The Killer Across the Table

The Killer Across the Table
Author: John E. Douglas,Mark Olshaker
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN: 0062910655
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Killer Across the Table Book Excerpt:

The legendary FBI criminal profiler, number-one New York Times bestselling author, and inspiration for the hit Netflix show Mindhunter delves deep into the lives and crimes of four of the most disturbing and complex predatory killers, offering never-before-revealed details about his profiling process, and divulging the strategies used to crack some of America’s most challenging cases. The FBI’s pioneer of criminal profiling, former special agent John Douglas, has studied and interviewed many of America’s most notorious killers—including Charles Manson, ”Son of Sam Killer” David Berkowitz and ”BTK Strangler” Dennis Rader—trained FBI agents and investigators around and the world, and helped educate the country about these deadly predators and how they operate, and has become a legend in popular culture, fictionalized in The Silence of the Lambs and the hit television shows Criminal Minds and Mindhunter. Twenty years after his famous memoir, the man who literally wrote the book on FBI criminal profiling opens his case files once again. In this riveting work of true crime, he spotlights four of the most diabolical criminals he’s confronted, interviewed and learned from. Going deep into each man’s life and crimes, he outlines the factors that led them to murder and how he used his interrogation skills to expose their means, motives, and true evil. Like the hit Netflix show, The Killer Across the Table is centered around Douglas’ unique interrogation and profiling process. With his longtime collaborator Mark Olshaker, Douglas recounts the chilling encounters with these four killers as he experienced them—revealing for the first time his profile methods in detail. Going step by step through his interviews, Douglas explains how he connects each killer’s crimes to the specific conversation, and contrasts these encounters with those of other deadly criminals to show what he learns from each one. In the process, he returns to other famous cases, killers and interviews that have shaped his career, describing how the knowledge he gained from those exchanges helped prepare him for these. A glimpse into the mind of a man who has pierced the heart of human darkness, The Killer Across the Table unlocks the ultimate mystery of depravity and the techniques and approaches that have countered evil in the name of justice.

Serial Killer Trivia

Serial Killer Trivia
Author: Michelle Kaminsky
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2019-07-22
ISBN: 1612439209
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Serial Killer Trivia Book Excerpt:

The Ultimate Collection of Serial Killer Trivia for True Crime FanaticsThis bloody and completely true trivia collection will horrify and intrigue readers, with answers to questions like “What was John Wayne Gacy’s last meal?”, “Which serial killer was captured because of a bloody footprint left on his victim?", “Who was the FBI agent credited with coining the term 'serial killer'?” and “How was one mass murderer able to get away with selling his victim’s skeletons to medical students?”Perfect for any murderino, true crime junkie or connoisseur of macabre tales, this fact-packed book quizzes readers on their true crime knowledge and offers fascinating stories of well-known murderers as well as lesser-known, but just as nefarious, killers. You’ll be surprised at how many fascinating tidbits you’ll learn about the world’s most cold-blooded and dangerous people.

The Serial Killer Next Door

The Serial Killer Next Door
Author: Richard Estep
Publsiher: Visible Ink Press
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2023-01-31
ISBN: 1578598176
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Serial Killer Next Door Book Excerpt:

