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Born evil
Havill, Adrian.
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St. Martin's Paperbacks edition.
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Paperbacks, [2001]

Physical Description:
273 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates: illustrations ; 18 cm.
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HV6533.M3 H38 2001 Adult Mass Market Paperback Open Shelf

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Homeless and living in his truck, forty-year-old Hadden Clark often drew stares in Bethesda, Maryland. He also slept with a teddy bear, and, dressed as a woman, strolling through town, he carried 28 carving knives, a straight razor, and a gun in his truck. When the reclusive loner was arrested in 1992 for the stabbing murders of two local girls, no one was surprised. It was after his incarceration that the surprises came, popping up like half-buried corpses.

While serving a seventy-year sentence, Hadden confessed to having a split personality, dominated by a psychotic mother and daughter who were vying for attention. He also admitted to murdering at least a dozen more women-- the ones he could remember-- cannibalizing them, using their leftover body parts as fishing bait, and burying their remains everywhere from a local cemetery to a sand dune on Cape Cod. Authorities didn't believe him-- until Hadden took them on a personal four-state tour.

Adrian Havill's Born Evil is a terrifying true crime story of split personalities, cannibalism and serial murder.

Author Notes

Adrian Havill is the author of While Innocents Slept, Born Evil and The Mother, The Son, And the Socialite: The True Story of a Mother-Son Crime . He has also written several biographies, including The Last Mogul: The Unauthorized Biography of Jack Kent Cooke, Deep Truth: The Lives of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, Man of Steel: The Career and Courage of Christopher Reeve, and contributed to Juice: The O.J. Simpson Tragedy . He lives in Virginia with his wife, Georgiana. They have two children.