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The Devil's Gentleman

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The Devil's Gentleman by Harold Schechter
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Sep 30, 2008 | ISBN 9780345476807

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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

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