G. William Harder, self-described Satanist, self-proclaimed good friend to bad people, collector of serial-killer letters and prison art, proprietor of the website murderauction.com and seller of “Got Satan?” T-shirts, stroked habitually at his chin. He gathered together the strands of dry brush that he calls a goatee and tugged them into a spike. He wore a white shirt, long baggy black shorts, a skinny black tie and a pentagram pin on his collar. A middle-aged man was telling him that he knew someone who knew someone who searched Jeffrey Dahmer’s house in Milwaukee — one of the police officers who raided the killer’s home in 1991 — and found a severed head in the refrigerator. Harder listened closely but did not look especially impressed.
Why would he?
Dahmer had only come up in conversation because the man was admiring a piece of original poetry from Dahmer that Harder had tracked down and