Fiend by Harold Schechter
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By Harold Schechter


The Shocking True Story of America's Youngest Serial Killer

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Fiend by Harold Schechter

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In FIEND's appalling portrait of a twisted teenager who preyed upon the children of nineteenth-century Boston, Schechter weighs in with his most unforgettable contribution yet to the annals of American crime. Fourteen-year-old Jesse Pomeroy was outwardly repellent in appearance, with a gruesome 'dead' eye; inside, he was deformed beyond imagining. A sexual sadist of disturbing precocity, he satisfied his atrocious appetites by abducting and torturing his child victims. But soon, the teenager's perverse lust gave way to another obsession: murder. When Pomeroy was arrested in 1874, a spree of monstrous violence finally came to an end. The Boston Boy Fiend was imprisoned at last. But the hows and whys of vicious juvenile crime were as relevant in the so-called Age of Innocence as they are today.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780671014483
ISBN-10: 067101448X
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 155mm x 20mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Pocket Books
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 20-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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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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