Harold Schechter | True Crime Historian + Author


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Harold Schechter is a true crime historian with an impressive 43 books under his belt. You might fancy yourself an expert on serial killers, but Mr. Schechter, legit and officially, which you will hear in our conversation. He is also Professor of Literature and Pop Culture at Queens College which only validates his expertise in story structure and history. He is just a walking, talking encyclopedia of true crime factoids, stats, history and stories! I am upping my true crime trivia game thanks to Harold.

Hi latest book, RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES, released yesterday. I highly recommend this book if you love true crime or movies, and espeically if you love both. Each chapter is based on a popular film and the true crime case or story it is based on. Did you know the following movies have roots in true crime? The Fugitive, Alpha Dogs, SCREAM, Dirty Harry, The Hills Have Eyes and so many more. Let's embark on a reading journey that will surely frighten, amaze, confound and entertain you.

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