Fiend

The Shocking True Story Of America's Youngest Serial Killer
Product Number: EB00560708
Released: Sep 11, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781476729138
Publisher: Pocket Books
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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.

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Author(s): Harold Schechter
Original Publish Date: Nov 13, 2012

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Author(s): Harold Schechter
Narrator(s): Kyle Tait
Genre: True Crime
Product Number Z100145864
Released: Jan 29, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781541460645

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