How well do you know your neighbors? Maybe you should get to know them better! Growing up, we are taught that monsters are easy to identify, but the truth is very different. Too often, the serial murderer does not stand out. Otherwise, he, or she, would get caught. The contrast between the ordinary-seeming lives that provided cover for their cruel secrets is exposed in The Serial Killer Next Door: The Double Lives of Notorious Murderers. To their coworkers, neighbors, and others who knew them, they led unremarkable lives. They had careers as military pilots, police officers, landscapers, small business owners, farmers, realtors, reporters, authors, veterinary technicians, nurses, doctors, handymen, painters, and chefs, while they simultaneously stalked city suburbs, college campuses, trailer parks, and red-light districts. This chilling book looks at the horrifying stories of nearly 30 malevolent killers (and hundreds of innocent victims) who were mistakenly trusted, including … Genene Jones, a nurse responsible for the murder of 60 infants and children in her care. She’s said to be the inspiration for Stephen King’s iconic character of Annie Wilkes, in Misery – and her nephew broke into King’s home, threatening to blow up the writer and his family because of it! Robert Lee Yates, a helicopter pilot in the Army National Guard who, when caught, buried one body outside his bedroom window as his wife slept. Gary Ridgway, also known as the Green River Killer, went undetected for 20 years, working for 30 years as a painter for a truck company and married for 17 years. Kathleen Folbigg, whose three children were at first thought to have died from natural causes. She only got caught when her husband found her personal diary. Joseph James DeAngelo, who worked various jobs, including as a police officer and a truck mechanic. He went on a decades-long crime spree and was finally caught with the help of DNA evidence. His case was instrumental in the establishment of California's DNA database. And dozens of other serial killers! It’s chilling to realize that many serial killers have created second lives that are completely divorced from the brutality and evils they commit. It’s incomprehensible to think that they are able to flip a switch, transforming them from apparently loving, ordinary men and women into torturous, homicidal slaughterers. With more than 120 photos and graphics, The Serial Killer Next Door is richly illustrated. Its helpful bibliography and extensive index add to its usefulness. We trust our neighbors, coworkers, and acquaintances. Of course, we do. It's ominous to think that we can't!

All That Is Wicked

All That Is Wicked
Author: Kate Winkler Dawson
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2022-10-04
ISBN: 0593420071
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All That Is Wicked Book Excerpt:

Acclaimed crime historian, podcaster, and author of American Sherlock Kate Winkler Dawson tells the thrilling story of Edward Rulloff—a serial murderer who was called “too intelligent to be killed”—and the array of 19th century investigators who were convinced his brain held the key to finally understanding the criminal mind. Edward Rulloff was a brilliant yet utterly amoral murderer—some have called him a “Victorian-era Hannibal Lecter”—whose crimes spanned decades and whose victims were chosen out of revenge, out of envy, and sometimes out of necessity. From his humble beginnings in upstate New York to the dazzling salons and social life he established in New York City, at every turn Rulloff used his intelligence and regal bearing to evade detection and avoid punishment. He could talk his way out of any crime...until one day, Rulloff's luck ran out. By 1871 Rulloff sat chained in his cell—a psychopath holding court while curious 19th-century "mindhunters" tried to understand what made him tick. From alienists (early psychiatrists who tried to analyze the source of his madness) to neurologists (who wanted to dissect his brain) to phrenologists (who analyzed the bumps on his head to determine his character), each one thought he held the key to understanding the essential question: is evil born or made? Eventually, Rulloff’s brain would be placed in a jar at Cornell University as the prize specimen of their anatomy collection...where it still sits today, slowly moldering in a dusty jar. But his story—and its implications for the emerging field of criminal psychology—were just beginning. Expanded from season one of her hit podcast on the Exactly Right network (7 million downloads and growing), in All That Is Wicked Kate Winkler Dawson draws on hundreds of source materials and never-before-shared historical documents to present one of the first glimpses into the mind of a serial killer—a century before the term was coined—through the scientists whose work would come to influence criminal justice for decades to come.

Wretched

Wretched
Author: John David Bethel
Publsiher: Absolutely Amazing ebooks
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2022-05-06
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wretched Book Excerpt:

A town bully is murdered. More than 30 people see the killing. And then it gets really bad! Ken Plough was the scourge of tiny Oletha, Iowa for decades. He stole livestock, robbed houses and violated scores of women, then bullied and terrorized the townspeople into silence about his crimes. One day the dam breaks. In an explosion of violence, Plough is gunned down outside a local watering hole. The killing is witnessed by more than 30 people, but no one admits to seeing or knowing anything. Special Agents Eileen Prado and Ira Fisher arrive in Oletha and are greeted by a hostile citizenry and absolute silence. But this is only the beginning of what graduates into the most chilling three weeks of their careers. Although fiction, Wretched is based on true crimes that provide the foundation for the novel.