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Cannibal Serial Killers: Profiles of Depraved Flesh-Eating Murderersby Christopher Berry-Dee
Synopses & Reviews
What could drive someone to kill and eat a fellow human being? This book examines the most notorious cases of serial killer cannibalism from Sawney Bean and Albert Fish to Jeffrey Dahmer and Andrei Chikatilo. It also details an array of more peculiar cases: Fritz Haarmann, who drank the blood of his victims before selling the meat on the black market; Issei Sagawa, the refined cannibal, who became a celebrity in Japan; Armin Meiwes who advertised for his victim on the Internet;, and Robin Gecht, who led the Chicago Ripper Crew in a spate of murders in which they ritually ate the breasts of their victims. The graphic details of such cases are a throwback to mankind's savage prehistory and reveal much about the myths of vampires and other monsters who prey on flesh and blood. The most chilling examples of cannibalism are those in which individuals in a supposedly civilized society choose to transgress moral law and resort to murder and cannibalism.
INSIDE THE WORLD OF FLESH-EATING KILLERS
Delving deep into the twisted actions of Hannibal Lecter–type murderers, Cannibal Serial Killers profiles the depraved individuals who prolong their horrific crimes beyond the thrill of the chase to a perverse ritualized finale. More than just stomach-churning stories, this...
About the Author
\Christopher Berry-Dee is the Editor of The New Criminologist and Director of the Criminology Research Centre. He has written numerous books on murderers and serial killers. He was also the research and interviewer for a 13-part TV series in the Uk entitled The Serial Killers.
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