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Deranged the Shocking True Story of America's Most Fiendish Killer, Albert Fish

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The title alone speaks volumes as to the content of this book. Brilliantly written, Harold Schechter gives us an incredible look inside the life and mind of Albert Fish, one of the most prolific and disturbed serial killers America has ever known. Coprophagia, parthenophagy, colobosis — these are just a few of the words you will encounter while reading this tale of death and demise. Stimulating and disgusting all at once, Deranged is a wonderful example of true crime at its absolute best.
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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

In May 1928, a "kindly" old man came to the door of the Budd family in New York City A few days later, he persuaded Mr. and Mrs. Budd to let him take their little girl, Grace, on an outing. Albert Fish appeared to be a harmless, white-haired grandfather. The Budds never guessed that they had entrusted their child to a monster.

About the Author

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671025458
Author:
Schechter, Harold
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
General
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Trials
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Murder - General
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
82
Publication Date:
October 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
+8 p b/w ins
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.09x6.09x.68 in. .87 lbs.

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"Staff Pick" by ,

The title alone speaks volumes as to the content of this book. Brilliantly written, Harold Schechter gives us an incredible look inside the life and mind of Albert Fish, one of the most prolific and disturbed serial killers America has ever known. Coprophagia, parthenophagy, colobosis — these are just a few of the words you will encounter while reading this tale of death and demise. Stimulating and disgusting all at once, Deranged is a wonderful example of true crime at its absolute best.

"Synopsis" by , In May 1928, a "kindly" old man came to the door of the Budd family in New York City A few days later, he persuaded Mr. and Mrs. Budd to let him take their little girl, Grace, on an outing. Albert Fish appeared to be a harmless, white-haired grandfather. The Budds never guessed that they had entrusted their child to a monster.
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