The Serial Killer Files: The Who, What, Where, How, and Why of the World’s Most Terrifying Murderers

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Ballantine Books #ad - For celebrity and for “companionship. For the devil and for dinner. Discover: who they are: those featured include ed gein, the homicidal mama’s boy who inspired fiction’s most famous Psycho, stab, sex-crazed killer cousins better known as the Hillside Stranglers; and the Beanes, a fifteenth-century cave-dwelling clan with an insatiable appetite for human flesh HOW THEY KILL: They shoot, Norman Bates; Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi, and strangle.

Drown, dismember, and devour. And other methods of massacre too many and monstrous to mention here. The definitive dossier on history’s most heinous! hollywood’s make-believe maniacs like jason, and scores of others who have terrorized, tortured, Freddy, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Hannibal Lecter can’t hold a candle to real life monsters like John Wayne Gacy, and terminated their way across civilization throughout the ages.

The Serial Killer Files: The Who, What, Where, How, and Why of the World's Most Terrifying Murderers #ad - . Rigorously researched and packed with the most terrifying, up-to-date information, fetishism to fan clubs, this innovative and highly compelling compendium covers every aspect of multiple murderers–from psychology to cinema, “trophies” to trading cards. Now, from the much-acclaimed author of Deviant, Deranged, and Depraved, comes the ultimate resource on the serial killer phenomenon.

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Psycho USA: Famous American Killers You Never Heard Of

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Ballantine Books #ad - Dramatized in the pages of penny dreadfuls, and immortalized in “murder ballads” and classic fiction by Edgar Allan Poe and Theodore Dreiser, sensationalized in tabloid headlines, the demonic denizens of Psycho USA may be long gone to the gallows—but this insidiously irresistible slice of gothic Americana will ensure that they’ll no longer be forgotten.

But for every celebrity psychopath who’s gotten ink for spilling blood, there’s a bevy of all-but-forgotten homicidal fiends studding the bloody margins of U. S. The law gave them their just desserts, but now the hugely acclaimed author of The Serial Killer Files and The Whole Death Catalog gives them their dark due in this absolutely riveting true-crime treasury.

Psycho USA: Famous American Killers You Never Heard Of #ad - Peter robinson, “the tell-tale heart killer”: it took two days and four tries for him to finish off his victim, but no time at all for keen-eyed cops to spot the fatal flaw in his floor plan. History. Anton probst, “the monster in the shape of a man”: The ax-murdering immigrant’s systematic slaughter of all eight members of a Pennsylvania farm family matched the savagery of the Manson murders a century later.

Ruloff, “the man of two lives”: a genuine jekyll and Hyde, his brilliant scholarship disguised his bloodthirsty brutality, and his oversized brain gave new meaning to “mastermind. Spurred by profit, paranoia, or perverse pleasure, passion, the Smutty Nose Butcher, these killers—the Witch of Staten Island, the Bluebeard of Quiet Dell, and many others—span three centuries and a host of harrowing murder methods.

Among america’s most cold-blooded you’ll meet   • robert irwin, “The Mad Sculptor”: He longed to use his carving skills on the woman he loved—but had to settle for making short work of her mother and sister instead.

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Female Serial Killers: How and Why Women Become Monsters

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Berkley #ad - Perhaps that’s why so many trusting husbands, lovers, family friends, and children have fallen prey to “the female monster. From history’s earliest recorded cases of homicidal females to irma grese, homicidal missionaries, the nazi beast of Belsen, and our pop-culture fascination with the sexy femme fatale, from Britain’s notorious child-slayer Myra Hindley to ‘Honeymoon Killer’ Martha Beck to the sensational cult of Aileen Wournos—the first female serial killer-as-celebrity—to cult killers, Vronsky not only challenges our ordinary standards of good and evil but also defies our basic accepted perceptions of gender role and identity.

Includes photographs. In this fascinating book, peter vronsky exposes and investigates the phenomenon of women who kill—and the political, economic, social and sexual implications buried with each victim. How many of us are even remotely prepared to imagine our mothers, daughters, sisters or grandmothers as fiendish killers? For centuries we have been conditioned to think of serial murderers and psychopathic predators as men—with women registering low on our paranoia radar.

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The A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers

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Pocket Books #ad - Bestselling true-crime writer harold Schechter, a leading authority on serial killers, and coauthor David Everitt offer a guided tour through the bizarre and blood-chilling world of serial murder. Through hundreds of detailed entries that span the entire spectrum -- the shocking crimes, the infamous perpetrators, and much more -- they examine all angles of a gruesome cultural phenomenon that grips our imagination.

From art both by and about serial killers to Zeitgeist how killers past and present embody their times. From groupies even the most sadistic killer can claim devoted fans to Marriage the perfect domestic disguise for demented killers. From homebodies psychos who slay in the comfort of their homes to plumbing how clogged drains have undone the most discreet killer, THE A TO Z ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SERIAL KILLERS is the ultimate reference for anyone compelled by the personalities and pathologies behind the most disturbing of crimes.

