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  • Taschenbuch: 320 Seiten
  • Verlag: Twelve; Auflage: Reprint (29. Juli 2014)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 1455574139
  • ISBN-13: 978-1455574131
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,3 x 2,5 x 20,3 cm
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  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 964.583 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)

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Pressestimmen

"Put this one on the shelf next to Ann Rule's classic about Ted Bundy, The Stranger Beside Me - it's that good. Grade: A"―Entertainment Weekly

"A stunning book...that should and does bring to mind In Cold Blood....the story appeals to prurient interests, as does any graphic tale of true crime. But THE GOOD NURSE succeeds in being about much more than Mr. Cullen's murderous kinks. The causes of his pathology are not interesting. But the eagerness of ambitious hospital administrators to cover up his misdeeds is revelatory. And the police investigation that brought him down is a thriller in every sense of that word."―Janet Maslin, New York Times

"The most terrifying book published this year. It is also one of the most thoughtful.... From a long series of conversations with Cullen, the detectives who solved the case and Amy, a nurse who once was Cullen's best friend and eventually got him to confess, among many other sources, Graeber has crafted a book that is a revelation. THE GOOD NURSE is gripping, sad, suspenseful, rhythmic and beautifully documented (the endnotes to this book are impressive)."―Kirkus Reviews

"Graeber doesn't pull punches... A deeply unsettling addition to the true crime genre."―Publishers Weekly

"Riveting"―People

"A standout true-crime book, one that doubles as both a thrilling horror story and a cautionary tale, and frightens and frustrates in equal measure."―The Boston Globe

"Absolutely frightening."―The Detroit News

"Alarming"―CNN.com

"The story is consistently incredible, but credit it you must, for it is the truth... I couldn't put this book down."―PopMatters

"Fascinating and frightening... A scary page turner about one man's quiet reign of terror, those dedicated and brave enough to end it, and the dangers that can lurk in the places we may feel safest. "―BookReporter

"A very scary book. It will reach out and grab you and not let you go. You will forgo food, talking, work, anything just to get to the climactic moment of this true crime story."―Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Engrossing...hard-to-put-down.. On one level, The Good Nurse is an absorbing story of a serial killer operating within the walls of what most view as a trusted institution. On another, it's an intriguing detective story. And on another it's an indictment of the hospital industry."―The New Jersey Star-Ledger

"A literary thriller with legs... Meticulously crafted... a book that demonstrates the transportive power of literary journalism while simultaneously helping to restore its credibility."―The Brooklyn Rail

"A remarkable new book...gripping and brilliantly written."―Healthcare Risk Management Review

"A gripping look into a killer's mind...THE GOOD NURSE is as suspenseful as any crime novel."―Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende

Charles Graeber is an award winning journalist and contributor to numerous publications including Wired, GQ, The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Vogue, Outside Magazine, Men's Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, Travel + Leisure, and The New York Times, and an occasional guest on CNN, NPR, and other radio programs. As a former medical student and researcher, his co-authored papers appeared in scientific journals including Kidney International. His work has been honored with prizes including the Overseas Press Club award for outstanding international journalism, the New York Press Club prize for the year's best magazine spot news reportage, several National Magazine Award-nominations, and inclusion in numerous anthologies including The Best American Crime Writing, The Best American Science Writing, The Best American Business Writing and The Best of National Geographic Adventure. Born in Iowa, he now lives in Nantucket, MA and Brooklyn, NY. For more information, you can visit www.CharlesGraeber.com.

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1 von 1 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von amtegi am 5. April 2014
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Ich fand die Geschichte an sich ja schon höchstinteressant: der Serienmörder mit den wahrscheinlich meisten Opfern überhaupt (die Schätzungen schwanken zwischen 300 und 400 Opfern) war Krankenpfleger. Aber das war auch schon das Interessanteste an dem Buch. Gut, die Vorgeschichte von Cullen und wie er anfangs bei seinen Taten vorgeht wird noch ganz gut geschildert, aber die letzten etwa 150 Seiten (von insgesamt 270 Seiten Text, der Rest sind Quellen) ziehen sich so dermaßen in die Länge. Da wird die Jagd zweier Cops auf diesen Pfleger geschildert und wie sie an der Informationspolitik des ihn beschäftigenden Krankenhauses verzweifeln. Hilfe bekommen Sie von seiner einzigen Freundin, einer Kollegin. Und dann liest man seitenweise mitgeschnittene Gespräche zwischen den beiden in denen einfach nichts passiert. Eine sehr mühsame Angelegenheit, dieses Buch.
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Avoid this nurse--and these hospitals 25. April 2013
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Charles Graeber is a truly remarkable reporter and a great writer: He has written more than a book about a crazy, serial-killing nurse; it is the contrasting of the nurse's deeds with the attempts of the greedy, profit-minded hospitals to protect themselves by covering up his deeds and endangering more patients that makes the book a piece of brilliance and a portrait of America now, its corruption, morals, and values. Graeber's nurse, motivated at least in his own crazy mind by the notion of protecting his patients from pain, seems an innocent compared to the terrible villany of the hospital administrators and p.r. people who lied to the police and the world in order to keep their reputations clean. Like all fine books, Graeber's documents all the worlds and relationships his story passes through. Particularly fine is his thrilling depiction of the police investigation, his portrait of the disturbed nurse and the family who destroyed him, and the heroes of the story--the cops and those in the hospitals who risked their jobs and livlihoods to stop the killing in the face of the hospitals who held the power to literally destroy their lives and reputations. True, crime seems an incredibly limited way to describe this completely engrossing portrait of the realm of medicine, our society and its monsters and, finally, those with the decency to risk all to overcome them. Buy this book to understand our world. Charles Graeber does. I will read anything I see his name attached to from now on.
48 von 53 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
Excellent true crime! 21. April 2013
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I bought this the day it came out. I was familiar with the story, of course, and my son actually knows people that he worked with in a couple of hospitals, but I wanted to know how they finally caught and convicted him. I had read a review in the NY Times a couple of days before its release and believed that it would be good, but I didn't realize how good. I couldn't put it down and finished it in a day.
137 von 161 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
Don't Buy This Book in Kindle Format 16. April 2013
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This is a great true-crime story, but prospective buyers need to know that the book is heavily footnoted. It's not uncommon for there to be three footnotes within a page or two of text. Many of the meaty details are in the notes, which appear at the end of the book. When reading this book on a Kindle, it's very cumbersome to switch back and forth between the text and the footnotes. Many times I could navigate to the footnotes easily but then could not return to the text I had been reading. Buy this book as a hardback and save yourself a lot of frustration!
33 von 39 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
Made My Skin Crawl 19. April 2013
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Most patients go to hospitals when they are extremely ill. They hope to get better and be treated by competent and caring staff. Nurses, especially, are in the front and center of patient care. It is ironic, then, that Charlie Cullen, a board licensed nurse was a serial killer, preying on the sick and dying at nine different hospitals for years. Estimates of his victims hover around 300 patients. He is one of the worst serial killers known. It is also astounding that he got fired or was asked to resign from each of these hospitals and all but one never even reported him to the nursing board.

