The Resource The professor and the prostitute : and other true tales of murder and madness, Linda Wolfe, (electronic resource)

The professor and the prostitute : and other true tales of murder and madness, Linda Wolfe, (electronic resource)

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The professor and the prostitute : and other true tales of murder and madness
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The professor and the prostitute
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and other true tales of murder and madness
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Linda Wolfe
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eng
Summary
Acclaimed true-crime journalist Linda Wolfe presents the chilling case of a college professor who bludgeoned to death the prostitute he loved-plus eight other true stories that expose the psychological forces that drive seemingly respectable people to commit violent, unexpected crimes A professor at Tufts University School of Medicine, a suburban husband, and father of three, William Douglas secretly frequented Boston's Combat Zone, a world of pimps, pushers, and porn shops. One night in 1982 he met twenty-year-old prostitute and former art student Robin Benedict, with whom he began a torrid affair that would end in murder. With the revealing psychological insights that made her previous books such riveting character studies, Wolfe depicts the catastrophic results of Douglas's living out his secret love fantasies and the complex police investigation that brought the professor to justice. Among the eight shorter true-crime stories included in this volume is the case of the notorious Marcus twins, Manhattan gynecologists and drug addicts who were found dead together in an Upper East Side apartment. Wolfe also takes readers into the gay and transsexual clubs of 1980s New York for a twisted story of love and murder, and to the Texas suburbs, where a privileged fourteen-year-old boy takes a semiautomatic to his parents one sweltering July morning
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Midwest
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1935-
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Wolfe, Linda
Dewey number
364.152/30973
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Murder
  • Homicide
  • Electronic books
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adult
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The professor and the prostitute : and other true tales of murder and madness, Linda Wolfe, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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text
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9781497637047
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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11559486
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MWT11559486
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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The professor and the prostitute : and other true tales of murder and madness, Linda Wolfe, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781497637047
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11559486
Publisher number
MWT11559486
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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