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Author Mahnke, Aaron, author.

Title Wicked mortals / Aaron Mahnke.

Publication Info. New York : Del Rey, [2018]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 East Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - EMPG-6  364.3092 MAH    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  364.30922 MAH    AVAILABLE
 River Valley DL Adult Non-Fiction - RVLG-7  364.3092 MAHNK    AVAILABLE
 Streator PL Second Floor - SRBB-3  364.30922 MAH    DUE 12-28-19 BILLED
Edition First edition.
Description xii, 335 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series The world of lore
Mahnke, Aaron. World of lore.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents He walks in shadows. The castle ; Black stockings ; Covered mirrors ; On the farm ; Supply and demand ; That axman jazz ; The altercation ; Drained ; A miner thing ; Homecoming -- Death becomes her. All the lovely ladies ; Lost and found ; Negative consequences ; The sweet embrace -- Toil and trouble. Half-hanged ; Hole in the wall ; Familiar ; After sunset ; Peg and button ; High stakes ; Rise above ; Making a mark -- A little peculiar. A stranger among us ; First impressions ; Seeing double ; Labor pains ; Sideshow ; In a pickle -- Magic tricks. From within ; Teacher's pet ; Where there's smoke ; Iced ; The handkerchief ; Christmas mourn ; The u-turn ; A study in silk ; Quarantine ; Desperate measures ; Black and wild ; Unholy acts ; On the run.
Summary "Some monsters are figments of our imagination. Others are as real as flesh and blood: humans who may look like us, who may walk among us, often unnoticed, occasionally even admired-but whose evil deeds and secret lives, once revealed, mark them as something utterly wicked. In this illustrated volume from the host of the hit podcast Lore, you'll find tales of infamous characters whose veins ran with ice water and whose crimes remind us that truth can be more terrifying than fiction. Aaron Mahnke introduces us to William Brodie, a renowned Scottish cabinetmaker who used his professional expertise to prey on the citizens of Edinburgh and whose rampant criminality behind a veneer of social respectability inspired Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novella Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Then there's H. H. Holmes, a relentless and elusive con artist who became best known as the terror of Chicago's 1893 World's Fair when unwitting guests were welcomed into his "hotel" of horrors ... never to be seen again. And no rogues' gallery could leave out Bela Kiss, the Hungarian tinsmith with a taste for the occult and a collection of gasoline drums with women's bodies inside. Brimming with accounts of history's most heinous real-life fiends, this riveting best-of-the-worst roundup will haunt your thoughts, chill your bones, and leave you wondering if there are mortal monsters lurking even closer than you think."--Inside dust jacket.
Subject Murderers -- Case studies.
Criminals -- Case studies.
Murder -- Case studies.
Crime -- Case studies.
Crime. (OCoLC)fst00882984
Criminals. (OCoLC)fst00883516
Murder. (OCoLC)fst01029781
Murderers. (OCoLC)fst01029821
Genre/Form Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
Case studies.
ISBN 9781524797997 (hardcover ;) (alkaline paper)

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