Hell s Princess

Hell s Princess
Author: Harold Schechter
Publsiher: Little a
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2018-04
ISBN 10: 9781477808948
ISBN 13: 1477808949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hell s Princess Book Review:

In the pantheon of serial killers, Belle Gunness stands alone. She was the rarest of female psychopaths, a woman who engaged in wholesale slaughter, partly out of greed but mostly for the sheer joy of it. Between 1902 and 1908, she lured a succession of unsuspecting victims to her Indiana "murder farm." Some were hired hands. Others were well-to-do bachelors. All of them vanished without a trace. When their bodies were dug up, they hadn't merely been poisoned, like victims of other female killers. They'd been butchered. Hell's Princess is a riveting account of one of the most sensational killing sprees in the annals of American crime: the shocking series of murders committed by the woman who came to be known as Lady Bluebeard. The only definitive book on this notorious case and the first to reveal previously unknown information about its subject, Harold Schechter's gripping, suspenseful narrative has all the elements of a classic mystery--and all the gruesome twists of a nightmare.

Hell s Princess

Hell s Princess
Author: Harold Schechter
Publsiher: Little a
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2018-04
ISBN 10: 9781477808955
ISBN 13: 1477808957
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hell s Princess Book Review:

In the pantheon of serial killers, Belle Gunness stands alone. She was the rarest of female psychopaths, a woman who engaged in wholesale slaughter, partly out of greed but mostly for the sheer joy of it. Between 1902 and 1908, she lured a succession of unsuspecting victims to her Indiana "murder farm." Some were hired hands. Others were well-to-do bachelors. All of them vanished without a trace. When their bodies were dug up, they hadn't merely been poisoned, like victims of other female killers. They'd been butchered. Hell's Princess is a riveting account of one of the most sensational killing sprees in the annals of American crime: the shocking series of murders committed by the woman who came to be known as Lady Bluebeard. The only definitive book on this notorious case and the first to reveal previously unknown information about its subject, Harold Schechter's gripping, suspenseful narrative has all the elements of a classic mystery--and all the gruesome twists of a nightmare.

Hell s Princess

Hell s Princess
Author: Harold Schechter
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018-01-31
ISBN 10: 9781503944916
ISBN 13: 1503944913
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Lucifer s Daughter Princess of Hell 1

Lucifer s Daughter  Princess of Hell 1
Author: Eve Langlais
Publsiher: Eve Langlais
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-11-01
ISBN 10: 1927459826
ISBN 13: 9781927459829
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Vacation Hell Princess of Hell 4

Vacation Hell  Princess of Hell 4
Author: Eve Langlais
Publsiher: Eve Langlais
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-02-04
ISBN 10: 1927459877
ISBN 13: 9781927459874
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vacation Hell Princess of Hell 4 Book Review:

When Muriel goes to the beach, instead of collecting seashells like a normal person, she picks up a new man. A merman… Juggling a happily ever after is harder than it looks especially when it involves a fallen angel who is my soul mate, a hunky cat shifter, who stole my heart and a darkly delicious vampire who is like that piece of forbidden chocolate you just can’t resist. Add in a precocious little girl, who is totally spoiled rotten—not surprising given nana and poppa were Mother Earth and the Devil—and my life was a never ending series of dramas, foot stomping, yelling and tears. By me. I never knew being a grown up could be so much damned work which is why I decided we needed a vacation. But of course, being Lucifer’s daughter, that didn’t turn out as expected. Now I’ve go to figure out if my bathtub is big enough for a hunky merman—and is there room in my heart for one more? Genre: paranormal romance, fantasy romance, gothic, romantic comedy, alpha male, romantic adventure, urban fantasy, hero knight, demons, angels, strong heroine, vampire, mermaid

The Mad Sculptor

The Mad Sculptor
Author: Harold Schechter
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 0544114310
ISBN 13: 9780544114319
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mad Sculptor Book Review:

An account of a brutal triple homicide in an exclusive neighborhood in Depression-era New York draws on archival records to profile the killer, a brilliant but deeply disturbed young sculptor, while documenting the nationwide manhunt, tabloid scandals and courtroom dramas surrounding the case. 20,000 first printing.

