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Schechter vividly. Bon vivant Molineux had recently wed the sensuous Blanche Chesebrough. Driven to commit gruesome and bizarre acts beyond all imagining. He had even furiously denounced Cornish when penning his resignation from the Knickerbocker Club.
From "America's principal chronicler of its greatest psychopathic killers" The Boston Book Review comes the definitive account of Ed Gein. Ed Gein remains one of the most deranged minds in the annals of American homicide.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Death was by poison and came in the mail: A package of Bromo Seltzer had been anonymously sent to Harry Cornish. Scandal sheets owned by Hearst and Pulitzer eagerly jumped on this story of fatal high-society intrigue. This is his story -. In bold. Gein turned to other grave robberies and. After her death and a failed attempt to dig up his mother's body from the local cemetery.
Roland Molineux. Katherine Adams died in agony after ingesting the toxic brew. The wayward son of a revered Civil War general. Schechter captures all the colors of the tumultuous legal case. Molineux's subsequent indictment for murder led to two explosive trials. Jane Toppan would become the most notorious of them all. Jane Toppan was just beginning her career -. The Devil's Gentleman is an insightful.
When fourteen-year-old Jesse Pomeroy was arrested in Superbly researched and powerfully written. Jane Toppan. They had no idea what they were welcoming into their homes.
All the while Schechter brings alive Manhattan's Gilded Age: No one could have guessed that during her tenure at a Massachusetts hospital the amiable "Jolly Jane" was morbidly obsessed with autopsies. Selfless and good-natured. Self-schooled in the art of murder. It is a terrifying lure that ensnares Poe in a deadly investigation. Harold Schechter delivers both a wonderfully accurate portrait of a city in turmoil and an irresistibly appealing depiction of his amateur sleuth Edgar Allan Poe..
LongHarold Schechter. But the complex questions sparked by his ghastly crime spree -. A Journal of Murder by Thomas E. Harold Schechter. But soon. Harold Schechter brings his expertise to a marvelous work of fiction. Suddenly he is plunged into an adventure beyond his wildest fantasies -. From "America's principal chronicler of its greatest psychopathic killers" The Boston Book Review comes the definitive account of Ed Gein, a mild-mannered Wisconsin farmhand who stunned an unsuspecting nation -- and redefined the meaning of the word "psycho.
The place was an ordinary farmhouse in America's heartland, filled with extraordinary evidence of unthinkable depravity. The man behind the massacre was a slight, unassuming Midwesterner with a strange smile -- and even stranger attachment to his domineering mother. After her death and a failed attempt to dig up his mother's body from the local cemetery, Gein turned to other grave robberies and, ultimately, multiple murders.
Driven to commit gruesome and bizarre acts beyond all imagining, Ed Gein remains one of the most deranged minds in the annals of American homicide. This is his story -- recounted in fascinating and chilling detail by Harold Schechter, one of the most acclaimed true-crime storytellers of our time.
Copyright The Devil's Gentleman: Privilege, Poison, and the Trial That Ushered in the Twentieth Century by Harold Schechter From renowned true-crime historian Harold Schechter, whom The Boston Book Review hails as "America's principal chronicler of its greatest psychopathic killers," comes the riveting exploration of a notorious, sensational New York City murder in the s, the fascinating forensic science of an earlier age, and the explosively dramatic trial that became a tabloid sensation at the turn of the century.
Death was by poison and came in the mail: A package of Bromo Seltzer had been anonymously sent to Harry Cornish, the popular athletic director of Manhattan's elite Knickerbocker Athletic Club.
Cornish barely survived swallowing a small dose; his cousin Mrs. Katherine Adams died in agony after ingesting the toxic brew. Scandal sheets owned by Hearst and Pulitzer eagerly jumped on this story of fatal high-society intrigue, speculating that the devious killer was a chemist, a woman, or "an effeminate man.