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Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters

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Berkley #ad - Exhaustively researched with transcripts of interviews with killers, and featuring up-to-date information on the apprehension and conviction of the Green River killer and the Beltway Snipers, Vronsky’s one-of-a-kind book covers every conceivable aspect of an endlessly riveting true crime phenomenon.

Includes photographs. A comprehensive examination into the frightening true crime history of serial homicide—including information on america’s most prolific serial killers such as:ted bundy • “co-ed killer” ed kemper • the BTK Killer • “Highway Stalker” Henry Lee Lucas • Monte Ralph Rissell • “Shoe Fetish Slayer” Jerry Brudos • “Night Stalker” Richard Ramirez • “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski • Ed Gein “The Butcher of Plainfield” • “Killer Clown” John Wayne Gacy • Andrew Cunanan • And more.

Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters #ad - . In this unique book, jerry brudos, henry lee lucas, ted bundy, beginning with its first recorded instance in ancient rome through fifteenth-century France on to such notorious contemporary cases as cannibal/necrophile Ed Kemper, Richard Ramirez, Monte Ralph Rissell, Peter Vronsky documents the psychological, the BTK killer, Ed Gein, and cultural aspects of serial murder, investigative, “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski, and the emergence of what he classifies as the “serial rampage killer” such as Andrew Cunanan, John Wayne Gacy, who murdered fashion designer Gianni Versace.

Vronsky not only offers sound theories on what makes a serial killer but also makes concrete suggestions on how to survive an encounter with one—from recognizing verbal warning signs to physical confrontational resistance.

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Volume 3 True Crime Books Anthology - SERIAL KILLERS True Crime Anthology

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RJ Parker Publishing #ad - Warning** this book contains graphic forensic crime scene photos and statements that some may find very disturbing. The best of this year's true crime writing from master authors RJ Parker, Peter Vronsky, JJ Slate, Sylvia Perrini and Michael Newton who give us nine new shocking case accounts of serial killers.

Cesar francesco barone convicted in four rape murders but suspected in many more, Barone briefly shared a cell with notorious serial killer Ted Bundy and claimed to being "tutored" by the notorious serial killer in murder. William mentzer an enigmatic serial killer and a drug syndicate hitman, at one time an associate of Charlie Manson, identified by David Berkowitz Son of Sam as a satanic cult figure and recently named as a suspect in the notorious still unsolved Zodiac Murders in San Francisco.

Volume 3 True Crime Books Anthology - SERIAL KILLERS True Crime Anthology #ad - Myra hindley the most reviled woman in the UK, the female partner of serial killer Ian Brady. Known as the moors murderers, the couple raped and murdered at least five children in 1963-1965. Arthur shawcross a necrophile cannibal serial killer who, after raping and murdering two children in his hometown, served fourteen years before being paroled into the community of Rochester, where he proceeded to murder twelve women.

Allan legere the monster of the miramichi, while serving a prison term for murder, one of Canada's most brutal serial killers who, escaped to terrorize the Province of New Brunswick murdering another four people in a seven-month rampage. Charles sobhraj nicknamed "the serpent" and "the bikini Killer" targeted naïve young tourists on the "Hippie Trail" through Turkey, Thailand, Greece, India, Pakistan and Nepal.

Robert ben rhoades the truck stop killer, convicted in the torture, rape and murder of three women but suspected in fifty murders along the US Interstate system.

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Psychopathy, Perversion, and Lust Homicide: Recognizing the Mental Disorders That Power Serial Killers Forensic Psychology

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Praeger #ad - Each of these killers have a unique psychological development, but all demonstrated early the patterned behavior of psychopathy and sexual disorder, explains Dobbert. Lucas showed all the signs of Conduct Disorder by the time he was 10 and already an alcoholic. He was forced to watch his mother perform sexual acts with clients, regularly beaten and one head injury from a beating put him into a coma.

He was obsessed with sex by the time he was 13, and had sex with his half-brother, as well as animals he would trap, torture and kill in sexual rituals. Special attention is paid to early signs of these disorders that were missed, education, minimized or ignored by professionals in law enforcement, mishandled, health care and criminal justice.

Lucas was convicted as a teenager of a burglary, and sent to a training school, where he was disruptive and attempted several escapes, but released a year later. The author demonstrates how and why most serial murders are sexually motivated, and fueled by this combination of psychopathy and sexual disorder.

Psychopathy, Perversion, and Lust Homicide: Recognizing the Mental Disorders That Power Serial Killers Forensic Psychology #ad - In this pointed study of serial killers, internationally known Forensic Psychologist Duane Dobbert shows us how - even years before the crimes were commmitted- the perpetrators of lust homicides exhibited behaviors showing certain mental and sexual disorders which grew to fuel the horiffic murders. He confessed later to raping his 12-year-old niece the next day.

