Dimensions: 320 Pages, 5.91 × 9.06 × 0.79 in
Published: April 15, 2013
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0446505293
ISBN - 13: 9780446505291
About the Book
Charles Cullen, RN, was one of the most accomplished serial killers in recent history. For 16 years, working in multiple hospitals, he had a hand in the deaths of as many as 300 patients. Though colleagues knew--or had reason to know--what was going on, no one stopped him.
From the Publisher
After his December 2003 arrest, registered nurse Charlie Cullen was
quickly dubbed "The Angel of Death" by the media. But Cullen was no
mercy killer, nor was he a simple monster. He was a favorite son,
husband, beloved father, best friend, and celebrated caregiver.
Implicated in the deaths of as many as 300 patients, he was also
perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history.
Cullen''s murderous career in the world''s most trusted profession
spanned sixteen years and nine hospitals across New Jersey and
Pennsylvania. When, in March of 2006, Charles Cullen was marched
from his final sentencing in an Allentown, Pennsylvania, courthouse
into a waiting police van, it seemed certain that the chilling
secrets of his life, career, and capture would disappear with him.
Now, in a riveting piece of investigative journalism nearly ten
years in the making, journalist Charles Graeber presents the whole
story for the first time. Based on hundreds of pages of previously
unseen police records, interviews, wire-tap recordings and
videotapes, as well as exclusive jailhouse conversations with
Cullen himself and the confidential informant who helped bring him
down, THE GOOD NURSE weaves an urgent, terrifying tale of murder,
friendship, and betrayal.
Graeber''s portrait of Cullen depicts a surprisingly intelligent
and complicated young man whose promising career was overwhelmed by
his compulsion to kill, and whose shy demeanor masked a twisted
interior life hidden even to his family and friends. Were it not
for the hardboiled, unrelenting work of two former Newark homicide
detectives racing to put together the pieces of Cullen''s
professional past, and a fellow nurse willing to put everything at
risk, including her job and the safety of her children, there''s no
telling how many more lives could have been lost.
In the tradition of In Cold Blood, THE GOOD NURSE does
more than chronicle Cullen''s deadly career and the breathless
efforts to stop him; it paints an incredibly vivid portrait of
madness and offers a penetrating look inside America''s medical
system. Harrowing and irresistibly paced, this book will make you
look at medicine, hospitals, and the people who work in them, in an
entirely different way.
About the Author
Charles Graeber is an award winning journalist and contributor to
numerous publications including Wired, GQ,
The New Yorker, New York Magazine,
Vogue, Outside Magazine, Men''s Journal,
Bloomberg Businessweek, Travel + Leisure, and
The New York Times, and an occasional guest on CNN, NPR,
and other radio programs. As a former medical student and
researcher, his co-authored papers appeared in scientific journals
including Kidney International. His work has been honored
with prizes including the Overseas Press Club award for outstanding
international journalism, the New York Press Club prize for the
year''s best magazine spot news reportage, several National
Magazine Award-nominations, and inclusion in numerous anthologies
including The Best American Crime Writing, The Best
American Science Writing, The Best American Business
Writing and The Best of National Geographic
Adventure. Born in Iowa, he now lives in Nantucket, MA and
Brooklyn, NY. For more information, you can visit
"A gripping look into a killer''s mind...THE GOOD NURSE is as suspenseful as any crime novel."