Entering Hades

Entering Hades

The Double Life of A Serial Killer

Book - 2009
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Prolific author, playwright, bon vivant of the literary set, Hollywood insider. Everybody loved and trusted Jack Unterweger. Unfortunately, eleven women saw a different side to the charmed celebrity: a cold-blooded serial killer whose gift for manipulation was genius - and pure and evil. While serving a life sentence for the murder of a young girl, Jack Unterweger wrote seven books, saw his autobiography made into a film, and became a cause celebre among influential Austrian literati who successfully campaigned for his release. Riding high on the fame, he arrived in Los Angeles where he nurtured his career as a journalist. Then, one by one, Hollywood prostitutes started turning up dead. Unterweger covered the story. There was a reason why his reporting of the crimes seemed so vivid. Author John Leake peels back the layers of deception to reveal the alarming story of an international celebrity - and reviled serial killer - and a lifetime of shocking twists no Hollywood screenwriter could have invented.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2009, c2007
Edition: Berkley ed
Branch Call Number: 364.15232 L435e
Characteristics: xvi, 413 p. : ill. ; 18 cm

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Blitzcrieg
Apr 16, 2019

a gritty, shocking and explicit true crime story of an Austrian journalist who visited the US to see firsthand the underbelly of crime in Los Angeles. The story develops in an unexpected way. I.D. TV recently aired a program on this story.

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imlearner
Mar 17, 2014

This is very well written and engaging. It is a close up report of the life of a serial killer. Though not written as a mystery novel which keeps the reader feel suspended, it keeps me interested the whole time and I had a hard time putting it down. This is the way I like this kind of story to be written, not to be a mystery because we already know "who dun it". We are more curious about how the criminal lives his life and how the authority cracks it.

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bln176
Sep 30, 2012

This book is so phenomenal! It is a really quick read. If you enjoy true crime stories and have time to read (trust me, you won't want to put it down), then you should check this out. No doubt, one of my favorite books :-)

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