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HORRIFIC HOMICIDES BOOK REVIEW
The Legal Brief
John Buonora, retired Chief Assistant District Attorney of Suffolk County and past president of the Suffolk County Bar Association, reviewed "Horrific Homicides" in the Winter 2022 edition of the Association's magazine. Calling Judge Stark’s book a “labor of love reflecting his well-deserved reputation for thoroughness and clarity,” he notes that it tells “the real story” of the DeFeo murders. The story of Vikki Ardito, Buonora writes, is a “spellbinder involving a scorned woman, betrayal, wealth, a violent murder and a long and winding judicial proceedings with an ensemble of characters straight out of central casting.”
The Long Island History Project
In this episode of the Long Island History Project podcast, host Chris Kretz talks to Judge Stark's daughter about growing up with stories of these gruesome crimes and what it took to get the book published.
In this July 2023 article in Riverhead Local, Judge Stark's daughters discuss the making of the book and their upcoming talk at the Suffolk County Historical Society.