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NOTE FROM THE WEBMASTER: What do all these various reading materials have to do with the crime? I have no clue other than the titles were repeatedly questioned during interviews with the Ramseys, apparently referenced as items found in the house the days after the murder. As can be noted from these interviews, both John and Patsy Ramsey claim they have no knowlefge of these book titles, much less how the books could have been found in their house. Some of the items are listed on the various search warrant whilst other items are not listed at all.

Information and materials found regarding each book title was found on the Internet.

[IMAGE] . Mass Market Paperback: 416 pages
August 1, 1996
by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker

Reportedly found in Ramsey bedroom

Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit

"From the Publisher During his twenty-five-year career with the Investigative Support Unit, Special Agent John Douglas became a legendary figure in law enforcement, pursuing some of the most notorious and sadistic serial killers of our time: the man who hunted prostitutes for sport in the woods of Alaska, the Atlanta child murderer, and Seattle's Green River killer, the case that nearly cost Douglas his life. As the model for Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs, Douglas has confronted, interviewed, adn studied scores of serial killers and assassins, including Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, and Ed Gein, who dressed himself in his victims' peeled skin. Now, in chilling detail, the legendary Mindhunter takes us behind the scenes of some of his most gruesome, fascinating, and challenging cases -- and into the darkest recesses of our worst nightmares."

Reportedly found in Ramsey bedroom the day of the murder

[IMAGE] . Published Mass Market Paperback

Pub. Date: June 1979

by James Dobson (Author)

192 pages

Questioned during
June 1998 Interviews

What Wives Wish Their Husbands Knew About Women

Reviewer: Lynellen Perry "lynellen.com" (Dumfries, VA USA)

"The main purpose of the book is to address the sources of depression in women, as identified through questionnaires filled out by over 5,000 women attendees at Family Life Seminars. According to the survey, the sources of depression in women are (in order of most troublesome to least troublesome): low self-esteem; fatigue and time pressure; loneliness, isolation, and boredom; absence of romantic love in marriage; financial difficulties; sexual problems in marriage; menstrual and physiological problems; problems with the children; aging; and in-law problems.

One of the sections that I found interesting was Dobson's suggestions on how wives can "teach" their husbands about women's emotional needs. Instead of nagging, Dobson says to plan the timing, setting, and manner to focus on your needs and desires rather than his inadequacies and shortcomings. Dobson also has an extended section that examines popular ideas about the meaning of 'love', and another section where he gives tips on how husbands can enhance sensuality in situations where the wife's sex drive is inhibited for whatever reason (and Dobson discusses a short list of reasons). Finally, there is a fascinating section on the emotional and physical symptoms of estrogen deprivation (I would love for this section to be verified or updated by current medical knowledge)."

[IMAGE] . Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (September 1, 1993)

Paperback: 368 pages

by William Kilpatrick (Author)

Questioned during
June 1998 Interviews

Why Johnny Can't Tell Right from Wrong

Editorial Reviews (From Publishers Weekly)

"Attacking the moral relativism of such current approaches to the teaching of ethics as Values Clarification, Kilpatrick, an education professor at Boston College, calls for a return to a traditional model of teaching morality based on content rather than decision making. In tracing the history of character education, he dissects the moral reasoning curriculum of Harvard psychologist Lawrence Kohlberg and the feminist theories of Carol Gilligan. He suggests that schools should become more authoritative and that parents should discipline their children and read to them (he includes a lengthy, annotated Guide to Great Books for Children and Teens). His jeremiad hits the mark when aimed at ambiguous approaches to drug and sex education. But with his more general assertions--such as, in a discussion of rap and rock music, The beat says, 'Do what you want to do,' --Kilpatrick fails to convince. Author tour." Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

[IMAGE] . Publisher: Time Warner Paperbacks; New Ed edition (May 11, 1995)

Paperback: 692 pages

by Allan Folsom (Author)

Questioned during
June 1998 Interviews

The Day After Tomorrow (Paperback)

Editorial Reviews (From Publishers Weekly)

