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A monster was on a killing spree. In just nine months, seven people went missing; all of their bodies eventually discovered in a wooded lot behind a suburban strip mall in New Britain, Connecticut.
A practicing attorney, author Anne K. Howard first contacted alleged serial killer William Devin Howell while he was serving a fifteen-year sentence for the murder of one of his seven victims. He was about to be charged for the remaining six murders. A unique and disturbing friendship between the two began, comprised of written correspondence, face-to-face prison visits and recorded phone calls. Howell, who had been unwilling to speak to any members of the media, came to trust Howard and eventually confessed his crimes to her.
HIS GARDEN probes the complicated and conflicted mind of William Devin Howell--Connecticut’s most prolific serial killer. Both sacred and profane in its narrative style, the story explores the eternal question of human evil and its impact on others, including the woman he chose to hear his horrific confessions.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Anne K. Howard is a true crime author and an avid true crime reader. She also has a popular blog, "Serial Murders in Connecticut," in which she writes about different solved and unsolved murders in the Nutmeg State. As a practicing attorney, she is able to sift through large volumes of legal information and craft it into page-turning stories. Her book, "His Garden: Conversations with a Serial Killer" won the Pencraft Literary Award for Best Non Fiction of 2018. The book and interviews with Howard are featured in an episode of "21st Century Serial Killers," airing on the Justice Channel in 2019. She is featured on the EU reality show, "Trace of Evil," airing on the CBS Reality Channel in early 2019. "Crime Watch Daily" also interviewed Howard for a show about the New Britain Serial Murders that first aired in January 2018.
Anne K. Howard graduated with Distinction from McGill University, where she studied English Literature. She thereafter graduated with Deans Honors from University of Cincinnati College of Law. She lives wit her husband in Northwest Connecticut. Check out her author website: www.annekhoward.com