San Francisco, California January 3, 2013 – Jessie Bleu Gentry, True Crime Stories Author and Victim’s Rights Advocate, has announced today that a new series and style of e-book entitled Memento Mori will launch on January 3rd. Composed of 21 separate murder cases, each based on actual events, the stories will initially be offered as short true crime stories, and will culminate with all 21 stories being offered as a full length book in about a year.
Encompassing the riveting cases of the 21 women currently housed on Death Row at Chowchilla, California author Ms. Gentry has fictionalized each of their cases to some degree to protect innocent participants while taking the primary facts of the case directly from court transcripts. It will not be too difficult for readers to identify the Death Row inmate whose case is being highlighted yet they will be able to enjoy the juicy details that fictionalizing also permits.
Gripping details that stun and horrify are the hallmark of this innovative new true crime series that seeks to personalize each case. The object is to allow a reader to know the victims in a way that is often ignored in traditional thrillers. Gentry, a victim’s rights activist as well as an author posits a sympathetic view of each victim to help her reader identify with them and understand what they went through at the hands of these ruthless psychopaths.
With most of the True Crime Stories genre written through the eyes of the perpetrator it is refreshing and enlightening to have an opportunity to see a victim’s point of view. The series has already begun to garner rave reviews and future books are anxiously anticipated. California has some of the most infamous crimes in the nation in its long history of jurisprudence, a number of which have been the subject of mainstream films.
The Memento Mori Series will give the reader an opportunity to read through the main facts of the story quickly and easily without taking the time of a traditional length book. Available now on Kindle, this is one of the most horrifying true crime story readers will experience any time soon.