"Touted as a blockbuster, this assured debut thriller delivers in full--and then some. A young American doctor haunted by his father's murder stumbles into a chilling international conspiracy and crosses paths with, among others, a weary L.A. cop investigating a series of surgically precise decapitations, a naive physical therapist and a hypercompetent German assassin. Dr. Paul Osborn, visiting Paris, recognizes the man whom he witnessed stab his father on a Boston street in 1966. Determined to learn the reason for his father's unsolved death and take revenge, Osborn hatches a plan that unexpectedly leads to the gruesome execution of a hired PI and to other killings. Clearly some serious powers are involved. Soon Osborn, aided by Vera Monneray, a Paris medical student, is hiding out from Paris police, Interpol and the L.A. cop who has been summoned to Paris. Meanwhile, Joanna Marsh accompanies Elton Lybarger, a Swiss national whom she has helped recover from a stroke in a posh New Mexico sanatorium, back to Zurich, where he is greeted rapturously by high-ranking German business leaders. As an extensive Nazi resurgence plot emerges, Folsom adds extra flashes--Joanna in a drug-induced sex marathon, a massive train wreck, Vera's other affair with a very important French leader--to heighten the suspense on these rapidly turning pages. A huge explosion in secret chambers under the streets of Berlin sends Osborn on a final chase through Europe and up into the Alps, where the high-tech hopes of an earlier generation are finally exposed. This is a one-sitting novel and readers will have to choose: a full, sun-burning day at the beach or, for those who can't wait, a springtime all-nighter. 300,000 first printing; BOMC selection; movie rights to MGM and the Zanuck Co."

[IMAGE] . Publisher: Dell;
Reissue edition (December 1, 1971)

Paperback: 224 pages

by "M" (Author)

Questioned during
June 1998 Interviews

The Sensous Man

Reviewer: R.P. (central Illinois)

"I read this book back when I was about 16. I was rummaging through the basement and found an old copy of my dad's. Having been written in the early 1970s, it's a bit dated in a few parts (the pickup lines seem incredibly tacky to me), but 90% of the advice and knowledge given in the book is dead on. When I first saw the cover of dad's aged copy, I was expecting a lothario primer. Far from it, the book gives great advice on how to please a woman both in and out of bed. Certainly enlightened me about the Velvet Buzzsaw. It's also surprisingly ethical, warning the reader to stay away from adulterous affairs and admonishing men not to hold women to double standards. I'd recommend it for any man who wants to learn more lovemaking techniques, or any man who needs to learn a little lesson in respect. "

[IMAGE] . Publisher: Flame;
New Ed edition (December 2, 1999)

Paperback: 1248 pages

by James Clavell (Author)

Questioned during
June 1998 Interviews

Whirlwind (A Novel of the Iranian Revolution)

Editorial Reviews (From Library Journal)

"Andrew Gavallan, based in Scotland, runs a helicopter company operating in Iran during the Shah's reign. When Khomeini comes to power, Gavallan must get his pilots and their families, and his valuable helicopters, out of the riot-torn country. Complicating matters is his power struggle with his company's secret owner, the Noble House of Hong Kong. The pilots' escape efforts form the basic story but as usual in a Clavell novel the action sweeps across many lives: lovers, spies, fanatics, revolutionaries, friends and betrayers. British, Finnish, American, and Iranian, all are caught up in a deadly religious and political upheaval. Clavell effectively portrays the chilling and bewildering encounters when Westernized lifestyle clashes with harsh ancient traditions. This novel, the fifth in what he calls his Asian Series ( Noble H o use, King Rat, Tai Pan, Shogun ) is certain to be in much demand. A.M.B. Amantia, Population Crisis Committee Lib., Washington D.C."

[IMAGE] . Media: Softcover
Publisher: Compuserve Inc
Publication Date: January 1, 1994

Listed On Search Warrant

I Didn't Know I Could Do That on Compuserve (Softcover)

Search Warrant Items (32 BAH)
[IMAGE] . Publisher: Crown Pub
ISBN: 0517595753
Format: Hardcover
Publication Year: 1996

Listed On Search Warrant

Dave Barry in Cyberspace

Search Warrant Items (33 BAH)

"From the Publisher If ever a subject was made for an author, Dave Barry and cyberspace are perfectly matched. Just imagine what can happen when Dave and his computer go mano a mano. In Dave Barry in Cyberspace, you'll learn how to produce attractive, high-impact documents when you have absolutely nothing to say; visit the world's largest computer trade show - Nerdstock in the desert; use Internet shorthand; chat with total strangers who may be boring and stupid; and discover the world's largest collection of viola jokes - all this and more. When you rattle down the pothole-studded information superhighway with Dave Barry at the wheel, you will be a:) and you will be LOL, even ROTFL."


