Entering Hades: The Double Life of a Serial Killer (Mass Market Paperbound)

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Prolific author, playwright, bon vivant of the literary set, Hollywood insider. Everybody loved and trusted Jack Unterweger. Unfortunately, eleven women saw a different side to the charmed celebrity: a cold-blooded serial killer whose gift for manipulation was genius--pure and evil.

While serving a life sentence for the murder of a young girl, Jack Unterweger wrote seven books, saw his critically acclaimed autobiography made into a film, and became a cause celebre among influential Austrian literati who successfully campaigned for his release. Riding high on the fame, he arrived in Los Angeles where he nurtured his career as a journalist. Then, one by one, Hollywood prostitutes started turning up dead. Unterweger covered the story. There was a reason why his reporting of the crimes seemed so vivid.

With unprecedented access to Unterweger's private papers, John Leake peels back the layers of deception to reveal the alarming story of an international celebrity--and reviled serial killer--and a lifetime of shocking twists no Hollywood screenwriter could have invented.


About the Author

John Leake received a bachelor's degree in history and a master's degree in philosophy from Boston University. After receiving a graduate school fellowship in Vienna, Leake lived in the city for nine years, working as an editor and translator and currently as a freelance writer. He has narrated documentaries on Jack Unterweger for A&E "Biography" and the Discovery Channel. Entering Hades: The Double Life of a Serial Killer is his first book.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780425228012
ISBN-10: 0425228010
Publisher: Berkley Books
Publication Date: April 1st, 2009
Pages: 413
Language: English