Ice and Bone: Tracking an Alaskan Serial Killer

Ice and Bone: Tracking an Alaskan Serial Killer

Monte Francis / Dec 09, 2019

Ice and Bone Tracking an Alaskan Serial Killer A chilling chronicle of victims brutally murdered by a cold merciless killer against a backdrop equally as unforgiving the Last Frontier Through meticulous reporting Francis uncovers the shocking t

  • Title: Ice and Bone: Tracking an Alaskan Serial Killer
  • Author: Monte Francis
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  • A chilling chronicle of victims brutally murdered by a cold, merciless killer, against a backdrop equally as unforgiving the Last Frontier Through meticulous reporting, Francis uncovers the shocking truth about how the Alaskan justice system failed and allowed a warped predator to strike again Henry K Lee, author of Presumed Dead A True Life Murder MysteryOn a cle A chilling chronicle of victims brutally murdered by a cold, merciless killer, against a backdrop equally as unforgiving the Last Frontier Through meticulous reporting, Francis uncovers the shocking truth about how the Alaskan justice system failed and allowed a warped predator to strike again Henry K Lee, author of Presumed Dead A True Life Murder MysteryOn a clear, brisk night in September of 2000, 33 year old Della Brown was found sexually assaulted and beaten to death inside a filthy, abandoned shed in seedy part of Anchorage, Alaska She was one of six women, mostly Native Alaskan, slain that year, stoking fears a serial killer was on the loose A tanned and thuggish 20 year old would eventually implicate himself in three of the women s deaths and confess, in detail, to Della s murder Yet, after a three month trial, Joshua Wade would walk free In 2007, when Wade kidnapped a well loved nurse psychologist from her home and then executed her in the remote wilderness of Wasilla, two astute female detectives joined forces to finally bring him to justice ICE AND BONE is the chilling true account of how a demented murderer initially evaded police and avoided conviction only to slip back into the shadows and kill again Journalist and writer Monte Francis tells the harrowing story of what eventually led to Wade s capture, and reveals why the true scope of his murderous rampage is only now, than a decade later, coming into view.

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      • Monte Francis

        The Associated Press Television and Radio Association named Monte Reporter of the Year in 2013 for a region covering 13 western states Monte has also won four Emmys the latest in 2015 for his part in NBC Bay Area s coverage of the Napa earthquake Monte is a graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, and has a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from California State University Fresno His first book, By Their Father s Hand The True Story of the Wesson Family Massacre, was published by HarperCollins in 2007.


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    1. Ice and Bone is one of those true crime books that doesn't focus its attention to the perpetrator, but instead gives an important voice to the victims and their loved ones, a voice that would have been easily buried under the dust of forgotten criminal history. To demonstrate this the best I can, is to ask the readers of my review to Google Joshua Wade. The things you will find, or rather don't find, will speak for itself. Loud and clear.Alaska is an fascinating part of the United States. Its na [...]


    2. A look at crime thru the path of destruction left in it’s aftermath. This story gives a look at murder thru both the criminals and victim’s eyes allowing insight to how a criminal’s personal experience’s shape they life they lead and how a criminal can almost get away with murder. Good read. I would like to thank the Publisher and Net Galley for the chance to read this ARC.


    3. May 07 2016. So far I have read 69% of this book.To be honest I had never heard of this book before but it was recommended to me on amazon (as are nearly all true crime books it seems sometimes to me ;) ) and when i decided for the second time to buy a month's worth of Kindle Unlimited this book was free.At first I thought it was confusing but after a while I got really into it and I am very much enjoying this. Checking my shelves I see I had read another book written by this author and remember [...]


    4. A good read on an interesting caseThis is a good choice if you are interested in less-than-typical serial murder cases. The author doesn't waste a lot of keystrokes trying to psychoanalyse his subject of cram him into a category. He lets the horror of the crimes speak for itself, primarily as it falls from the lips of the people who knew and loved the victims.