[John Ramsey, June 1998 Interviews]1998-06-23: John Ramsey Interrogation by Lou Smit and Mike Kane
(Screen Capture from "CBS 48 Hours Investigates - Searching for a Killer" 10/04/2002)

John Ramsey Interrogation by Lou Smit and Mike Kane
Present also were Bryan Morgan, PI David Williams
June 23, 24, 25, 1998 - Boulder, Colorado


June 1998 John Ramsey Interrogation by Lou Smit and Mike Kane (Books, Reading Materials)

16 LOU SMIT: You know what? Just a thought
17 popped into my mind, I just wrote a little note.
18 Can you talk about your daughter a bit? Near your
19 nightstand on your bed there was a book on dying?
20 How did that get there and did you read that a lot
21 or what?
22 JOHN RAMSEY: I'm not sure what book was
23 there, but I did a lot of reading after she died.
24 I did a lot of reading about, a lot of books on
25 near death experiences and life after life and Dr.

1 (INAUDIBLE). And, frankly, it was wonderfully
2 helpful. In fact, (INAUDIBLE). At that point in my
3 faith, I guess, I wasn't sure what the big picture
4 was. And, see you try to really figure that out.
5 And I read lots of books, and it was helpful to me
6 to
7 I mean the worst book I think I ever picked up was
8 one that was entitled (When Good-bye is Forever
9 And that's contradictory to what you want to
10 believe. Let's hope it's not forever.


22 MIKE KANE: Just go through this
23 here quickly. You talked yesterday about books
24 what kind of books -- I used to talk more about
25 movies, but what kind of books do you like?

1 JOHN RAMSEY: Oh, I like -- I
2 kind of have gotten -- I don't read as much as
3 I used to. I used to read a lot.
4 MIKE KANE: What kind of things do
5 you --
6 JOHN RAMSEY: Oh, Tai Pan was a
7 favorite book of mine. Shadow Moon. A lot of
8 the James Clavell books. Chesapeake I enjoyed.
9 MIKE KANE: James Mitchner?
10 JOHN RAMSEY: Mitchner, yes.
11 Clavell was Tai Pan I guess. I enjoy, I start
12 to realize I enjoy books that have some
13 historical content to them, but they put in
14 fictional environment. I read Undaunted Courage
15 recently, about Lewis and Clarke's expedition.
16 It was interesting but it was also a neat story.
17 Kind of learned about history. So I kind of
18 gravitated to that kind of book, I think in
19 terms of interest. I don't read that much.
20 MIKE KANE: You mentioned
21 yesterday, Lou had asked you about the, and you
22 -- I don't know if you brought the name up
23 or -- it's a book that was in your, about --
24 oh, I know what it is. You said that one of the
25 worst books you had read when you were talking

1 about how you dealt with Beth's was Goodbye is
2 Forever?
3 JOHN RAMSEY: The title. I don't
4 know if I read the book, but the title was too
5 -- that wasn't the message I was looking for.
6 Because I don't believe goodbye is forever.
7 MIKE KANE: And I think the entire
8 title was when "Goodbye Is Forever: Learning to
9 Live Again After the Death of a Child." That's
10 the book that you were talking about?
11 JOHN RAMSEY: Yeah, sounds like
12 it.
13 MIKE KANE: John Brentwell, I
14 guess?
16 MIKE KANE: Did, you had that right
17 next to your bed. Is that something that you
18 read.
20 JOHN RAMSEY: Well, I don't
21 remember reading it.
I mean we had a lot of
22 those books around and but I don't think it was
23 anything I was reading currently, at that time.
24 MIKE KANE: Do you remember having
25 read it?

1 JOHN RAMSEY: I don't know if I
2 ever read it, because as I said, the title was
3 difficult. I might have skimmed it, but -- I
4 don't remember reading it.
5 MIKE KANE: Did you purchase it?
6 JOHN RAMSEY: Um, I don't know
7 that I would have purchased it. Like I said,
8 that wasn't what I wanted to hear.
9 MIKE KANE: Do you know who did
10 purchase it?
11 JOHN RAMSEY: We got a lot of
12 those that were given to us. Like people -- we
13 might have been given it, Patsy might have
14 bought it, I don't know. I don't think she
15 bought it either but, it might have been a gift.
16 MIKE KANE: Do you know where it
17 normally would have been kept? I mean do you
18 have like a study -- you do have a study but
19 most of the books --
20 JOHN RAMSEY: I had drawers by the
21 bed. Books used to get stuffed in there. We
22 had books in the study downstairs. You know, we
23 were -- weren't that well organized that we had
24 a special place for them. Because I had a bunch
25 of books in and around my bed area that I either

1 had read or was in the process of reading.
2 MIKE KANE: But this wasn't one of
3 them?
4 JOHN RAMSEY: I don't think I was
5 reading it at the time, no.

