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Raising hell : an encyclopedia of devil worship and satanic crime

by Newton, Michael, 1951-

Format: Print Book 1993
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Closed Reference (Please ask for assistance) r BF1548 .N47 1993x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Closed Reference (Please ask for assistance)
Call Number  r BF1548 .N47 1993x
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "He's ba-ack! Who's he? you ask. The maven of murder and mayhem, Michael Newton, that's who. His original biographical dictionary of heinous offenders, Hunting Humans (1990), is sort of back, too, in hunks that fit the scopes of these two new references. For instance, human-hunters David Berkowitz (the Son of Sam killer) and Charles Manson both get carried over into Raising Hell because of their associations with the Four P Movement, a satanic cult that likes to kill dogs and drink their blood. Some of the Bad Girls are also repeaters from the earlier opus, which, with its concentration on serial killers, overlaps Bad Girls' focus upon female multiple murderers. Yet there are lots of new entries in Bad Girls, too--enough to make it seem that Newton wasn't looking hard for lady killers (as opposed to ladykillers, like Ted Bundy) back when. And there is much new material in Raising Hell as well, for in it Newton includes nonpersonal subjects ("Animal Sacrifice," "Child Abuse," "Heavy Metal Music," etc.), one-time homicides, and nonmurderous criminals as long as they intersect satanism. In both new books, Newton has tightened the prose or expanded the information in the repeating entries. And as in Hunting Humans, Newton is neither a drudging nor a flippant reporter of the enormities that are his subjects; he's highly readable, but he's not interested in grossing you out. "It is unnecessary to embellish . . . " he says. Both books are the stuff of which true crime nuts' dreams are made, and Bad Girls boasts tie-in value, too, in that its release coincides with that of outre moviemaker John Waters' newest flicker, Serial Mom. ~--Ray Olson"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Satanism -- Encyclopedias.
Murder -- Encyclopedias.
Occultism -- Encyclopedias.
Cults -- Encyclopedias.
Human sacrifice -- Encyclopedias.
Publisher New York :Avon Books,1993
Language English
Notes "The cults, the crimes, and the criminals who slaughter in the devil's name"--Cover.
Description viii, 406 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 18 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 400-403) and index.
ISBN 0380768372 :
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