The women were just as bad and it seems that the women loved to use arsenic and any kind of poison they could get their hands on to commit their crimes. The men loved to use axes and hatchets to "chop" up their victims. This book is not for the faint of heart as the author goes into descriptive detail about the murders and it was one of the most detailed versions of murders that I have read in a very long time.
I found myself through some of the stories getting queasy as the information of the murders were so detailed that I could imagine the pain and agony of the victims. That is saying a lot for me as I consider myself a hardened horror fan and normally I don't get queasy reading about twisted psychos! But with this book it was a different. This is no "walk in the park" book. It is a "ride into hell". Four stars for this one. View all 3 comments. Nov 07, Mel rated it liked it Shelves: 3-stars , read-in , audiobook.
It was a little boring and nothing memorable in the way the author wrote the stories. Really only enjoyed the audiobook aspect of this because the man reading it had such an enjoyable voice. Feb 14, Angel Gelique rated it really liked it Shelves: real-life-horror , serial-killers , murder , based-on-true-events , delve-into-a-killer-s-mind , non-fiction , psycho.
This book started off slow and I didn't think I'd enjoy it much. After all, how many hideous crimes could possibly have taken place in the late eighteenth and nineteenth century, right? You'd be surprised! I know I sure was. It just goes to show that humans possess an incredible capacity for savagery and brutality and sometimes it takes very little to unleash that murderous rage.
It seems that most murderers back in "the good old days" displayed classic pschopathic signs and tendencies that went completely unnoticed since there were no formal diagnoses or behavioral patterns to raise flags. As with many deviously depraved predators preying upon victims today, the perpetrators of ghastly murders back then were often intelligent, prominent, seemingly respectable gentlemen mostly from good families. I was shocked at how many medical school students and doctors committed heinous crimes. People were just as sick and perverse back then as they are today. Not only were horrific crimes sensationalized, but the subsequent hangings often received greater fanfare than holiday events, like Fourth of July celebrations.
These "carnivalesque executions" were attended by all ages and both genders, including, " Women, the so-called "tender sex" outnumbered the men in most of these gala public executions. The author did an excepetional job researching the crimes and relaying them in great, gory detail.
The only thing I didn't much care for was the inclusion of the many ballads that were written to commemorate the victims. Also, I wish there were more recent examples of serial killings. Surely, there are several "unknown" murderers from recent time who could have 'graced' the pages of this book with their atrocities. Hopefully, the author will consider writing a companion book, one that continues where this one left off.
This was an intriguing non-fiction book. Aug 20, Jillyn rated it really liked it Recommends it for: crime fans, nonfiction fans. Shelves: first-reads.
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I received this book through Goodreads First Reads. Psycho USA is a nonfiction book that documents forgotten or not well known murderers or killers in American History. There's a nice is that a word that can be used when discussing serial killers? My favorite part again, that sounds creepy were the songs and poems that were written about some of these killers to keep the story alive. It sounds dark, bu I received this book through Goodreads First Reads. It sounds dark, but how many people know the Lizzie Borden rhyme?
It was a cool glimpse into our history our being America Not murderers. Overall, I found this book an interesting and morbidly entertaining read. I was admittedly a bit bored in the beginning, and I wasn't sure if it was going to be my kind of story. I'm not sure if it was my mood or the book that changed, but it picked up and I'm very glad it did.
I have a dark interest in murders and prisons, and this book was right up my alley. It was informative, well written, and reflective. People always say, "Man, the world is going to hell in a hand basket. We never acted like this. As Sartre said, "L'enfer, c'est les autres. View 1 comment. Oct 18, Anita Dalton rated it it was amazing Shelves: books-we-own , non-fiction , true-crime. Harold Schechter is one of my favorite true crime authors.
I have several of his books covering the crimes of Ed Gein, H. Holmes, Jesse Pomeroy and others and one day hope to find myself with time to read some of his fiction. He writes in a manner that is both intelligent and accessible and manages to speak about the unspeakable without the bombast and disgust that I am sure would mar my writing were I ever to try to write about killers. So given his skills, I should not have been so smug as to Harold Schechter is one of my favorite true crime authors.
So given his skills, I should not have been so smug as to think this book had little to teach me. But I certainly knew far less than I thought I did because in this book of more obscure American killers, some of whom are serial killers or mass murderers, I only knew of three killers out of the thirty-one presented. Among poisoners, sex killers, lonely hearts murderers and family annihilators, I knew of the Smutty Nose Killer, an angry seaman who killed a house full of women for money; Carlyle Harris, a despicable seducer and poisoner; and William Edward Hickman, a kidnapper and mutilator.
