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On an internationally acknowledged OCyScale of EvilOCO, these are the worldOCOs worst serial killers. The qualifications for entry to this list of the vilest criminals of all time are a propensity for sadism, torture and murder without a shred of remorse.Using expert evidence, this book looks behind the shocking headlines and delves into the minds of monsters. What drove t ...more
ebook, 211 pages
Published May 27th 2014 by Not Avail
(first published March 18th 2010)
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Basically I didn't learn anything new about the most media reported serial killers i.e. Green River, Bundy, etc. But did get more details about the other killers from the 70's and 80's and learned about the some of the International serial killers crimes and history. Overall the book was interesting but a lot of typos which should have been caught in editing which made me have to read the sentence twice to understand what the author meant. Also some of the words used in England have to be transl ...more
Feb 14, 2014 Gretel rated it liked it · review of another edition
An interesting and disturbing book compiling the lives and crimes of various serial killers. It's well written with many factual descriptions, some very graphic indeed, but I think a lot of other graphic detail was left out. I don't think I could read this all in one go; I've read this over the period of a few months because of the heavy subject. I think this book could have benefitted from more analysis, perhaps with insights from psychiatrists and forensic scientists. If the subject is somethi ...more
Unsettling content as you would expect. Good historical overview but little information on methods/ science on how they were tracked down. Also put a very dim light on law enforcement forces pretty much everywhere. They would either catch them for other crimes and slap their hands and let them go or know they were guilty of serious crimes think they were magically cured and release them. A lot of people died unnecessarily for their cluster F's, not that theirs is an easy Job for little pay.