To Find a Killer: The Homophobic Murders of Norma and Maria Hurtado and the LGBT Rights Movement is a 2023 book by Doug Greco.[1][2] In 2011, Norma and Maria Hurtado, a lesbian woman and her mother, were shot and killed by Jose Aviles in a homophobic hate crime.[3][4] Greco was a high school teacher to Norma Hurtado in Austin, Texas ten years prior to the killing, and applies his experience as an organizer with groups including Equality California to explore the crime and its context.[5]

To Find a Killer
AuthorDoug Greco
SubjectMurder of Norma and Maria Hurtado, American LGBT movement
GenreTrue crime, LGBTQ studies, non-fiction
PublisherGaudium Publishing, an imprint of Histria Books
Publication date
June 6, 2023
ISBN9781592112982 (Paperback)

The book received generally positive reviews from critics,[6][7] distinguishing it from much of the true crime genre for its detailed history of LGBT movements in the United States.[8]

References edit

  1. ^ King, Michael (September 8, 2023). "Point Austin: Hate Crimes Require Sparks Before They Ignite". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved January 31, 2024.
  2. ^ "To Find a Killer". Princeton Alumni Weekly. June 2023. Retrieved January 31, 2024.
  3. ^ Smith, Jordan (May 6, 2011). "The Road Against Hate". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 2024-01-07.
  4. ^ Smith, Jordan (December 13, 2012). "Aviles Guilty of Capital Murder". The Austin Chronicle. Retrieved 2024-01-07.
  5. ^ "Episode 170 : To Catch A Killer With Doug Greco". Acast. Across the Margin: The Podcast. August 22, 2023. Retrieved January 31, 2024.
  6. ^ "To Find a Killer - Doug Greco". Deviant Quill. June 2, 2023. Retrieved January 31, 2024.
  7. ^ Mutuma, Frank (August 28, 2023). "Book Review of To Find a Killer". Readers' Favorite. Retrieved February 1, 2024.
  8. ^ "Teresa's review of 'To Find a Killer'". Cultural Hub. December 30, 2023. Retrieved January 31, 2024.