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  • The A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killersby Harold Schechter

    Pocket Books 2012; US$ 17.00

    Bestselling true-crime writer Harold Schechter, a leading authority on serial killers, and coauthor David Everitt offer a guided tour through the bizarre and blood-chilling world of serial murder. Through hundreds of detailed entries that span the entire spectrum -- the shocking crimes, the infamous perpetrators, and much more -- they examine all angles... more...

  • Bestialby Harold Schechter

    Pocket Books 2008; US$ 23.99

    FROM SOCIAL OUTCAST TO NECROPHILE AND MURDERER -- HIS APPALLING CRIMES STUNNED AN ERA. San Francisco, the 1920s. In an age when nightmares were relegated to the fiction of Edgar Allan Poe and distant tales of the Whitechapel murders, a real-life monster terrorized America. His acts of butchery have proved him one of history's fiercest madmen. As... more...

  • Depravedby Harold Schechter

    Pocket Books 2008; US$ 27.95

    The heinous bloodlust of Dr. H.H. Holmes is notorious -- but only Harold Schechter's Depraved tells the complete story of the killer whose evil acts of torture and murder flourished within miles of the Chicago World's Fair. "Destined to be a true crime classic" (Flint Journal, MI), this authoritative account chronicles the methods and madness of... more...

  • Derangedby Harold Schechter

    Pocket Books 2009; US$ 16.99

    LURED FROM THE SAFETY OF HOME -- INTO THE JAWS OF HELL "America's principal chronicler of its greatest psychopathic killers" ( The Boston Book Review ), Harold Schechter shatters the myth that violent crime is a modern phenomenon -- with this seamless true account of unvarnished horror from the early twentieth century. Journey inside the demented... more...

  • Deviantby Harold Schechter

    Pocket Books 2010; US$ 16.99

    The truth behind the twisted crimes that inspired the films Psycho , The Texas Chain Saw Massacre , and The Silence of the Lambs ... From ?America?s principal chronicler of its greatest psychopathic killers? ( The Boston Book Review ) comes the definitive account of Ed Gein, a mild-mannered Wisconsin farmhand who stunned an unsuspecting nation?and... more...

  • The Devil's Gentlemanby Harold Schechter

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00

    From renowned true-crime historian Harold Schechter, whom The Boston Book Review hails as ?America?s principal chronicler of its greatest psychopathic killers,? comes the riveting exploration of a notorious, sensational New York City murder in the 1890s, the fascinating forensic science of an earlier age, and the explosively dramatic trial that became... more...

  • Fatalby Harold Schechter

    Pocket Books 2012; US$ 22.95

    In an era that produced some of the most vicious female sociopaths in American history, Jane Toppan would become the most notorious of them all. AN ANGEL OF MERCY In 1891, Jane Toppan, a proper New England matron, embarked on a profession as a private-duty nurse. Selfless and good-natured, she beguiled Boston's most prominent families. They... more...

  • Fiendby Harold Schechter

    Pocket Books 2012; US$ 16.00

    A MONSTER PREYED UPON THE CHILDREN OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY BOSTON. HIS CRIMES WERE APPALLING -- AND YET HE WAS LITTLE MORE THAN A CHILD HIMSELF. When fourteen-year-old Jesse Pomeroy was arrested in 1874, a nightmarish reign of terror over an unsuspecting city came to an end. "The Boston Boy Fiend" was imprisoned at last. But the complex questions... more...

  • The Mad Sculptorby Harold Schechter

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 11.65

    The true story of a failing sculptor who killed three people with an ice-pick, went on the run, sold his story to a newspaper and used the money to hire one of America's most successful criminal lawyers. more...

  • Man-Eaterby Harold Schechter

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 11.65

    The strange and terrible story of Alfred Packer, alleged man-eater and legend of 19th-century America's Western frontier. more...