The Torso Killer: The Shocking Account of Richard Cottingham by Ron Leith [1991 PAPERBACK]

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The Torso Killer: The Shocking True Crime Account of Richard Cottingham, New York's Deadliest Serial Murderer by Ron Leith


First pinnacle printing.  Like new with shelf wear to cover.

Previously published under the title "The Prostitute Murders: The People Vs. Richard Cottingham."

Richard Francis Cottingham is an American serial killer from New Jersey operating in NY between 1967 and 1980. He was nicknamed The Torso Killer due to his habit of dismembering his victims, usually leaving nothing but a torso behind. He was eventually convicted of murder in 1981, after being caught fleeing an attempted murder. Officially, Cottingham killed nine people, but he claims between 85 and 100 murders.  This is his story.