Deranged: The Shocking True Story of America's Most Fiendish Killer (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Nov 24, 2009 - True Crime - 288 pages
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LURED FROM THE SAFETY OF HOME -- INTO THE JAWS OF HELL

"America's principal chronicler of its greatest psychopathic killers" (The Boston Book Review), Harold Schechter shatters the myth that violent crime is a modern phenomenon -- with this seamless true account of unvarnished horror from the early twentieth century. Journey inside the demented mind of Albert Fish -- pedophile, sadist, and cannibal killer -- and discover that bloodlust knows no time or place....

On a warm spring day in 1928, a kindly, white-haired man appeared at the Budd family home in New York City, and soon persuaded Mr. and Mrs. Budd to let him take their adorable little girl, Grace, on an outing. The Budds never guessed that they had entrusted their child to a monster. After a relentless six-year search and nationwide press coverage, the mystery of Grace Budd's disappearance was solved -- and a crime of unparalleled gore and revulsion was revealed to a stunned American public. What Albert Fish did to Grace Budd, and perhaps fifteen other young children, caused experts to pronounce him the most deranged human being they had ever seen.
  

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User Review  - Rose - Goodreads

Ignore the covers, this was a well written, well researched and surprisingly non-sensationalised account. Read full review

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User Review  - Brooke - Goodreads

found at times that there was a lot of page filling. however I did find this book fascinating. at times hard to read when it would go into detail, would still recommend this book to anyone interested in crime novels Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
7
Section 3
18
Section 4
34
Section 5
36
Section 6
38
Section 7
43
Section 8
46
Section 19
140
Section 20
144
Section 21
150
Section 22
150
Section 23
150
Section 24
150
Section 25
157
Section 26
168

Section 9
57
Section 10
70
Section 11
76
Section 12
90
Section 13
97
Section 14
103
Section 15
110
Section 16
114
Section 17
120
Section 18
129
Section 27
175
Section 28
186
Section 29
203
Section 30
209
Section 31
225
Section 32
230
Section 33
293
Section 34
299
Section 35
305
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About the author (2009)

Harold Schechter is a professor of American literature and culture. Renowned for his true-crime writing, he is the author of the nonfiction books Fatal, Fiend, Bestial, Deviant, Deranged, Depraved, and, with David Everitt, The A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers. He is also the author of Nevermore and The Hum Bug, the acclaimed historical novels featuring Edgar Allan Poe. He lives in New York State.

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