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The Pied Piper (Bloodlands Collection)

With makeup and an affected Elvis pout, Tucsons Charlie Schmid was a crude parody of a bad-boy heartthrob. In 1964, he still had a hold on girls whod follow him anywhere. He murdered three of them.It was the dawn of the free-love movementperfect for a magnetic madman whod also foreshadow its end a few years later in the malignant charisma of Charles Manson. The inspiration for a classic story by Joyce Carol Oates, Schmid, the most bizarre serial killer of any era, was the epitome of a narcissist flattered into believing he could get away with murder.The Pied Piper is part of Bloodlands, a chilling collection of short page-turning historical narratives from bestselling true-crime master Harold Schechter. Spanning a century in our nations murderous past, Schechter resurrects nearly forgotten tales of madmen and thrill-killers that dominated the most sensational headlines of their day....

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The Pied Piper (Bloodlands Collection) Reviews

  • Laura

    True crime

    Another true crime short story depicting "wild teens" and psychopathic tendencies. This is a disturbing tale of a serial killer.

  • Lisa

    What a creep!

    The Pied Piper of Tuscon was a psychopathic pedophile who did exactly what he wanted, when he wanted to. Unfortunately for three young girls he wanted to commit murder. Interesting, detailed story of a murderer I had never heard of before.

  • Nicole

    I had never heard of this serial killer, so I found the book interesting. It's a very quick read with no fluff or sensationalized drama. The story is told in a very straight-forward, factual manner. The author could have delved more into some of the details of the killer and the people who surrounded him. I was kind of intrigued by the killer's adoptive mother and would have liked to learn more about her relationship with him.

  • Netanella

    Hey, c’mon, babe Follow me

    I’m the Pied Piper

    And I’ll show you where it’s at


    - lyrics to a popular song at the time

    "The Pied Piper" is a very interesting account of a serial killer in the 1960's in Tucson, Arizona, named Charles Schmid, or Smitty to those who knew him. My interest was piqued partly because I had never heard of the Pied Piper, so called because of his charismatic ability to get the local teenagers to follow him like lapdogs. I also was intrigued due to Smitty's obsession with his
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  • Ronald Koltnow

    BLOODLANDS is a collection of 6 short true crime essays by Harold Schechter. A review will appear at the end of the series

  • Katie Thompson

    Interesting Murder Read

    Very nicely written telling of three gruesome murders by a sociopath. Historically accurate, well researched and cited. another look at some of the worst people.

  • Judith

    Although this was a very short book, it was true crime story, that got to the facts, gave a background, and told the story in logical sequence. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series on 'serial killers' past and present.

  • Ash

    Once again, a very interesting look at a murderer and the time surrounding his deads.