Inside the Mind of BTK: The True Story Behind the Thirty-Year Hunt for the Notorious Wichita Serial Killer
This incredible story shows how John Douglas tracked and participated in the hunt for one of the most notorious serial killers in U.S. history. For 31 years a man who called himself BTK (Bind, Torture, Kill) terrorized the city of Wichita, Kansas, sexually assaulting and strangling a series of women, taunting the...more
Inside the Mind of BTK is an information packed, incredible detail, long winded non fiction book. But I wasn't bored once. John Douglas does an amazing job of sharing every bit of information you could imagine and feeds your true crime craving.
I've noticed a lot of the reviews on here talk about John Douglas being too self-congratulatory but I have to disagree. It didn't bother me. Sure, he speaks a lot about his ...more
John Douglas was a.profiler for the FBI, he was not actively involved in the investigator.
When serial killer Dennis Radar was finally arrested the FBI discovered Dennis /BTKS journals.
Dennis explained in his journals how he planned and executed the murders. Not surprisingly he seemed to be a wannabe. His life was full of disaapointment, he wanted to be a policeman but ended up a dog ranger. The amazing thing was he managed to stop his killing
Spree, when his wife caug ...more
However, Douglas just rubs me the wrong way as a writer and a law enforcement professional. I've also read his other book, "The Cases That Haunt Us," and also came away wit ...more
I started reading this book for a few reasons. John Douglas was the premiere FBI profiler and I'm a great fan of his books. But more than anything else, I lived in Wichita in the late 70s/early 80s, so this story strikes a very personal chord in me.
For more than 20 years, Rader targeted young women around the Wichita area with which to fulfill his sick need to bind and tor ...more
"People often ask me why I want to write books about inhuman monsters like Dennis Rader. My answer is always the same: I've ways believed that by taking the sensationalism out of the crimes, I can destroy the m ...more
John Douglas is an FBI profiler who's written several bestsellers before, and I think he's at his strongest when not describing a specific case for an entire book. His books like Mindhunter and The Anatomy of Motive are great, but Inside the Mind of BTK is largely a blow-by-blow procedural as to how the ...more
This book reads li ...more
I've previously enjoyed John E. Douglas' work in "Mindhunter," which was fascinating. This, however, was dull, amateurly written and terribly narrated.
The lack of modesty and excessive arrogance written here is particularly grating and Mr Douglas comes across as a complete douche. The narration was monotonous and reminded me of when school children are asked to read aloud in class. Added to that, the recording appears to have occurred in a public convenience, with its echoes an ...more