A Killer s Mind

A Killer s Mind
Author: Mike Omer
Publsiher: Thomas & Mercer
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9781503900745
ISBN 13: 1503900746
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Killer s Mind Book Review:

The Washington Post bestselling serial-killer thriller that will leave you wondering, is the past really in the past? Three Chicago women have been found strangled, embalmed, and posed as if still alive. Doubting the findings of the local PD's profiler, The FBI calls on forensic psychologist Zoe Bentley to investigate. Zoe quickly gets off on the wrong foot with her new partner, Special Agent Tatum Gray. Zoe's a hunter, intense and focused; Tatum's a smug maverick with little respect for the rules. Together, they must descend into a serial killer's psyche and untangle his twisted fantasies, or more women will die. But when the contents of three inconspicuous envelopes reveal a chilling connection to gruesome murders from Zoe's childhood, suddenly the hunter becomes the hunted.

A Killer s Mind

A Killer s Mind
Author: Mike Omer
Publsiher: Thomas & Mercer
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-08
ISBN 10: 9781503901902
ISBN 13: 1503901904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Killer s Mind Book Review:

A killer's mind is her playground. Three Chicago women have been found strangled, embalmed, and posed as if still alive. Doubting the findings of the local PD's profiler, The FBI calls on forensic psychologist Zoe Bentley to investigate. Zoe quickly gets off on the wrong foot with her new partner, Special Agent Tatum Gray. Zoe's a hunter, intense and focused; Tatum's a smug maverick with little respect for the rules. Together, they must descend into a serial killer's psyche and untangle his twisted fantasies, or more women will die. But when the contents of three inconspicuous envelopes reveal a chilling connection to gruesome murders from Zoe's childhood, suddenly the hunter becomes the hunted.

A Killer by Design

A Killer by Design
Author: Ann Wolbert Burgess
Publsiher: Hachette Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2021-12-07
ISBN 10: 0306924889
ISBN 13: 9780306924880
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Killer by Design Book Review:

**ONE OF AMAZON'S "BEST TRUE CRIME" BOOKS** **A "BEST BOOK OF THE MONTH" PICK FOR AMAZON (DECEMBER 2021)** **AN APPLE AUDIO "MUST-LISTEN" (DECEMBER 2021)** A vivid behind-the-scenes look into the creation of the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit and the evolution of criminal profiling, written by the pioneering forensic nurse who transformed the way the FBI studies, profiles, and catches serial killers. Lurking beneath the progressive activism and sex positivity in the 1970-80s, a dark undercurrent of violence rippled across the American landscape. With reported cases of sexual assault and homicide on the rise, the FBI created a specialized team—the “Mindhunters” better known as the Behavioral Science Unit—to track down the country's most dangerous criminals. And yet narrowing down a seemingly infinite list of potential suspects seemed daunting at best and impossible at worst—until Dr. Ann Wolbert Burgess stepped on the scene. In A Killer By Design, Burgess reveals how her pioneering research on sexual assault and trauma caught the attention of the FBI, and steered her right into the middle of a chilling serial murder investigation in Nebraska. Over the course of the next two decades, she helped the budding unit identify, interview, and track down dozens of notoriously violent offenders, including Ed Kemper ("The Co-Ed Killer"), Dennis Rader ("("BTK"), Henry Wallace ("The Taco Bell Strangler"), Jon Barry Simonis ("The Ski-Mask Rapist"), and many others. As one of the first women trailblazers within the FBI’s hallowed halls, Burgess knew many were expecting her to crack under pressure and recoil in horror—but she was determined to protect future victims at any cost. This book pulls us directly into the investigations as she experienced them, interweaving never-before-seen interview transcripts and crime scene drawings alongside her own vivid recollections to provide unprecedented insight into the minds of deranged criminals and the victims they left behind. Along the way, Burgess also paints a revealing portrait of a formidable institution on the brink of a seismic scientific and cultural reckoning—and the men forced to reconsider everything they thought they knew about crime. Haunting, heartfelt, and deeply human, A Killer By Design forces us to confront the age-old question that has long plagued our criminal justice system: “What drives someone to kill, and how can we stop them?”

