Apt Pupil Art
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Apt Pupil

Apt Pupil Art


August 27th, 1982

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A golden California schoolboy and an old man whose hideous past he uncovers enter into a fateful and chilling mutual parasitism.

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August 1982


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Hitler's dog
Sidekick of Matt Dillon
Derelict who identified Todd Bowden from a photo
Morris Heisel's cat
Jack One of Kurt Dussander's list of great murderers from the past
?, Deborah
Aunt of Todd Bowden. Wife of Harry
?, Felice
Candy Striper in hospital
?, Harry
Uncle of Todd Bowden. Husband of Deborah.
Ackerman, Harry
School Councillor
Ackerman, Sharon
Todd Bowden wanted to feel under her dress
Anderson, Mrs. (Bugs)
4th grade teacher.
Bowden, Deborah
Wife of Harold
Bowden, Harold
Richard Bowden's brother
Bowden, Monica
Todd Bowden's mother. Married name of Monica Darrow. Wife of Richard Bowden.
Bowden, Richard
Todd Bowden's father and husband of Monica Bowden.
Bowden, Todd
A 13-year-old boy who discovers that the true identity of an old man who lives in his area by the name of Arthur Denker is the Nazi war criminal Kurt Dussander.
Bowden, Vic
Richard Bowden's father. A grocer
Bozeman, Dan
Detective looking into the Wino murders
Brackett, Charles (Sonny)
Murdered Derelict
Brodin, ?
Name in Heisel's dream.
Burke, Jack
Name in Christmas Card
Burke, Mary
Name in Christmas Card
Carson, Johnny
TV personality watched by Richard Bowden
Castellano, Fiona
Kept Vic Bowden's store open when he had a stroke
Chambers, Randy
Mowed Arthur Denkin's lawns.
Cleveland Torso Murderer, The
One of Kurt Dussander's list of great murderers from the past
Crichton, Michael
Author read by Monica Bowden
Darrow, Monica
Monica Bowden's maiden name
DeLyons, Billy
Baseball player
Denker, Arthur
Assumed name of Kurt Dussander
Denker, Mrs.
Made-up wife of Arthur Denker
Dorsky, Herman
Name in Heisel's dream.
Dorsky, Laslo
Name in Heisel's dream.
Doyle, Arthur Conan
Writer liked by Kurt Dussander's father
Dufresne, Andy
Banker who did some stock portfolio work for Arthur Denker
Dussander, Kurt
German war criminal a/k/a The "Blood Fiend of Patin"
Eichmann, Adolf
Nazi war criminal
Einstein, Albert
Arthur Denker looked like a cross between Albert Einstein and Boris Karloff
Everson, Bernie
In school with Todd Bowden
Farrow, Angela
Girlfriend of Todd Bowden
Floren, Myron
On the "Lawrence Welk Show" on TV
Frankel, Willi
Person who Dussander received a letter from.
French, Edward
Guidance counsellor,
French, Norma
Daughter of Edward and Sondra French.
French, Sondra
Wife of Edward and mother of Norma French
Gluecks, Heinrich
German seen shaking hands with Kurt Dussander in a photo.
Goebbels, Dr.
Nazi War Criminal
Goering, ?
Hitler's aide.
Hackermeyer, ?
Gave Kurt Dussander a chocolate bar at the end of the war.
Hackett, Buddy
On TV Show with Johnny Carson
Haines, ?
Todd's baseball coach
Halleck, ?
Told Todd Bowden about the loan given to Todd's father for Todd's French tutoring.
Haller, ?
Todd Bowden's baseball coach
Haskell, Frank
Acquaintance of the Heisel family
Hassler, Hans
German who criticized Hitler, then strangely disappeared
Heisel, Heather
First wife of Morris?
Heisel, Lydia
Second wife of Morris Heisel.
Heisel, Morris
Was in the camps in Germany.
Heisel, Ruth
Daughter of Morris???
Henreid, Mr.
Lived down the block from Vic Bowden
Henreid, Private
Manned a machine gun post in Denker's dream
Hepburn, ?
School counselor.
Huffman, ?
Jacobs, Ernie
Works and played golf with Richard Bowden
Karloff, Boris
Arthur Denker looked like a cross between Albert Einstein and Boris Karloff
Kemmelman, Dr.
Morris Heisel's doctor
Kessel, ?
German who charged people to look at a naked picture of his girlfriend during the War.
Klingerman, Dave
Works at the pet shelter where Kurt Dussander got a dog.
Koch, Ilse
German said to have a lampshade made of human skin
Kramer, Josef
German mentioned in passing
Mazursky, Bill
Mazursky, Mrs.
Wife of Bill and customer of Vic Bowden.
Murchinson, ?
Name in Christmas card
Pegler, Harold
Friend of Todd Bowden.
Richler, Detective
Interviewed Todd about Dussander
Rogan, Emma
Neighbor of Morris Heisel.
Sayers, Dorothy
Writer mentioned in passing
Schneibel, ?
Name in Heisel's dream
Smith, Peter (Poley)
Murdered derelict
Storrman, Mr.
Todd Bowden's Algebra teacher
Tey, Josephine
Historian mentioned by Detective Richler
Timpnell, Dr.
Intern at the hospital
Trask, Betty
Daughter of Ray. Girlfriend of Todd
Trask, Ray
Father of Betty. Friend and workmate of Richard Bowden
Tremaine, Ben
Friend of Todd Bowden
Upshaw, Mrs.
Todd Bowden's 4th grade teacher.
Weiskopf, Sam
Spoke to Dussander in hospital
Welk, Lawrence
Had a TV show
Wimsey, Lord Peter
Character in a Sayers novel.
Wolff, ?
X, Mr.
One of Kurt Dussander's list of great murderers from the past
Zeickert, ?
Name in Heisel's dream. A guard
Zodiac, The
One of Kurt Dussander's list of great murderers from the past
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