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Gerard John “GJ” Schaefer’s wrote horrifying true-crime fiction—and his “fictional” writing helped convict him of murder. He was convicted of two murders, suspected by authorities of more than two dozen, and frequently boasted that his death toll was higher than eighty—all of them women.
Despite the fact that she appeared perfectly healthy, Mary Mallon would spread the bacterium that causes typhoid fever to dozens and possibly thousands of people, killing at least three and possibly more than fifty. The nickname the press gave her—”Typhoid Mary”—would become a metaphor for anyone who knowingly spreads disease or suffering.