Harold Schechter

Harold Schechter is the author of historical true crime books and editor of an anthology of American true crime writing published by the Library of America. His book The Mad Sculptor was a 2015 Edgar nominee. He is also the author of Hell’s Princess: The Mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men.
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The Hall-Mills Murder Trial, 1926

A consideration of death
Harold Schechter
April 1, 2019
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram
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“The Lonely Hearts Killer,” 1957-1958

Notes on a killing
Harold Schechter
March 18, 2019
A stack of old issues of The Yale Review. Courtesy Pentagram
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The “American Tragedy” Murder, 1906

Notes on a killing
Harold Schechter
March 4, 2019
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The “Sausage Vat Murder,” 1897

Notes on a killing
Harold Schechter
February 18, 2019
The tombstone of Naomi Wise.
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The Murder of “Omie Wise,” 1808

Notes on a killing
Harold Schechter
June 29, 2018
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The Colt-Adams Affair, 1841

Notes on a murder
Harold Schechter
June 25, 2018
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The Trunk Murders, 1931

Notes on a killing
Harold Schechter
May 27, 2018
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The Kidnapping of Little Charley Ross, 1874

Notes on a killing
Harold Schechter
May 14, 2018