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From the Publisher"In Killer Priest, Mark Gado recounts the true story of a Catholic priest from Germany who, after what Gado believes were actually a string of killings, ends up an inmate on Sing Sing's death row convicted of the murder of the rectory housekeeper he impregnated."
Journal News (Westchester)
"Father Hans Schmidt was convicted of the gruesome murder of Anna Aumuller in 1914, in a case that was widely covered in the New York papers of the time. In this book New York City police detective Gado reconstructs Schmidt's early life, describes the events of the case, and considers lingering questions of whether Schmidt was responsible for other murders as well."
Reference & Research Book News
"[A]s compelling as any popular work of crime fiction."
Internet Law Book Reviews
"[M]ark Gado, a former detective, has come out with an excellent book-length account of the trial based on the transcript and newspaper accounts: Killer Priest….It reads like a Gothic Gilded Age novel in the style of Alfred Hitchcock."
New York Law Journal Magazine