Serial killers : shocking, gripping true crime stories of the most evil murders

by Innes, Brian, 1928-2014,

Format: Print Book 2017
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Sewickley Public Library Nonfiction 364.1523 INN 2017
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The Terrifying Story of the Most Monstrous Serial Killers through History.

Serial Killers are the most notorious and disturbing of all criminals, representing the very darkest side of humanity. Yet they endlessy fascinate and continue to capture the public's attention with their strange charisma and deadly deeds. From Jack the Ripper to Ted Bundy and the Moors Murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, these killers transfix us with their ability to commit utterly savage acts of cruelty and depravity.

Only with modern police detection methods and psychological profiling, have these figures that have existed throughout human history finally been identified in the deadliest category: serial killers. These methods, the killers' characters and their crimes are described here in fascinating and terrifyingly gripping detail.

The whole history of serial killers is brought to life in 50 chapters, including:

Herman Webster Mudget, Devil in the White City
John Christie, 10 Rillington Place murders
Zodiac Killer
Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, The Moors Murderers
Ted Bundy
Fred and Rosemary West
Jeffrey Dahmer
Aileen Wuornos
Harold Shipman, Dr Death

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Serial Killers is a great introduction to some of society's most monstrous real-life villains. The vignette format allows the reader to read as much or as little as desired, since each section is brief enough for a quick read while never skimping on information. Innes, author of nonfiction for youth (e.g., Forensic Science, 2016), is very matter-of-fact in the way he delves into each killers' past, crimes, and impact on society while they were at large and in the years that followed capture, if they were captured. Some featured killers are well known the Zodiac Killer, the Night Stalker, Ted Bundy, and the Green River Killer but others are more obscure; even a true-crime buff will learn something new. Fans of Harold Schechter's The Serial Killer Files (2003) will enjoy this book, as well; it provides plenty of interesting facts, discusses both well-known cases and new ideas, and is, overall, educational and truly intriguing.--Carrie Rasak Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Serial murderers.
Serial murderers -- Biography.
Serial murders -- History.
True crime stories.
Publisher London :Quercus,2017
Edition Updated and revised paperback edition.
Language English
Description 261 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN 9781786488473
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