The Sadist

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This article is about the German book. For the 1963 cult film, see The Sadist (film)

The Sadist (German: "Der Sadist") is a book published by psychiatrist Karl Berg, following the confessions of Peter Kürten, a well-known serial killer in the late 1920s in Germany.

The book was originally written in German. The first English edition was issued in 1938, by Acorn Press. A second edition was published by William Heinemann Medical Books in 1945.