Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Vampire Killer: A Terrifying True Story of Psychosis, Mutilation and Murder (Ryan Green's True Crime)” as Want to Read:
Vampire Killer: A Terrifying True Story of Psychosis, Mutilation and Murder (Ryan Green's True Crime)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Vampire Killer: A Terrifying True Story of Psychosis, Mutilation and Murder (Ryan Green's True Crime)

by
4.20  ·  Rating details ·  161 ratings  ·  28 reviews
On 23 January 1978, David Wallin returned to an unlit home. His pregnant wife, Teresa (22), was nowhere to be seen. The radio was still playing and there were some peculiar stains on the carpet. Wallin nervously followed the stains to his bedroom and encountered a scene so chilling that it would haunt him for the rest of his life. Teresa had been sexually assaulted and mut ...more
Kindle Edition, 150 pages
Published September 20th 2020 by Ryan Green Publishing
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Vampire Killer, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Vampire Killer

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 4.20  · 
Rating details
 ·  161 ratings  ·  28 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of Vampire Killer: A Terrifying True Story of Psychosis, Mutilation and Murder (Ryan Green's True Crime)
John
Feb 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned-books
Story - 5/5
Narration - 5/5

Hands down, Richard Trenton Chase was the most screwed-up serial killer to ever be known! Period!
Holy shit!

https://murderpedia.org/male.C/c/chas...
...more
L J Field
Sep 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: true-crime
I had 14 pages to go in this book and could hardly force myself to read them. This is one upsetting story. If you are a lover of people and animals in general, you’ll have a tough time with this one.

Ryan Green tells this tale, as he has in previous books, as a sort of novel. It is certainly not reportage. He is telling the story, this time from birth to death, in a narrative that quickly becomes excruciating. I don’t believe that any of the details of the case are left out or changed, but his ch
...more
Bettye McKee
Sep 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: true-crime-books
A well-written horror story -- except it's true

You might find it difficult to believe that the events recounted in this book really happened, but I can assure you, they did.

From the moment Richard Chase was born, he was in the hands of the two people who would mold him into a monster. His mother was insane and his father was a brute. Between them, they kept the child so confused and fearful that he never had a chance to develop normally.

His mother was aware of his wicked childhood activities, bu
...more
Kathleen Riggs
Oct 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Vampire Killer another captivating book by Ryan Green

I am part of Ryan Green Launch Team and this is my personal honest review of Ryan’s latest book called the Vampire Killer.

This book is about Richard Chase the Sacramento Vampire Killer. Richard's parents Beatrice and Richard Chase SR gave Richard a bad start to life from the minute he was born. Richard’s mother’s own delusions started at the birth of her son. Richards parents fought both verbally and physically so Richard would retreat to the
...more
Deirdre
Nov 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Mental Instability Leads to Horror: Nature or Nuture?

It was apparent early that there was something terribly wrong with Richard Trenton Chase. Yet so many ignored what was right in front of them - parents, neighbors, law enforcement, mental health and medical professionals, as well as, friends / acquaintances. There was something really the matter with Chase, yet he was left to torture & drink the blood of countless innocent animals.

It was deplorable how his parents let Chase loose on an unsusp
...more
Kim
Sep 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Grab a sweater – this one is positively bone-chilling!

In yet another meticulously researched and vividly depicted account of one of humanity’s most ghoulish and vicious serial killers, Ryan Green offers his readers the horrific story of Anthony Richard (Rick) Trenton Chase, appropriately nicknamed “The Vampire of Sacramento”. He may not have been the most prolific serial killer to darken the pages of human history but his story is one that is sure to haunt you long after finishing this book. Hi
...more
Zelda
Sep 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A monster lives among us.
Reading about Rick's unbalanced, inconsistent, sad, and violent childhood made me feel very sorry for him initially. It probably contributed somewhat to his mental illness. The author paints a poignant picture of an impressionable young boy who is constantly verbally tortured by his parents, in particular his mother.

This may have contributed to him torturing and killing birds and small animals. The poor kid was shunned by others, had no one and nowhere to turn to. He wa
...more
Alta
Sep 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
From Child Abuse Grows A Monster

Richard Chase had the promise of a great life when he was born. Two parents that could not get along and a mother that had mental issues that took her problems out on him. She also took him to the emergency room daily with imagined problems and when the local hospitals refused to see them they just broadened their area. Ryan Green got into this young boys mind and put to paper all his thoughts and fears, as well as the depravity that started as a young boy and gre
...more
Cherie
Sep 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Horror Personified

Only Ryan Green can write a detailed account of a gruesome killer. This time he details the crimes and maybe perhaps the reasons why a person could do what Richard Chase did. The Vampire Killer is a story about a man so tortured by his belief that his heart was being poisoned that he began killing, drinking his victim's blood, and sometimes eating their organs. This book is a train wreck from the beginning but I couldn't stop watching and reading. This is not for the squeamish
...more
Kirstin
Sep 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A must read for all TC fans!

Another amazing TC! I really think Ryan has outdone himself this time!!!Though you may just need a strong stomach for this one!
This is perhaps also a cautionary tale, as sadly perhaps this could have been prevented. Arguably so could a lot of cases like this, but somehow, this tale is both heart rendering for the child who should have been taken better care of (and definitely taken to psychologists etc!!), and also terrifying. I don't really know what is more scary. W
...more
Pamela
Dec 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Leave the Lights On!

Vampire Killer is an unflinching true story account of what can happen when your family and mind betray you.

