Serial Killer

Over 100 of the World's Deadliest Murderers

Ben Biggs
AUD $29.99
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Explore the means, motives, and opportunities of more than 100 notorious serial killers, revealing what (if anything) drove them to their crimes.

Serial Killer profiles over 100 of the world's deadliest killers, giving insight into the means, motive and opportunity applying to each.

Explore the means, motives, and opportunities of more than 100 notorious serial killers, revealing what (if anything) drove them to their crimes.

In recent years, the popularity of true-crime series, books, and podcasts has exploded, with audiences riveted by the horrifying details of these killings and the chilling methodologies of their perpetrators. Serial Killer looks at means, motive, and opportunity for each of these deadly monsters. The profiles ask: what made the murderers this way? Were they born to kill? What possibly went through their minds? How were they caught, and how did they pay for their crimes? And most importantly, what can we learn from this to prevent future atrocities?

All the serial killers are arranged by nationality, and include John Wayne Gacy, David Berkowitz (Son of Sam), Jeffrey Dahmer, and Aileen Wuornos from the US; Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, the 'Moors Murderers', who abducted and tortured children in northwestern England; Jose Vincente Matias, a Brazilian serial killer who cannibalized his victims; Russell Williams of Canada, who committed multiple murders and sexual assaults; and predators from Australia, China, Columbia, the Czech Republic, France, Greece, India, South Korea, and beyond.

Author bio:

Ben Biggs is a journalist and former editor of Real Crime magazine, who has a fascination with the minds of serial killers that could be construed as unhealthy to anyone outside the true crime community. He has written extensively about, interviewed and even met characters who have operated on either side of the law, including FBI agents, criminal psychiatrists, undercover cops, drug kingpins, gangsters, and death row inmates. He continues to worry his girlfriend with the work he brings home.

Category: True Crime
ISBN: 9781787393691
Table Of Contents: Introduction.
Profiles of 100 serial murderers.
Index.
Credits.
Publisher: Welbeck
Imprint: Welbeck
Pub Date: June 2020
Page Extent: 192
Format: Hard Cover
Subject: True crime