Fred Rosen

Brooklyn, New York, The United States

American true crime author and former columnist for the Arts and Leisure Section of The New York Times.

Rosen's published works in the genre include Lobster Boy, There But For the Grace: Survivors of the 20th Century’s Infamous Serial Killers and When Satan Wore a Cross.

He is also the winner of Library Journal’s Best Reference Source 2005 award for The Historical Atlas of American Crime, and has written many other works of historical non-fiction including Cremation in America, Contract Warriors and Gold!.

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Unanswered Questions in the Hilton Case


Might the Victims Be Alive?

During the past year, I’ve had sources come to me who knew Gary Hilton well.  This is not information contained in Trails of Death, but new stuff uncovered since the book was published August 2011.  I cannot reveal sources of course.  What I can say is their information has supported several unanswered questions.  Here’s one of them....

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Lobster Boy: The Bizarre Li...

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Body Dump

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There But for the Grace of ...

2.85 avg rating — 150 ratings — published 2007 — 10 editions
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When Satan Wore a Cross

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The Bayou Strangler: Louisi...

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Needle Work

3.69 avg rating — 67 ratings — published 2001 — 8 editions
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Flesh Collectors: Their Gho...

3.47 avg rating — 88 ratings — published 2003 — 9 editions
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Did They Really Do it?: Fro...

2.98 avg rating — 62 ratings — published 2006 — 5 editions
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Trails of Death: The Nation...

3.26 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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“Hate born from too many tears and too little Love”
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“and a man, half black and half white, on his right arm. That means something in skinhead lore, but I don’t know what.”
Fred Rosen, Blood Crimes

“plays a role in his capture. Sociopaths like Francois who do not feel guilt exhibit a rare psychiatric disorder. Such individuals are not listed in the DSM. While sociopathy is acknowledged among psychiatrists as a legitimate mental condition, such individuals come under the “Antisocial Behavior” diagnosis in the DSM. According to the DSM, the essential feature of Antisocial Personality Disorder is violating the rights of others. It is a condition that begins in childhood or early in adolescence and progresses into adulthood. The DSM does point out that this pattern of behavior is often referred to by other names, including “psychopathy” and “sociopathy.” Deceit and manipulation are considered characteristics of this diagnosis. People who exhibit this kind of behavior do not conform to social norms; far from it. They may exhibit unlawful behavior. Repeatedly, they may perform illegal acts, including property destruction. Harassment of individuals, robbery and illegal occupations are also characteristic. Frequently, they lie and cheat to get what they want, especially sex or power. They may act impulsively and fail to plan ahead. Thus, when Francois killed the women in his house, he may”
Fred Rosen, Body Dump, Flesh Collectors, Lobster Boy, and Deacon of Death: Four Shocking True Crime Tales

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