The Mad Sculptor (Hardback)Harold Schechter (author)
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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.
Firmly in 'you couldn't make it up' territory, and crafted like a Chandler novel, THE MAD SCULPTOR thrillingly relates Irwin's crime, flight, and capture, his trial and its aftermath, whilst painting a warts-and-all portrait of 1930s America.
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 228 x 145 mm
'Top-drawer true-crime.' Booklist.
'A rich historical tapestry [with] a novelistic sense of character, pacing and suspense.' Publishers Weekly.
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