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A True Crime Master's Masterpiece,
This review is from: The Devil's Gentleman: Privilege, Poison, and the Trial That Ushered in the Twentieth Century (Hardcover)
Over the past two decades, Harold Schechter has resurrected the stories of many prominent moral monsters from America's past, corrected the numerous myths that have grown up around them, replaced those myths with more fascinating facts, and then related them in compelling narratives that are also scholarly, sensitive, and keenly written.
In resurrecting the crazy story of crazy Roland Molineux and his bizarre journey into murder and in and out of justice, Schechter has written his masterpiece. No question, hands down.
A classic of true crime, and of biography and history. It will be around for many decades to come.