June 1998 John Ramsey Interrogation by Lou Smit and Mike Kane (Books, Reading Materials)

6 LOU SMIT: Okay. Do you remember
7 what books your wife may have read around that
8 time or before? Was she a big reader?
9 JOHN RAMSEY: She wasn't really a
10 big reader. She would hit the bed, she would
11 fall asleep. I usually read in bed. She wasn't
12 a real big reader.
13 MIKE KANE: Did -- the occasions
14 that she did read books, what kinds?
15 JOHN RAMSEY: Oh, you know, I
16 don't know if I could tell you one brook she's
17 read.
18 MIKE KANE: But was she a library
19 person, would she go to the library?
20 JOHN RAMSEY: Not much. We would
21 take the kids to the library but --
22 MIKE KANE: She pick up a book when
23 she would take the kids?
24 JOHN RAMSEY: Um, no, probably
25 not.

1 MIKE KANE: Okay. What about "Mind
2 Hunter", John Douglas's book was there in the
3 house, had you purchased that?
4 JOHN RAMSEY: No. It was there in
5 '96? Interesting.
6 MIKE KANE: Was it interesting?
7 JOHN RAMSEY: I never never heard
8 of John Douglas or that book before.
9 MIKE KANE: So you never read that?
10 JOHN RAMSEY: No. I bought one of
11 his books the next summer, his newer book.
12 MIKE KANE: Did you ever read any
13 Stephen King stuff?
14 JOHN RAMSEY: Yeah, I had. But it
15 was too freaky. You know, I read some of it,
16 and --
17 MIKE KANE: Which one, any.
19 JOHN RAMSEY: Oh, the -- I
20 remember the one about the clown that came out
21 in (INAUDIBLE) something like that that was
22 probably the last one I read, because it was
23 pretty bizarre. Some of his earlier books
24 weren't quite so sick. There was one about "Pet
25 Semetary", I read that book.

1 MIKE KANE: Was this a long time
2 ago?
4 MIKE KANE: Anything more recent?
5 JOHN RAMSEY: No, as I say, I
6 don't care for his style anymore. It's a little
7 over the edge.
8 MIKE KANE: All right. This other
9 book, "Campfire Stories"?
10 JOHN RAMSEY: Vaguely.
11 MIKE KANE: Was that yours?
12 JOHN RAMSEY: It was the kids'.
13 If it was a kind of a kids' story book?
14 Something that goes bump in the night or
15 something like that.
16 MIKE KANE: No, some of them didn't
17 seem to be, would have scared the heck out of my
18 kids.
19 JOHN RAMSEY: Well the kids like
20 scary stories, JonBenet used to ask me to tell
21 her a scary story, I tried to make something up,
22 you know.
23 MIKE KANE: Okay, so?
24 JOHN RAMSEY: I don't know, they
25 like to hear scary stories.

1 MIKE KANE: All right. Okay. How
2 about -- James Dobson, you heard of him?
3 JOHN RAMSEY: We met with
4 them, -- I met with him and his staff that
5 spring.
6 MIKE KANE: After?
8 MIKE KANE: How about before?
9 JOHN RAMSEY: I think might have
10 one of his books. I don't know which one but, I
11 forget, if you told us some names I might
12 remember.
13 MIKE KANE: "What Wives Wish Their
14 Husbands Knew About Women"?
15 JOHN RAMSEY: I don't recall that
16 one but.
17 MIKE KANE: "Why Johnny Can't Tell
18 Right From Wrong"?
19 JOHN RAMSEY: Uh-uh.
20 MIKE KANE: There any other, that
21 kind of Christian psychologist type books that
22 you were into or your wife was into?
23 JOHN RAMSEY: No, not that I can
24 remember.
25 MIKE KANE: Okay. Did you ever

1 hear of the book "Day After Tomorrow"?
2 JOHN RAMSEY: Doesn't ring a
3 bell.


