The mad sculptor : the maniac, the model, and the murder that shook the nation / Harold Schechter.
- ISBN: 9780544114319
- ISBN: 0544114310
- Description: xiv, 352 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Publisher: Boston : New Harvest, 2014.
- 8 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).
- 1 copy at Gloucester. (Show all copies)
1 current hold with 9 total copies.
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|Gloucester||Adult Nonfiction||364.15232/Schechter (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Beverly Main||NEW||HV 6534 .N5 S343 2014 (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Danvers||New Books||HV 6534 N5 S343 2014 (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Marblehead||Adult Nonfiction||364.1523209 SCHECHTER 2014 (Text to phone)||Checked out||11/07/2014|
|Peabody South Branch||Adult New Nonfiction||NEW HV 6534 .N5 S343 2014 (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Reading||Adult New Nonfiction||NEW 364.1523 SCH (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Saugus||Adult Nonfiction||364.152 Schechte (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Stoneham||Adult Nonfiction Mezzanine||364.152 SCH (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Swampscott||Thomson Room||364.1523 Sch (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Contents Note:|| Beekman Place -- Fenelon -- The shadow of madness -- The mad sculptor -- The defender.
|Summary:|| "Beekman Place, one of the most exclusive addresses in Manhattan, hasn't always been home to the rich. In the 1930s, when bluebloods like the Vanderbilts and Rockefellers began to build luxury towers, poor European immigrants lived in filthy slums among the riverside factories and abbatoirs. It was in this setting that a young man committed a grisly triple-murder on Easter Sunday, 1937. The details of the case were so sensational that one might think it had been cooked up in a tabloid editor's overheated imagination. The charismatic perpetrator, Robert Irwin, was a promising young sculptor, but he was also deeply disturbed. An obsession with Veronica Gedeon, a stunning photographer's model, would inspire him to murder. Harold Schechter masterfully tells the story of the "Mad Sculptor" case, one of the most engrossing American crime dramas of the twentieth century--evoking an atmosphere and a madness that will have readers glued to their chairs"-- Provided by publisher.
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