The Body Snatchers: Stiffs and Other Ghoulish Delights
Author:- Frederick Drimmer
Publisher:- Citadel (1981)
Genre:- Non-Fiction (True Crime / Historical)
No. of Pages:- 223
Product Dimensions:- 21 x 13.7 x 1.8 cm - 8.3 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
Shipping Weight:- 0.4 kg - 0.88 lbs
The author of the international best seller "Very Special People" here presents his latest literary assault.
THE BODY SNATCHERS features true stories of the macabre which were considered horrifying and shocking at the time they took place. But as the years mellowed and romanticized these cases, some of them seem almost whimsically humorous.
Take the account of Oklahoma murderer and outlaw Elmer J. McCurdy, who was killed by a posse in 1911, but was found hanging in a Long Beach, California, fun house in 1976.
And the extraordinary adventures of Julia Pastrana, the hairy dwarf who charmed two continents and made a fortune - even in death - for the man she loved.
These and other bizarre stories - including the startling attempts to steal the body of an American president and Charlie Chaplin - make for chilling, page-turning reading.