Get personalized recommendations and earn points toward a free book!
Check Out
The Bestselling Books of All Time
See the List

The Devil’s Gentleman

Best Seller
The Devil's Gentleman by Harold Schechter
Paperback
Sep 30, 2008 | 512 Pages
See All Formats (1) +
  • Paperback $18.00

    Sep 30, 2008 | 512 Pages

  • Ebook $13.99

    Sep 30, 2008 | 512 Pages

Product Details

Praise

Advance praise for The Devil’s Gentleman

“A thrilling account of a murder case that rocked Manhattan at the turn of the 20th century . . . Schechter expertly weaves a rich historical tapestry–exploring everything from the birth of ‘yellow’ journalism to the history of poison as a murder weapon–without sacrificing a novelistic sense of character, pacing and suspense. The result is a riveting tale of murder, seduction and tabloid journalism run rampant in a New York not so different from today’s.”
–Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Praise for the true-crime books of Harold Schechter

“The scholarship is both genuine and fascinating.”
–The Boston Book Review, on The A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers

“Top-drawer true-crime.”
–Booklist, on Deviant

“Reads like fiction but it’s chillingly real.”
–The Philadelphia Inquirer, on Deranged

“Riveting . . . brilliantly detailed . . . Schechter has done his usual sterling job in resurrecting this amazing tale.”
–Caleb Carr, on Depraved

Looking for More Great Reads?
Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now
Back to Top