River of Blood: Serial Killers and Their Victims

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Popular culture would have us believe that serial killers are an obvious threat to the public, a deformed creature that snarls, drools and hides in the shadows.
In reality the serial killer is less like the maniacally out-of-control character of Mr Hyde and more like the subdued Dr Jekyll, a human being with a family, a job, and ambitions.

We examine killers such as John Robinson, once Kansas Man of the Year, a successful businessman and family...

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Overview

Popular culture would have us believe that serial killers are an obvious threat to the public, a deformed creature that snarls, drools and hides in the shadows.
In reality the serial killer is less like the maniacally out-of-control character of Mr Hyde and more like the subdued Dr Jekyll, a human being with a family, a job, and ambitions.

We examine killers such as John Robinson, once Kansas Man of the Year, a successful businessman and family man, but also the killer of eight women. There are also killers such as Elizabeth Bathory, the wealthy and influential Countess in Hungary who, during the sixteenth century, murdered over 600 women and girls.

River of Blood brings together two criminologists, from England and Australia, to give detailed biographies of serial killers from history and from across the world. River of Blood exposes the ordinariness of the serial killer, showing how the killer blends into society, successfully avoiding the stereotype assigned to the genre.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781581125184
  • Publisher: Universal Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/28/2004
  • Pages: 372
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.84 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2004

    River of Blood: Serial Killers and Their Victims

    Here is a mammoth book of serial killers. The book is a larger than a normal paperback and it crammed full of cases on it's 360+ pages. It is a must for anyone studying the genre. The introduction about the different kinds of serial killers is eye-opening and food for thought.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2004

    River of Blood: Serial Killers and Their Victims

    For those who want to know more about serial killers then this is the book for you. It covers the well-known killers such as John Gacy and Dennis Nilsen as well as those lesser known cases. There are some cases in here that you will not find anywhere else.

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