, but cannot convict them They also know who is giving the execution orders a man buried in a Texas grave twelve years ago Dubbed by the media as the Mormon Manson, Ervil LeBaron bTexas residents are shocked when, at 4 P.M an a June day in 1988, four people are slain in precisely timed attacks at three different locations in the state Police know who the killers are, but cannot convict them They also know who is giving the execution orders a man buried in a Texas grave twelve years ago Dubbed by the media as the Mormon Manson, Ervil LeBaron believed he was a prophet chosen by God to purify the Mormon faith Resurrecting the nineteenth century Mormon tenets of polygamy and blood atonement, he formed a fanatic religious cult still in existence which has left bodies scattered throughout the American Southwest So strong is LeBaron s hold that, even twelve years after his death, many of his thirteen wives and sixty children are still carrying out his orders It is those orders that frighten law enforcement officials Before he died, LeBaron penned a chilling last testament to his family, a death list called The Book of New Covenants To date, five of those on the list have been murdered, and no one involved in the case believes the bloodshed is over yet Investigative writer Scott Anderson presents an astonishing portrait of America s most bizarre crime family In a meticulously researched book, Anderson follows the bloody trail of the LeBaron cult over twenty years, and reveals how it has been served by the controversial and hidden history of the Mormon church As compelling as the best fiction, The 4 O Clock Murders is all the terrifying because it is true.

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    About "Scott Anderson"

    1. Scott Anderson

      Scott Anderson is a veteran war correspondent who has reported from Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Northern Ireland, Chechnya, Sudan, Bosnia, El Salvador, and many other strife torn countries He is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, and his work has also appeared in Vanity Fair, Esquire, Harper s and Outside.

    778 thoughts on “The 4 O'Clock Murders”

    1. More about the "Mormon Manson," Ervil LeBaron. I've read a few books written by wives of his brother. What a fascinating group of madmen!I discovered that Ervil is buried just a few miles from my house! Kind of gives me the creeps! Also buried there is one of his sons, for whom I say I prayer every time I pass that cemetery. He was just a teenager when he testified against the cult--was given zero protection by the authorities, and was murdered by his aunt and uncle. Really sad.


    2. This book was decent. It kept bouncing around between past, present, and future. I have problems reading. Once i keep reading i cant stop until i fall asleep and by then i an confused about what i just read because it keeps going from past to present with no warning. Other than that its pretty up there as far as violence. There is no climax. It just gets straight to the point. Its a decent read, i just wouldn't put it on a pedestal and share for the world to read it.


    3. I did read it in 2005 but only 120 pages. Then i got a bit tired. Maybe because I'd already read 2 true crime books about mormons. Might try again.Update August 9 2014. Will add it back to TBR shelf. See if I like it the second time better.



    4. Fascinating read. I thought Manson was a monster, these guys made him look like a amateur. Pretty scarry to think that they traveled through my hometown multiple times.


    5. Fascinating subject matter on the LeBaron family, but the writing is dry and I found myself struggling to get through it.


    6. Very thoroughly covered the events leading up to the murders, then the 4 o'clock murders come in around 3/4 of the book. I appreciated the history and family story laid out in this book because I read "The Polygamist's Daughter" and was having trouble keeping all the people straight, and the details of the actual events were a bit vague (great book, don't get me wrong. I wanted more backstory after reading it though). This totally filled in the gaps for me and the family tree in the beginning wa [...]


    7. StephanySpencer: Stephany Spencer's book review of Investigative-Journalist Scott Anderson's "The 4 O'clock Murders:"Scott Anderson's "The 4 O'clock Murders," published in 1993, is a must-read for those interested in a documentary of America's most bizarre but now apparently defunct crime family. The Doc chronicles the history of this extremist cult initiated in the late 1960s by the sociopathic serial killer, Ervil LeBaron. (He was my uncle, no less.)The cult was largely made up of Uncle Ervil [...]



    8. A very indepth book on this cult but I also got the short version of it from the book before this that I read called "cult insanity - - - ". Amazing how cult leaders can get people to believe thru fear or partial truths carried to far in the wrong direction. This is why we all should know our Bible to know "the truth and be set free".




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