a question about true crime / serial killer books.

johnny k

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I really like harold schecter's deviant book. It is about ed gein. The question is : how did the author manage to know what ed did on a sunday at 3.34 pm ? i mean even if you have got access to the police files, some of it might be made up ?
How much is made up ? These books are so detailed, that in one way or another, ( blondie !) the author assumed things.

I know they have to keep it readable and somehow realistic, otherwise their books would be 3 pages long instead of 300.
 




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