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The Serial Killer Files: The Who, What, Where, How, and Why of the World's Most Terrifying Murderers

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THE DEFINITIVE DOSSIER ON HISTORYS MOST HEINOUS!

Hollywoods make-believe maniacs like Jason, Freddy, and Hannibal Lecter cant hold a candle to real life monsters like John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and scores of others who have terrorized, tortured, and terminated their way across civilization throughout the ages. Now, from the much-acclaimed author of Deviant, Deranged, and Depraved, comes the ultimate resource on the serial killer phenomenon.

Rigorously researched and packed with the most terrifying, up-to-date information, this innovative and highly compelling compendium covers every aspect of multiple murderers—from psychology to cinema, fetishism to fan clubs, “trophies” to trading cards. Discover:

WHO THEY ARE: Those featured include Ed Gein, the homicidal mamas boy who inspired fictions most famous Psycho, Norman Bates; Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi, sex-crazed killer cousins better known as the Hillside Stranglers; and the Beanes, a fifteenth-century cave-dwelling clan with an insatiable appetite for human flesh

HOW THEY KILL: They shoot, stab, and strangle. Butcher, bludgeon, and burn. Drown, dismember, and devour . . . and other methods of massacre too many and monstrous to mention here.

WHY THEY DO IT: For pleasure and for profit. For celebrity and for “companionship.” For the devil and for dinner. For the thrill of it, for the hell of it, and because “such men are monsters, who live . . .

beyond the frontiers of madness.”

PLUS: in-depth case studies, classic killers nicknames, definitions of every kind of deviance and derangement, and much, much more.

For more than one hundred profiles of lethal loners and killer couples, Bluebeards and black widows, cannibals and copycats— this is an indispensable, spine-tingling, eye-popping investigation into the dark hearts and mad minds of that twisted breed of human whose crimes are the most frightening . . . and fascinating.

Synopsis:

A nationally recognized expert in criminology and forensics examines a phenomenon that is at once intriguing and frightening: the serial killer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345465665
Author:
Schechter, Harold
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Serial murders
Subject:
Serial murderers
Subject:
Murder - Serial Killers
Subject:
General True Crime
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Subject:
true crime;crime;non-fiction;reference;serial killer;biography;criminology;history;murder
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
107-941
Publication Date:
20031231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.22x7.32x1.04 in. 1.78 lbs.

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