"The Demolished Man" was first serialized in three parts, beginning with the January 1952 issue of Galaxy Science Fiction, followed by publication of the novel in 1953.
Hugo Award 1953.
In the year 2301, guns are only museum pieces and benign telepaths
sweep the minds of the populace to detect crimes before they happen. In
2301 murder is virtually impossible, but one man is about to change
Ben Reich, a psychopathic business magnate, has devised the ultimate scheme to eliminate the competition and destroy the order of his society. The Demolished Man is a masterpiece of imaginative suspense, set in a superbly imagined world in which everything has changed except the ancient instinct for murder.