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  • The Serial Killer Filesby Harold Schechter

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 20.00

    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$ 16.00

    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...

  • The Whole Death Catalogby Harold Schechter

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Deviantby Harold Schechter

    Pocket Books 2010; US$ 16.00

    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...

  • Nevermoreby Harold Schechter

    Pocket Books 2010; US$ 20.99

    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...

  • Psycho USAby Harold Schechter

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 20.00

    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...