A dark fantasy game turns to real-life murder in this true crime classic by the New York Times–bestselling author—featuring interviews with the killer.
After her mother’s untimely death, college student Clara Schwartz became distant and withdrawn. But the drama surrounding her family was far from over. In December of 2001, her father Robert—a nationally renowned DNA researcher—was fatally stabbed by what seemed to be a ninja-style sword. Police arrested eighteen-year-old Kyle Hulbert, a troubled teen . . . and aspiring vampire.
Kyle had not acted alone, however. He was a close friend of Clara's, one of a circle obsessed with role-playing games. Drawing on exclusive interviews with the killer, bestselling author M. William Phelps reveals a frightening subculture, the tragic collision of two young people’s dark worlds, and its deadly consequences.
Includes sixteen pages of dramatic photos