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Harold Schechter


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Harold Schechter is a professor of American Literature and culture at Queens College, the City University of New York. Among his nonfiction works are the historical true-crime classics Fatal, Fiend,Deviant, Deranged, and Depraved. He also authors a critically acclaimed mystery series featuring Edgar Allan Poe, which includes The Hum Bug and Nevermore and The Mask of Red Death Schechter's newest study of popular culture, Savage Pastimes: A Cultural History of Violent Entertainment is just out from St. Martin's Press. He lives in New York City.
 
Series
Edgar Allan Poe
   Nevermore (1999)
   The Hum Bug (2001)
     aka Edgar Poe and the Mystery Museum
   The Mask of Red Death (2004)
     aka Edgar Allan Poe and the Frontier Fiend
   The Tell-Tale Corpse (2006)
     aka Edgar Allan Poe and the Concord Killer
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Novels
   Outcry (1997)
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Collections
   Killer Verse (poems) (2011)
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Non fiction
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Anthologies containing stories by Harold Schechter
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Short stories
He Knows When You've Been Screaming (1995)


Harold Schechter recommends
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The Last Nightingale (2007)
Anthony Flacco
"From its opening pages - when we are plunged headlong into the terrifying chaos of the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906 - to its riveting climax, The Last Nightingale offers an abundance of those page-turning pleasures readers seek in historical thrillers."

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