He also addresses signs of psychopathy and sexual disorders that should send red flags up to any adult or parent looking to protect their loved ones from harm. Dobbert offers psychological and social history of each killer, from early life on, which molded each into an ultimate monster.

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Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight

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Wiley #ad - Why does this superhero without superpowers fascinate us? what does that fascination say about us? batman and psychology explores these and other intriguing questions about the masked vigilante, and the underage partner? Why are his most intimate relationships with "bad girls" he ought to lock up? And why won't he kill that homicidal, including: Does Batman have PTSD?  Why does he fight crime? Why as a vigilante? Why the mask, the bat, green-haired clown?Gives you fresh insights into the complex inner world of Batman and Bruce Wayne and the life and characters of Gotham CityExplains psychological theory and concepts through the lens of one of the world's most popular comic book charactersWritten by a psychology professor and "Superherologist" scholar of superheroes .

A journey behind the mask and into the mind of gotham city's capedcrusader, the dark Knight who inspires fear in evildoers everywhere Batman is one of the most compelling and enduring characters to come from the Golden Age of Comics, and interest in his story has only increased through countless incarnations since his first appearance in Detective Comics #27 in 1939.

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Fiend: The Shocking True Story Of Americas Youngest Seria

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Pocket Books #ad - But soon, the teenager's bloodlust gave way to another obsession: murder. A monster preyed upon the children of nineteenth-century boston. Harold schechter, brings his acclaimed mix of page-turning storytelling, brilliant insight, whose true-crime masterpieces are "well-documented nightmares for anyone who dares to look" Peoria Journal Star, and fascinating historical documentation to Fiend -- an unforgettable account from the annals of American crime.

The boston boy Fiend" was imprisoned at last. But the complex questions sparked by his ghastly crime spree -- the hows and whys of vicious juvenile crime -- were as relevant in the so-called Age of Innocence as they are today. When fourteen-year-old jesse pomeroy was arrested in 1874, a nightmarish reign of terror over an unsuspecting city came to an end.

Fiend: The Shocking True Story Of Americas Youngest Seria #ad - Jesse pomeroy was outwardly repellent in appearance, with a gruesome "dead" eye; inside, he was deformed beyond imagining. His crimes were appalling -- and yet he was little more than a child himself. A sexual sadist of disturbing precocity, he satisfied his atrocious appetites by abducting and torturing his child victims.

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Dissecting Death: Secrets of a Medical Examiner

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Broadway Books #ad - Now one of our most respected forensic pathologists gives a behind-the-scenes look at eleven of his most notorious cases, cracked by scientific analysis and Sherlock Holmesian deduction. As chief medical examiner of Rockland County, for almost thirty-five years, New York, Dr. Zugibe examines some recent high-profile cases in which blunders led to killers going free, either because the wrong party was brought to trial or because the evidence presented didn’t do the trick—including Jon-Benet Ramsey’s murder and, of course, the O.

J. Zugibe takes us through the process all good pathologists follow, using eleven of his most challenging cases. He has appeared as an expert hundreds of times in the media and in the courtroom—and not once has a jury failed to accept his testimony over opposing expert witnesses. With him, we visit the often grisly—though sometimes shockingly banal—crime scene.

Dissecting Death: Secrets of a Medical Examiner #ad - We see how a forensic pathologist determines the hour of death, the type of weapon used, the killer’s escape route. We inspect the body, palpate the wounds, search for clues in the hair and skin. And now, in dissecting death, he has opened the door to the world of forensic pathology in all its gruesome and fascinating mystery.

From tv’s csi to bestsellers by Patricia Cornwell and Kathy Reichs, interest in forensics is at an all-time high.

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The Killer Book of Serial Killers: Incredible Stories, Facts and Trivia from the World of Serial Killers The Killer Books

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Sourcebooks #ad - Terrifying tales of the ultimate evil among us!The Killer Book of Serial Killers is the complete resource for any true crime fan or student of the lurid, fascinating world of serial killers. Inside you'll find the stories of the world's thirty-five most notorious murderers, including an in-depth look at their crimes and the lives that turned them into monsters.

This is the perfect gift for any true crime buff. Sprinkled throughout the book are quizzes, photos, quotes, and odd facts about serial killers to test your knowledge and make you shudder in horrified delight. Learn more about notorious serial killers like: ted bundy jack the ripper jeffrey dahmer gary ridgway, the Green River Killer John Wayne Gacy Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka Dennis Rader, Torture, the Bind, Kill BTK Killer Béla Kiss David Berkowitz, the Son of SamWith many more shocking tales and tidbits about serial killers that will keep you up at night!.

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