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The Bizarre and Horrifying True Account of Serial Killer Bela Kiss
BelaKissFormat: eBook, Kobo
Pub. Date: 2013
Type: Non-Fiction, True Crime
Pages: 76
Read: 2/8/2014
Rating: Liked it ♥

Bela Kiss was described as a handsome, charming young man. Successful and wealthy, admired and liked by his neighbors and the general populous. He lived in Cinkota, Hungary which is near Budapest. No one connected the disappearance of young women from Budapest to him. Then he was drafted into the army to fight for his country in the first world war. He was declared missing in action and then killed. His landlord, wanting to rent out his property where Kiss used to live came to investigate, seeing large barrels he decided to open them, Kiss had told others the barrels contained gasoline, he was storing them to distribute the gasoline to farmers when gasoline was rationed. The landlord didn’t find gasoline in the barrels.

I always say, yeah he was a good neighbor until somebody finds the bodies in the basement, in this case the bodies were in the barrels. The bodies were also found with puncture marks in the neck, thereby giving Kiss the reputation of being a ‘vampire’, which was not an unusual occurrence in that part of the world. But it’s not known what he did with the blood, some felt he drained the blood to aid in preservation of the bodies, some believed he was really a vampire.

This is very short book, there is no history of Kiss, mainly because nothing is really known about him, official records are confusing and at time contradictory, local legend is just that, legend no way to prove. The author brings out what is known and speculated, making sure to inform us what is what. I found it informative but not all that interesting, not really a waste because it took me about 2 hours to read it.

About Belleza

I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

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