The Mad Sculptor

Author(s): Harold Schechter

True Crime

An unputdownable true crime story set in the pulp-fiction obsessed world of 1930s America. On Easter Sunday 1937, Bob Irwin - a handsome, failing sculptor with a history of depression and psychopathic episodes - commited a grisly triple murder. Creeping back to the flat of his ex-landlady in a swish New York borough, Irwin killed her, her lodger, and her stunning daughter Ronnie with an ice-pick, an apparently motiveless homicide that would shock the entire country. Crafted like a Chandler novel, THE MAD SCULPTOR thrillingly relates Irwin's crime, flight, and capture, his trial and its aftermath, whilst painting a vivid portrait of 1930s America.

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Harold Schechter is a professor of American literature. He is the co-author of THE A TO Z ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SERIAL KILLERS. He is also the author of a series of acclaimed historical novels featuring Edgar Allan Poe.

General Fields

  • : 9781781853078
  • : Head of Zeus
  • : Head of Zeus
  • : August 2014
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 28mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Harold Schechter
  • : Paperback
  • : 364.1523092
  • : 384
  • : 8pp b&w photos