Charlie Cullen failed at many things that he tried. He got into a lot of trouble in the navy and was afraid he'd get a dishonorable discharge, had his marriage fall apart, and was a loner without friends. People found him weird and unlikable. He had a criminal record for stalking and breaking and entering. He was a raving alcoholic who would hole himself up in the basement and consume large amounts of alcohol. If alcohol wasn't available he'd use Listerine or some other compound containing alcohol. He had a history of killing animals and it's even probable that he poisoned his sister's abusive boyfriend when he was still a teenager.

His modus operandi was to inject patients with insulin or digoxin or other lethal medications and wait till they died. Sometimes he'd steal drugs from the medicine closets in the hospitals and not even use them. It was as if he was calling for help and no one came. He had a history of multiple suicide attempts or gestures. He liked the ride in the ambulance to the emergency room and having people take care of him. He spent months in psychiatric hospitals for depression, alcoholism and various other psychiatric problems.

Charlie's affect never seemed to be concomitant with the crimes he committed. When confronted, he showed no remorse or guilt. He acted like he didn't even care. He was even able to pass lie detector tests with an uncanny ability.

As a former psychotherapist, I read this book with both horror and fascination. Charlie appeared to have a borderline personality along with being a sociopath. He needed someone to care for him or he acted out by killing patients or making suicidal gestures. He'd enter relationships with women quickly and then they would fizzle out. Charlie would then resort to calling them repeatedly into all hours of the night, sending anonymous presents that were unwanted and, on at least one occasion, breaking into the woman's home and watching her while she was asleep.

The book terrified me. I was recently in the hospital and had the most wonderful care. In fact, most nurses and doctors are caring, wonderful professionals. However, when there is a bad seed like Charlie, there is no one more vulnerable than the sick or the dying. Charlie was a monster who was caught and tried only because of a dedicated confidential informant who worked a long time to get him put away. Most hospitals and their lawyers and risk assessment departments just turned the other cheek and let him go to do his killings somewhere else.

As a therapist for my local hospital, I've seen them turn the other cheek. Doctors or nurses are fired or asked to resign but their licensing boards are not contacted. They are let loose to do damage somewhere else. Like this book indicates, the system is broken somewhere and needs to be fixed. Even when a licensing board is contacted, they often are very ineffectual. This book does not provide any answers nor can I. However, if you read about Charlie Cullen, be prepared to have your skin crawl.
25 von 29 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
Wow! Unbelievable! 9. Mai 2013
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As an RN who works in this world of critical care, this nonfiction book reads just like a fiction who-done-it murder mystery! I cannot - CANNOT- fathom this occurring, but I can easily follow the chain of events - everything that occurs is plausible - UNbelievable- but plausible. Every nurse should read this book. It might make you a little paranoid, but sometimes that's a good thing. It will definitely jolt you out of your complacency, or nonchalant lack of attention to details. It will definitely make you think twice about cosigning meds for others without getting the full details of what you're signing (this book doesn't necessarily specifically address that but I think it can be implied). I could never Imagine this happening where I work, I would think the hospital would internally catch the pyxis patterns and the EMR "surfing" patterns and fire someone based solely on that (not that firing was the issue)- but perhaps that is a result of a case like this book presents. But this book was absolutely stunning, a page turner, I couldn't put it down or get anything else done around me until I had read the entire thing, footnotes and all, in 2 days time! Creepy and scary and sad, and to anyone in the medical arena and to nurses in particular who use these drugs and technology - bone chilling, hair raising and spine tingling! And all of it true. Crazy true.
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