Maine lovers' 1947 crimes in Northern California detailed in The Ends

This nonfiction book explores the concept of the ends justifying the means.
By: Doresa-Ellen Banning
RENO, Nev. - July 21, 2020 - PRLog -- Shortly after World War II, two 20-something lovers with troubled backgrounds left a Maine fishing village on foot to start life anew, together, somewhere far away. At the same time, an older, friendly bachelor was vacationing, exploring the western U.S. by car, alone. When their paths crossed, each impulsively acted to achieve their own ends and, in doing so, doomed their future.

Author Doresa Banning chronicles the events that led up to the crimes, describes the felonious acts and details the consequences in The Ends: Two Young Lovers' Crimes and the Aftermath (paperback 144 pages, $7.99 and Kindle, $4.99 at; EPUB, $4.99 at

Comprehensively sourced, The Ends (

—Provides insight into the criminals' backgrounds and psychology and what made the victim a target;

—Delves into the accused's trials;

—Describes the various pertinent U.S. locales, including Truckee, Hirschdale and Nevada City in

California and Reno and Las Vegas in Nevada; and

—Includes a description of the criminals' lives until their death, photos and an index.

"Sure, the appalling crimes alone are compelling, but the young perpetrators' twisted mindset, the victim's vulnerability and the story's several unexpected turns make The Ends riveting," the author said.

Doresa Banning is a 20-year, Reno, Nevada-based freelance writer and editor who studied writing and literature at the University of California, San Diego and journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. Along with true crime, she writes about gambling history; she debuted the nonfiction book, A Bold Gamble at Lake Tahoe last December and pens the blog, It Really Happened!.

To order books or schedule an interview, talk or book signing, please contact the author.

The Ends by Doresa Banning
Publication Date: June 2020
Paperback, 8.5" x 5.5": 978-1-7336021-3-6
E-book: 978-1-7336021-0-5

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