Synopses & Reviews
A gripping, if chilling, forensic examination of three savage serial killers who, among themselves, brutally murdered 28 innocent women
Michael Ross. Kenneth Bianchi. John Scripps. These are truly the servants of hell, three savage killers without a shred of soul between them. Michael Ross— "The Roadside Strangler," a terrifying sexual-sadistic predator, executed by lethal injection in 2005. Kenneth Bianchi—one of "The Hillside Stranglers," a rapist and serial killer, still serving a life sentence in Washington State. John Scripps—the British-born "Tourist from Hell," who slaughtered victims in Singapore and Thailand and watched them bleed before cutting their bodies up. The hangmans noose ended his spree. Christopher Berry-Dee interviewed both Ross and Bianchi in prison, witnessed Scrippss execution in Changi Jail, and has received the full cooperation of numerous law-enforcement agencies, including State Police in New York and Connecticut, Singapore Police, and HM Customs & Excise Special Investigations. Besides getting inside the characters of three serial killers, Emissaries of Satan also focuses on the irreparable damage caused by the three monsters, while acknowledging the dedicated men and women of law enforcement who work tirelessly to end the killing sprees of men like Ross, Bianchi, and Scripps and bring them to justice.
THE LOST CHILDHOODS, HORRIFIC CRIMES AND DEMENTED MINDS OF THOSE WHO KILL WITHOUT REMORSE.
They were born into this world as innocent children. They ended up as merciless killing machines. How to Make a Serial Killer leads you on an insightful, scary, and ultimately disturbing investigation into what made these infamous murderers go bad. Following the biographies and killing sprees of Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Washington D.C. snipers John Muhammad and Lee Molvo and many others, this book asks:
and#149;Is there really a and#147;demon seedand#8221;?
and#149;Do genes play a role?
and#149;Was it the killerand#8217;s family background?
and#149;How did peer group pressure influence their murderous instincts?
and#149;Can it all be traced back to a shattering experience early in life?
How to Make a Serial Killer follows the lives of these lost souls from early childhood to dark destiny. It provides a fascinating look into the potential for disaster created by a violent and abusive upbringing. No matter what their crime, these killers are still human, and this book explores the twisted workings of their destructive minds.
About the Author
Christopher Berry-Dee is the author of Born Killers, Monster, and Talking with Serial Killers. He is an acknowledged authority on serial killers, and several of his books are required reading for students at the FBIs Behavioral Science Unit.