16 MIKE KANE: Do you have a favorite
17 passages out of the Bible?
18 JOHN RAMSEY: Um, hum, I didn't
19 really have a favorite passage. I have been
20 studying Philippian with a friend of mine.
21 There is a passage in there that he said you
22 need to memorize this, and I can't quote it
23 because I haven't memorized it yet, but. I
24 don't -- I couldn't quote you a favorite
25 passage out of the bible, sorry to say but --

[Patsy Ramsey, June 1998 Interviews]1998-06-23: Patsy Ramsey Interview (Thomas Haney, Trip DeMuth)
(Screen Capture from "CBS 48 Hours - Searching for a Killer" 10/04/2002)

Patsy Ramsey Interrogation by Thomas Haney and Trip DeMuth - Present also were Patrick Burke and Ellis Armistead June 23, 24, 25, 1998 - Boulder, Colorado


June 1998 Patsy Ramsey Interrogation by Thomas Haney and Trip DeMuth (Books, Reading Materials)

16 THOMAS HANEY: Okay. How about
17 this little table here in the hallway?
18 PATSY RAMSEY: Kind of catch-all
19 stuff.
20 THOMAS HANEY: Among the things
21 that you put on this, what were they?
22 PATSY RAMSEY: Well, this looks
23 like a book Priscilla gave me. I mean she was
24 in recently. I think it's called like "Simple
25 Abundance" or something like that. I don't know

1 what that (INAUDIBLE), kind of that multicolor.
2 (Handed magnifying glass.) I can't tell.


23 TOM HANEY: Did John Andrew have a Dr. Seuss
24 book.
25 PATSY RAMSEY: Did John Andrew have a Dr.

1 Seuss book? (Inaudible).
2 TOM HANEY: Or when he was older, like now?
3 PATSY RAMSEY: I hope not. He is supposed to
4 have college books, not Dr. Seuss books.
5 Why would you ask such a question?
6 TOM HANEY: Well, that is because in that
7 suitcase was a Dr. Seuss book.
8 PATSY RAMSEY: What book was it? Did it have
9 any kid's name in it?
10 TRIP DEMUTH: That I don't know. I think it
11 had John Andrews' name in it.
12 PATSY RAMSEY: Oh, it did?
13 TRIP DEMUTH: I think. I haven't personally
14 seen it.
15 PATSY RAMSEY: (Inaudible). I don't know.
16 You got me. I don't know.


22 TOM HANEY: Now, in the house in addition to
23 several bibles, you had a ton of books. Let's take a
24 couple of minutes and talk about some of those, some
25 which you may know something about, maybe you don't.

1 How about the book Mind?
3 TOM HANEY: Do you recall that? Do you
4 recall seeing it around the house?
6 TOM HANEY: You were not reading.
8 TOM HANEY: It is a book by John Douglas.
9 PATSY RAMSEY: I don't know.
10 TOM HANEY: Do you know who he is?
11 PATSY RAMSEY: John Douglas I know.
12 TOM HANEY: Okay. How about everybody in
13 your room on your bedroom dresser there was a book by
14 David Pilgram (phonetic), a Danish book.
15 PATSY RAMSEY: Not good at remembering
16 authors.
17 TOM HANEY: I think this was in Danish. Do
18 you read different languages?
20 TOM HANEY: Would John, does he?
21 PATSY RAMSEY: No. It was written in Danish?
22 TOM HANEY: That is my understanding.
24 PATSY RAMSEY: What kind of book?
25 TOM HANEY: I don't read it.

1 PATSY RAMSEY: I don't know. Not familiar.
2 TOM HANEY: How about a book called Camp Fire
3 Stories?
4 PATSY RAMSEY: Camp Fire Stories, I think
5 that is one of the kids' books.
6 TOM HANEY: Was it?
7 PATSY RAMSEY: I think so.
8 TOM HANEY: I don't think it is probably a
9 kid book.
10 PATSY RAMSEY: All right. Oh, the kids song
11 around camp fires, ghost story books.
12 TOM HANEY: Maybe that book -- okay. By the
13 way, if it doesn't mean anything to you --
15 TOM HANEY: How about Whirlwind by Clavel
16 (phonetic).
17 PATSY RAMSEY: I didn't read it.
18 TOM HANEY: How about What Wives Wish Their
19 Husbands Knew About Women?
20 PATSY RAMSEY: My husband's. No.
21 TOM HANEY: You didn't.
23 TOM HANEY: So would these be John's if they
24 were in there and not yours?
25 PATSY RAMSEY: I don't know. I mean, he had

June 1998 Patsy Ramsey Interrogation by Thomas Haney and Trip DeMuth (Books, Reading Materials)

