Bernard Geis Associates, 1969.
Hardcover. 8 1/2" X 5 1/2". xii, 212pp. Wear to unclipped dust jacket with rubbing, toning, and chipping to covers, corners, and edges. Bound in orange cloth over boards with spine lettered in red and black. Toning and spots of soiling to covers of boards. Slight lean to spine. Dust-spotting to edges of text block. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound.
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
The true-life supersleuth James A. Brussel, M.D., is a New York City psychiatrist whose extraordinary deductions have helped the police solve some of the most bizarre criminal cases of our time, making fiction's classic detectives pale by comparison. Culled from his casebook are six singular examples of his modus operandi--the application of common psychiatric principles in reverse. By studying a man's deeds Dr. Brussel deduces what kind of man he might be, and more often than not he is right--dead right. George Metesky, the Mad Bomber. Albert DeSalvo, the Boston Strangler. Both were as Brussel described them. The man now held for the Wylie murders? Not a chance in ten that he could have committed this crime. Who did it? Dr. Brussels thinks he knows the man. Of the six cases discussed here, four have been widely publicized. But each will be of equal interest to the reader, since Dr. Brussel, as a crime-solving psychiatrist, has attacked them all with the same razor-sharp implements--his agile mind and his own private blend of science, intuition, and (as he candidly points out) luck. The description of just how he goes about accomplishing this adds up to one of the most fascinating crime books ever published.(Publisher). Good / good. Item #10618