House of Horrors: The Shocking True Story of Anthony Sowell, the Cleveland Strangler

Named 2012 true crime “Book of the Year” by ForeWord Reviews.


Oct. 29, 2009 — A Cleveland Police SWAT team entered Anthony Sowell’s home to arrest him on a sexual assault complaint. Inside, police discovered a nightmarish scene: The bodies of 11 women scattered through the house and buried in the back yard. A skull was found in the basement. For two years, Sowell, a former Marine, had preyed on area women. He lured them to his home to “party,” strangled them, and then lived among their remains. House of Horrors takes readers into the mind of the killer through interviews with his surviving victims, his family, and Sowell himself.

“…This book had me absolutely hooked from the first page. It’s written in a classic true crime format and it’s quite a read…Sberna paints an incredibly powerful picture of the area in Cleveland where Sowell lived and killed his victims.”   — The True Crime Reader, April 2013




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