I had sort of heard of Andrew Kehoe, having come across his name in reference to school mass murderers, but had never read about him in any depth. A lot of the true crime encyclopedias out there are tiresome cash grabs, covering the same ground over and over and discussing intricate and fascinating murders in so little detail that the reader finds herself longing for text at least as comprehensive as Wikipedia. This may be the murders most casual true crime readers know the best because it was written about in a fiction novel by Anita Shreve called The Weight of Water and the book was adapted into a film of the same name that featured Sarah Polley, Sean Penn and the amazing British actress, Katrin Cartlidge, who died too young from peritonitis.
The Smutty Nose murders get their name from the location of the killing — off the coast of New Hampshire there is a series of small islands that are pretty much the last place anyone would want to live but in some hearty folk decided to live on these islands and a Norwegian family lived on one of the islands called Smutty Nose. The three men were commercial fishermen and occasionally worked with other fishermen in the area. They lived in a relatively small house, yet they took in boarders periodically, notably Louis Wagner, the 28 year old Prussian immigrant who would eventually slay everyone he found in the house on Smutty Island.
Louis Wagner was angry because he did not earn enough money and decided to rob the Hontvets. Wagner was intimately familiar with the Hontvets, their financial circumstances, and the layout of their little home, having boarded with them for several months. Striking on March 3, , Wagner knew the men of the house would be out. He had met them in Portsmouth and they told him they were delayed and would not go back to the small island until the morning. Wagner seized his chance.
He stole a boat and rowed his way to the island. It was after ten pm when he reached the house, and all the women had gone to bed. Karen was sleeping on a cot in the warm kitchen, while Maren and Anethe slept in a bed in a nearby room. Around midnight Wagner burst into the house and launched an attack so quickly and without warning that Maren had no idea what was happening. She died believing that her brother-in-law John had snapped and was bludgeoning her — Wagner used a kitchen chair to beat her. Maren heard her sister screaming and could not get the latch on the door to work and was unable to get to her sister to help her.
Karen ran to the door and hitting the door she dislodged the latch and Maren was able to let her wounded sister inside, but Wagner made it inside the room too and began to beat the two women with a long piece of wood from the chair he broke over Karen.
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Somehow Maren got her sister inside and shut and locked the door with Wagner outside. Anethe ran for the window to escape and Maren told her to scream in the hopes people on nearby islands might hear her and send help. Wagner found her outside the house and Anethe finally was able to say something.
Maren had made it to the window just in time to see Wagner pick up an axe leaning on the side of the house and strike her with it. Maren had a dire choice to make — stay and try to defend herself and her mortally wounded sister, because Karen was too injured to flee, or run away on her own and leave her sister to die. As she heard Wagner reenter the house, Maren had to act quickly.
Now it was either flee or die for Maren. Grabbing the nearest garment, a skirt, she threw it over her shoulders, climbed out the window, hurried past the slaughtered corpse of Anethe and — with the little dog, Ringe, following close on her heels — searched desperately for a hiding place. As she ran, she was able to hear Wagner killing Karen. She made her way to the far end of the island, she wedged herself between two rocks and she and the little dog huddled together for warmth. She could barely breathe as she heard Wagner searching for her.
It was a situation so nightmarish that it has become a staple of horror movies: an implacable monster hunting for a young woman who huddles nearby in absolute terror, barely daring to breathe for fear her hiding place would be discovered. Ending here to avoid "spoilers and because this is yet another of my entirely too long looks at a book. You can read the rest of this and my other Halloween entries over on Odd Things Considered.
Aug 11, Diana rated it really liked it Shelves: read-in , true-crime-read , re-read , read-in Re-read I saw this on Scribd and decided to pick it up, it is a great true crime encyclopedia that discusses many formerly well-known murderers. I really enjoyed this book, The book is about criminals, mostly serial killers, that America's forgotten. Though I did know 3 of the stories in the book. I really recommend it if you're into True Crime stories.
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Sep 30, Laura Lee rated it really liked it Shelves: true-crime. Due to the grisly subject matter, I can't say I really "enjoyed" this book. I did, however, find it darkly fascinating - It's very strange and, in an odd way, reassuring to know that our country has always had its Bundys and Dahmers, and it's not that just late 20th-century society is singularly disturbed.
Every society, and every era, has its monsters. From a cultural perspective, it's also interesting to consider why some killers live forever in infamy like Lizzie Borden, for instance when Due to the grisly subject matter, I can't say I really "enjoyed" this book. From a cultural perspective, it's also interesting to consider why some killers live forever in infamy like Lizzie Borden, for instance when other even more terrifying and dastardly people are quickly forgotten.
