For thirty-one years, a monster terrorized the residents of Wichita, Kansas. A bloodthirsty serial killer, self-named "BTK"—for "bind them, torture them, kill them"—he slaughtered men, women, and children alike, eluding the police for decades while bragging of his grisly exploits to the media. The nation was shocked when the fiend who was finally apprehended turned out to be Dennis Rader—a friendly neighbor . . . a devoted husband . . . a helpful Boy Scout dad . . . the respected president of his church.
Written by four award-winning crime reporters who covered the story for more than twenty years, Bind, Torture, Kill is the most intimate and complete account of the BTK nightmare told by the people who were there from the beginning. With newly released documents, evidence, and information—and with the full cooperation, for the very first time, of the Wichita Police Department’s BTK Task Force—the authors have put all the pieces of the grisly puzzle into place, thanks to their unparalleled access to the families of the killer and his victims.
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Read this book if you are interested in the case from the perspective of law enforcement or the local media. I found it fascinating, but I have a background in journalism and criminal law.
Bind, Torture, Kill
This book was very absorbing. There was so much detail involved with this case. The detectives in the case were under extreme stress throughout the investigation; it’s a wonder any of them didn’t crack up. It didn’t say but did anyone get divorced. And when they had the culprit they still stayed focused, always making sure to not jeopardize the legal part.
Best Book on the Subject
This is by far the best book I have read on the subject. The authors did a great job fleshing out the characters. So easy to read, and the account flowed so well. This is really the only book you need to read to about the BTK murders and investigation in order to get a handle on the case.