Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

William Heirens


The issues revolving around the case history of William George Heirens are complex and many, full of legal play and counter-play (and some say skullduggery). I found the job of condensing and simplifying these issues a rewarding task, as I learned in doing so something about human nature the idyllic and the real.

Permit me to thank Dolores Kennedy for sharing with me some of her thoughts beyond her book and for elaborating on certain points in the story that, well, for this poetic mind, needed clarification.


Freeman, Lucy    Before I Kill More...     New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1955.

Kennedy, Dolores.....Bill Heirens: His Day in Court     Chicago: Bonus Books, 1991.

Lindberg, Richard.....Return to the Scene of the Crime Chicago      Nashville:
Cumberland House Publishers, 1999.


With Dolores Kennedy, exclusively for The Crime Library, Friday, December 17, 1999.


PrimeTime Live, "The Wrong Man?"    ABC-Television broadcast     Aired August 7, 1996

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