The Killer Across the Table The Killer Across the Table

The Killer Across the Table

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Publisher Description

Performed by Jonathan Groff, star of the hit Netflix show Mindhunter, and featuring an exclusive conversation between John E. Douglas and Jonathan Groff at the end of the audiobook

In The Killer Across the Table, John E. Douglas, the legendary FBI criminal profiler, number-one New York Times bestselling author, and inspiration for Netflix’s Mindhunter delves deep into the lives and crimes of four of the most disturbing and complex predatory killers, offering never-before-revealed details about his profiling process, and divulging the strategies used to help crack some of America’s most challenging cases. The Killer Across the Table is narrated by Jonathan Groff, who plays Holden Ford on Mindhunter, the character inspired by John E. Douglas. 

The FBI’s pioneer of criminal profiling, former special agent John Douglas, has studied and interviewed many of America’s most notorious killers—including  Charles Manson, ”Son of Sam Killer” David Berkowitz and ”BTK Strangler” Dennis Rader—trained FBI agents and investigators around and the world, and helped educate the country about these deadly predators and how they operate, and has become a legend in popular culture, fictionalized in The Silence of the Lambs and the hit television shows Criminal Minds and Mindhunter.

Twenty years after his famous memoir, the man who literally wrote the book on FBI criminal profiling opens his case files once again. In this riveting work of true crime, he spotlights four of the most diabolical criminals he’s confronted, interviewed and learned from. Going deep into each man’s life and crimes, he outlines the factors that led them to murder and how he used his interrogation skills to expose their means, motives, and true evil. Like the hit Netflix show, The Killer Across the Table is centered around Douglas’ unique interrogation and profiling process. With his longtime collaborator Mark Olshaker, Douglas recounts the chilling encounters with these four killers as he experienced them—revealing for the first time his profile methods in detail. 

Going step by step through his interviews, Douglas explains how he connects each killer’s crimes to the specific conversation, and contrasts these encounters with those of other deadly criminals to show what he learns from each one. In the process, he returns to other famous cases, killers and interviews that have shaped his career, describing how the knowledge he gained from those exchanges helped prepare him for these.

A glimpse into the mind of a man who has pierced the heart of human darkness, The Killer Across the Table unlocks the ultimate mystery of depravity and the techniques and approaches that have countered evil in the name of justice.

Jonathan Groff
hr min
May 7

Customer Reviews

bobratched ,

Scary good…

Jonathan Groff is incredibly talented and made the audio book that much more gripping since he is the only voice I can appreciate to tell Douglas’ stories other than the actual Douglas himself.

Taybug244 ,

Amazing Book 📖

Amazing! Highly recommended ! John Douglas is such an amazing writer / person and I loved having the talented Jonathan Groff from mind hunters read it! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

crime junkieeee ,

Very well done

This book was so interesting and well written that I finished it in a few days. I couldn’t stop listening to it. Sort of like binge watching a tv show. Crime junkies will love it. You feel like you have the inside scoop when he tells us about his encounters and interviews with some of the most horrible men to ever live.

The author writes in a way that you can picture every interview and feel you are there. Every story, every case etc.

However, the book is very disturbing due to the detailed information shared about cases he worked on/serial killers he spoke with. He holds nothing back. It’s quite graphic so if you are squeamish, this is not for you.

Lastly, Jonathan Groff was the perfect person to narrate this book. I wish he was the voice behind all audiobooks he was so great.

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