'Riveting . . . Everyone should read it' Observer
For fans of the hit Netflix shows, MINDHUNTER and MAKING A MURDERER
Forensic psychologist Paul Britton asks himself four questions when he is faced with a crime scene: what happened: who is the victim: how was it done, and why? Only when he has the answers to these questions can he address the fifth: who is responsible?
An intensely private and unassuming man, Britton has an almost mythic status in the field of crime deduction because of his ability to 'walk through the minds' of those who stalk, abduct, torture, rape and kill other human beings. What he searches for at the scene of a crime are not fingerprints, fibres or blood stains - he looks for the 'mind trace' left behind by those responsible; the psychological characteristics that can help police to identify and understand the nature of the perpetrator.
Told with humanity and insight, The Jigsaw Man is Paul Britton's absorbing first-hand account of more than a 100 headline-making investigations and of his groundbreaking analysis and treatment of the criminal mind. It combines the heart-stopping tension of the best detective thriller with his unique and profound understanding of the dark side of the human condition.
Enthralling, easy to read, mind blowing.
The story of Paul Britton, the real life Cracker, and how he got into being a criminal psychologist.
Starting with his young life, he tells all, no qualifications, nightschool etc.
How he helped solve a murder by giving a profile of the murderer. Then how it stemmed to more profiles from there.
This is gripping as the author mentions his involvement in some of the most well known criminal cases known in the UK.
Well worth it! You won’t be disappointed.
This and Paul's other book are my favourite books, every couple of years i dig them out and read. I've never re-read another book apart from these. I really can't recommend them enough.