The Professor and the Prostitute: And Other True Tales of Murder and Madness

The Professor and the Prostitute: And Other True Tales of Murder and Madness

The Professor and the Prostitute And Other True Tales of Murder and Madness None

  • Title: The Professor and the Prostitute: And Other True Tales of Murder and Madness
  • Author: Linda Wolfe
  • ISBN: 9780395400494
  • Page: 457
  • Format: Hardcover
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    The stories are interesting, but the author's tendency to put herself into the text was off-putting and an annoyance. I found her pretentious and didn't appreciate how she seemed to think herself an expert in psychology. I'm not saying she might not be correct in certain cases, but the way she presented her "diagnoses" made it sound like those were the concrete conclusions. I have my doubts. Very dated and uninspired, with, surprisingly, many typos.

    "Crime has been greatly on the increase among the lower classes [but] what strikes me as the strangest thing is that in the higher classes, too, crime is increasing proportionately. In one place one hears of a student's robbing the mail on the high road; in another place people of good social position forge false banknotes; in Moscow of late a whole gang has been captures who used to forge lottery tickets, and one of the ringleaders was a lecturer in universal history; then our secretary was mur [...]

    This is a book that doesn't quite stand the test of time. Yes, it's a true crime book, but it also includes stories about people who have turned to drugs or had a psychotic break. The last story in the book was a manslaughter case about a guy who killed a man because he dented his car (not your typical true crime case that is usually profiled--this story wouldn't even make the front page news). Depression is referred to as Hysteria and the author refers to people given electroshock treatment for [...]

    People do not simply decide to commit murder, or disappear, or engage in illegal activity out of nowhere. Through each stories analysis of cases, you learn that people instead usually have something that has been just not QUITE right with them for years. The stories in the book are pure madness. Some of the stories I wish were a bit longer. I would read something from this author again definitely!!

    The author has chosen a good assortment of interesting cases, but she injects herself into the stories at every opportunity; a style I find distracting. Also, she speculates constantly regarding motivations, etc when a little more research might have removed the need for conjecture. One example (out of MANY): "Women doctorsy be at even higher risk for self-destruction than their male colleagues." Why not look into it? If the numbers support this theory, cite them.

    A variety of interesting cases covered by crime reporter Linda Wolfe. Insightful despite the brevity of each case presentation. This book includes the only non-fiction version I'm aware of, of the lives and deaths of Cyril and Stewart Marcus, the twin gynecologists in the David Cronenberg biopic "Dead Ringers."

    MehWhile I love a true crime story, I don't enjoy when an author uses his or her opinion on the story as reasons why a person would commit a crime, or why a victim choose that lifestyle. It was also outdated and I feel like it was so even in the 80s.

    I am always fascinated by the endless ways in which humans are flawed. This book is a bit pulpy, but it fit the "Shades of depravity" bill.

    The author seems to have a problem understanding that knives work quite as well as guns, and guns do not just force an upstanding citizen to cock them while aiming at another person.

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