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 endlessly 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 Mudgett
Devil in the White City
The 10 Rillington Place Murders
The Zodiac Killer
Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, the Moors Murderers
Fred and Rosemary West
Harold Shipman, Dr Death