1 a lot of books, but I don't know.
2 TOM HANEY: Okay. How about a book called
3 Why johnny Can't Tell Right From Wrong?
4 PATSY RAMSEY: Yeah. That was about -- my
5 dad gave me that. That was about education, the school
6 system.
7 TOM HANEY: How about The Sensuous Man?
8 PATSY RAMSEY: I heard of that. I don't
9 remember reading it.
10 TOM HANEY: Okay. Do you remember, did you
11 buy it or John buy it?
12 PATSY RAMSEY: If I remember right, I didn't
13 buy it. I know I didn't buy it.
14 Do you know if it was paper back or --
15 TOM HANEY: I think it was a hard bound.
16 TRIP DEMUTH: I don't know.
17 PATSY RAMSEY: I don't know. I can't say.
18 TOM HANEY: How about The Day After Tomorrow
19 was the book title?
20 PATSY RAMSEY: Was that a James Bond movie or
21 something? (Inaudible). James Bond.
22 TOM HANEY: Where he dies or something.
24 TOM HANEY: I don't think there is any
25 connection.

1 PATSY RAMSEY: No. I don't know. I can't
2 remember that.
3 TOM HANEY: What kind of reading did you do?
4 Are you a Tom Clancey, Steven King?
6 TOM HANEY: What kind of books?
7 PATSY RAMSEY: To tell you the truth, I don't
8 know that I read all that much. I mean, I read a lot
9 of magazines and that kind of thing. I read the
10 Mitsford (phonetic) books, but I think that was after
11 Susan Stine got me those.
12 TOM HANEY: What is that?
13 PATSY RAMSEY: It is a series of books about
14 a small town priest and they are just really sweet. It
15 is hard to find a book that doesn't have something to
16 do with murder or something like that, you know. These
17 were very nice.
18 TOM HANEY: And that is what you prefer now.
20 TOM HANEY: You said you read a lot of
21 magazines, what?
22 PATSY RAMSEY: Southern Living, Southern
23 Accent kind of stuff, decorating kind of.
24 TOM HANEY: Anything else? Did you have
25 regular subscriptions to those?

1 PATSY RAMSEY: No. John got flying
2 magazines.
3 TOM HANEY: But you just pick them up at the
4 grocery store or whatever?


18 TRIP DEMUTH: Also, it seemed to me that you
19 had a lot of books in your house, where did all of the
20 books come from?
21 PATSY RAMSEY: Just, I mean, John has been an
22 avid reader ever since I have known him.
I think we
23 got some books from his father when his father retired
24 and remarried and they consolidated households. We got
25 a whole bunch of their stuff. I think a lot of some of

1 the older books came from him.
2 We just got boxes of books, you know.
3 TRIP DEMUTH: What would you do with the
4 boxes of books?
5 PATSY RAMSEY: I put them in the bookcases
6 around, you know. I mean, it is like from when we were
7 first married, books. John used to get to get books
8 for birthdays and whatnot.
9 TRIP DEMUTH: Who did the books primarily
10 belong to? I mean, were they yours or his?
11 PATSY RAMSEY: Well, I mean --
12 TRIP DEMUTH: I mean, in terms of who would
13 read them.
14 PATSY RAMSEY: We both read some, some were
15 mine and his. Burke had a ton of books. JonBenet had
16 books. I mean, we had a lot of books, but it doesn't
17 mean that you would show me something specifically who
18 read this and who read that, I couldn't -- probably, I
19 could probably remember or John could probably
20 remember. Was that --

1998-07-21: Peter Boyles Radio Show 630KHOW

Peter Boyles Radio Show - July 21, 1998
Linda Wilcox Interview

PETER BOYLES: We'll talk about the police interview and we'll talk about the books by the bed. One of the stories we broke was about John Douglas' book Mindhunter being seen in the crime scene photos. You know a little bit about books by the Ramseys beds...

LINDA WILCOX: Well, they each had a pile of books in the corner by the bed. Even though they had nightstands. Originally the nightstands weren't there until they redid the upstairs. And even afterwards, they tended to just throw the books there. So, I kind of knew who read what.
So, Patsy's side had things like, you know poems for women and not really what I would consider true trash-like Harlequin romances, but more like Mary Higgins Clark, woman novels. Some of them, I had even read. John's side of the bed was usually some kind of suspense-thriller. He tended to buy books by, what I call, by the numbers, I mean whatever's number 1 on the bestseller lists. Occasionally it would be something like the 7 habits of successful people, or financial things or even a (didn't hear) occasionally. But, generally it was some kind of suspense novel.

