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  • The Serial Killer Filesby Harold Schechter

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 13.99

    THE DEFINITIVE DOSSIER ON HISTORY?S MOST HEINOUS! Hollywood?s make-believe maniacs like Jason, Freddy, and Hannibal Lecter can?t hold a candle to real life monsters like John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and scores of others who have terrorized, tortured, and terminated their way across civilization throughout the ages. Now, from the much-acclaimed... more...

  • The Devil's Gentlemanby Harold Schechter

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 13.99

    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...

  • The Whole Death Catalogby Harold Schechter

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 13.99

    In the tradition of Mary Roach?s bestselling Stiff and Jessica Mitford?s classic exposť The American Way of Death comes this meticulously researched, refreshingly irreverent, and lavishly illustrated look at death from acclaimed author Harold Schechter. With his trademark fearlessness and bracing sense of humor, Schechter digs deep into a wealth... more...

  • Psycho USAby Harold Schechter

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 13.99

    AMERICA?S MOST COLD-BLOODED! † In the horrifying annals of American crime, the infamous names of brutal killers such as Bundy, Dahmer, Gacy, and Berkowitz are writ large in the imaginations of a public both horrified and hypnotized by their monstrous, murderous acts. But for every celebrity psychopath who?s gotten ink for spilling blood, there?s... more...

  • Nevermoreby Harold Schechter

    Pocket Books 2010; Not Available

    Praised by Caleb Carr for his "brilliantly detailed and above all riveting" true-crime writing, Harold Schechter brings his expertise to a marvelous work of fiction. Superbly rendering the 1830s Baltimore of Edgar Allan Poe, Schechter taps into the dark genius of that legendary author -- and follows a labyrinthine path into the heart of a most heinous... more...

  • Bestialby Harold Schechter

    Pocket Books 2008; Not Available

    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; Not Available

    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...

  • Fatalby Harold Schechter

    Pocket Books 2012; Not Available

    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; Not Available

    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 A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killersby Harold Schechter

    Pocket Books 2012; Not Available

    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...