Fiend

Fiend
Author: Harold Schechter
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-11-13
ISBN 10: 1476729131
ISBN 13: 9781476729138
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fiend Book Review:

A MONSTER PREYED UPON THE CHILDREN OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY BOSTON. HIS CRIMES WERE APPALLING -- AND YET HE WAS LITTLE MORE THAN A CHILD HIMSELF. When fourteen-year-old Jesse Pomeroy was arrested in 1874, a nightmarish reign of terror over an unsuspecting city came to an end. "The Boston Boy Fiend" was imprisoned at last. 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. Harold Schechter, whose true-crime masterpieces are "well-documented nightmares for anyone who dares to look" (Peoria Journal Star), brings his acclaimed mix of page-turning storytelling, brilliant insight, and fascinating historical documentation to Fiend -- an unforgettable account from the annals of American crime.

Hell s Judgement Birth of the Dark Princess

Hell s Judgement  Birth of the Dark Princess
Author: Michael D. Benson
Publsiher: Huntsmen Books
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2018-06-18
ISBN 10: 9781732033016
ISBN 13: 1732033013
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hell s Judgement Birth of the Dark Princess Book Review:

A battle between Heaven and Hell unleashes a massive tsunami headed straight for England. In response, God imbues devout priest John McClain with supernatural power that can stem the tide and save his country. In the aftermath, McClain finds himself wrapped up in the pursuit of the unborn child of twenty-four-year-old nun turned movie star Annabelle Smithson, who is on the run from the forces of good and evil. McClain takes her under his wing and works to win her and her child to the side of God. But Annabelle has a dark secret: her child may in fact be the daughter of darkness. Annabelle dies in childbirth, leaving McClain as steward for young Tabitha, who is swayed to the forces of evil led by Satanist Paul Hart and his secret occult society. To defeat the newly crowned Princess of Darkness, McClain must decide whether he is willing to sacrifice his own life to make way for an avenging angel sent by God.

Depraved

Depraved
Author: Harold Schechter
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2008-06-30
ISBN 10: 9781439117316
ISBN 13: 1439117314
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Depraved Book Review:

The heinous bloodlust of Dr. H.H. Holmes is notorious -- but only Harold Schechter's Depraved tells the complete story of the killer whose evil acts of torture and murder flourished within miles of the Chicago World's Fair. "Destined to be a true crime classic" (Flint Journal, MI), this authoritative account chronicles the methods and madness of a monster who slipped easily into a bright, affluent Midwestern suburb, where no one suspected the dapper, charming Holmes -- who alternately posed as doctor, druggist, and inventor to snare his prey -- was the architect of a labyrinthine "Castle of Horrors." Holmes admitted to twenty-seven murders by the time his madhouse of trapdoors, asphyxiation devices, body chutes, and acid vats was exposed. The seminal profile of a homegrown madman in the era of Jack the Ripper, Depraved is also a mesmerizing tale of true detection long before the age of technological wizardry.

Deviant

Deviant
Author: Harold Schechter
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-05-11
ISBN 10: 9781439106976
ISBN 13: 1439106975
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deviant Book Review:

The truth behind the twisted crimes that inspired the films Psycho, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and The Silence of the Lambs... 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 year was 1957. 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.

The Devil s Gentleman

The Devil s Gentleman
Author: Harold Schechter
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2008-09-30
ISBN 10: 0345509420
ISBN 13: 9780345509420
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Devil s Gentleman Book Review:

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 1890s, 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.” Forensic studies suggested cyanide as the cause of death; handwriting on the deadly package and the vestige of a label glued to the bottle pointed to a handsome, athletic society scamp, Roland Molineux. 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 . . . after taking medicine sent to him through the mail. 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.

Maniac

Maniac
Author: Harold Schechter
Publsiher: Little A
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2021-03-09
ISBN 10: 9781542025317
ISBN 13: 1542025311
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maniac Book Review:

Relates how respected local farmer and school board treasurer Andrew P. Kehoe blew up the new primary school in Bath, Michigan in 1927, an act of vengeance that killed thirty-eight children and six adults in one of the first and worst mass murders in American history.

Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century

Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century
Author: Peter Graham
Publsiher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Total Pages: 341
Release: 2013-05
ISBN 10: 1620876302
ISBN 13: 9781620876305
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century Book Review:

Offers a detailed account of the shocking 1954 murder committed by two teenage girls in New Zealand, which led to headlines around the world and inspired the Academy Award-nominated film Heavenly Creatures.

Killer Colt

Killer Colt
Author: Harold Schechter
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2010-09-28
ISBN 10: 0345522745
ISBN 13: 9780345522740
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Killer Colt Book Review:

With such acclaimed works as The Devil’s Gentleman, Harold Schechter has earned renown as the dean of true-crime historians. Now, in this gripping account of driving ambition, doomed love, and brutal murder in an iconic American family, Schechter again casts his gaze into the sinister shadows of gaslit nineteenth-century New York City. In September 1841, a grisly discovery is made aboard a merchant ship docked in lower Manhattan: Deep in the cargo hold, bound with rope and covered with savage head wounds, lies a man’s naked corpse. While a murderer has taken pains to conceal his victim’s identity, it takes little time to determine that the dead man is Samuel Adams, proprietor of a local printing firm. And in less time still, witnesses and a bloody trail of clues lead investigators to the doorstep of the enigmatic John Colt. The scion of a prosperous Connecticut family, Colt has defied his parents’ efforts to mold him into a gentleman—preferring to flout authority and pursue excitement. Ironically, it is the ordered science of accountancy that for a time lends him respectability. But now John Colt’s ghastly crime and the subsequent sensational murder trial bring infamy to his surname—even after it becomes synonymous with his visionary younger brother’s groundbreaking invention. The embodiment of American success, Sam Colt has risen from poor huckster to industrious inventor. His greatest achievement, the revolver, will bring him untold millions even as it transforms the American West. In John’s hour of need, Sam rushes to his brother’s side—perhaps because of the secret they share. In Gilded Age New York, a city awash with treacherous schemers, lurid dime-museum curiosities, and the tawdry excesses of penny-press journalism, the Colt-Adams affair inspires tabloid headlines of startling and gruesome hyperbole, which in turn drive legions of thrill-seekers to John Colt’s trial. The dramatic legal proceedings will fire the imagination of pioneering crime writer Edgar Allan Poe and fuel the righteous outrage of journalist Walt Whitman. Killer Colt interweaves the intriguing stories of brooding, brilliant John and imaginative, enterprising Sam—sharp-witted and fascinating brothers on vastly divergent journeys, bound by an abiding mutual devotion and a mystery they will conceal to the end. Harold Schechter has mined the darkly macabre vein of a bygone era and brought forth a mother lode of storytelling gold. From the Hardcover edition.

Princess of Hell

Princess of Hell
Author: Eve Langlais
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 626
Release: 2018-01-18
ISBN 10: 9781773840260
ISBN 13: 1773840266
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Princess of Hell Book Review:

The only thing harder than being a princess, is being the daughter of the devil. Includes: Lucifer's Daughter - How's a girl supposed to fall in love when Lucifer keeps getting in the way? Snowballs in Hell - Hell has frozen over. It's up to this princess, and her lovers, to save the day. Hell's Revenge - When an ancient foe dares to steal something precious, Muriel will do anything to get it back. Vacation Hell - Some people collect seashells at the beach. Not Muriel. She brings home a merman.

Hell s Revenge

Hell s Revenge
Author: Eve Langlais
Publsiher: Eve Langlais
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2015-11-01
ISBN 10: 1927459842
ISBN 13: 9781927459843
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hell s Revenge Book Review:

To say I have mommy issues is putting it mildly. The woman who abandoned me has a lot of nerve to just saunter back into my life without warning and drop a bombshell of atomic proportions. I tried to kill her as a way of resolving my inner Freudian issues, but my damned boyfriends stopped me. Spoilsports. As if wanting to strangle my birth mother isn’t enough, once again, someone is messing with my life and a new player steps in to save me. Did I mention my dark knight is tall, gorgeous, and fanged? Just don’t tell my lovers because apparently they’re not willing to share me with the undead. The final showdown with the mysterious figure—also known as the major pain in my ass—fast approaches. I don’t care how powerful they are. They screwed up big time when they took something precious of mine. It’s never a good idea to piss off this princess of Hell because revenge is my middle name. Thrust into the final showdown, thankfully, I’ve got more than my fallen angel and kitty at my side. Dark, Fanged, and Delicious is determined to join my group. I’m facing my biggest challenge yet, but don’t worry, with the help of my family and lovers, Hell will have its revenge. Warning: Includes violence, adult situations and other twisted ideas that aren’t suitable for some audiences. Reader discretion is advised. Princess of Hell series (best read in order): ~Lucifer's Daughter, Snowballs In Hell, Hell's Revenge, Vacation Hell Genre: paranormal romance, fantasy romance, gothic, romantic comedy, alpha male, romantic adventure, urban fantasy, hero knight, demons, angels, strong heroine

Fatal

Fatal
Author: Harold Schechter
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-11-13
ISBN 10: 1476729123
ISBN 13: 9781476729121
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fatal Book Review:

In an era that produced some of the most vicious female sociopaths in American history, Jane Toppan would become the most notorious of them all. AN ANGEL OF MERCY In 1891, Jane Toppan, a proper New England matron, embarked on a profession as a private-duty nurse. Selfless and good-natured, she beguiled Boston's most prominent families. They had no idea what they were welcoming into their homes.... A DEVIL IN DISGUISE No one knew of Jane's past: of her mother's tragic death, of her brutal upbringing in an adoptive home, of her father's insanity, or of her own suicide attempts. 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.

Snowballs in Hell

Snowballs in Hell
Author: Eve Langlais
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2015-10-23
ISBN 10: 9781518657641
ISBN 13: 1518657648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Snowballs in Hell Book Review:

Hi, I'm Muriel, misbegotten daughter of Satan, and once again, my life is in turmoil. The cowled one who tortured me left a curse on my mind, one that makes me afraid. Completely unacceptable, but in order to remove it, I have to do something even worse-betray my beloved by bringing another man into our bed. As if having to participate in a threesome isn't traumatizing enough, Hell has frozen over, and as much as I think Hades looks pretty in a blanket of white, the repercussions are severe. It's a good thing this princess of Hell has two lovers determined to charge my magic in pleasurable ways. I'll admit it's not easy having nympho magic, but I'm prepared to suck it up-and swallow-for the sake of saving the world.Warning: The following is a very adult urban fantasy containing sexual scenes, violence and twisted situations that some people might find offensive. Reader discretion is advised.

Lucinda Darkly

Lucinda  Darkly
Author: Sunny
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2007-08-07
ISBN 10: 1440622442
ISBN 13: 9781440622441
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lucinda Darkly Book Review:

Lucinda has dwelt in eternal darkness. As a demon princess, she exists in an endless, joyless realm. But she is about to discover a need she never knew existed?not for power, not for blood?but for a more dangerous passion with a lone warrior.

The Last Book on the Left

The Last Book on the Left
Author: Ben Kissel,Marcus Parks,Henry Zebrowski
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN 10: 1328566226
ISBN 13: 9781328566225
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Book on the Left Book Review:

An equal parts haunting and hilarious deep-dive review of history’s most notorious and cold-blooded serial killers, from the creators of the award-winning Last Podcast on the Left Since its first show in 2010, The Last Podcast on the Left has barreled headlong into all things horror, as hosts Henry Zebrowski, Ben Kissel, and Marcus Parks cover subjects spanning Jeffrey Dahmer, werewolves, Jonestown, and supernatural phenomena. Deeply researched but with a morbidly humorous bent, the podcast has earned a dedicated and aptly cultlike following for its unique take on all things macabre. In their first book, the guys take a deep dive into history’s most infamous serial killers, from Ted Bundy to John Wayne Gacy, exploring their origin stories, haunting habits, and perverse predilections. Featuring newly developed content alongside updated fan favorites, each profile is an exhaustive examination of the darker side of human existence. With appropriately creepy four-color illustrations throughout and a gift-worthy paper over board format, The Last Book on the Left will satisfy the bloodlust of readers everywhere.