Panic Bloodlands collection

Amazon Original Stories - Spanning a century in our nation’s murderous past, Schechter resurrects nearly forgotten tales of madmen and thrill-killers that dominated the most sensational headlines of their day. During the depression, economic anxieties found an outlet in a series of child murders that triggered an irrational nationwide hysteria: pedophiliac psychopaths were overrunning the country.

As america was brought to rage and fury by the press and the FBI, lynch mobs took to the streets, reason gave way to doomsday scenarios, and one father was even driven to murder his three daughters to “save them” from a degenerate crime wave. A terrifying cautionary essay, moral crusades, Panic explores the combustible mix of unfounded fears, and the dangers of collective thinking.

Panic Bloodlands collection - Panic is part of bloodlands, a chilling collection of short page-turning historical narratives from bestselling true-crime master Harold Schechter.





The Brick Slayer Bloodlands collection

Amazon Original Stories - They ended in chicago a year later with the arrest of African American teenager Robert Nixon, igniting racial tensions in an already appallingly divided city. Tortured in custody and portrayed by the press in the most lurid and flagrantly racist terms, Nixon faced an all-white jury. A series of brutal home invasions terrified Los Angeles in 1937.

Used as inspiration for richard wright’s classic social protest novel, suppressed rage, the case against Nixon is a still-relevant examination of bigotry, Native Son, and the making of a murderer. The brick slayer is part of bloodlands, a chilling collection of short page-turning historical narratives from bestselling true-crime master Harold Schechter.

The Brick Slayer Bloodlands collection - Spanning a century in our nation’s murderous past, Schechter resurrects nearly forgotten tales of madmen and thrill-killers that dominated the most sensational headlines of their day. It would be the fastest conviction in the history of Cook County.





Rampage Bloodlands collection

Amazon Original Stories - In 1949, things like this just didn’t happen: A quiet New Jersey resident took a morning walk with a 9 mm Luger pistol. The prototype for the modern mass murderer, he would usher in a new age of violence in America. Rampage is part of bloodlands, a chilling collection of short page-turning historical narratives from bestselling true-crime master Harold Schechter.

Spanning a century in our nation’s murderous past, Schechter resurrects nearly forgotten tales of madmen and thrill-killers that dominated the most sensational headlines of their day. Even after his obsessive diaries were discovered—a catalogue of simmering rage, petty grievances, and sexual repression—the anomalous crime seemed incomprehensible.

Rampage Bloodlands collection - Succeeding decades would confirm that Unruh’s “Walk of Death” was just the beginning. In twelve minutes he murdered thirteen neighbors…and then went back to bed. Howard unruh went from obscurity to infamy overnight.





The Pied Piper Bloodlands collection

Amazon Original Stories - With makeup and an affected Elvis pout, Tucson’s Charlie Schmid was a crude parody of a bad-boy heartthrob. The inspiration for a classic story by joyce Carol Oates, Schmid, the most bizarre serial killer of any era, was the epitome of a narcissist flattered into believing he could get away with murder.

The pied piper is part of bloodlands, a chilling collection of short page-turning historical narratives from bestselling true-crime master Harold Schechter. In 1964, he still had a hold on girls who’d follow him anywhere. Spanning a century in our nation’s murderous past, Schechter resurrects nearly forgotten tales of madmen and thrill-killers that dominated the most sensational headlines of their day.

The Pied Piper Bloodlands collection - He murdered three of them. It was the dawn of the free-love movement—perfect for a magnetic madman who’d also foreshadow its end a few years later in the malignant charisma of Charles Manson.





The Pirate Bloodlands collection

Amazon Original Stories - Not a soul on board—just blood from cabin to deck. Refreshments were served as the most notorious and unrepentant mass murderer of the era made history as one of America’s first celebrity killers. The pirate is part of bloodlands, a chilling collection of short page-turning historical narratives from bestselling true-crime master Harold Schechter.

His execution was pure ballyhoo. Barnum. T. Spanning a century in our nation’s murderous past, Schechter resurrects nearly forgotten tales of madmen and thrill-killers that dominated the most sensational headlines of their day. Looted coins led to bowery thug Albert Hicks, the ax slayer who turned his shipmates into chum.

The Pirate Bloodlands collection - His crimes were absolutely fiendish. It drew nearly ten thousand bloodthirsty sightseers to the city—including the enterprising showman P. In 1860, a sloop drifted into New York Harbor.





Little Slaughterhouse on the Prairie Bloodlands collection

Amazon Original Stories - Spanning a century in our nation’s murderous past, Schechter resurrects nearly forgotten tales of madmen and thrill-killers that dominated the most sensational headlines of their day. The devilish enterprise on “hell’s Half-Acre” would earn the Bloody Benders an undying place in the annals of American infamy.

