Ed Gein's Haus
I was perusing BoingBoing, instead of working and came across one of the top ten serial killers: Ed Gein. He was the inspiration for Psycho, Leatherface, and Jame Gumb.
I haven't read the book David Pescovitz recommends, True Crime: An American Anthology, but it does seem like good bedtime reading. Check out the pictures from LIFE magazine, don't worry nothing gruesome.