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Carlton Stowers is the author of more than two dozen nonfiction books, including the Edgar Award-winning Careless Whispers, the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Innocence Lost, and Open Secrets.

It sounds like some far-fetched mystery novel, but this story is true. Stowers, whose Careless Whispers won an Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime Book of 1986, was left reeling when his son was accused. Carlton Stowers is the author of more than two dozen nonfiction books, including the Edgar Award-winning Careless Whispers, the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Innocence Lost, and Open Secrets. He has also written two books for children- A Hero Named George and Hard Lessons- which are being used by elementary schools as part of their drug and gang prevention programs.

Sins of the Son - Carlton Stowers. The book made a huge impression on me because Canton’s writing was beautiful, his pacing flawless, his ability to characterize through nuance reminiscent of our best novelists. IT IS TRADITION, I UNDERSTAND, TO USE THESE INTRODUCTORY pages to gently tease the reader’s interest, dropping a few well-placed hints that provide some idea of what one’s book is about. Perhaps most important of all, he exhibited that special sensitivity and gift for creating intimacy with victims and their families unique to the finest practitioners of the genre.

Sins of the Son book. As a single father raising two sons, Carlton Stowers did his best to instill in his boys a healthy sense of right and wrong

Sins of the Son book. As a single father raising two sons, Carlton Stowers did his best to instill in his boys a healthy sense of right and wrong. But with Anson, his oldest, it would prove to be an ongoing uphill battle. At a young age, Anson began to angrily shun authority, and soon became involved with a number of illicit activities, including drugs, forgery, and theft.

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Sins of the Son: A John Fowler Novel.

Thad Taylor is no one's idea of a fine man. Usually drunk and shiftless, he's disapproved of by most-especially his father. Because his father is already dead. He has fallen victim to the bloody Benders-a demented family who lures travelers into their cabin way station only to rob and brutally murder them.

This ia a book written by Carlton Stowers about his own life, and his own son who turns into a murderer

This ia a book written by Carlton Stowers about his own life, and his own son who turns into a murderer. The book is interesting enough as a true-crime book, but Stowers obviously has the inside information about all of the characters in the book

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Recounts the murder of a police officer in a small town in Texas, and tells of the investigation that turned up evidence that the town's own children committed the crime.

An acclaimed true-crime author takes on his toughest project of all-- writing about a murderer who happens to be his son.When a hideous murder makes the headlines, a barrage of questions usually appears in its wake: Why did this happen? Could it have been prevented? What kind of family was the criminal from? Are his parents in some way to blame? Any crime writer worth his salt would attempt to answer these questions-- but how do you address such questions when the killer is your own son?As a single father raising two sons, Carlton Stowers did his best to instill in his boys a healthy sense of right and wrong. But with Anson, his oldest, it would prove to be an ongoing uphill battle. At a young age, Anson began to angrily shun authority, and soon became involved with a number of illicit activities, including drugs, forgery, and theft. After each jail stay, Anson would vow to get clean and start anew. It became a revolving door for both father and son, until Anson, twenty-five years old and strung-out on amphetamines, brutally murdered his young ex-wife.In a brave, honest, and moving work, bestselling true-crime writer Carlton Stowers examines the downfall of his eldest son, once a happy child full of promise, now a convicted murderer serving a sixty-year sentence. With a reporter's shrewdness and a father's heart, Stowers presents a true story of two lives irrevocably lost, and of one man struggling to both understand-- and move beyond-- the...Sins of the Son.

Sins of the Son epub download

ISBN13: 978-0312975579

ISBN: 0312975570

Author: Carlton Stowers

Category: Bio and Memoris

Subcategory: True Crime

Language: English

Publisher: St. Martin's True Crime (June 15, 2000)

ePUB size: 1846 kb

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Rating: 4.8

Votes: 545

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Invissibale
SINS OF THE SON by Carlton Stowers is a tragic story about the author's son, Anson. After becoming impulsive, violent, and antisocial beginning in adolescence, Anson's difficult behavior continues into young adulthood. It culminates in a tragedy at the age of 25.

The book, then, is an attempt by Stowers to come to terms with these events and his relationship with his son.
Since he is a seasoned journalist and true crime writer, the story is well written. Yet it is penned primarily from a father's heart.

Stowers writes about Anson's escalating problems and the resulting sorrow, guilt and shame he encounters as a parent in the event's aftermath. However, little insight into Anson and what could have been done differently is arrived at in the process.

