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The Concrete Blonde Themes

Michael Connelly
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Themes

Dollmaker vs Follower

The Dollmaker killer, Norman Church, is the first killer. He randomly picks his victims from the sex trade, and followed a deliberate thought pattern, although he was likely unaware of it himself. Each of his victims was left out in the open, where they could easily be found. He left them naked, disposing of their clothing. Each victim had their purse strap wound around their necks as the method of strangulation. After they were dead, the Dollmaker went to elaborate efforts to put on extensive amounts of make up, which earned him his moniker originally, and as a last touch, he painted a small, white cross on one toenail. Norman Church takes great pains not to be discovered. His victims follow no real pattern, other than that they are all part of the sex trade or pornography profession, and he shaves his pubic hair in an...

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