[Mindhunter written by John Douglas]
1998-09-27 ABC 20/20 Sunday "What Happened to JonBenet Ramsey?"
(This is an unedited, uncorrected transcript.)

Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, Elizabeth Vargas (Reporting)


"Also, sources say as many as 250 books were cataloged and photographed from various rooms in the Ramsey house in the event they yielded possible clues. At least one book, found in the bedroom, did—"Mind Hunter," by FBI profiler John Douglas. In chapter 16, there is a case of a young girl who is kidnapped, sexually assaulted, and suffocated with duct tape. When the killer called the mother, he began with the words "listen carefully." The same two words begin the ransom note. Patsy Ramsey has said she found the note at the bottom of the back spiral staircase. She has said she read it, and then called for John."


[www.justicewatch.com]1998-12-11: Justice Watch Forum thread, "Rue Morgue Ramsey Book Records"

"Rue Morgue Ramsey Book Records"
Posted by ToppCat on 22:11:38 12/11/98
Include Original Message on Reply
NOTE: This message was edited 22:11:38, 12/11/98

First, I hope this already hasn't been covered. Chris, please delete if so. Have been very busy and only checking threads very quickly past few days:

Daughter handed me this story earlier tonight (this is my own shortened version):

Investigators in the JBR murder case have attempted to compel Boulder, CO Rue Morgue Bookshop to turn over all records of purchases made by Patsy and John Ramsey.

The owners have notified the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, the same organization that defended Washington's Kramerbooks from the subpoena demanding Monica Lewinsky's records.

One reason prosecutors may want the records is because of the theory that JBR's killer drew inspiration from Allan Folsom's 1994 thriller "The Day After Tomorrow".

Said the owner: "If we're the key to solving the murder, then the murder's never going to get solved.


This is from this week's Entertainment magazine. I don't know anything about the magazine, my daughter gets it. Never heard of the book either. Thought everyone would be interested -- that is, if it already hasn't been covered, and my apologies if it has.

If it hasn't been covered, anyone know anything about either the book or the book shop?

TC (frank)

5. "Book Review"
Posted by Teague on 22:55:18 12/11/98
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Oh yes. Sounds like a recipe for the Ramsey murder to me:

Book Review
Heads without bodies thrill readers
By Matt Samelson
Campus Press Staff Writer

Science fiction, cybersurgery and secret terrorist organizations lace together a plot filled with bodiless heads and stakeouts. Allan Folsom's The Day After Tomorrow follows the trend for fiction in the 1990s with an innovative plot and numerous bizarre twists written in a simplistic style.

While the book will win no literary awards, it definitely throws enough blind-side hits to keep the reader off-balance and interested. On the second page, the hero, American doctor Paul Osborn, attempts to strangle a man in a crowded Paris cafe and from there, the action never slows down.

In an attempt to find his father's murderer, Osborn gets swept into Los Angeles detective John McVey's European police unit, which is searching for the answer to the human heads casually turning up throughout Europe.

Osborn has worse luck than Bruce Willis' character in the movie Die Hard.

An exploding hotel room, a train wreck and an avalanche are only a few of the obstacles Osborn encounters in search for the truth of his father's death.

Folsom's characters are put to the difficult task of discovering a terrorist organization that has been watching their every move for the past 40 years.

High-tech surgery adds a science fiction spin to the book when science and violence meld to create a Frankenstein-like effect. Folsom creates a sinister world where terrorists control an international police organization and countless wealthy business people.

The Day After Tomorrow provides action and suspense that requires little effort from the reader to be thrilled.

7. "TC.-GJ Suboenas book store"
Posted by Linda on 23:14:15 12/20/98
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Grand jury subpoenas book store
Rue Morgue owners say Ramseys not on their customer list
By Matt Sebastian
Camera Staff Writer

Boulder County's grand jury, apparently looking into the reading habits of John and Patsy Ramsey, last month subpoenaed a local bookstore in an effort to obtain a list of purchases made by JonBenét Ramsey's parents.

But Tom and Enid Schantz, who run the Rue Morgue Mystery Bookshop, 946 Pearl St., informed prosecutors the couple doesn't appear in their customer database.

"But even if they had been in there, we wouldn't have released that information," Tom Schantz said Friday.

Enid Schantz added: "We also pointed out that two members of the grand jury are customers of ours and in our database and they couldn't have those records, either."