Yet, ultimately Stowers is in the inconceivable position of being on the other side of a true crime story for a change, which is not an enviable position to find oneself.
This has to compound the pain and isolation he has had to endure going through this process.

Therefore, I simply applaud Stower's courage to share this personal tragedy in such a public way. Hopefully, other perpetrators' families can identify and know they are not alone.
Invissibale
SINS OF THE SON by Carlton Stowers is a tragic story about the author's son, Anson. After becoming impulsive, violent, and antisocial beginning in adolescence, Anson's difficult behavior continues into young adulthood. It culminates in a tragedy at the age of 25.

The book, then, is an attempt by Stowers to come to terms with these events and his relationship with his son.
Since he is a seasoned journalist and true crime writer, the story is well written. Yet it is penned primarily from a father's heart.

Stowers writes about Anson's escalating problems and the resulting sorrow, guilt and shame he encounters as a parent in the event's aftermath. However, little insight into Anson and what could have been done differently is arrived at in the process.

Yet, ultimately Stowers is in the inconceivable position of being on the other side of a true crime story for a change, which is not an enviable position to find oneself.
This has to compound the pain and isolation he has had to endure going through this process.

Therefore, I simply applaud Stower's courage to share this personal tragedy in such a public way. Hopefully, other perpetrators' families can identify and know they are not alone.
Kulabandis
While it's regrettable that there's a scant amount of information on Annette - not even a picture of her, let alone her background - perhaps permission wasn't given - this really is quite a heartwrenching glimpse into Carlton Stowers' life. His frank admission of his own feelings of guilt & shame made me understand *why* he couldn't/didn't approach Annette's family or attend the funeral.

His struggles to understand his son, Anson, & to 'get him help' over & over... parents can surely identify with that heartache.

In reading the book, Carlton's overriding feelings of shame, guilt, sadness, & loss were clear. This book was his attempt to understand the tragedy, what his son had become, & to come to terms with his own decisions & if they played any part in Anson's following the tragic path that he did.

*Not* your fault, Carlton. Parents do the best they can. Ultimately, Anson's upbringing won out as evidenced by his taking responsibility for his horrific crime.
Kulabandis
While it's regrettable that there's a scant amount of information on Annette - not even a picture of her, let alone her background - perhaps permission wasn't given - this really is quite a heartwrenching glimpse into Carlton Stowers' life. His frank admission of his own feelings of guilt & shame made me understand *why* he couldn't/didn't approach Annette's family or attend the funeral.

His struggles to understand his son, Anson, & to 'get him help' over & over... parents can surely identify with that heartache.

In reading the book, Carlton's overriding feelings of shame, guilt, sadness, & loss were clear. This book was his attempt to understand the tragedy, what his son had become, & to come to terms with his own decisions & if they played any part in Anson's following the tragic path that he did.

*Not* your fault, Carlton. Parents do the best they can. Ultimately, Anson's upbringing won out as evidenced by his taking responsibility for his horrific crime.
Amerikan_Volga
Carlton Stowers, a true crime author and journalist, has written a very personal and painful biography of his relationship with his son, Anson Stowers. Ironically, his own son, Anson, is in prison for murdering his ex-wife, Annette, brutally in Dallas, Texas. The murder was the climax of a tumultuous and difficult relationship. The author searches for answers and clues to why his son is now serving time in prison.

Stowers is unapologetic, honest, and candid about his son's flaws, crimes, and actions. You can feel his pain, his tears, and his heartache over his son's life. Anson was his firstborn son. While he endured two divorces, the author has tried to be a good, loving father. When enough is enough, it seems to be too late. But by the end of the book, you feel hopeful again that this book will help others.

If there are parents out there in the same situation, you are not alone and not to blame for your children's actions as adults.
Amerikan_Volga
Carlton Stowers, a true crime author and journalist, has written a very personal and painful biography of his relationship with his son, Anson Stowers. Ironically, his own son, Anson, is in prison for murdering his ex-wife, Annette, brutally in Dallas, Texas. The murder was the climax of a tumultuous and difficult relationship. The author searches for answers and clues to why his son is now serving time in prison.

Stowers is unapologetic, honest, and candid about his son's flaws, crimes, and actions. You can feel his pain, his tears, and his heartache over his son's life. Anson was his firstborn son. While he endured two divorces, the author has tried to be a good, loving father. When enough is enough, it seems to be too late. But by the end of the book, you feel hopeful again that this book will help others.

