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Cellar of Horror

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Serial killer Gary Heidnik's name will live on in infamy, and his home, 3520 North Marshall Street in Philadelphia, is a house tainted with the memory of unbelievable horrors. What police found there was an incredible nightmare made real. Four young women had been held captive-some for four months-half-naked and chained. They had been tortured, starved, and repeatedly raped. But more grotesque discoveries lay in the kitchen: human limbs frozen, a torso burned to cinders, an ...

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Overview

Serial killer Gary Heidnik's name will live on in infamy, and his home, 3520 North Marshall Street in Philadelphia, is a house tainted with the memory of unbelievable horrors. What police found there was an incredible nightmare made real. Four young women had been held captive-some for four months-half-naked and chained. They had been tortured, starved, and repeatedly raped. But more grotesque discoveries lay in the kitchen: human limbs frozen, a torso burned to cinders, an empty pot suspiciously scorched...

This is not a story for the faint-hearted. It is a shocking true account of the self-proclaimed minister with a long history of mental illness, who preyed upon the susceptible and the retarded in a bizarre plan to create his own "baby factory." It is a macabre web spun around money, power, and religion, tangled with courtroom drama and lawyers' tactics, sure to send a chill into your very soul.

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"[Englade is] one of the most astute observers of America's wild side." -Bestselling author Jack Olsen

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312929299
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 4/15/1992
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 187,391
  • Product dimensions: 3.84 (w) x 7.02 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

Ken Englade is an investigative reporter and bestselling author whose books include Beyond Reason, To Hatred Turned, A Family Business, Deadly Lessons, Murder in Boston, and Blood Sister. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with his wife Heidi.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2007

    Eh.

    This was a decent book, but I'm more into the stories of the crimes rather than the sentencing... If you don't want to read exaggerated chapter after exaggerated chapter of teh trial, then maybe this book isn't for you...

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2013

    More courtroom non-essentials

    Just give me the gory details and leave out the court procedings

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 5, 2011

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    True Story of Torture

    "Cellar of Horror" tells a story of 5 women who were tortured and humiliated both agressivly and sexually, because of a sadistic man who wanted to run a "baby mill" for his own horrible pleasure. This story tells of the ways the women were abused and tortured, and also takes you into the trial of this terrible man. It is NOT for the light of heart.

    I liked this book, because its a true crime story, however, the trial ran a bith lengthy. Other than that though, its a good true crime tale of a real life monster. I recommend it to all fans of true crime. This one will make you cringe.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 4, 2010

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    Great Book!

    This book is one of the best true crime books I have read. Very well written. The fear and torture these women had to endure is scary to even think about. This man was sick and I'm glad he got what he deserved.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2014

    ?

    Is this good

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2014

    Madi

    Tightens up

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2007

    great

    this book is abosoulutly amazing it is a great thriller and it is very gruesome !

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2007

    Cellar of Horror

    A true story it is about the craziest torture any person can ever take in there lives. Living in pits, chained by the legs where no one can hear you for miles. A crazed man he is for his sadistic acts on people he would never care for ever. No one ever knew what kind of acts he did. He acts like the normal person you would meet like a person and his best friend. What kind of book do you think this is, just think of the title what do you think? His name was Gary Heindnik. He was a crazed man literally. He went to institutes, and hospitals because he was diagnosed with schizophrenic, and a history of mental problems. He wanted to create his own baby factory because he wanted kids of his own but really couldn¿t so that¿s when he started to kidnap lady¿s and raping them for his need. This story tells a lot of moral to the people of the real world. Of course the number one rule when going out. The rule what your parents would always say when talking to strangers. This story tells everything about not to talk to strangers because in the story all the girls that don¿t even know this guy get kidnap and eventually die at his house where they are kept captive. That¿s where most of the story is being held in the cellar(basement). Where all the action is being or gruesome stuff is being held. Of course the major problem is that none of the women can¿t survive or can¿t escape and no one would ever no about it. The author Ken Englade¿ s style is just the truth about the story of heindnik in every detail from what happened in his early lifetime before all the suspenseful or gruesome action he caused the people in the city of Philadelphia. I wasn¿t disappointed with anything about the story because he told every specific detail about everyone and how he did everything he did. I would recommend this book t a much mature person because some details are very graphic because like I said he tells every detail and I mean everything, but this book should not be recommended to people that don¿t like blood and detailed body parts explained how they are used in this story, but someone who liked crimes and a lot of suspense to it.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2006

    Vary good

    One of the best books i have ever read. i would highly recomend this book. not for the faint hearted.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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