    5. Beautifully Written Powerful Tale of Sadness and LossMonte Francis's Ice and Bone takes the reader deep inside one of Alaska's most notorious serial killers and the lives he decimated with his savagery. Perhaps the most surprising element you will find in this book, and the most deeply satisfying as it is also the most heart-wrenching is the humanity Mr Francis evokes within these pages. Surprising because he evokes humanity from the killer as well as his victims and the families. Not that Mr. F [...]


    6. "In the Fall of 2000, in Anchorage, Alaska, a series of murders captured headlines, stoking fears a serial killer was on the loose. Six women, mostly Alaska Natives, were found slain, all under similar circumstances. An anonymous tip led investigators to a thuggish, young drug dealer, who would eventually implicate himself in three of the women’s deaths. But it wasn’t until the disappearance of a well-loved nurse psychologist seven years later, and the discovery of her body in the remote wil [...]


    7. In the Wake of a KillerOn February 17, 2010 Joshua Wade was sent to prison for the remainder of his life for the 2007 murder of Mindy Schloss. Since then, in a deal to get transferred out of Alaska’s maximum security facility in Seward to a federal penitentiary in the Lower 48, he confessed to the murder of several others. Ice and Bone is the chilling story of how he almost got away with it, leaving in his wake of killing, devastated friends and family – some, who will never fully recover.Mo [...]



    8. Ice and Bone: Tracking An Alaskan Serial Killer by Monte Francis is a highly recommended true crime novel."In the Fall of 2000, in Anchorage, Alaska, a series of murders captured headlines, stoking fears a serial killer was on the loose. Six women, mostly Alaska Natives, were found slain, all under similar circumstances. An anonymous tip led investigators to a thuggish, young drug dealer, who would eventually implicate himself in three of the women’s deaths. But it wasn’t until the disappear [...]


    9. WELL WRITTEN, DEFINITE PAGE TURNER!!This book was very well written and the murderer described in this book is a cruel, unfeeling coward. Some say he still has some emotion left to him, I say bull!?!?, the only thing he feels sorry for is himself because in his mind that is all that matters. The families of these victims are the people I most feel for, if they had actually conducted Della's investigation appropriately the second murder would have never happened. It still amazes me, what human be [...]


    10. I can honestly say that this is one of the best TC books that I have ever read. Author Monte Francis obviously researched this book very extensively and it was very well written, complete with footnotes. Murderer Joshua Wade obviously had mental problems from the time he was a young child and it is so sad that he did not get continued mental health care after his institutional stays. I highly recommend this page turner.


    11. This book is not keeping my interest. F@&! is used more than a punctuation mark. Stupidest statement possibly ever made:"I was young so I didn't understand the terminology 'acquitted for murder'". How you not know what that means???? Audiobook narrator does an excellent job of differentiating between subjects of book, but not one, not even the detectives or lawyers, sound that intelligent, which is quite unfortunate for the victims.


    12. True murderThis was a good book. I'm not positive the man involved is a serial killer but he I'd definitely a murderer. Does time or the amount of the murders matter? I would say not. This was a very well written, terribly sad book that takes place in the remotest of all states. Alaska.


    13. A serial killer, just evil or both. You must read the book to find out but you will not be disappointed. While reading this on a Saturday afternoon I found myself locking my doors. Monte Francis has really done his homework on Joshua Wade. The killings were very scary as well as the book. I highly recommend for all but especially true crime aficionados.


    14. Tough times for Alaskan Natives.Being Native American myself I feel for the isolated area these people live in and that evil has no filter. It robs good people and bad. Very sick and sad. This book brings awareness to problems people otherwise may not be aware of.



    15. There’s something exotic about Alaska and its identity in America as our “Last Frontier”, compared with what Alaskans call the “Lower 48”. I don’t know much about it, besides that it used to be Russia, it’s the least-populated U.S. state, Jewel and insane Sarah Palin are from it, and it’s cold and has lots of bears and whales. Apparently, there are also lots of serial killers, because most recently it was the scene of Israel Keyes’ last abduction and murder, and this month two [...]


