Schechter, Harold

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Maniac: The Bath School Disaster and the Birth of the Modern Mass Killer

A vivid narrative that’s sure to please those interested in historical true crime tales.

Ripped from the Headlines! The Shocking True Stories Behind the Movies’ Most Memorable Crimes

Schechter’s expertise is such that three of his previous titles appear as works cited in this well-researched and gripping read. This fascinating look at the intersection of true crime and pop culture is a must.

Hell's Princess: The Mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men

This biography of a prolific and brutal serial killer will be of interest to Midwestern regional history buffs as well as true crime fans.

The Mad Sculptor: The Maniac, the Model, and the Murder That Shook the Nation

Resurrecting a huge national tabloid sensation covered by the likes of Walter Winchell, this fascinating tale of a charismatic and savvy madman will thrill historical true crime fans.

Psycho USA: Famous American Killers You Never Heard Of

Schechter completists and die-hard historical true-crime readers will not be disappointed. Still, while Schecter tells it like it was, the older cases become progressively less engaging once you realize you know where they’re heading.

Killer Colt

Recommended for American history buffs with an interest in true crime stories.

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