The Last Man Standing: Is Jack Daniel McCullogh
This book is ringing bells for me, I’ve read a book about the kidnapping/murder of Maria Ridulph somewhere along the way. It’s my second book by author Alan R. Warren. Parts are familiar about Maria having been out playing in the new falling snow with her friend Kathy, and the strange man showing up wanting to give them piggyback rides. This book is about Jack Daniel McCullogh who was later tried and convicted for the crime, wrongly he claims, and served time in prison for it. This all came about long after the crime with his mother, Eileen Tessier’s purported deathbed confession to his half-sister, Janet Tessier that he, Jack, had kidnapped 7-year-old Maria from their neighborhood back in Sycamore, Illinois back in December 1957 and killed her. After Janet contacts police, the case is reopened, and with some dirty dealing on the part of the prosecution, it leads to Jack’s conviction in 2008.
But there are those who believe in him and are working with him to overturn his conviction. There’s much more to it and it gets a bit crazy and even a bit repetitious at times, but the basic story is good. You get to decide for yourself after reading, did Jack do it, or not? In the end, this case deeply affected several families for over 50+ years, did the real killer get away with the crime? My thanks for the advance electronic copy that was provided by NetGalley, author Alan R. Warren, and the publisher for my fair review.
Pub: Nov 13th, 2018
RATING: 4/5 Stars
The Author– Alan R. Warren is the Host of the Popular True Crime History Radio show ‘House of Mystery’ Heard in Seattle KKNW 1150 A.M. Alternative Talk Radio and Syndicated throughout the U.S. & Canada including KCAA Los Angeles/Palm Springs/ Riverside and KYAH Salt Lake City. It can be Heard online many Different places from iTunes, YouTube, Tune-in, Stitcher Radio, IHeart Media/Speaker, Podbay, Podomatic and at http://www.somethingweirdmedia.com/house-of-mystery/
Al Warren has his Doctorate in Religious Studies (DD), Masters Degree (MM) in Music from University of Washington in Seattle, Bachelor of Arts (BA) Criminology from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C. Canada and Recording & Sound Engineering Diploma from the Juno Award Winning Bullfrog Studios in Vancouver B.C. Canada. He got his start on Digital Radio for the Z Talk Radio Network and still produces several shows for them.
Al Started Writing for Articles in True Case Files Magazine and is still a Contributor. That has led him to finish his first Novel in True Crime for RJ Parker Publishing to be released later this Year!
Now He Owns Something Weird Media in Canada where he Produces Several Talk Radio Shows including Dark Shadows (Conspiracy, Cover-ups and Alternative History) Lost in Space (Everything UFO’s) Julie Sav Show (U.K. Paranormal Show) Land of the Giants (Cryptozoology) and House of Mystery (True Crime, Serial Killers and Unsolved Crimes) and Coming Soon Murder House !