Fiend: The Shocking True Story Of Americas Youngest Serial Killer

October 1, 2000|
Fiend: The Shocking True Story Of Americas Youngest Serial Killer by Harold Schechter
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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.
Harold Schechter is a professor at Queens College, the City University of New York, where he teaches courses in American literature and culture. Renowned for his true-crime writing, he is the author of five nonfiction books: Bestial, Deviant, Deranged, Depraved, and, with David Everitt, The A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers. He is ...
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Title:Fiend: The Shocking True Story Of Americas Youngest Serial Killer
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:320 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:320 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 1 in
Published:October 1, 2000
Publisher:Gallery Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780671014483

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