I, for one, was shocked that I had never before heard of the Kehoe murders, especially considering he was a right-wing terrorist, a precursor to Timothy McVeigh. This collection was well-written, with just enough narrative and detail to make me feel like I was reading a horror novel and not a historical overview.
The scholarly validity of this book is up for debate, I suppose - I think it should have included footnotes, for instance - but it's a good popular history of some of the darkest characters in our cultural history. Apr 28, Missy rated it really liked it. This was a very interesting read. I definitely learned about people who perpetrated heinous crimes in their heyday only to be forgotten. How sad how some serial killers can attain infamy in their afterlife while others fade away as soon as their sentences have been handed down.
Definitely a must read for true crime buffs. Jun 26, Lindy rated it it was amazing.
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Lull your little one to sleep while counting the animals also nestling in for the night. Frankie is a little bear who goes to sleep each night with a ball of yarn unravelling in his paws and listening to the sound of his mother's knitting needles. Frankie dreams in all the colours of yarn until his mother's knitted surprise is ready… a blanket which, like a magic carpet, will always bring him home no matter how far he goes in his dreams.
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Artist Naomi M. These are inspiring and indomitable black women whose stories need to be told. Her moods range from confusion and sadness, to fear and rage.
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When Tuk is born on the mountain, life is simple for a young bighorn. However, the herd is in jeopardy and soon it will be up to Tuk to lead them to a mountain he has seen far to the west. It will be a long journey filled with dangers, but Tuk has seen the blue mountain and his herd mates are counting on him. On a crowded city sidewalk, a child discovers a book. At home, in her apartment, the child begins to read and is immediately carried beyond the repetitive sameness of an urban skyscape into an untamed natural landscape, sparking a transformation of the cityscape.
This wordless book speaks volumes about how art can transform us beyond the sometimes-dreary world of the everyday. From tugboats to ferry boats, cargo ships to clippers, children discover 15 different nautical crafts. Each two-page spread includes a brightly illustrated maritime vessel with a simple description written as read-aloud text. The boats and ships also display a nautical flag, whose message is decoded as a secondary text. Bob wants a dog for his birthday, but instead he gets a ghost named Fluffy.
Fluffy doesn't sit or fetch, but he does eat everything, and soon all of Bob's things and even Bob himself end up in Fluffy's belly. After reading this story, everyone will want a birthday ghost! Heam is the hottest drug around. It smells like strawberries and looks like liquid silver. People say when you take Heam your body momentarily dies and you catch a glimpse of heaven. Faye was only 11 when drug dealers forced Heam on her and her best friend, Christian.
And her only friend died. When year-old Hallie is hit by an SUV, her life ends before it ever really began. At an otherworldly carnival, she meets the elderly driver, Susan, who claims a malfunctioning accelerator caused the accident. Two bodies, two souls switch places in search of justice — before time runs out. Bog journeys into human territory with Small, a huge forest troll, and Hannie, a human girl. There, the three friends learn of a rock said to bring a stone troll back to life.
Their quest becomes a race of cunning, trickery and wits. While hiding his own lack of circus skills, Seb discovers he is not the only one with secrets, and that the school is falling apart. Dylan and his friends win a science fair and the prize is a trip to the badlands of Alberta and Dinosaur Provincial Park.
Bridges are fascinating structures and they come in all forms. Whether they are covered or moveable, stone or wood, bridges connect countries, neighbourhoods and even families! Twins Piper and Quinn meet for the first time at their mother's funeral. Each is aware that there is a darkness inside her. One has been pampered, the other, punished. One wants to uncover the truth hiding behind the lies, the other wishes to possess the power to turn lies into truth — and a dark and deadly inheritance will destroy one of them.
Inside is a mysterious leather-bound book, and, when Becca tries to read it, she triggers an ancient magic — her spirit is sent to an ancient world and she falls into a coma. Crys vows to save her… but from what? Henry has found the most awesome book ever. The problem is, he keeps getting interrupted by the school bell. But what if Henry decides to ignore the bell and keep reading? By not springing up with the ringing of the bell, Henry sets off a chain reaction unlike anything his school or town has ever seen. Will a louder bell make Henry move?
But when the mayor tries to shut down the rickety bookstand, Yasmin must take her nose out of her book and do something. But what can she do? With the help of friends, family and neighbours, Yasmin launches a campaign to make sure the voices of the community are heard. A fascinating read for fans of the team and the game, this book features appealing historic and contemporary images, and mixes informative text with quick-reference infographic charts for statistics buffs.