Although I had never heard of this case before, I know that I will never forget it now. Richard Chase and the horrors of his actions are both shocking and terrifying. It is a story of abuse and suffering, both in terms of a boy's childhood and the monster he would later become.

Ryan Green did such a wonderful job of researching and writing this book, proving once again
...more
Patricia Farmer
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Really holds the reader's interest

This book is a must have for any true crime enthusiast. The author delves deeply into this killer's life from childhood to adulthood, and in doing so, takes the reader into a mind filled with evil madness. Couple that with a dysfunctional family life, and the outcome was horrific.
...more
Kathryn M. Gilliland-Nichols
Nov 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Real vampire medical diagnosis, interesting!

I never heard of Richards diagnosis before. I found that interesting and want to know more about it and if he would have turned out the same with a less violent childhood. It is scary FL think bow far he was able to go without the powers that be realizing how dangerous he was.,
Rhonda  Gulnac
Oct 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Horrifyingly descriptive

If you are a fan of true crime and horror, you have definitely chosen the right author. The scenes depicted in this book were absolutely horrifying and even worse were real. As gruesome as the book was I could not put it down! I will definitely be checking my locks extra tonight before bed.
Tam
Sep 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sick, twisted, demented and horrifying! An addictive, sinister, true crime thriller that will have readers on the edge of their seat. Green NEVER disappoints!

*I received a complimentary ARC of this book in order to read and provide a voluntary, unbiased and honest review, should I choose to do so.
Jordan Anderson
I definitely shouldn’t have read this one while feeding my infant son.

Vampire Killer is brutal and disturbing made all the more visceral by the fact that it’s non fiction and therefore real.

How anyone like Richard Chase could exist (and probably exists somewhere out there today) is shocking. Evil is real and that’s scary.
Kelly Cross
Dec 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Well written

This was a well written account of a person whose crimes were so horrible that you can't feel any sympathy for the horrible childhood he had. I felt empathy but no sympathy. The author appears to have researched this murderers life very well.
...more
Mark Trautman Jr
Mar 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
The Vampire was a deserving name for that man.

True story of a complete lunatic. No sane person could possibly do the things that this guy did , to complete innocents who were randomly chosen for the sake of one sick individual.
Sherri Avers
Nov 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Not one of Ryan's best books, but like all of his books worth reading. ...more
Madelyn Farrell
Oct 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have read a lot of true crime this book really got to me. I can’t imagine such a horrible person.
Hamizah Hanim Hamzah
That’s one hard and very disturbing book to read! There are some unpleasant, gruesome descriptions of the killings. Definitely not for the faint hearted!
Clive Willcocks
Ryan has done it again and written a story that I knew nothing about. Well written and superbly told. A superb read.
Kate
Mar 22, 2021 rated it really liked it
Very graphics
This is a very good look at how mental health was handled 50 years ago. How people literally got away with so much because of not knowing what to diagnose or how to handle it.
Robin Dix
Apr 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
This book is terrifying. It is scary to think that people like this walk among us.
Hannah
Nov 04, 2020 rated it liked it
Shocking and hard to read because of all the animal abuse, torture, and killing of babies.
Chrissi Charles
Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow wow wow. This book was one of the most disturbing true crime book, I have ever read
Jeanette
Oct 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another great true crime book. Very gruesome!
Ronnie
Sep 25, 2020 rated it liked it
Gripping true crime

A heart stopping story by an excellent writer. I couldn’t put it down. Ryan Green has done it again. Excellent !
Bailey
rated it really liked it
Oct 04, 2020
Joan Wynn
rated it really liked it
Jan 07, 2021
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Obeying Evil: The Mockingbird Hill Massacre Through the Eyes of a Killer
  • You Think You Know Me: The True Story of Herb Baumeister and the Horror at Fox Hollow Farm
  • Man-Eater: The Terrifying True Story of Cannibal Killer Katherine Knight
  • The Truro Murders: The Sex Killing Spree Through the Eyes of an Accomplice
  • Wilder Intentions: Love, Lies and Murder in North Dakota
  • Colombian Killers: The True Stories of the Three Most Prolific Serial Killers on Earth
  • Trust Me: The True Story of Confession Killer Henry Lee Lucas
  • True Crime Case Histories, Vol. 5: 12 Disturbing True Crime Stories
  • Torture Mom: A Chilling True Story of Confinement, Mutilation and Murder
  • Stalkers: True stories of deadly obsessions (Dark Webs True Crime #3)
  • Little Girls Lost: True tales of heinous crimes (Dark Webs True Crime #4)
  • If You Really Loved Me
  • A Fever in the Heart and Other True Cases (Crime Files, #3)
  • Blind Rage: A True Story of Sin, Sex, and Murder in a Small Arkansas Town
  • Sinclair: The World's End Murders Through the Eyes of a Killer
  • You Belong to Me and Other True Crime Cases (Crime Files, # 2)
  • Love's Blood
  • True Crime Case Histories; Volume 4: 12 Disturbing True Crime Stories (True Crime Collection)
See similar books…
205 followers
Ryan Green is a true crime author in his late thirties. He lives in Herefordshire, England with his wife, three children, and two dogs. Outside of writing and spending time with his family, Ryan enjoys walking, reading and windsurfing.

Ryan is fascinated with History, Psychology and True Crime. In 2015, he finally started researching and writing his own work and at the end of the year, he released
...more

Related Articles

If a true crime audiobook is your idea of the perfect listen, then this post is for you. True crime has been enjoying something...
45 likes · 10 comments
“When children are abused by their parents, they do not stop loving the parents, they stop loving themselves.” 0 likes
More quotes…