Fiend

Fiend

The Shocking True Story of America's Youngest Serial Killer

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Baker & Taylor
A portrait of America's youngest serial killer describes the crime spree of young Jesse Pomeroy, arrested in 1874 for a series of child abductions, tortures, and murders that terrorized nineteenth-century Boston.

Baker
& Taylor

A chilling portrait of America's youngest serial killer describes the shocking crime spree of young Jesse Pomeroy, arrested in 1874 for a vicious series of child abductions, tortures, and murders that terrorizzed nineteenth-century Boston. Original.

Simon and Schuster
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.

Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, c2000
ISBN: 9780671014483
067101448X
Characteristics: 308 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm

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