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The good nurse : a true story of medicine, madness, and murder

by Graeber, Charles,

Format: Large Print 2013
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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Andrew Carnegie Free Library Large Print LP 364.152 GRAEBE
Location  Andrew Carnegie Free Library
Collection  Large Print
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Green Tree Public Library Large Print LP 364.1523 GRA
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Collection  Large Print
Call Number  LP 364.1523 GRA
Northland Public Library Large Print 364.1523 G75 LP
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After his 2003 arrest, the media dubbed registered nurse Charlie Cullen "The Angel of Death." But Cullen was no mercy killer or simple monster. He was a favorite son, husband, beloved father, best friend, and celebrated caregiver implicated in the deaths of as many as 300 patients -- perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history. The Good Nurse chronicles Cullen's deadly career and the breathless efforts to stop him.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Taking advantage of his exclusive access to serial killer Charles Cullen, journalist Graeber makes the most of the dramatic story of a nurse who began killing patients in 1991, and who eluded prosecution for over a decade. Experts estimate that he may have murdered up to 300 people before his arrest in 2003. Without excusing or condoning Cullen's crimes, the author presents a picture of the killer's horrific childhood, which may provide an explanation for his descent into violence-a journey that began with animal cruelty and emotional withdrawal from his increasingly frightened wife. Cullen began tampering with IV bags at St. Barnabas Hospital in New Jersey, and patients on the road to recovery, or who were at least stable, started dropping like flies. Incredibly, Cullen was able to move from one nursing job to another even after being forced out of employment because of suspicions that he was responsible for the deaths. Graeber doesn't pull punches-his description of the effects of insulin poisoning are chilling, and he needn't resort to hyperbole to damn the hospital administrators who failed to take it upon themselves to stop Cullen from claiming more lives. A deeply unsettling addition to the true crime genre. Agent: Susan Golumb, the Susan Golomb Literary Agency. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Thorndike Press large print crime scene.
Subjects Cullen, Charles, -- 1960-
Serial murderers -- United States -- Biography.
Nurses -- United States -- Biography.
Serial murder investigation.
Publisher Detroit, Michigan :2013
Edition Large print edition.
Language English
Description 601 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 525-598).
ISBN 9781410460356 (hardcover)
1410460355 (hardcover)
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