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New York Journal of Books reviews "Psycho USA: Famous American Killers You Never Heard Of"
New York Journal of Books’ review of Psycho USA depicts killers who have committed heinous crimes throughout history. This book could contribute to a deeper understanding of the alarming rise in psychotic behavior in our society.
Reviewer Schultz praises the author's painstaking research:
“Psycho USA is a well-organized and researched chronicle of historically significant crimes and killers in the U.S. Each true story feels like a reenactment in which the reader goes inside the killer’s mind, his/her background, and motives—as well as those of the victims.”
“In his skillful manner, Mr. Schechter relays what he calls “prime examples of the curious workings of infamy—the mysterious forces that bestow near-mythical status on some notorious killers while consigning others to near-total oblivion.”
Psycho USA is definitely a book crime aficionados will want among their collection of true crime books. Readers will be enthralled with the history and party atmosphere surrounding our nation’s killers. Considering fingerprint and DNA analysis had not yet been invented, it is quite stunning that almost all of the killers mentioned in Psycho USA were ultimately caught, tried, and executed.
In this book Schechter looks closely at killers and their backgrounds, examining their crimes within the cultural context. Ms. Schultz notes:
“Each chapter is subdivided according to the era in which the crimes were committed. Each crime reflects the culture, morality, and customs during that particular era. “
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