Inside The Mind Of A Killer

Inside The Mind Of A Killer
Author: Jean-Francois Abgrall
Publsiher: Profile Books
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2010-09-03
ISBN 10: 1847651054
ISBN 13: 9781847651051
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inside The Mind Of A Killer Book Review:

True crime at its most potent: a riveting account of tracking down and convicting an evil serial killer by the detective who trapped him. "In the duel between a small-town cop and France's most dangerous serial killer, the advantage appeared heavily in favour of Francis Heaulme, the criminal known as the 'man from nowhere', who may have killed more than to 50 men, women and children. "Heaulme left few ordinary clues during a career of crime spread across the country. Faced with a master of ingenious alibis and innate resistance to interrogation, all his gendarmerie opponent could count on was instinct. This psychological hunt for a killer has echoes of Dostoevsky. "Heaulme never spoke murders. He referred to pepins - bothersome details, before noting days when pepins coincided with killings he had supposedly witnessed. He gave the impression he was an accidental observer of events in which women were beaten to death or children repeatedly stabbed. He had no criminal record and was scrupulous in living in the law. While he is thought to have been involved at least 50 murders, Heaulme once said that 'every time I visited somewhere there was a pepin.' So far 400 towns and villages have been identified where Heaulme stayed." Paul Webster in the Observer, reviewing the French edition This is the best, clearest, most decisive account of the work of a detective possible. It shows how deadly criminals can only be caught by a combination of luck, patience - and most important of all skill and determination. It is frightening stuff.

Inside the Mind of BTK

Inside the Mind of BTK
Author: John Douglas,Johnny Dodd
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2008-11-03
ISBN 10: 9780470437681
ISBN 13: 0470437685
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inside the Mind of BTK Book Review:

A dramatic and compelling true-crime psychological thriller 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 police with frequent communications, and bragging about his crimes to local newspapers and TV stations. After disappearing for nine years, he suddenly reappeared, complaining that no one was paying enough attention to him and claiming that he had committed other crimes for which he had not been given credit. When he was ultimately captured, BTK was shockingly revealed to be Dennis Rader, a 61-year-old married man with two children.

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 10: 0062910655
ISBN 13: 9780062910653
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Killer Across the Table Book Review:

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.

Inside the Minds of Serial Killers

Inside the Minds of Serial Killers
Author: Katherine M. Ramsland
Publsiher: Praeger
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780275990992
ISBN 13: 0275990990
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inside the Minds of Serial Killers Book Review:

Examines the variety of serial killers and explains how they work, why they do what they do, who they are and what makes them kill

In the Darkness

In the Darkness
Author: Mike Omer
Publsiher: Thomas & Mercer
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2019-06-25
ISBN 10: 9781542040594
ISBN 13: 1542040590
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Darkness Book Review:

A forensic psychologist fights a mental war against two serial killers in this disturbing thriller from Mike Omer, Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestselling author of A Killer's Mind. An online video of a girl clawing at the ceiling of her own grave could be the worst thing FBI forensic psychologist Zoe Bentley has ever seen. Perhaps even more disturbing is the implication of the video's title: "Experiment Number One." Zoe and her partner, Special Agent Tatum Gray, work as fast as they can to find the monster behind the shocking video, but soon another one shows up online, and another girl turns up dead. Meanwhile, a different murderer is on Zoe's mind. Rod Glover has been tormenting her since childhood, and his latest attack is a threatening photo of himself with Zoe's sister. As Glover's threats creep toward action, Zoe's torn between family and duty. Zoe must think fast to prevent another murder. With her own family's safety on the line, Zoe feels she's never been in more danger. And while she's always known her job could send her to an early grave, she always assumed she'd be dead first.

