What is it that turns someone into a cold-blooded killer? It is more than evil, more than bad genes, more than horrible childhoods. In this volume the stories reveal the complexity of abnormal human behaviour. In some cases the reason appears to be psychosis or demonic voices, for others, overpowering compulsions with deep psychological roots and for some killing is better than sex and the only way they can achieve total gratification. Ted Bundy, Jack the Ripper, Jeffrey Dahmer, Richard Chase, Andrei Chikatilo and many more.
Part One : Children who Kill – what makes them kill? including Mary and Norma Bell, Jessie Holtmeyer, Larry Schwartz
Part Two : Men who Kill – these men are monsters including The Yorkshire Ripper, The Cannibal Killer,The Boston Strangler, The Ultimate Psycho, The Real Dracula.
Part Three : Women who Kill – can women be a cold-blooded as men? including Elizabeth Bathory, Lizzie Borden, Velma Barfield, Mary Ann Cotton, Florida's Black Widow.
Part Four : Couples who Kill – torturous teams including Fred and Rosemary West
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This book does not appear to be particularly well written but is full of historical facts. It does a good job of connecting these cases together. Some of these cases are well known while others are not. A lot of work had to be done in the research. I just wish that there was a way to understand why these people do what they do to other people.