And the reward money for cracking the case would be a big help at home. But as the clues careen in all directions and the suspects mount up, Duncan finds that wrestling with the truth may be harder than wrangling a gator. On the night of a blue moon, a boy and his cat set out for a walk and find themselves on an enchanted adventure. They are carried to the blue moon, but the blue planet, Earth, calls the explorers home. Safely back in bed, the boy wonders — was it only a dream? The wind, with its many names, is a powerful, borderless force that whistles and whines, and sings and roars. Follow along with a young boy on an imaginative dance around the world upon the shoulders of the planet's most celebrated winds — Chinook, Papagayo, Shamal and the Cape Doctor — as they blow across the Earth.
An evocative journey around the globe and home again. Respect, determination and the sheer thrill of the game brought Bobby Orr from a small northern town in Canada to the NHL. This picture book celebrates hockey — from the backyard rinks to the big leagues. A book for hockey enthusiasts of all ages! Evelyn and Queen become friends and, although she cringes when he draws attention to himself, he is the most interesting person Evelyn has ever met.
When suspicious disasters suddenly start happening all over the globe, Conrad and Piper McCloud join with their former classmates and create a secret group that use their gifts to save people in trouble. Can Conrad bring them together to save themselves… and the world? Jarrod can view the memories of any bug — he just has to eat it. But, when Jarrod swallows a fly while biking, he sees a room stacked full of sick dogs and puppies in crates. Can Jarrod save them? All the Icehogs are excited to hit the ice except Gregory.
He doesn't want to play and he won't say why. Brady Brady discovers that Gregory can't afford new skates, so he comes up with a plan to help — and winds up helping the whole community! Our Choice Brady Brady loves hockey and decides to build his own backyard rink! With no help from his family, he has to make it by himself. Building a rink is tougher than he thought, but Brady Brady's hard work is about to pay off in a way he never imagined.
Originally published in , by Stoddart Publishing Our Choice Brady Brady is proud of his backyard rink and loves when friends come over for a game of shinny. But when Freddy's grandfather makes a bigger rink and the game moves there, feelings are hurt and friendships are tested. Can the Icehogs stay together or will it be rink vs.
Originally published in , by Brady Brady Inc. Frightened of playing a mean and undefeated opposing team, the Icehogs' goalie Chester gets an attack of nerves and goes missing! It's up to Brady Brady and his team to find their netminder and help him find the courage to face the dreaded Dragoons. Ashley hates getting her hair braided. It looks nice when it's done, but it takes ALL day and Ashley never has time to do anything fun. When Grandma arrives, they turn the tables and braid Mom's hair! With augmented reality, magazine content comes to life!
Using fun ways to explore math, science, language, geography, history, music and art beyond the curriculum, this educational magazine engages kids through what they love — their mobile devices. Featuring articles on current science trends and tech gadgets, great books to read, contests, ideas and experiments to try at home, this is cool learning! This fully interactive magazine offers extra digital content for kids to read, listen to and watch with the use of a mobile device and the free Blippar app.
Offering a multi-sensory journey, fusing digital and print media in a dynamic and compelling way, this magazine allows kids to explore topics such as space, Earth sciences, biology, math and technology on a deeper level. When an ice storm snaps a small girl's favourite branch from the tree in her yard, she's crestfallen. Her neighbour, Mr. And so, with imagination and Mr. Frank's guidance and tools, the girl transforms the branch into something new, giving it another purpose, and her another place to treasure!
This book encourages young readers to discover the world of trees. Profiling 11 different trees from around the world, including familiar ones such as the red maple as well as lesser-known trees like the tall-stilted mangrove, it highlights the many complex ways trees are part of our society, culture and economy. The symbiotic relationship between trees and animals is also explored. In his daydreams, Jensen is a hero, saving his friends and the world daily. But in his middle school reality, everything is hard — from math to friendships.
Can Jensen find real solutions to his real-life problems? What does it mean to be brave? This is the sequel to Awkward. Join Chris, Wallow, Beth and Danny, four year-old heroes-for-hire, as they travel through the galaxy helping those who need it Enjoy these brand new missions as the Bravest Warriors go solo! From little Beth, to poor choices regarding werewolves and magic, the Bravest Warriors have never been more helpful Eleven-year-old Parvana lives in Afghanistan under Taliban rule.
When her father is arrested, conditions grow desperate for her family. Forbidden to earn money as a girl, Parvana must transform herself into a boy, and become the breadwinner.
