Serial Killers: Notorious Killers Who Lived Among Us

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The FBI's definition of a serial killer is someone who has killer three or more times, on different occasions, often with time lapses in between. These breaks can last weeks, month and even years, during which time the killer assumes what is known as a "mask of sanity." Like a chameleon, a serial killer is able to blend in with normal society. For him, the reality of his murders exists only as souvenirs or photographs, which are ecstatic reminders of his brutal acts. With each kill the feeling of arousal recedes ...

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Overview

The FBI's definition of a serial killer is someone who has killer three or more times, on different occasions, often with time lapses in between. These breaks can last weeks, month and even years, during which time the killer assumes what is known as a "mask of sanity." Like a chameleon, a serial killer is able to blend in with normal society. For him, the reality of his murders exists only as souvenirs or photographs, which are ecstatic reminders of his brutal acts. With each kill the feeling of arousal recedes more quickly, and as a result, his crimes become more frenzied and frequent until he is caught by the police and brought to justice, or killed in the attempt.
 
Serial Killers is an expertly researched investigation of the individuals who, through their monstrous acts of violence and murder, have become synonymous with the epithet "serial killer." Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, Myra Hindley and David Berkowitz all feature in this fully illustrated collection of case studies, providing the reader with an enthralling insight into the minds of the most prolific murderers of all time.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780760796580
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 11/25/2007
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

William Murray is a freelance writer and true-crime expert who is currently working and living in London. Following a brief career as a crime scene investigator, he spent 15 years in the UK publishing industry before becoming a regular contributor to a number of true-crime publications based both in the UK and the US.

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  • Posted May 16, 2010

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    No less than 41 of our most terrifying monsters, some acting alone and some in pairs, stalk through the pages of "Serial Killers" by William Murray.

    The text proves an excellent and engrossing rogues gallery, weaving spellbinding narratives in a voice of authority. Having begun to read, I couldn't put the book down, moving from cover to cover in a single sitting.

    It displays a wealth of documentary photos and even copies of handwritten letters that seem to have come right out of police files, court records, or tantalizingly from the personal crime scene investigation experiences of its creator.

    This book could be looked upon as a display of true case studies in criminal psychology or profiling. That is, if only even one fact could be independently verified by the reader.

    Although the front flap of the jacket flatly states that this "is an expertly researched investigation", the book shows no bibliography at all--not even one single reference or footnote!

    In direct denial of the jacket statement, the reader will discover a disclaimer printed prominently with the copyright and publication information. In part, it "excludes all liability to the extent permitted by law for any errors or omissions in this book and for any loss, damages, or expense (whether direct or indirect) suffered by a third party relying on information contained in this book".

    Where this manuscript gets its facts is unknown. If they are facts is unknown.

    Disappointingly, without verifiable doncumentation, this compelling and well written work can no more be relied upon than a collection of popular tales.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 23, 2010

    Purchased as gift for guy with morbid curiosity

    I bought this as a gag gift. I thought it was so inappropriate for a Christmas gift that it would be funny. However, the person that received it could not wait to start reading it. This book is full of fascinating facts and images if Serial Killers fascinate you.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2008

    Very informative

    Ive read several books on serial killers and the pictures and descriptions are wonderful. Its priced very well for a book of its magnitude.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2010

    couldn't put it down

    excellent book.

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  • Posted September 6, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    It is..........

    It was hard for me to read the book, i am still reading the book cause it is hard to hear the bad things in book.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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