    16. I liked this story first and foremost because it shines a light on the murders of Native women in Alaska. At the beginning, the author introduces the reader to some starting statistics about crime and the native population of Alaska. It was truly eye-opening to hear some of these statsrticularly the incidences of rape that occur among the native populations vs. the non-native, and the percentages that get reported and solved comparitively between the two groups. It's heartbreaking. I had no idea [...]


    17. A sad heartbreaking read which is in parts extremely hard to read. The book does its best at giving these poor women a voice. A voice that can be heard by the people who are reading this book. There is no justice in this world big enough for these women but the knowledge that this story is out there for their families will hopefully help in some small way. Alaska a beautiful place with stunning scenery a place I'd very much like to visit. Is steeped in its crime rates and abuse ratings. Alaska h [...]


    18. This was very nearly a great book, but I felt the author wanted to go into law and not just stop at investigative journalism – the forensic picking at the crimes here seems he expected a refutation from the other bench at any second. There really is too much detail, from the overly-precise reportage of the smallest element, down to the most cuss-heavy, verbatim quotes from police wires. Which is a small shame, as the book has a great deal going for it – a great narrative drive as not one but [...]


    19. It's like the reader becomes part of the pursuitThis is a story that needed to be told, and Monte Francis told it well. It's the story of a serial killer in Anchorage, Alaska, a good-looking young man with a heart full of hate and anger. It's a story that will keep you reading because the picture is constantly changing and evolving. It's about a failure of justice that permitted this young man to kill again.I have a couple of things to say to the author. First of all, the book contains more than [...]


    20. I am oftentimes leery to read a true crime book by an author of which I am not familiar, but, the price was right (Book Bub) and the case sounded interesting so I purchased Ice and Bone for my Kindle. Monte Francis did a very nice job writing this book. He went into detail but was not repetitive (as is often the case in these true crime books). He conducted a lot of interviews with the families and the friends of the victims, as well as the prosecuting lawyers, and he was sensitive and compassio [...]


    21. Monte Francis explores the rape culture of Alaska's wilderness and a killer who preyed on forgotten souls.


    22. I've been waiting for this bookI lived in Alaska for many years, and knew Mindy for 10 years. And I've been haunted by the sufferings of Native women. As a middle aged, professional white woman, I felt invulnerable in a state with a high rate of violent crime until Mindy's death. I am impressed and grateful for the author's grasp of the múltiple issues in this tragedy. The book would be stronger, however, if the author had a little more feel for Alaska. ( No one ever drove anywhere from Shismar [...]


    23. This is a very interesting case with as many twists as a good novel. Part of this case illuminates some of the weaknesses in our justice system. It's thoroughly researched and described in a straight forward, understandable narrative. And Kevin Pierce delivers his customary superb performance. This is true crime well worth the listen. NOTE: I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for this unbiased review.


    24. I didn't really expect to be as drawn into this book as I was. Just finishing a work on Ed Gein, I expected much less from this book. The author, however, successfully takes you through the case and the personality of the killer. Each aspect, from death to trial, then death to trial again, is thorough without being repetitive. Narrator on the audiobook was also a perfect choice.


    25. Not cases I was previously aware of, but the author did a fantastic job of writing them up and presenting the victims as well as their killer, which is so often something which gets overlooked with true crime. There is also an absolutely fascinating section about tracker dogs, and the incredible part they played in solving one of these murders.


    26. Ice & Bone was well written and interesting. I thought the book was going to focus a bit more on the racial divide in Alaska (it did touch on the native discrimination at times) - however, it was mostly focused on two specific murders without clear evidence of racial motivation. Regardless, a good true-crime read.


    27. Alain de Botton recently tweeted, "Some 130 million books have been published in history; a big reader will get through 6,000 in a lifetime. Choose carefully"This book shouldn't be one of them.


    28. “This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.”True crimes revisited. Sad tales of serial killer in Alaska. A good listen for true crime buffs, even though some vulgar language.The narration was well done.


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