AGENTS OF DEATH: The Memoirs of an Executioner by

AGENTS OF DEATH: The Memoirs of an Executioner

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Two years ago Stackpole published I Killed for the Law, the autobiography of Elliott, the man who threw the switch at Sing Sing and elsewhere. And here is his biography -- though why anyone should think a second record was needed is beyond my ken. It is a fuller book, for those who would have the masochistic tendencies prolonged to satisfaction. It is all there, -- how he came to be chief executioner, how many he put to death, how ""they"" took ""the last mile"" and the ""hot seat"", women in the chair, famous cases, the workings of the job from start to finish, etc. For one who claims he hates publicity, the facts would seem to belie the claim.

Publisher: Dutton