Born Evil: A True Story of Cannibalism and Serial Murder

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Homeless and living in his truck, forty-year-old Hadden Clark often drew stares in Bethesda, Maryland. He also slept with a teddy bear, and, dressed as a woman, strolling through town, he carried 28 carving knives, a straight razor, and a gun in his truck. When the reclusive loner was arrested in 1992 for the stabbing murders of two local girls, no one was surprised. It was after his incarceration that the surprises came, popping up like half-buried corpses.

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Overview

Homeless and living in his truck, forty-year-old Hadden Clark often drew stares in Bethesda, Maryland. He also slept with a teddy bear, and, dressed as a woman, strolling through town, he carried 28 carving knives, a straight razor, and a gun in his truck. When the reclusive loner was arrested in 1992 for the stabbing murders of two local girls, no one was surprised. It was after his incarceration that the surprises came, popping up like half-buried corpses.

While serving a seventy-year sentence, Hadden confessed to having a split personality, dominated by a psychotic mother and daughter who were vying for attention. He also admitted to murdering at least a dozen more women— the ones he could remember— cannibalizing them, using their leftover body parts as fishing bait, and burying their remains everywhere from a local cemetery to a sand dune on Cape Cod. Authorities didn't believe him— until Hadden took them on a personal four-state tour.

 

Adrian Havill's Born Evil is a terrifying true crime story of split personalities, cannibalism and serial murder.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312978907
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2001
  • Series: True Crime Library Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 273
  • Sales rank: 238,623
  • Product dimensions: 4.26 (w) x 6.72 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

Adrian Havill is the author of While Innocents Slept, Born Evil and The Mother, The Son, And the Socialite: The True Story of a Mother-Son Crime. He has also written several biographies, including The Last Mogul: The Unauthorized Biography of Jack Kent Cooke, Deep Truth: The Lives of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, Man of Steel: The Career and Courage of Christopher Reeve, and contributed to Juice: The O.J. Simpson Tragedy. He lives in Virginia with his wife, Georgiana. They have two children.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2007

    Boring

    I thought this book was going to give more details about the murders, it only gave details about 2. The book started off telling the story of a criminal that had little to do with Hadden Clark. I had trouble finishing the book because it was too boring.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2013

    A Medium Paced, eerie 270 pager. Facts and Glimpses into an ment

    A Medium Paced, eerie 270 pager. Facts and Glimpses into an mentally unstable man (Hadden Clark) whose mental stability quickly spirals Downward as his Fantasies/Realities Come to an abrupt  stand still. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2007

    Creepy

    Creepy and fasinating!! Scariest part for me was knowing I had met him before. Great book! Not for the faint of heart. This is a great fast read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2006

    Eh...

    Although this book was a good read and some insight into the grooming of a killer, I think that it would have been much better if the stories of all or most of his killings were included. I understand that the man wasn't exactly right in the head, but I would have found the book more interesting if they included more information.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2006

    It's Very Good!!

    I am obsess with serial killer books and this one is the best one so far!! I couldn't put it down ...Is good

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2005

    This book is like no other

    I am not one who is easily frightened, but this is one story that gave me the chills! I would recommend this tantalizing book to anyone who could handle it. This is one book that is not for the faint of heart.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2004

    awesome book

    i read this book and couldn't put it down it was a great read yet disturbing.Good book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2003

    Great!

    A great book, well worth the read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2002

    exceptional writing

    I found this book to be both informative and entertaining. I had a hard time putting it down. If youre into serious true crime you will definitely love this book. A must have for the true crime collector.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2002

    horror on earth

    This book is a very intersting read. It tells a lot of the facts and it throws you into the mind of a natural born murderer. It tells his crimes and what happenened to him. I recommnd this book indefinatly

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