The wayward son of a revered Civil War general, Molineux had clashed bitterly with Cornish before. He had even furiously denounced Cornish when penning his resignation from the Knickerbocker Club, a letter that later proved a major clue. Bon vivant Molineux had recently wed the sensuous Blanche Chesebrough, an opera singer whose former lover, Henry Barnet, had also recently died Molineux's subsequent indictment for murder led to two explosive trials, a sex-infused scandal that shocked the nation, and a lurid print-media circus that ended in madness and a proud family's disgrace.
In bold, brilliant strokes, Schechter captures all the colors of the tumultuous legal case, gathering his own evidence and tackling subjects no one dared address at the time--all in hopes of answering the tantalizing question: What powerfully dark motives could drive the wealthy scion of an eminent New York family to foul murder?
Schechter vividly portrays the case's fascinating cast of characters, including Julian Hawthorne, son of Nathaniel Hawthorne, a prolific yellow journalist who covered the story, and proud General Edward Leslie Molineux, whose son's ignoble deeds besmirched a dignified national hero's final years.
All the while Schechter brings alive Manhattan's Gilded Age: a gaslit world of elegant town houses and hidden bordellos, chic restaurants and shabby opium dens, a city peopled by men and women fighting and losing the battle against urges an upright era had ordered suppressed.
Superbly researched and powerfully written, The Devil's Gentleman is an insightful, gripping work, a true-crime historian's crowning achievement. Selfless and good-natured, she beguiled Boston's most prominent families. They had no idea what they were welcoming into their homes No one could have guessed that during her tenure at a Massachusetts hospital the amiable "Jolly Jane" was morbidly obsessed with autopsies, or that she conducted her own after-hours experiments on patients, deriving sexual satisfaction in their slow, agonizing deaths from poison.
Self-schooled in the art of murder, Jane Toppan was just beginning her career -- and she would indulge in her true calling victim by victim to become the most prolific domestic fiend of the nineteenth century.
When fourteen-year-old Jesse Pomeroy was arrested in , a nightmarish reign of terror over an unsuspecting city came to an end.
But the complex questions sparked by his ghastly crime spree -- the hows and whys of vicious juvenile crime -- were as relevant in the so-called Age of Innocence as they are today. 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 bloodlust gave way to another obsession: murder.
King identified himself as a policeman and told Fish that he wanted to talk to him about some letters he had written, and that Fish needed to accompany him to headquarters. Fish agreed mildly. King brought him downstairs and then, just as they were about to exit the building, Fish whirled, straight razors in both 23 The Killer Book of Serial Killers hands. King quickly subdued and shackled him; he had gotten a glimpse of the real Albert Fish. At the police station, for whatever reason, Fish started to speak.
He expounded on the horrendous letter for the detectives. He said that after he killed Grace, he positioned her neck on a oneAlbert Fish in the custody of Will King. He tried to drink the warm blood but vomited.
Then he used a knife and a cleaver to cut her in half at the navel, and proceeded to cut her into pieces. He planned on eating all of her except her head, guts, and skeleton. And it was all true. Later, at his trial, he admitted that as he ate Grace Budd over the nine days specified in the letter he was in a state of continual sexual excitement, and the memory of eating her during the day led him to masturbate at night.
There was some jurisdictional dispute, but Fish was eventually tried for the murder of Grace Budd in White Plains, New York, and after a nine-day trial in March he was convicted of her abduction and murder and sentenced to death in the electric chair. He engaged in coprophagy he ate human waste , and he liked to stick needles into himself. Indeed, on one occasion he tried to stick needles into his testicles but had to stop. It was too painful, he said.
However, when doctors took X rays of Fish at Sing Sing Correctional Facility, they found numerous long pins that had been driven into his abdomen in a kind of gruesome acupuncture. Technically, doing such a thing is known as a Piquer act: jabbing sharp objects into yourself or others for sexual gratification.
On the day Fish was to be electrocuted, January 16, , three of his six children visited him. Will King knew that Fish, who had roamed the country as an itinerant house painter, had killed other children; in fact, a number of children had disappeared from neighborhoods where Fish had been working. However, he never officially confessed to any killings except the murder of Grace Budd, which was plenty enough to send him to his death.