The Rue Morgue's owners, though, have no idea what the investigators were looking for. Their closest guess is "The Day After Tomorrow," a 1994 spy thriller penned by Allan Folsom.

"I think there reportedly were some similarities between that book and the wording of the ransom note, but I'm not sure," Enid Schantz said.

Suzanne Laurion, spokeswoman for the Boulder County District Attorney's Office, had no comment on the matter.

The Schantzes said Boulder police Detective Michael Everett served the subpoena on Nov. 9. The bookshop's owners were ordered to turn over any records to the Boulder County District Attorney's Office on Nov. 12.

Tom Schantz said he sent a letter back to prosecutors letting them know he had no record of John or Patsy Ramsey.

But he also contacted the American Booksellers Association for Free Expression, a group that defended a Washington, D.C., bookstore subpoenaed by Independent Counsel Ken Starr's grand jury during 19its investigation into President Clinton's relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

The group promised the service of a First Amendment attorney should District Attorney Alex Hunter make any further efforts to probe the Rue Morgue's records, Schantz said.

"If the state can look into what you're reading, we feel that's an invasion of your First Amendment rights," he said.

Enid Schantz said the bookstore's subpoena was listed as the grand jury's 10th, although it's unknown what the other requests were for or how many more have been issued since.

The Schantzes said they've discussed the issue with other Boulder booksellers and have found that the Rue Morgue was the only shop served.

In November, documents subpoenaed from the Jefferson County Airport hanger where John Ramsey stored his airplane were delivered to the grand jury. It's unclear what kind of records Stevens Aviation handed over.

Six-year-old JonBenét Ramsey was found beaten and strangled in the basement of her parents' Boulder home on Dec. 26, 1996.

Police have made no arrests. The county's grand jury began hearing evidence in the case this past September. The panel is on break for the holidays and is expected back in January.

December 19, 1998

9. "Rue Morgue"
Posted by gsquared on 07:16:23 12/21/98
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I was in the store on Saturday. The woman working there was not the owner but she did say that they will not turn over the record unless htye have to, and there is a petition there to sign against subpeaonas of book buyer's records. I also heard or read that the Rams are not in the store's customer database anyway.


December 29, 1998

First there was Ken Starr, prying into Monica Lewinsky's reading habits. Now a Boulder (Colo.) grand jury evaluating evidence in the two-year-old JonBenet Ramsey murder case wants to know what books the slain child's parents bought.

Tom and Enid Schantz, operators of the Rue Morgue Mystery Bookshop in Boulder, were issued a subpoena for a list of books purchased by John and Patsy Ramsey. The Schantzes, citing the First Amendment, have refused to give out information and have contacted the American Booksellers Association for Free Expression, which objected to Kenneth Starr's attempts to find out about Lewinsky's book buys.

The Rue Morgue owners say the Ramseys aren't even in their database -- but two members of the grand jury are. The Schantzes won't reveal their purchases, either.

By Sandra Dallas in Denver


[Perfect Murder, Perfect Town]1999-02-18: “Perfect Murder, Perfect Town, JonBenet and the City of Boulder”
Written by Lawrence Schiller, February 18, 1999

PMPT Page 108sb

"A bookshelf contained such titles as Children at Risk, Children All Wide World Straight talk, Tom Clancy's Red Storm Rising, It Ain't as Easy As It Looks, and The National Geographic Society Index. On another shelf: The Cancer Conqueror: Incredible Journey to Wellness, New Cures for Almost Every Major Disease,
and FBI profiler John Douglas's 1995 memoir, Mind Hunter. On a night table were: When Goodbye Is Forever: How to Deal with the Death of a Child and Learing to Live Again after the loss of a Child, by John Bramblet. Apparently John Ramsey had explored a good deal of popular literature on death and mourning since the loss of his oldest daughter, Beth."


PMPT Page 197sb

"Meanwhile, the Ramseys' attorneys went on the offensive to counter the public's growing perception that John and Patsy were involved in the death of their daughter.

John Douglas, a former FBI criminal profiler, who now worked for the Ramseys, appeared on NBC's Dateline.
His 1995 book Mind Hunter recounted some of the more famous cases he had handled, and it brought him national attention as an authority on profiling. His appearance on Dateline was timed to coincide with the publication of his new book, Journey into Darkness.


[Death of Innocence]2000-03-18: “Death of Innocence” written by John and Patsy Ramsey

DOI Page 232

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