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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Gera-Lind Kolarik  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: Berwyn, Illinois

-- Gera-Lind Kolarik on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Gera-Lind lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information


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Freed to kill :
ISBN: 9781939430007. OCLC Number: 830313780

Garrett County Press,. .

Larry W. Eyler was caught in 1983, accused of being the homosexual highway killer, responsible for 22 murders in three states. Unbelievably, he was indicted for just one killing and spent three months in jail before an Illinois judge determined that the overwhelming evidence against him was tainted. He was released. Six months later Eyler was caught again. This time he was accused of a brutal, unimaginable murder of a 15-year-old street hustler. Crime journalist Gera-Lind Kolarik was the first person to recognize the killer's hunting pattern, which crossed state lines -- she alerted the Illinois Lake County sheriff, thus initiating a crucial turn in the investigation. In Freed to Kill, Kolarik with journalist Wayne Klatt intelligently examines the story of Eyler and his victims and investigates the institutions and officials that allowed Eyler a chance to hunt again.--

I am Cain
ISBN: 9781891053719. OCLC Number: 830313791

Garrett County Press,. .

On the night of April 7, 1990, newlyweds Nancy and Richard Langert were brutally shot in the basement of their suburban Chicago home. There were no leads. Nothing was stolen. The only clue was an illegible message Nancy left behind, written in her own blood. It was a crime that shocked the community and baffled the FBI and seven local police departments. They explored every prospect -- from IRA assassinations to Mafia hit. But it was a tough Illinois policewoman who would track down the killer, exposing a horror that was shockingly close to home. Veteran Chicago journalists Gera-Lind Kolarik and Wayne Klatt present a chilling investigation into this true story of murder, compulsion and tragedy.--

I am Cain /
ISBN: 0380766248. OCLC Number: 30084785

Avon Books,. .

Prisoners of fear
ISBN: 9781891053702. OCLC Number: 834602739

Garrett County Press Digital,. .

Connie Krauser Chaney had a troubled childhood that she hoped to escape by creating her own stable and caring family. Stability, however, was the last thing she found with her husband Wayne Chaney. Physically and sexually abusive, Wayne was an uncontrollable force in the life of Connie and their young beautiful son, Max. Acclaimed author Gera-Lind Kolarik investigates both sides of this fatally abusive relationship, which prompted one of the United States' first anti-stalking laws.--

Prisoners of fear /
ISBN: 0380773457. OCLC Number: 33030223

Avon Books,. .