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The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers: A Study of the Chilling Criminal Phenomenon from the Angels of Death to the Zodiac Killer (Facts on File Crime Library)

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New and updated entries include: ""Axe Man of New Orleans""; BTK Strangler; Jack the Ripper; Cuidad Juarez, Mexico; John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, the Sniper Killers; Gary Leon Ridgway, the Green River Killer; and Harold Frederick Shipman. In addition to the encyclopedia entries, there are also appendices on "Solo Killers," "Team Killers," and "Unresolved Cases," plus an extensive bibliography. The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers brings home one frightening truth: Anything you've seen on television or at the movies -- from serial TV to Natural Born Killers -- is only a pale reflection of real life. For instance, the 1996 book The Boston Stranglers based on the files of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts "Strangler Bureau" argues that those stranglings were the work of several killers rather than solely Albert DeSalvo as still suggested here. Beirando a total irresponsabilidade, Michael Newton traz uma obra superficial com tanta informação, que confunde e sufoca o leitor com essa desorganização e com a carência por informações verdadeiramente relevantes.

It’s very detailed and has lots of information If you love reading about serial killers this book is definitely for you.

With a worrying number of them living in our communities, working alongside us at our places of employment and sharing the same spaces where we spend time with our families, serial killers are just another neighbor that we barely think about. The author consolidates cases from around the world, profiling killers from recent times to centuries in the past. It goes into a fair amount of detail where available and has some really good general information on crime.

A perpetuação da ideia de serial killers serem seres que beiram a incarnação de demônios da terra, anula totalmente a complexidade de suas mentes e assim, anula a abertura de um debate mais profundo focado em como um serial killer é criado, e mais importante, como sua criação pode ser evitada. I thought that their minds are so creative and that there is no way in hell these events could be remotely true in real life. More than 240 entries and 70 photographs detail individual cases of serial murder from ancient Rome to the present day, law enforcement agents and their techniques, the factors that contribute to the development of a serial killer, and how society chooses to deal with and punish these vicious criminals. Renowned for his true-crime writing, he is the author of the nonfiction books Fatal, Fiend, Bestial, Deviant, Deranged, Depraved, and, with David Everitt, The A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers. The Encyclopaedia of Serial Killers, Second Edition provides accurate information on hundreds of serial murder cases - from early history to the present.The first volume featuring the most infamous killers throughout history—from Afghanistan’s Abdullah Shah to Kazakh cannibal Nikolai Dzhumagaliev. Michael Newton's The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers might not have come into being this way, but then again, it might have. While the entries to these volumes will continue to grow—the FBI estimates that there are at least fifty serial killers operating in the United States at any given time—The World Encyclopedia of Serial Killers is as complete as possible through the end of 2017. As a true crime fan I love all books on the subject, this book has so much information, people I never even heard of are within the book, a wonderful guide for all true crime enthusiasts, there are 4 volumes on kindle and hardback I have the kindle versions, I will be purchasing them all once on audiobook, for now we have this one and I hope it’s not too long before the next is released, completely worth purchasing if this is your interest, if it isn’t you might be surprised and love it, my mum used to think It was gruesome to like true crime, now she reads true crime herself and is just as intrigued as me as to why evil exists within these people, what flips that switch and can’t be reversed.

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