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Publisher Description

Twisted Psyches. Psychopathic Behavior. Murderous Impulses! They prey on the innocent with a malicious desire to inflict damage and harm. They hunt and stalk misfortunate victims in the dark, in broad daylight, in quiet neighborhoods, and in the local woods. Their blood thirst isn’t satisfied after their first kill. Or their second. Or third. Serial Killers: The Minds, Methods, and Mayhem of History’s Most Notorious Murderers takes a deep dive into the terrifyingly real serial murderers, spree killers, and true faces of evil! This chilling book looks into the horrifying stories of forty malevolent killers and hundreds of innocent victims, including the notorious and well-known killers John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, and Jeffery Dahmer, but it also looks at lesser known and overlooked murderers Herbert Baumeister, America’s I-70 Strangler; Japan’s “Anime Killer,” Tsutomu Miyazaki; Russia’s “Rostov Ripper,” Andrei Chikatilo; the “Giggling Granny,” Nannie Doss; and many more. It journeys to sixteenth-century Scotland to meet a clan of cannibals whose existence is still debated by historians today, and to the fog-shrouded alleys of Whitechapel, London, where Jack the Ripper earned his grisly namesake. Along the way, we’ll meet the Dating Game Killer, the Milwaukee Cannibal, the Acid Bath Murderer, and other monsters. What makes a seemingly ordinary person stalk, torture, and murder their fellow human beings? Are serial killers born or made? What is the difference between a serial killer and a spree killer? What were the identities of Jack the Ripper and the Zodiac Killer? Was Albert DeSalvo really the Boston Strangler? Is it possible that you could know a serial killer? These questions and many more are also answered in Serial Killers, the book that surveys the grim destruction wrought by a malevolent few. Caution is advised before entering this alarming world of twisted psyches and sociopathic monsters!

Travel & Adventure
John Curless
hr min
April 1
Recorded Books