Harold Schechter in ‘Fiend: The Shocking True Story of America’s Youngest Serial Killer’

“Affronted by the nonstop barrage of media violence, we pine for a return to a more civilized time – conveniently forgetting that a hundred years ago, public hangings were a popular form of family entertainment, and that turn-of-the-century ‘penny papers’ routinely ran illustrated, front-page stories about axe-murders, sex-killings, child-torture, and other ghastly crimes.”

~ Harold Schechter in ‘Fiend: The Shocking True Story of America’s Youngest Serial Killer’

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