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Psychos : Serial Killers, Depraved Madmen, and the Criminally Insane

Author: John Skipp
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Black Dog and Leventhal Publishers, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document : Fiction   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of thirty-eight terrifying tales of serial killers at large, written by the great masters of the genre, plumbs the horrifying depths of a deranged mind and the forces of evil that compel a human being to murder, gruesomely and methodically, over and over again. From Hannibal Lecter (The Silence of the Lambs) to Patrick Bateman (American Psycho), stories of serial killers and psychos loom large and  Read more...
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Psychos
Material Type: Document, Fiction
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Skipp
ISBN: 9781603763172 1603763171
OCLC Number: 911196682
Description: 1 online resource (250 pages)
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This collection of thirty-eight terrifying tales of serial killers at large, written by the great masters of the genre, plumbs the horrifying depths of a deranged mind and the forces of evil that compel a human being to murder, gruesomely and methodically, over and over again. From Hannibal Lecter (The Silence of the Lambs) to Patrick Bateman (American Psycho), stories of serial killers and psychos loom large and menacing in our collective psyche. Tales of their grisly conquests have kept us cowering under the covers, but still turning the pages. Psychos is the first book to collect in a single volume the scariest and most well-crafted fictional works about these deranged killers. Some of the stories are classics, the best that the genre has to offer, by renowned writers such as Neil Gaiman, Amelia Beamer, Robert Bloch, and Thomas Harris. Other selections are from the latest and most promising crop of new authors. John Skipp, who is also the editor of Zombies, Demons and Werewolves and Shapeshifters, provides fascinating insight, through two nonfiction essays, into our insatiable obsession with serial killers and how these madmen are portrayed in popular culture. Resources at the end of the book includes lists of the genre's best long-form fiction, movies, websites, and writers.

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"Lucy Comes to Stay" by Robert Bloch - An alcoholic MPD sufferer manages to escape the asylum by stabbing the attendant in the throat with a pair of scissors using her Lucy persona. The inmate registers in a flop house but when she won't stop drinking Lucy threatens to leave her. The authorities pick...
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