If there are parents out there in the same situation, you are not alone and not to blame for your children's actions as adults.
Sataxe
True Crime writer Carlton Stowers tells the story of his son, Anson, who was drug-addicted, angry, hot-tempered, and finally a murderer. All parents have high hopes for their children but Mr. Stowers was forced to watch his son self-destruct. It was a painful read and I only wish that Mr. Stowers would have gone into more in-depth analysis of his son. It's not really a true crime book but more a sad tale of a father who tried his hardest to get his son on track and wondered what he could have done to change the course of events. There is a huge drug problem out there - geez, it's all around us and it's scary. But Anson Stowers committed the worst crime possible and he belongs in jail forever. He ruined a lot of lives - including Carlton Stowers. Mr. Stowers, I hope your other son Ashley is doing great (I'm sure he went through hell too)!
Sataxe
True Crime writer Carlton Stowers tells the story of his son, Anson, who was drug-addicted, angry, hot-tempered, and finally a murderer. All parents have high hopes for their children but Mr. Stowers was forced to watch his son self-destruct. It was a painful read and I only wish that Mr. Stowers would have gone into more in-depth analysis of his son. It's not really a true crime book but more a sad tale of a father who tried his hardest to get his son on track and wondered what he could have done to change the course of events. There is a huge drug problem out there - geez, it's all around us and it's scary. But Anson Stowers committed the worst crime possible and he belongs in jail forever. He ruined a lot of lives - including Carlton Stowers. Mr. Stowers, I hope your other son Ashley is doing great (I'm sure he went through hell too)!
Qutalan
This was a fascinating, well-written, riveting, yet sorrowful tale of a dedicated, caring father who helplessly watched his son self-destruct.

I was really surprised to read reviews that criticized the author for not mentioning more about the victim's family. He mentioned several times how horrible he felt for them and wrestled with whether or not to attend the funeral, write them a letter of apology on his son's behalf, etc. I think that he left out details about the family and a photo of the victim more out of respect for her family than anything else. He writes: "The knowledge that Anson had been physically abusive to his wife sent my concerns in a new direction. It was a cowardly act of violence that troubled me greatly - one for which I had neither comprehension nor the slightest degree of sympathy. That Anson seemed determined to toss away his own opportunities, fouling his life with self-destructive behavior was one thing. The scars, both physical and emotional, that he was leaving on others was something else."

And the criticism of the author for being "self-absorbed" and "cowardly?" I saw neither trait in the author. All I saw was the overwhelming guilt, sorrow, and anguish he felt for his son and those he hurt. I think any parent who reads this book will appreciate how gut-wrenching it must be to watch your beloved child grow up to struggle so horribly in life. His son was a lost soul who was crying out for help while simultaneously pushing people away.

Criticism of the author for being an enabler? No one criticizes Stowers more than himself. He writes: "...like Pavlov's dog, I continued to run to the rescue whenever summoned, all the while searching for some method that might be more effective than the last...." But all his efforts were fruitless anyway, and that was maddening.

I'm glad that Stowers was able to salvage some peace for himself by writing the book. He has suffered enough.
Qutalan
This was a fascinating, well-written, riveting, yet sorrowful tale of a dedicated, caring father who helplessly watched his son self-destruct.

I was really surprised to read reviews that criticized the author for not mentioning more about the victim's family. He mentioned several times how horrible he felt for them and wrestled with whether or not to attend the funeral, write them a letter of apology on his son's behalf, etc. I think that he left out details about the family and a photo of the victim more out of respect for her family than anything else. He writes: "The knowledge that Anson had been physically abusive to his wife sent my concerns in a new direction. It was a cowardly act of violence that troubled me greatly - one for which I had neither comprehension nor the slightest degree of sympathy. That Anson seemed determined to toss away his own opportunities, fouling his life with self-destructive behavior was one thing. The scars, both physical and emotional, that he was leaving on others was something else."

And the criticism of the author for being "self-absorbed" and "cowardly?" I saw neither trait in the author. All I saw was the overwhelming guilt, sorrow, and anguish he felt for his son and those he hurt. I think any parent who reads this book will appreciate how gut-wrenching it must be to watch your beloved child grow up to struggle so horribly in life. His son was a lost soul who was crying out for help while simultaneously pushing people away.

Criticism of the author for being an enabler? No one criticizes Stowers more than himself. He writes: "...like Pavlov's dog, I continued to run to the rescue whenever summoned, all the while searching for some method that might be more effective than the last...." But all his efforts were fruitless anyway, and that was maddening.

I'm glad that Stowers was able to salvage some peace for himself by writing the book. He has suffered enough.