You Think You Know Me: The True Story of Herb Baumeister and the Horror at Fox Hollow Farm (True Crime)

You Think You Know Me: The True Story of Herb Baumeister and the Horror at Fox Hollow Farm (True Crime)

In the fall of 1994, Erich Baumeister (13), was playing in a wooded area of his family’s estate, when he stumbled across a partially buried human skeleton. He presented the disturbing finding to his mother, Julie, who inquired about the skull to her husband, Herb. He told her that the skeleton belonged to his late father, an anaesthesiologist, who used it for his research. He said he didn’t know what to do with it, so he buried it in the back garden. Astonishingly, Julie believed him.

Over the course of eighteen-months, Julie became increasingly concerned and even frightened by her husband's mood swings and erratic behaviour. In June 1996, whilst Herb was on vacation, she granted police full access to her family’s eighteen-acre home. Within ten days of the search, investigators uncovered the remains of eleven bodies.

Once news of the findings at Fox Hollow Farm was broadcast, Herb disappeared. He was missing for eight days when campers eventually found his body inside his car. In an apparent suicide, Herb had shot himself while parked at Pinery Park, Ontario. He wrote a three-page suicide note explaining his reasons for taking his life, which he attributed to his failing marriage and business. There was no mention of the victims scattered in his backyard.

Herb Baumeister would later be alleged to have killed at least nine more men along the Interstate 70 between Indiana and Ohio, and coined the “I-70 Strangler”. It is entirely possible that he was one of the most prolific serial killers in history, but because of his perpetual cowardice in the face of scrutiny, the world will never know.

In You Think You Know Me, bestselling author Ryan Green assumes the role of Herb Baumeister and attempts to fill in the blanks on one of Indiana’s most mysterious serial killers.

CAUTION: This book contains descriptive accounts of sexual abuse and violence. If you are especially sensitive to this material, it might be advisable not to read any further.

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    You Think You Know Me: The True Story of Herb Baumeister and the Horror at Fox Hollow Farm (True Crime) Reviews

  • Stacey

    I'm a fan of true crime and hadn't heard of Herb Baumeister. As far as serial killers go this guy the typical sociopath. You Think You Know Me could easily have been 100's of more pages but no need. I...

  • Fishface

    Interesting take on the Herb Baumeister story. The author paints Herb as a wealthier Jeff Dahmer with a mere whiff of Dennis Rader. The book needed a good scrub with the text-editing brush to make sub...

  • Kayla Krantz

    It’s always the one you least suspect. As always, this was a chilling piece by Ryan Green. The prose made it easier to imagine why Herb did the things that he did. There is lots of gore and hard to ...

  • Daniel Kupres

    ​Ryan brings to us the tale of Herb Baumeister, a serial killer from Indiana. Herb's killing spree spanned almost 20 years into the mid 90's. I searched his name and when I saw his picture after rea...

  • Katy Haas

    I feel torn about this book. Billing it as a "true story" rubs me the wrong way, when it seems like little of this book was based on fact, instead relying heavily on speculation. There are pages and p...

  • ? Marlene?

    To my surprise I had not heard anything about this killer. That being said I assume this is because there are not many facts or proof so it is more assuming. That was obvious while reading the killing...

  • Kayla

    Although this book was well written, and the story was interesting to follow, it is very difficult to rate. Herb Baumeister committed suicide before he was ever able to confess, or be tried for his cr...

  • Mckenzie Roberts

    I felt really conflicted about this book. Green is a wonderful story teller and writes beautifully- however, I hated the fact that he basically put words into the mouths of victims. There is no way to...

  • Bettye McKee

    Sex, drugs and murderThis book comes with its own warning label.Herb Baumeister developed his morbid activities and fantasies as a child. Although he was diagnosed with schizophrenia (the catch-all di...

  • J.H.

    5% fact, 95% fiction. I don't get why other reviewers would say "meticulously researched." The writing style borders on a penny dreadful. I'm sure there's a compliment in that characterization, somewh...