He was born on May 19, , in Washington, D. She could hardly afford to support herself, so she had no choice but to place Albert in St. When Fish was nine years old, his mother was a little more stable and able to take care of him, so she took him back. However, the orphanage had been a training ground for The skull of Grace Budd, found outside the abandoned cottage where she was killed.
Fish in the perverse, sexually and in every other way. And, of course, because of his psychological makeup, Fish was ready to use what he had learned.
T he sexual drive of Bobby Joe Long can be described in one word: unbelievable. But for a number of women in Florida, it became all too believable—and deadly. Bobby Joe Long believes that his troubles began in , when he was involved in a very nasty motorcycle accident. He was speeding down a street in Tampa, Florida, when a car suddenly appeared in front of him.
He was thrown into the car hard enough to crack his helmet. From then on, Bobby Joe says, strange things happened to his sex drive. He started to think about sex all the time—and to do it all the time, becoming almost satyrlike. Before the accident occurred, he would have sex with his slim, pretty wife, Cindy Jean, two or three times a week.
After the accident they would have sex two or three times a day, and Bobby Joe masturbated an additional five or six times. This kind of sex drive is reminiscent of that of another murderer, Albert DeSalvo—who claimed to be the Boston Strangler—who used to have sex with his wife more than thirty times a week.
He would find ads for furniture or televisions for sale, and then, during the day—always during the day, when it was less likely that a man would be home—Bobby Joe would go to the home, ostensibly to look at the item for sale. Once he was inside and sure that no one else was there, he would tie and gag the woman, then rape her. Long did this more than fifty times between and , and he became known in the area as the Want-Ad Rapist.
Local task forces and the FBI went after him, but he eluded capture. As the rapes continued, he felt a rising sense of anger. He started to feel anger as never before.
The slightest thing triggered a towering rage, which he would act out in bizarre ways. Once, for example, his mother Louella was visiting and said something that displeased Bobby Joe.
He grabbed her and spanked her like a child, an absurd, painful, and humiliating event for her. Noise also started to bother Long. The slightest noise would set off an explosive reaction. Whatever was cooking inside him, in , Long converted from rapist to killer—and then to serial killer. His first victim was a Vietnamese woman named Ngeon Thi Long.
He somehow lured her into his car, then tied her up, took her to an isolated spot, raped and killed her, and dumped her body on the side of the road. Prosecutor Mike Bonito would later say that Long set up his car to particularly serve his murderous ends. The passenger seat could be pushed back flat. He would have the victim sit in the seat, tie her up, and then push her back so her head would be lower than the back window.
With his free hand he would 28 Bobby Joe Long molest her as they drove, then he would rape and strangle her at their destination.
Almost any woman was fair game for Long, but he particularly liked prowling the strip joints, bars, and assorted dives along Nebraska Avenue in North Tampa to look for victims.
However, there was one thing that all of his victims shared: They had to come to him, pick him up, or otherwise approach him. This was the way he rationalized Bobby Joe Long killing them—if they picked him up, he considered them as manipulative, detestable whores, people who should be killed. Loss of Desire With eight victims behind him, something strange happened to Long.
Following his usual pattern, he picked up a big, sexy woman named Kim Sann in North Tampa. As soon as she was in the car, he started to assault her.
But Sann was a fighter, and she fought back—and screamed. There followed a series of skirmishes inside the car during which he managed to choke her into unconsciousness, only for her to awaken and scream and fight.
Finally he strangled her to death, and it was then that he discovered the curious thing: He had no energy to violate her sexually. To some degree, his frantic sexual energy had dissipated. But an encounter two days before the one with Kim Sann was even stranger. Rather, she was homeless, rejected by her own family. Not that this kept him away from her sexually. He took her to his own apartment and raped her, but he did not kill her.
Rather, he was with her for more than twentyfour hours and then simply dropped her off where he had picked her up. The really strange thing about this abduction was that he gave the girl the opportunity, though he kept her blindfolded throughout the rape and for much of her ordeal, to see him at various points, to glimpse his apartment, to see him at an automated teller machine.
