Horror in the hospital wards

The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness and Murder by Charles Graeber. Atlantic Books, €16.35. Reviewed by Andrew Lynch.

14th September, 2013
Charles Cullen: suspected to be the most prolific serial killer in American history.

The Good Nurse: A True Story of Medicine, Madness and Murder


Charlie Cullen is an Irish-American who nobody in their right mind should invite home for the Gathering. To most of his nursing colleagues, this Kevin Costner lookalike seemed meek, mild and fundamentally harmless. In reality he was a scheming sociopath who may well be the most prolific serial killer of all time.

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