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Theodore Bundy was one of the most infamous, flamboyant American serial killers on record, and his story is a complex mix of psychopathology, criminal investigation, and the U.S. legal system. This in-depth examination of Bundy's life and his killing spree that totaled dozens of victims is drawn from legal transcripts, correspondence and interviews with detectives and pros ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published August 12th 2009 by McFarland & Company (first published 2009)
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Lori
I have read nearly every book written on Ted Bundy and when I heard about this one, I knew I had to read it. Particularly when the author claimed that he had previously unpublished information about some of the crimes.

I have heard that every true crime affectionado has a "favorite" (for lack of better word) crime or criminal and I suppose that's correct. There are some crimes, such as Bundy's, that I can read many books about without getting weary and there are other crimes that I have absolute
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Tiger Gray
Mesmerizing to the point where I couldn't put it down. I read it on the bus, read it when I was running on the treadmill, in bed...you get the idea. It's a haunting read and I recommend it to those who want more details than are generally available in newspapers and online articles.
Cassandra McCall
So I read serial killer biographies, blame my High School Honors Pyschology Class in which I chose to do a report about serial killers. Probably not the best nighttime reading, but it is also kind of interesting to peruse the thought process of a sociopath. I also learned a few new things about Mr. Bundy, not sure I want to know them, but know I do. My Pysch teacher would be so proud.
Jim
A fascinating story, thoroughly researched but written without any sense of style or (psychological) analysis.
Brittany
I feel bad giving something that is so horrible such a great review, but we're here to review the quality of the book and writing first and foremost, and the subject of the story the second, as this is a true crime story.

I really liked the writing style of Kevin Sullivan. One thing that stuck out for me, however, was the amount he used Ted Bundy's name - Bundy, Theodore, Theodore Robert Bundy, Ted Bundy, Ted, etc. It's like we get who you are referring to! Anyway, I digress. I did like that the
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Victor Drax
Si The Stranger Beside Me es para el no iniciado en el asesino en serie Ted Bundy, The Bundy Murders es para el estudiante "avanzado".

Sullivan admite, en la introducción, que desde que empezó a estudiar el caso, se obsesionó con él. Y se nota. La investigación que llevó a cabo es digna de aplausos: transcripción de entrevistas con el asesino, de reportes necrológicos, de investigaciones del FBI y la policía local. Incluso si has leído mucho sobre Bundy, conseguirás aquí algo que no sabías. Y lo
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Pat Empson
I have always been fascinated by the Bundy case and have read several books about it. This one went into even more detail. It is hard for me to believe that a person could do these horrible things and have no conscience about it. He was a normal appearing man and I can't help but wonder how many like him are out there doing the same things that he did. You never know what makes a person tick, or why some women would fall in love with this monster, even after knowing what he did.
Alisi ☆ needs to stop starting new books ☆
Oh Lord! Another author who has no idea what a psychopath is. He keeps going on and on about Bundy's feelings. LOL. Is it really that hard to actually look up the term before using it?

My favorite part: 'it would've been best if Bundy got help but he was a psychopath and psychopaths don't get help.' You wanna know why? Because they ain't broken. You can't help a psychopath. There's no pill that'll set them right and give them a conscious.

Bleh.
Laura KJ
"A Comprehensive History" is a bit of a misnomer. Yes, it lists the victims and basic circumstances, but most of the information isn't much more in-depth than what you would expect to find on the internet. I've read incredibly detailed (not necessarily gory, just thorough) true crime, and this seemed a little half-hearted. The book claims to have new evidence and advertises use of transcripts, but both are few and far between. There is far too much speculation and too many attempts to pluck at t ...more
Alyssa
This book was a pleasant surprise. It includes a good, readable recap of the content of the many other Bundy books, minus a lot of the BS, and there is a bit of content that's either not in the others or is difficult to get without reading them all. The book is rather expensive and hard to get, but the Kindle version is much cheaper, if a bit poorly edited. The author does have his Bundy pet theories, but he doesn't put them forth as fact, and avoids the self-serving sappiness of authors like An ...more
Steve Kemp
I dunno why this case never gets old to me , but it doesn't! I have read pretty much everything in print and seen many television shows and documentaries on Mr Bundy.
I must say to anyone that comes across this book ..........READ IT !! Mr Sullivan has really done his homework . This will be your go to book for reference on Ted !
Meghan
Disappointed. This lacked any psychological perspective into the mind of Bundy. Being a master's of criminology student I was looking for more than just circumstancial evidence and the opinion of the author. Don't waste your money, you can get much of the information from this book for free online.
Stephanie Phipps
For me was a good read but not as good as Ann Rule's The Stranger Beside Me. I did find it interesting and hard to put down, but it was missing a more personal element that most books about Ted contain.
Dana
I made it about 1/3 of the way through this book. Not very good.
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