Cannibal Killers: The Impossible Monsters

Cannibal Killers: The Impossible Monsters

by Moira Martingale
     
 

Moira Martingale traces the cannibalism phenomenon back to the 16th century to the notorious Sawney Bean who, together with his family, consumed more than 1,000 people over a period of 25 years. Modern murderers continue many of the same practices, including Fritz Haarmann—who would tear out young men's throats to drink their

Overview

Moira Martingale traces the cannibalism phenomenon back to the 16th century to the notorious Sawney Bean who, together with his family, consumed more than 1,000 people over a period of 25 years. Modern murderers continue many of the same practices, including Fritz Haarmann—who would tear out young men's throats to drink their blood, before selling their flesh for meat; Jeffrey Dahmer, the murderer of 17 young men whose dismembered body parts were found in his apartment; Edward Gein—the role model for Hitchcock's Psycho—who after his mother's death began killing and eating women; and Andrei Chikatilo, the Russian cannibal who has the dubious reputation of being the worst cannibal killer in recent history. These crimes, and others, are explored, together with speculation about how such monsters are made. Is there a clinical explanation for vampirism? And when it comes to deciding whether these people are sane or insane, why are psychiatrists and lawyers not always in agreement?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780709085409
Publisher:
Hale, Robert Limited
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Moira Martingale is a journalist, author and former columnist for national and regional newspapers. She is the co-author of Ghostbusters UK. Her interest in deviant behaviour stems from her studies of abnormal psychology as part of her degree. She also has a doctorate in Gothic Literature.

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