He knew he was putting himself in jeopardy but did nothing to stop it. In fact, because of leads that Growing Breasts the girl provided, the police On top of the various emotional burdens that Bobby Joe Long had to carry, he suffered, like some other members of his family, from a disorder of the endocrine system that had a devastating side effect. When he was about twelve, he began to develop breasts.
He was terrified that he was becoming a woman. This certainly would have a traumatic effect on a twelve-year-old boy, particularly one who already must have had severe doubts about his sense of worth and self. Eventually he had to have an operation and doctors removed several pounds of tissue from his breasts. He said later that his capture did not surprise him, that he wanted to be caught and knew he would be.
As time had gone by, he had gained more and more a sense of revulsion— though not remorse—at what he was doing. Less than a year after he was arrested, Long was tried on multiple homicide charges. There was a mound of evidence against him, includ- ing the testimony of the girl he had raped and held at his apartment. His defense counsel tried mightily to establish 30 Bobby Joe Long a medical reason for his actions: Medical experts presented evidence that the motorcycle accident had caused trauma to his brain and that his injuries were the precipitating factor in his assaults on women.
Before the brain injuries, his counsel argued, there had been no offenses.
After, there had been the fifty-plus rapes of the Want-Ad Rapist and nine homicides. There was no question he had brain damage. Brain tests showed it, and he also had physical symptoms: His face felt dead on one side and he walked with a limp. They found him guilty, and in early , he was sentenced to death in the electric chair.
He is still—after all these years—on death row in Florida. Bobby Joe Long was an only child raised by his mother, an attractive woman who was a waitress who lived on the edge of poverty after divorcing her husband. Until he was twelve, Long and his mother shared the same bed in a series of hotel rooms she rented. When she got finished with her waitressing jobs, she would go out on dates rather than stay home with her son, whom she had neighbors watch.
Her work 31 The Killer Book of Serial Killers and dating schedule also angered him in terms of the times she would come home: five or six in the morning, when Bobby Joe would be getting ready for school. They spent almost no time together. As mentioned earlier, when Long was twelve, he stopped sleeping with his mother.
But whatever damage there was had already been done. Perhaps sleeping with a grown woman diminished the young boy. Indeed, in studies conducted with serial killers, psychiatrists have found that the most savage are those who feel sexually diminished by women. Feelings of shame also might have been a factor. Such feelings coupled with the terror and rage he felt over his mother neglecting him may have made for a murderous combination.
A: The electric chair. The state of Florida has no problem at all letting bad guys ride the lightning. And it may well be that Ted Bundy, one of the most infamous serial murderers of this century, wanted to ride it—at least subconsciously.
Consider this conversation Bundy had with his lawyer while in jail in Aspen, Colorado, on multiple murder charges, as reported in Bundy: The Deliberate Stranger, by Richard W. Supreme Court. Why not one of the other forty-nine states, where he was less likely to be executed? Although we may not understand his motives, one thing is for sure: Ted Bundy ranks as one of the most malevolent serial murderers of the twentieth century, mainly because he was a con man supreme.
If you were pretty girl who had long, dark hair parted in the middle and you met Ted Bundy, you were in deep trouble. Looks That Could Kill Bundy was a trim man about six feet tall with wavy brown hair, penetrating eyes, and even features, born in November He was handsome and articulate. Bundy graduated from the University of Washington, went partway through law school, and was active in both politics and community activities in Seattle, where he was raised—he even worked for the governor, Dan Evans.
It was hard to imagine that behind this polished exterior lurked a monster. Indeed, Ann Rule, one of the top truecrime writers in America, had befriended Bundy at the crisis hotline and never suspected that it was he who was responsible for the host of women being killed or disappearing in Washington and, later, all across the Pacific Northwest.
He approached one woman in the morning and one in the afternoon, and asked each for her help loading his boat on to his Volkswagen bug.