The True Story of Ed Gein, the Original 'Psycho'
By (author) Harold Schechter
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Deviant by Harold Schechter
Book DescriptionKnown for meticulously researched and brilliantly detailed accounts of horrific true crime legends, Harold Schechter takes readers inside the very heart and mind of true evil. Here is the grisly truth of Ed Gein, the killer whose fiendish fantasies inspired Alfred Hitchcock's 'Psycho' - the mild mannered farmhand bound to his dominating mother, driven into a series of gruesome and bizarre acts beyond all imagining. In chilling detail, DEVIANT explores the incredible career of one of the most twisted madmen in the annals of crime - and how he turned a small Wisconsin farmhouse into his own private playground of ghoulishness and blood.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780671025465
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Pocket Books
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-Feb-1999
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author 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, 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, Paperback (September 2012)» View all books by Harold Schechter
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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