Killer Minds

Killer Minds
Author: Amanda Howard
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2017-11-26
ISBN 10: 9781977710536
ISBN 13: 1977710530
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Killer Minds Book Review:

In Killer Minds best-selling crime author Amanda Howard investigates 60 cases of serial murder from around the world. Using primary resources and the actual words of the serial killers, Amanda reconstructs both infamous and lesser known crimes and provides an insight into the minds of serial killers. The book is broken into the following chapters: - Child Killers - Strangers We Know - Thrill Killers - Killer Kids - Poisoners - Group Killers - Black Widows and Parents who Kill.

Mindhunter

Mindhunter
Author: John E. Douglas,Mark Olshaker
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2017-10-24
ISBN 10: 1501191969
ISBN 13: 9781501191961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindhunter Book Review:

Includes material on "the Trailside Killer in San Francisco, the Atlanta child murderer, the Tylenol poisoner, the man who hunted prostitutes for sport in the woods of Alaska, and Seattle's Green River killer ..."

Mind Games

Mind Games
Author: Paul Harrison
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-10
ISBN 10: 9781912666010
ISBN 13: 1912666014
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mind Games Book Review:

Mind Games is the author's journey with the worst offenders incarcerated in the global criminal justice system. It will shock, surprise and astound the reader. Paul Harrison has a unique set of skills and experiences based upon his life in the British police service and later as a crime writer. Now, for the first time in print you can read of his experiences as a profiler dealing with the world's most notorious serial killers and violent offenders. Mind Games is a forensic examination of the psyche of the world's most vicious and evil offenders in their own words, just as they related it. It's an exploration into the darkest recesses of the criminal mind and possibly the most in-depth examination of the serial killer phenomenon ever published.

Thicker Than Blood

Thicker Than Blood
Author: Mike Omer
Publsiher: Thomas & Mercer
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2020-06-23
ISBN 10: 9781542042444
ISBN 13: 1542042445
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thicker Than Blood Book Review:

From Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestselling author Mike Omer comes the chilling conclusion to Zoe Bentley's decades-long nightmare. A murderer who drinks his victim's blood? FBI profiler Zoe Bentley and Agent Tatum Gray thought they'd seen it all, but this young woman's barbaric murder is especially hard to stomach. They didn't expect to work this case. But vampirism aside, the murderer's MO is identical to that of Rod Glover--the serial killer who's been pursuing Zoe since childhood. Forensics reveals the murder to be his work, but not his alone; desperate to fulfill his sick purpose, he has taken on an equally depraved partner. Zoe's own frustration grows after another woman turns up dead and drained--and another goes missing. Time is running out: Zoe knows her own death will be the climax of Glover's sinister play, which has been unfolding for twenty years. To stop Glover and his vile partner, she'll need to plunge deep into their motives; but this means drawing ever closer to becoming another casualty of a dark, dark thirst.

My Life Among the Serial Killers

My Life Among the Serial Killers
Author: Dr. Helen Morrison,Harold Goldberg
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 0061809594
ISBN 13: 9780061809590
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Life Among the Serial Killers Book Review:

