A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers by Harold Schechter
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A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers
By Harold Schechter

The A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers

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A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers by Harold Schechter

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The news of shocking crimes and the books and movies they inspire have made serial killers a topic of both tabloid attention and serious study. Renowned true-crime expert Harold Schechter and co-author David Everitt uncover the methods behind the madness of this macabre yet compelling subject. Packed with hundreds of entries spanning the entire spectrum of serial murder, this vivid and comprehensive resource examines these horrific crimes - and their notorious killers - from every angle. From well-publicized facts to little-known details, these entries cover every dark chapter of serial murder and offer an unprecedented look at this gruesome phenomenon that continues to exert a firm grip on the nation's imagination.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781416521747
ISBN-10: 1416521747
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 153mm x 22mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Pocket Books
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 6-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Man-Eater by Harold Schechter Man-Eater, Paperback (August 2015)

"In the winter of 1873, a small band of prospectors lost their way in the frozen wilderness of the Colorado Rockies. Months later, when the snow finally melted, only one of them emerged. His name was Alfred G. Packer, though he would soon become infamous throughout the country under a different name: the Man-Eater"--

Maneater by Harold Schechter Maneater, Hardback (July 2015)

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

Mad Sculptor by Harold Schechter Mad Sculptor, Paperback (August 2014)

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.

Psycho USA by Harold Schechter Psycho USA, Paperback (September 2012)

For every celebrity psychopath who's gotten ink for spilling blood, there's a bevy of all-but-forgotten homicidal fiends studding the bloody margins of U.S. history. The law gave them their just desserts, but now the hugely acclaimed author of "The Serial Killer Files" gives them their dark due in this absolutely riveting true-crime treasury.

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Author Biography - Harold Schechter

Harold Schechter is Professor at Queen's College, The City University of New York. Renowned for his true-crime writing, he is the author of five non-fiction books: BESTIAL, DEVIANT, DERANGED, DEPRAVED and THE A TO Z ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SERIAL KILLERS.

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