Edward Theodore Gein also known as The Butcher of Plainfield, was an American murderer It was later reported, in Harold Schechter’s biography of Gein, Deviant, that Henry had bruises on his head. The police dismissed the possibility of. “Deviant: True Story of Ed Gein, The Original Psycho ” by Harold Schechter, , available at Book Depository with free delivery. Immediately download the Deviant: The Shocking True Story of Ed Gein, the Original Psycho summary, chapter-by-chapter analysis, book notes, essays, quotes.

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Deviant | Harold Schechter

After previously having found a book about the famous cultist, Charles Manson, I wondered if maybe there was any piece of information about the killer that has always intrigued me the most: He also admitted to killing Mary Hogan. Retrieved March 3, It is well-written, the tone is calm and reasoned, and the research is impressive I wish a bibliography had been added though. View all 8 comments. When questioned, Gein told investigators that between and[41] he made as many as 40 nocturnal visits to three local graveyards to exhume recently buried bodies while he was in a “daze-like” state.

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Want to Read saving…. How does this book looks? My only real criti This book was originally recommended to me by a psychiatrist I worked with when I worked in mental health. Follow Us on Facebook. According to Gein, Augusta witnessed Smith beating a dog. Gein admitted to stealing from nine graves from local cemeteries [46] [47] and led investigators to their locations.


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Deviant: The Shocking True Story of Ed Gein, the Original Psycho Summary & Study Guide

The True Links in the Chain”. Although Ed Gein was no chainsaw-wielding maniac, he first cured and then wore the skins of It’s been a while since I read one of Schechter’s books, and he’s just as good as I remember.

Anna marked it as to-read Apr 16, For example there’s a point where he seems to refer to Kraft-Ebing’s Psychopathia Sexualis as a reliable source of information whereas anyone who’s read it knows that’s a joke. Retrieved March 3, — via Newspapers. Description Known for meticulously researched and brilliantly detailed accounts of horrific true crime legends, Harold Schechter takes readers inside the very heart and mind of true evil.

View the Study Pack. On about 30 of those visits, he said he came out of the daze while in the cemetery, left the grave in good order, and returned home empty-handed. The officers then discover Mary’s face, skin and an array of other body parts throughout the rooms Ed used. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

When another boy reports seeing three of the heads on Ed’s bedroom door, the rumors begin to circulate that Ed’s house is haunted though the children who fear the house don’t seem to fear Ed himself.


To ask other readers questions about Deviantplease sign up. To see what your friends thought of sd book, please sign up. The reporting is still there, but Schechter is quite adept at hiding the reportage under a sneaky tale-telling voice, that sucks his readers in to the horror he’s conveying and makes us want to reach the mysterious revelation even if we already know the outcome.

Most of the bodies were apparently from grave robbing, but at least two of them died at his hands Archived from the original on January 30, tein The Shocking True Story of the Tein “psycho”. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Unreliable citations may be challenged or deleted. Many of the trappings of that movie are here: A recommended read for anyone who enjoys this genre. Beginning in – He saw a newspaper article of a woman who had been buried that day.

But it did and it was real. Marc marked it as to-read Sep 29, I took the plunge and bought this book on Amazon.

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