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Wicked Mortals (#2 World of Lore)

Aaron Mahnke



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29 May 2018
Fantasy; Folklore, myths & legends; Cultural & Period Fantasy; Epic Fantasy; Fairy Tale; Mythological Creatures, People & Places; Elves; Demons Fantasy; Werewolves Fantasy; Vampires Fantasy; Monsters Fantasy; Ghosts Fantasy
A chilling, lavishly illustrated who's-who of the most despicable people ever to walk the earth, featuring both rare and best-loved stories from the hit podcast Lore, now an online streaming series.

Here are the incredible true stories of some of the mortals who achieved notoriety in history and folklore through horrible means. Monsters of this sort - serial killers, desperate criminals, and socially mobile people with a much darker double-life - are, in fact, quite real... including H. H. Holmes, the infamous Chicago serial killer; William Brodie, the Edinburgh criminal mastermind who inspired The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; and Bela Kiss, a Hungarian tinsmith with a most disturbing hobby: collecting women in gasoline drums.

As Aaron Mahnke reminds us, sometimes the truth is even scarier than the lore.
By:   Aaron Mahnke
Imprint:   Headline
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 155mm,  Spine: 27mm
Weight:   520g
ISBN:   9781472251602
ISBN 10:   1472251601
Series:   The World of Lore
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   29 May 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Wicked Mortals (#2 World of Lore)

Truth can often be much scarier than fiction - something Mahnke proves as he dives deep into the world of folklore and the darker side of history in a quest to root out the fragment of truth at the bottom of our fears. - Entertainment Weekly Unlike so much horror that needs over-the-top viscera to scare you, this podcast leans on history - folklore, myth, the stuff people once thought were true - to tell its tales. - The Atlantic Narrated by Mahnke in a style that evokes spooky campfire stories, Lore is a history lesson like no other. - Esquire

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