murderabilia


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murderabilia

pl n
objects that are regarded as valuable because of their connection with murders or other notorious crimes
[murder + (memora)bilia]
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It was popular in the "murderabilia" industry - where people buy, sell and collect items related to serial killers - and can fetch up to PS800.
It was popular in the "murderabilia" industry -- where people buy, sell and collect items related to serial killers -- and can fetch up to [pounds sterling]800.
In The Frighteners: A Journey Through Our Cultural Fascination with the Macabre, Reverend Peter Laws simultaneously serves as scholarly tour guide and terror-driven participant through terrains inhabited by vampires, biblical characters, horror movies, zombies, video games, murderabilia, historical ruins, and fairy tales.
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge today will try to sort out at least two conflicting wills and claims by a purported son, grandson and pen pal who all seek control of an estate that includes commercial rights to his name, image and mementos that can fetch thousands of dollars from "murderabilia" collectors.
Mina's book The Long Drop beat competition from the likes of Val McDermid's Out of Bounds and Murderabilia by Craig Robertson.
Em todo caso, nos EUA de hoje, o serial killer e intensamente explorado pelos veiculos de comunicacao, criando uma verdadeira economia cultural, a murderabilia: " The celebrity culture around serial killers has developed so far that one can now purchase the nail clippings and hair of some killers, as if they were religious icons.
It's also the reason he peddles a product many consider ghoulish and off limits - murderabilia.
Cass leaves the Lower East Side of Manhattan after receiving a lucrative job offer: to confirm the existence of, and authenticate, a group of photos depicting ritual killings, still photos which could have started life in a snuff film, something called "murderabilia." There is much discussion about the photographer's technique of using only available light, the converse of which gives rise to the title.
But when people tied to the "murderabilia" turn up dead, Cass flees to Reykjavik and finds herself immersed in a world of ritual killings, death metal music, and murder.
Rick Staton, proprietor of "Murderabilia," sells artifacts such as a handwritten note by Jeffrey Dahmer ($1,700) or the wrapper from a candy bar eaten by John Wayne Gacy ($49.50).
Kahan led a successful nationwide fight to get eBay to ban sales of so-called "murderabilia".
Crime has become a business, said Andy Kahan, director of the Crime Victims' Division in Houston's Office of the Mayor, during a workshop titled "The Myths of the Son-of-Sam Laws, Notoriety for Profit and Murderabilia." Kahan, a former probation and parole officer in Texas, said that convicted offenders and their brokers sell their personal belongings on Internet auction sites and Web sites for profit.