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The Mad Sculptor Harold Schechter

The Mad Sculptor

Harold Schechter

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ISBN : 9781781851364
Hardcover
384 pages
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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.MoreAn 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 couldnt make it up territory, and crafted like a Chandler novel, THE MAD SCULPTOR thrillingly relates Irwins crime, flight, and capture, his trial and its aftermath, whilst painting a warts-and-all portrait of 1930s America.