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The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness and Murder

The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness and Murder

'A stunning book... that should and does bring to mind In Cold Blood' Janet Maslin, New York Times

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ISBN 9781782393481
Barcode 9781782393481
Published 4 July 2013 by Atlantic Books
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By Graeber, Charles
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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ISBN-13 9781782393481
ISBN-10 178239348X
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Atlantic Books
Imprint Atlantic Books
Publication Date 4 July 2013
Publication Country United States United States
Format EPUB ebook – Main
Edition Main
Author(s) By Graeber, Charles
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
True Crime
Abnormal Psychology
Nursing & Ancillary Services
Number of Pages 300
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Criminals & Outlaws, Serial murders - United States, Serial murder investigation - United States, TRUE CRIME / Murder / General, TRUE CRIME / General
NBS Text True Crime
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 364.15232092
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Electronic Book

'...aside from the murders , Charles Cullen might have been a pretty good nurse...' The true story of the most prolific serial killer in US history, The Good Nurse is 'a stunning book... that should and does bring to mind In Cold Blood' New York Times After his December 2003 arrest, registered nurse Charlie Cullen was quickly dubbed 'The Angel of Death' by the media. But Cullen was no mercy killer, nor was he a simple monster. He was a favourite son, husband, beloved father, best friend, and celebrated caregiver. Implicated in the deaths of as many as 300 patients, he was also perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history. Cullen's murderous career in the world's most trusted profession spanned sixteen years and nine hospitals across New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Investigative journalist Charles Graeber's portrait of Cullen depicts a surprisingly intelligent and complicated young man whose promising career was overwhelmed by his compulsion to kill, and whose shy demeanor masked a twisted interior life hidden even to his family and friends. Were it not for the hardboiled, unrelenting work of two former Newark homicide detectives racing to put together the pieces of Cullen's professional past, and a fellow nurse willing to put everything at risk, including her job and the safety of her children, there's no telling how many more lives could have been lost. In the tradition of In Cold Blood, The Good Nurse does more than chronicle Cullen's deadly career and the breathless efforts to stop him; it paints an incredibly vivid portrait of madness and offers an urgent, terrifying tale of murder, friendship and betrayal.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Graeber doesn't pull punches... A deeply unsettling addition to the true crime genre.

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Author's Bio

Charles Graeber is an award winning journalist and contributor to numerous publications including Wired, GQ, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Vogue and the New York Times. Born in Iowa, he now lives in Nantucket, MA and Brooklyn, New York.

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