SERIAL KILLERS THE METHOD AND MADNESS OF MONSTERS

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Serial Killers

Author : Peter Vronsky
ISBN : 0425196402
Genre : True Crime
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This comprehensive examination into the frightening history of serial homicide documents the psychological, investigative, and cultural aspects of serial murder, from Ancient Rome to notorious contemporary cases.
Category: True Crime

Female Serial Killers

Author : Peter Vronsky
ISBN : 9781101205693
Genre : True Crime
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The first book of its kind-photographs included. Mothers, daughters, sisters and grandmothers-fiendish killers all. Society is conditioned to think of murderers and predators as men, but in this fascinating book, Peter Vronsky exposes and investigates the phenomenon of women who kill-and the political, economic, social, and sexual implications. From history's earliest recorded cases of homicidal females to Irma Grese, the Nazi Beast of Belsen, from Britain's notorious child-slayer Myra Hindley to 'Honeymoon Killer' Martha Beck, from the sensational murder-spree of Aileen Wournos, to cult killers, homicidal missionaries, and the sexy femme fatale, Vronsky challenges the ordinary standards of good and evil and defies the accepted perceptions of gender role and identity.
Category: True Crime

Sons Of Cain

Author : Peter Vronsky
ISBN : 9780698176140
Genre : True Crime
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From the author of Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters comes an in-depth examination of sexual serial killers throughout human history, how they evolved, and why we are drawn to their horrifying crimes. Before the term was coined in 1981, there were no "serial killers." There were only "monsters"--killers society first understood as werewolves, vampires, ghouls and witches or, later, Hitchcockian psychos. In Sons of Cain--a book that fills the gap between dry academic studies and sensationalized true crime--investigative historian Peter Vronsky examines our understanding of serial killing from its prehistoric anthropological evolutionary dimensions in the pre-civilization era (c. 15,000 BC) to today. Delving further back into human history and deeper into the human psyche than Serial Killers--Vronsky's 2004 book, which has been called the definitive history of serial murder--he focuses strictly on sexual serial killers: thrill killers who engage in murder, rape, torture, cannibalism and necrophilia, as opposed to for-profit serial killers, including hit men, or "political" serial killers, like terrorists or genocidal murderers. These sexual serial killers differ from all other serial killers in their motives and their foundations. They are uniquely human and--as popular culture has demonstrated--uniquely fascinating.
Category: True Crime

The A To Z Encyclopedia Of Serial Killers

Author : Harold Schechter
ISBN : 9781439138854
Genre : True Crime
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Bestselling true-crime writer Harold Schechter, a leading authority on serial killers, and coauthor David Everitt offer a guided tour through the bizarre and blood-chilling world of serial murder. Through hundreds of detailed entries that span the entire spectrum -- the shocking crimes, the infamous perpetrators, and much more -- they examine all angles of a gruesome cultural phenomenon that grips our imagination. From Art (both by and about serial killers) to Zeitgeist (how killers past and present embody their times)...from Groupies (even the most sadistic killer can claim devoted fans) to Marriage (the perfect domestic disguise for demented killers)...from Homebodies (psychos who slay in the comfort of their homes) to Plumbing (how clogged drains have undone the most discreet killer), THE A TO Z ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SERIAL KILLERS is the ultimate reference for anyone compelled by the personalities and pathologies behind the most disturbing of crimes.
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Serial Killers Up Close And Personal Inside The World Of Torturers Psychopaths And Mass Murderers

Author : Christopher Berry-Dee
ISBN : 9781569756195
Genre : True Crime
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A collection of true accounts of some of history's most brutal murders is complemented by testimony by the killers themselves, in a sobering volume that features crimes committed by such figures as John Wayne Gacy, the Hillside Strangles, and the Genessee River Killer. Original.
Category: True Crime

The Killer Book Of Serial Killers

Author : Tom Philbin
ISBN : 9781402241628
Genre : True Crime
File Size : 38.71 MB
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The Killer Book of Serial Killers is the ultimate resource (and gift) for any true crime fan and student of the bizarre world of serial killers. Filled with stories, trivia, quizzes, quotes, photos, and odd facts about the world's most notorious murderers, this is the perfect bathroom reader for anyone fascinated with serial killers. The stories and trivia cover such killers as: John Wayne Gacy Ted Bundy The BTK Killer Jack the Ripper The Green River Killer Serial killers around the world And many more Bathroom readers have enjoyed considerable success as a format, selling millions of copies. The Killer Book series brings this format to the rabid true crime audience. Including more than 40 black & white photos, this is a must for true crime fans.
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Inside The Minds Of Serial Killers

Author : Katherine M. Ramsland
ISBN : 0275990990
Genre : Social Science
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Examines the variety of serial killers and explains how they work, why they do what they do, who they are and what makes them kill
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The Encyclopedia Of Serial Killers

Author : Michael Newton
ISBN : 9780816069873
Genre : True Crime
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The Encyclopaedia of Serial Killers, Second Edition provides accurate information on hundreds of serial murder cases - from early history to the present. Written in a non-sensational manner, this authoritative encyclopaedia debunks many of the myths surrounding this most notorious of criminal activities. New major serial killers have come to light since the first edition was published, and many older cases have been solved (such as the Green River Killer) or further investigated (like Jack the Ripper and the Zodiac Killer). Completely updated entries and appendixes pair with more than 30 new photographs and many new entries to make this new edition more fascinating than ever. New and updated entries include: Axe Man of New Orleans; BTK Strangler; Jack the Ripper; Cuidad Juarez, Mexico; John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, the Sniper Killers; Gary Leon Ridgway, the Green River Killer; and Harold Frederick Shipman.
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Cold North Killers

Author : Lee Mellor
ISBN : 9781459701243
Genre : True Crime
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Profiles Canadian serial killers, including analyzing their crimes, childhoods and inevitable downfalls.
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Serial Killers Case Files

Author : RJ Parker
ISBN : 9781490443515
Genre : True Crime
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This book provides an in-depth examination of serial murderers and their victims, that include the profiles of some of the most prominent murderers of our time. The author addresses various serial killer types: Organized and unorganized, men, women, doctors, and unsolved murder cases. In this riveting book, an award-winning Canadian author delves into the gritty, gruesome details of the most notorious serial killers to strike the United States, Canada and the UK, including the unidentified killers who may still be on the loose. Close to home, Parker compiles a thorough case file on husband and wife serial killers Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka. In an amazing twist, hybristiphilia Homolka pulls the wool over the Canadian Government, giving the crown yet another black eye. The horror genre is tremendously indebted to serial killers. A listing of books and movies that deal with serial killers would almost be a book in itself. Something about their twisted psychology and abhorrent acts have turned folks like John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, David Berkowitz, and Andrei Chikatilo, to name a few, into household names and media figures. In Serial Killer Case Files, true crime author RJ Parker offers several cases that deal with the names above and also shine a light on killers that are not as present in popular culture but whose bloody actions are worse than any horror movie out there.
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