This 15th-anniversary edition includes a new cover, a foreword, a map and an updated author's note. Hockey is a very popular sport around the world. But how and where did hockey originate? When was hockey first added to the Olympics? Have women and girls always played? In this book, these and many more questions are answered for hockey fans. Before her mother leaves. Before her sister betrays her. The determination to find love and comfort that lures Faith to drugs is the same force that can drive her to recover.
This book highlights the achievements of Canadian women's sports stars and their fight for the right to compete in sports traditionally dominated by men. Proving that women's sports are just as competitive and exciting to watch as men's, this book focuses on seven sports and the women who made them their own. It only takes one: one coral gamete to start a colony, one person to make a difference, one idea to change the world.
The ongoing effort to save and rebuild the world's coral reefs is the living legacy of Ken Nedimyer, founder of the Coral Restoration Foundation. This book is a tribute to the wonders of nature and the power of human hope. The American alligator, which escaped extinction 65 million years ago, was nearly wiped out in the marshes and swamps of Louisiana and Florida in the last century. Today, it is thriving. This insightful book tells the story of how government protection, habitat preservation and a campaign to reduce the demand for alligator products helped bring back this fierce-looking predator.
The survival of the giant panda depends on the survival of its only food: bamboo. Habitat loss from the destruction of bamboo forests in south central China where it lives made the giant panda a vulnerable species. This book tells how habitat conservation and the creation of borrowing-and-breeding programs with zoos around the world have kept this beloved bear from extinction.
Humpback whales are a true ecological success story. Readers will be enthralled by the story of these masters of the deep, listed as endangered in Protected by an international ban on hunting all whales in , the humpback recovered so well it was no longer listed as endangered in most of the world by The only remaining wild population of whooping cranes breeds in Canada and winters in the United States.
Explore the fascinating story of its recovery — a tale of cross-border cooperation and the work of a team of international biologists. Readers will be able to chart their course and determine the elements of this successful recovery plan. Nothing takes the place of splashing in a puddle or jumping into a pile of autumn leaves. Along with the mud and sand that get tracked indoors come memories that live forever! Mary McKenna Siddals has written a joyous anthem that celebrates playing in sunshine, puddles, leaves and snow — and the treasures that get collected along the way.
An ode to outdoor play. This riveting prequel to the Malediction trilogy takes readers back to the world of Trollus. Except being together may turn out to be the greatest risk of all. The year is , and seven children from England embark on a summer sailing adventure in British Columbia. They soon discover the true story of Brother XII, a shadowy figure who is rumoured to have buried treasure on one of the coastal islands. Their vacation turns into a treasure hunt — but will they find the loot before a band of pirates does? Britain has blockaded the fortress, and supplies for the 4, inhabitants are running short.
The young men are sent on scouting missions that provide valuable information about the British troops. This is the tale of two wolf cubs found and raised in a village on the Pacific coast as human children. The wolf cub brothers are very different from one another. They undergo a supernatural transformation that turns one into a Sea Wolf and the other into a Timber Wolf. Although separated, their howling voices unite monthly, waking up Moon and saving the world from darkness.
This child-friendly volume is a wonderful introduction to an iconic Canadian artist. Includes a preface by the late Ted Harrison and many beautiful full-colour reproductions of his artwork. A dog who likes to play by the rules meets a hedgehog who knows no limits! But when the small, prickly creature says he is a pirate — and that Buddy is a pirate, too — the two mismatched friends are off on a grand adventure. Buddy tries to explain the ins and outs of babydom to Earl, but neither of them is prepared for the havoc the small creature will wreak! Buddy and Earl, transformed into superheroes Wonder Buddy and Super Earl, come face to face with the new neighbours, Mister the bulldog and Snowflake, a fluffy white cat.
When Snowflake slips from a branch while showing off to an admiring Buddy, Super Earl flies into action to save the day… and the cat. Buffy Sainte-Marie is a singer-songwriter, visual artist, activist, educator, public speaker and philanthropist. An orphan from a reserve in Saskatchewan, Sainte-Marie has become an international icon. Although she has experienced censorship because of her vocal activism against war and on behalf of native peoples, she continues to create music and art, speak out and support life-long learning through educational and scholarship programs.
A bug flies into a house Sucked into a vacuum bag, this little bug moves through the five stages of grief — cleverly illustrated as household products — as it comes to terms with its fate. Will there be a light at the end of the tunnel? Will there be dust bunnies in the void? This title is also available in French as La mouche dans l'aspirateur. When you use digital technology, you are part of a community of digital users called digital citizens. Amazon Payment Products. English Choose a language for shopping. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.
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