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    • Hell's Princess

    • The Mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men
    • By: Harold Schechter
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    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.” 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Totally Fascinating!

    • By Jeanette Kelley on 04-25-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Serial Killer Files

    • The Who, What, Where, How, and Why of the World’s Most Terrifying Murderers
    • By: Harold Schechter
    • Narrated by: Charles Constant
    • Length: 18 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 386
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 346
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 344

    Hollywood's make-believe maniacs like Jason, Freddy, and Hannibal Lecter can't hold a candle to real-life monsters like John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and scores of others who have terrorized, tortured, and terminated their way across civilization throughout the ages. Now, from the much-acclaimed author of Deviant, Deranged, and Depraved, comes the ultimate resource on the serial killer phenomenon.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Made me feel sick, yet I didn't want it to end

    • By Neuron on 02-07-17

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Deviant

    • The Shocking True Story of Ed Gein, the Original "Psycho"
    • By: Harold Schechter
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,491
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,382
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,382

    From "America's principal chronicler of its greatest psychopathic killers" ( 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The best of true crime

    • By E F on 07-17-16
    • The Shocking True Story of Ed Gein, the Original "Psycho"
    • By: Harold Schechter
    • Narrated by: R. C. Bray
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 04-06-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 1,491 ratings

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Man-Eater

    • The Life and Legend of an American Cannibal
    • By: Harold Schechter
    • Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
    • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 82

    In the winter of 1873, a small band of prospectors lost their way in the frozen wilderness of the Colorado Rockies. Months later, when the snow finally melted, only one of them emerged. His name was Alfred G. Packer, though he would soon become infamous throughout the country under a different name: "the Man-Eater."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Made me hungry. Just kidding.

    • By daniel on 05-01-17

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Psycho USA

    • Famous American Killers You Never Heard Of
    • By: Harold Schechter
    • Narrated by: Danny Campbell
    • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 75

    In the horrifying annals of American crime, the infamous names of brutal killers such as Bundy, Dahmer, Gacy, and Berkowitz are writ large in the imaginations of a public both horrified and hypnotized by their monstrous, murderous acts. But for every celebrity psychopath who's gotten ink for spilling blood, there's a bevy of all-but-forgotten homicidal fiends studding the bloody margins of US history.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • True crime enthusiast's dream

    • By Kindle Customer on 08-24-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Mad Sculptor

    • The Maniac, the Model, and the Murder that Shook the Nation
    • By: Harold Schechter
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 320
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 286
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 288

    Beekman Place, once one of the most exclusive addresses in Manhattan, had a curious way of making it into the tabloids in the 1930s: SKYSCRAPER SLAYER, BEAUTY SLAIN IN BATHTUB read the headlines. On Easter Sunday in 1937, the discovery of a grisly triple homicide at Beekman Place would rock the neighborhood yet again - and enthrall the nation. The young man who committed these murders would come to be known in the annals of American crime as the Mad Sculptor.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The Mad Sculptor

    • By William R. Toddmancillas on 08-03-14

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Devil's Gentleman

    • Privilege, Poison, and the Trial That Ushered in the Twentieth Century
    • By: Harold Schechter
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 15 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 82
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 75

    The wayward son of a revered Civil War general, Roland Molineux enjoyed good looks, status, and fortune - hardly the qualities of a prime suspect in a series of shocking, merciless cyanide killings. Molineux's subsequent indictment for murder led to two explosive trials and a sex-infused scandal that shocked the nation. Bringing to life Manhattan's Gilded Age, Schechter captures all the colors of the tumultuous legal proceedings.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Book Without an Accompanying Wiki Page Is Always A Treat

    • By Carolina on 02-27-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Beauty Slain in Bath: The Titterton Tragedy of 1936

    • By: Harold Schechter
    • Narrated by: James Edward Thomas
    • Length: 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A story from the anthology Masters of True Crime, which spans murder cases from the beginning of the 20th century to today. This is a must-hear for fans of true crime and will also be compelling to mystery and thriller listeners.

    Regular price: $6.95