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Psycho USA: Famous American Killers You Never Heard of

Psycho USA: Famous American Killers You Never Heard of
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AMERICAS 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...
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  • ISBN-13: 9780345524478
  • ISBN-10: 0345524470
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • Media: Paperback
  • Quantity Available: 6
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AMERICAS 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 whos gotten ink for spilling blood, theres 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 and The Whole Death Catalog gives them their dark due in this absolutely riveting true-crime treasury. Among Americas most cold-blooded youll meet Robert Irwin, The Mad Sculptor: He longed to use his carving skills on the woman he lovedbut had to settle for making short work of her mother and sister instead. Peter Robinson, The Tell-Tale Heart Killer: It took two days and four tries for him to finish off his victim, but no time at all for keen-eyed cops to spot the fatal flaw in his floor plan. Anton Probst, The Monster in the Shape of a Man: The ax-murdering immigrants systematic slaughter of all eight members of a Pennsylvania farm family matched the savagery of the Manson murders a century later. Edward H. Ruloff, The Man of Two Lives: A genuine Jekyll and Hyde, his brilliant scholarship disguised his bloodthirsty brutality, and his oversized brain gave new meaning to mastermind. Spurred by profit, passion, paranoia, or perverse pleasure, these killersthe Witch of Staten Island, the Smutty Nose Butcher, the Bluebeard of Quiet Dell, and many othersspan three centuries and a host of harrowing murder methods. Dramatized in the pages of penny dreadfuls, sensationalized in tabloid headlines, and immortalized in murder ballads and classic fiction by Edgar Allan Poe and Theodore Dreiser, the demonic denizens of Psycho USA may be long gone to the gallowsbut this insidiously irresistible slice of gothic Americana will ensure that theyll no longer be forgotten.

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  • ISBN-13 : 9780345524478
  • ISBN-10 : 0345524470
  • Media : Paperback
  • Pages : 416
  • Status : 6 on hand
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