American Murder: Criminals, Crimes, and the Media

American Murder: Criminals, Crimes, and the Media

by Mike Mayo
American Murder: Criminals, Crimes, and the Media

American Murder: Criminals, Crimes, and the Media

by Mike Mayo


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How would you treat a murderer? If you’re from Hollywood and he’s notorious, you might turn him into a folk hero. Separate the facts from the many legends and revisions that have blossomed around these killers in this frightening look at the bloody real lives of movie’s infamous antiheroes.

You’ll find a blood-curdling assortment of the “criminal elite” in American Murder: Criminals, Crime and the Media, a rogue’s gallery of our most famous killings, killers and other scoundrels (and some that ought to be more famous than they are). A collection of high-profile murderers, gangsters, assassins, psychopaths, such as O.J., Amy Fisher, Robert Blake, Susan Smith, Claus Von Bulow, the Menendez brothers, Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, Richard Speck, Al Capone, Pretty Boy Floyd, Bugsy Siegel, Jesse James, John Dillinger, Charles Manson, Albert Fish, T. Cullen Davis, Ronald DeFeo, Jr., Edmund Kemper, Beulah Annan, Bonnie and Clyde, Billy the Kid, Charlie Starkweather, as well as an assortment of lesser known killers with some incredible tales!

With numerous photos and illustrations, this tome is richly illustrated, and its helpful bibliography and extensive index add to its usefulness. American Murderexplores the legends as depicted in movies, stories, and songs. You’d not want to meet any of them in person – either the real or Hollywood versions!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781578591916
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Publication date: 02/01/2008
Series: Treachery & Intrigue
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.07(d)

About the Author

Mike Mayo is a former host of the nationally syndicated Movie Show on Radio and frequently comments on the movies for Wisconsin Public Radio. He is the author of VideoHounds Horror Show and VideoHounds DVD Guide. He lives in Chatham, New Jersey.
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