Chapter 1 Ihave heard the mermaids singing, each to each. I do not think that they will sing to me. 'the love song of J. alfred pruf rock T. s. eliot The soul of torture is male comment ON EXHIBIT CARD the museum OF criminology and torture sah GiMlCNANO, italy. All chapter epigraphs are taken from "On Murder considered as one of the fine arts' by Thomas De Quincey (1827) you always remember the first time. Isn't that what they say about sex? How much more true it is of murder. I will never forget a single delicious moment of that.