Cellar of Horror: The Story of Gary Heidnik by Ken Englade

This discussion will bring things right to our back yard. Meet Gary Heidnik from Northeast Philly. For those of you who went to the Grim Philly Serial Killer Tour, this case should be familiar. I have enclosed the book description below. Happy reading.

Serial killer Gary Heidnik's name will live on in infamy, and his home, 3520 North Marshall Street in Philadelphia, is a house tainted with the memory of unbelievable horrors. What police found there was an incredible nightmare made real. Four young women had been held captive-some for four months-half-naked and chained. They had been tortured, starved, and repeatedly raped. But more grotesque discoveries lay in the kitchen: human limbs frozen, a torso burned to cinders, an empty pot suspiciously scorched...

This is not a story for the faint-hearted. It is a shocking true account of the self-proclaimed minister with a long history of mental illness, who preyed upon the susceptible and the retarded in a bizarre plan to create his own "baby factory." It is a macabre web spun around money, power, and religion, tangled with courtroom drama and lawyers' tactics, sure to send a chill into your very soul.

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  • Diane

    Sorry guys. Once again, I can't make it. I've been asked to work on a project this afternoon and they need it done today and it will take me the rest of the day and past my usual work time. One of these times . . . I did enjoy the book though. He was quite the character this Gary.

    November 25, 2013

    • Lillie

      Sorry to miss you, Diane! I'll definitely be there, Jennifer and Kirsten.

      November 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I've been stuck on the Ben Franklin for over 30 minutes now, not moving at all, not sure if I'll get there before midnight! So, if I don't make it, so sorry! :-(

      November 25, 2013

  • Jennifer M

    So far, I love this book. He is a lot more interesting than I expected.

    November 16, 2013

  • Leigh C.

    I couldn't find the book at the library.

    November 15, 2013

    • Jennifer M

      Sorry to hear that. It helps if you try and order it a month in advance. Sometimes, they can get it for you then.

      November 16, 2013

  • Diane

    I just got done watching Killer Profiles on LMN and tonight was Gary. Interviews with him and the a few of the survivors. Intersting.

    October 13, 2013

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