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Career[ edit ] Schechter is an Associate Professor of English at Queens College, and specializes in American true crime, specifically serial murders of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Using primary sources such as newspaper clippings and court records, he supplies thorough documentation of every case he profiles, while still managing to create compelling narratives and fully fleshed-out characters. In addition to his work as a crime historian, Schechter is the author of an acclaimed series of detective novels based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe. In The Bosom Serpent: Folklore and Popular Art, he explores the relationship between contemporary commercial entertainment and the narrative archetypes of traditional folklore.

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Career[ edit ] Schechter is an Associate Professor of English at Queens College, and specializes in American true crime, specifically serial murders of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Using primary sources such as newspaper clippings and court records, he supplies thorough documentation of every case he profiles, while still managing to create compelling narratives and fully fleshed-out characters.

In addition to his work as a crime historian, Schechter is the author of an acclaimed series of detective novels based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe. In The Bosom Serpent: Folklore and Popular Art, he explores the relationship between contemporary commercial entertainment and the narrative archetypes of traditional folklore.

Savage Pastimes: A Cultural History of Violent Entertainment places the current controversy over media violence in a broad historical context. He has two daughters from a previous marriage: the writer Lauren Oliver , and professor of philosophy Elizabeth Schechter.

True crime[ edit ] The Mystery of Belle Gunness, Butcher of Men , the story of Belle Gunness a Norwegian immigrant who murdered at least 14 people primarily bachelors, most notably on a farm in La Porte, Indiana between and Like the previous book, this one also takes place in New York.

This time, he takes his mystery to Massachusetts. Outcry — A Novel based on the fictional son of Ed Gein, and his path of destruction.

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