But it was the mysterious fate of eldest daughter, Kate, that would make them the stuff of mythic campfire prairie tales. Little slaughterhouse on the prairie is part of Bloodlands, a chilling collection of short page-turning historical narratives from bestselling true-crime master Harold Schechter. These pioneers welcomed unwary visitors with jackrabbit stew and a sledgehammer to the skull.

Little Slaughterhouse on the Prairie Bloodlands collection - In time, their apple orchard gave up its secrets—a burial ground for their mutilated victims, each stripped of their possessions. At a remote little inn not far from the Kansas homestead of Laura Ingalls Wilder lived the Bender family.





Hell's Princess: The Mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men Kindle in Motion

Little A - When their bodies were dug up, they hadn’t merely been poisoned, like victims of other female killers. All of them vanished without a trace. A deeply researched and morbidly fascinating chronicle of one of America’s most notorious female killers. The new york times Book ReviewAn Amazon Charts bestseller.

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. Others were well-to-do bachelors. 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: The Mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men Kindle in Motion - 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. Between 1902 and 1908, she lured a succession of unsuspecting victims to her Indiana “murder farm.

Some were hired hands.





Man-Eater: The Life and Legend of an American Cannibal

Little A - What followed was a saga of evasion and retribution as the trial of the century worked to extricate fact from myth and Polly Pry, a once-famed pioneering journalist, took on the cause of Packer. Months later, when the snow finally melted, only one of them emerged. In the winter of 1873, a small band of prospectors lost their way in the frozen wilderness of the Colorado Rockies.

His name was Alfred G. Packer, though he would soon become infamous throughout the country under a different name: “the Man-Eater. After the butchered remains of his five traveling companions were discovered in a secluded valley by the Gunnison River, Packer vanished for nine years, becoming the West’s most wanted man.

Man-Eater: The Life and Legend of an American Cannibal - Man-eater is the definitive story of a legendary crime—a gripping tale of unspeakable suffering, the desperate struggle for survival, and the fight to uncover the truth.





Ungirls Disorder collection

Amazon Original Stories - The lab-grown dolls can respond to pleasure or pain; their synthetic heads contain only the simplest AI to prevent any pesky robo sex doll uprisings. But just because growgirls don’t have a brain, chilling visions, doesn’t mean they don’t have a voice…Ungirls is part of Disorder, a collection of six short stories of living nightmares, and uncanny imagination that explore a world losing its balance in terrifying ways.

However, her new gig supplying intimate whispers for growgirls takes her to a place darker and lonelier than she could have ever imagined. In the near future, lab-grown sex dolls are the pleasure toy of choice in this disturbing and provocative short story from Lauren Beukes, the bestselling author of The Shining Girls.

Ungirls Disorder collection - Actor and sex worker Nats is experienced at putting on a show. Each piece can be read or listened to in a single disorienting sitting.





Vintage True Crime Stories Vol I: An Illustrated Anthology of Forgotten Cases of Murder & Mayhem

Historical Crime Detective Publishing - And, in the end, both men were executed in the same electric chair. Summary of chapter two: like a scene in a 21st Century action movie, two hitmen on a motorcycle roar down a Rhode Island road late at night. The events of that night lead to a one-of-a-kind murder trial with an outcome that reinforced the duality of American justice for the next one-hundred years.

Chapter 7 summary: no one has made a movie about this next case, but they should. During the late hours of january 10, 1895, two burglars break into the parsonage of Rev. Three days later, it happens again. William Hinshaw and his wife Thurza. Autopsies prove the men were killed before the fires were set. The evidence leads investigators to an elderly Civil War veteran with a dark past filled with dead bodies.

Vintage True Crime Stories Vol I: An Illustrated Anthology of Forgotten Cases of Murder & Mayhem - These four stories were recently discovered in one of the rarest true crime books known to exist, Enemies of the Underworld: Embracing Sixty-Eight Stories by America's foremost Detectives, by Frank Dalton O’Sullivan. His 700-page tome is a combination manual for new detectives, and true crime book featuring true stories co-authored by senior detectives and police chiefs from across the United States.

The cold-blooded killers of today are the same as they were long ago. To prove this theory, vintage true Crime Stories, consider the case summaries below that are featured in this book, Volume I. Summary of chapter one: twenty years before the 1932 kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh Jr.





Fatal: The Poisonous Life of a Female Serial Killer

Pocket Books - 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. An angel of mercy in 1891, jane toppan, a proper New England matron, embarked on a profession as a private-duty nurse.

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. No one could have guessed that during her tenure at a Massachusetts hospital the amiable "Jolly Jane" was morbidly obsessed with autopsies, deriving sexual satisfaction in their slow, or that she conducted her own after-hours experiments on patients, agonizing deaths from poison.

Fatal: The Poisonous Life of a Female Serial Killer - . 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 father's insanity, of her brutal upbringing in an adoptive home, or of her own suicide attempts. Selfless and good-natured, she beguiled Boston's most prominent families.