The Good Nurse (2013) How many patients did nurse Charlie Cullen kill by lethal injection over the years? Forty, as originally estimated, or closer to 400, as some investigators… 2013-04-15 True Crime Twelve
Book Review

The Good Nurse (2013)

THE GOOD NURSE by Charles Graeber
THE GOOD NURSE by Charles Graeber
EW's GRADE
A

Details Release Date: Apr 15, 2013; Writer: Charles Graeber; Genre: True Crime; Publisher: Twelve

How many patients did nurse Charlie Cullen kill by lethal injection over the years? Forty, as originally estimated, or closer to 400, as some investigators later believed? Cullen doesn't deny either number, the latter of which would make him the most prolific killer in American history. In The Good Nurse Graeber, working with surgeonlike precision, pieces together the story by talking to everyone, including the uneasy nurses who instinctively sensed ''a new night wind blowing their patients away'' after Cullen was hired; the dogged detectives who finally took the case; and the murderer himself, in his only interview from prison. Put this one on the shelf next to Ann Rule's classic about Ted Bundy, The Stranger Beside Me — it's that good. A

Originally posted May 22, 2013 Published in issue #1261-1262 May 31, 2013 Order article reprints