An unputdownable true crime story set in the pulp-fiction obsessed world of 1930s America.
On Easter Sunday 1937, Bob Irwin - a handsome, failing sculptor with a history of depression and psychopathic episodes - commited a grisly triple murder.
Creeping back to the flat of his ex-landlady in a swish New York borough, Irwin killed her, her lodger, and her stunning daughter Ronnie with an ice-pick, an apparently motiveless homicide that would shock the entire country.
Firmly in 'you couldn't make it up' territory, and crafted like a Chandler novel, THE MAD SCULPTOR thrillingly relates Irwin's crime, flight, and capture, his trial and its aftermath, whilst painting a warts-and-all portrait of 1930s America.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 304 pages, 8 pages b&w photos
- Publisher: Head of Zeus
- Publication Date: 27/02/2014
- Category: True crime
- ISBN: 9781781851364