Serial Killers

Serial Killers

The Method and Madness of Monsters

eBook - 2004
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A comprehensive examination into the frightening history of serial homicide--including information on America's most prolific serial killers such as:

"Co-ed Killer" Ed Kemper * The BTK Killer * "Highway Stalker" Henry Lee Lucas * Monte Ralph Rissell * "Shoe Fetish Slayer" Jerry Brudos * "Night Stalker" Richard Ramirez * "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski * Ed Gein "The Butcher of Plainfield" * "Killer Clown" John Wayne Gacy * Ted Bundy * Andrew Cunanan * And more...

In this unique book, Peter Vronsky documents the psychological, investigative, and cultural aspects of serial murder, beginning with its first recorded instance in Ancient Rome through fifteenth-century France on to such notorious contemporary cases as cannibal/necrophile Ed Kemper, the BTK killer, Henry Lee Lucas, Monte Ralph Rissell, Jerry Brudos, Richard Ramirez, "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski, Ed Gein, John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, and the emergence of what he classifies as the "serial rampage killer" such as Andrew Cunanan, who murdered fashion designer Gianni Versace.

Vronsky not only offers sound theories on what makes a serial killer but also makes concrete suggestions on how to survive an encounter with one--from recognizing verbal warning signs to physical confrontational resistance. Exhaustively researched with transcripts of interviews with killers, and featuring up-to-date information on the apprehension and conviction of the Green River killer and the Beltway Snipers, Vronsky's one-of-a-kind book covers every conceivable aspect of an endlessly riveting true-crime phenomenon.

Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, 2004
Edition: Berkley trade paperback edition
ISBN: 9781101204627
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xx, 412 pages) : illustrations

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