Over the course of twenty-five years, Dr. Helen Morrison has profiled more than eighty serial killers around the world. What she learned about them will shatter every assumption you've ever had about the most notorious criminals known to man.Judging by appearances, Dr. Helen Morrison has an ordinary life in the suburbs of a major city. She has a physician husband, two children, and a thriving psychiatric clinic. But her life is much more than that. She is one of the country's leading experts on serial killers, and has spent as many as four hundred hours alone in a room with depraved murderers, digging deep into killers' psyches in ways no profiler before ever has. In My Life Among the Serial Killers, Dr. Morrison relates how she profiled the Mad Biter, Richard Otto Macek, who chewed on his victims' body parts, stalked Dr. Morrison, then believed she was his wife. She did the last interview with Ed Gein, who was the inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. John Wayne Gacy, the clown-obsessed killer of young men, sent her crazed Christmas cards and gave her his paintings as presents. Then there was Atlanta child killer Wayne Williams; rapist turned murderer Bobby Joe Long; England's Fred and Rosemary West, who killed girls and women in their "House of Horrors"; and Brazil's deadliest killer of children, Marcelo Costa de Andrade. Dr. Morrison has received hundreds of letters from killers, read their diaries and journals, evaluated crime scenes, testified at their trials, and studied photos of the gruesome carnage. She has interviewed the families of the victims -- and the spouses and parents of the killers -- to gain a deeper understanding of the killer's environment and the public persona he adopts. She has also studied serial killers throughout history and shows how this is not a recent phenomenon with psychological autopsies of the fifteenth-century French war hero Gilles de Rais, the sixteenth-century Hungarian Countess Bathory, H. H. Holmes of the late ninteenth century, and Albert Fish of the Roaring Twenties. Through it all, Dr. Morrison has been on a mission to discover the reasons why serial killers are compelled to murder, how they choose their victims, and what we can do to prevent their crimes in the future. Her provocative conclusions will stun you.

Criminal Minds

Criminal Minds
Author: Jeff Mariotte
Publsiher: Turner Publishing Company
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2010-08-01
ISBN 10: 9781620456071
ISBN 13: 1620456079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Criminal Minds Book Review:

An authorized tie-in to the popular TV show Criminal Minds Most episodes of Criminal Minds feature a briefing where the show's team of FBI profilers defines the type of criminal they're looking for and provides some real-life examples. This book tells the story of those examples. Published to coincide with the release of season five of Criminal Minds on DVD Organized by type of criminal, including solo serial killers, sexual predators, and killers with famous victims; and tells the stories of many famous murderers, including David Berkowitz, Jeffrey Dahmer, Mark David Chapman, and the Zodiac killer Features photographs from the show Criminal Minds: Sociopaths, Serial Killers, and Other Deviants is a fascinating, terrifying book about the criminal minds who live among us.

I Hunt Killers

I Hunt Killers
Author: Barry Lyga
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2012-04-03
ISBN 10: 031620174X
ISBN 13: 9780316201742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Hunt Killers Book Review:

It was a beautiful day. It was a beautiful field.Except for the body. Jazz is a likable teenager. A charmer, some might say. But he's also the son of the world's most infamous serial killer, and for Dear Old Dad, "Take Your Son to Work Day" was year-round. Jazz has witnessed crime scenes the way cops wish they could--from the criminals' point of view. And now, even though Dad has been in jail for years, bodies are piling up in the sleepy town of Lobo's Nod. Again. In an effort to prove murder doesn't run in the family, Jazz joins the police in the hunt for this new serial killer. But Jazz has a secret--could he be more like his father than anyone knows? From acclaimed author Barry Lyga comes a riveting thriller about a teenager trying to control his own destiny in the face of overwhelming odds.

I Am a Killer Inside the Mind of Murderers

I Am a Killer  Inside the Mind of Murderers
Author: Danny Tipping,Ned Parker
Publsiher: Pan
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2022-02-17
ISBN 10: 9781529065176
ISBN 13: 1529065178
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Am a Killer Inside the Mind of Murderers Book Review:

The official tie-in to the successful Netflix documentary series, I Am A Killer, features ten of the most compelling cases, with fascinating exclusive material.

An Evil Mind

An Evil Mind
Author: Chris Carter
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2016-09-27
ISBN 10: 1501141902
ISBN 13: 9781501141904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Evil Mind Book Review:

"A freak accident in rural Wyoming leads the Sheriff's Department to arrest a man for a possible double homicide, but further investigations suggest a much more horrifying discovery -- a serial killer who has been kidnapping, torturing and mutilating victims all over the United States for at least twenty-five years. The suspect claims he is a pawn in a huge labyrinth of lies and deception -- can he be believed?"--

Killer s Shadow

Killer s Shadow
Author: John E. Douglas,Mark Olshaker
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-11-17
ISBN 10: 0062979779
ISBN 13: 9780062979773
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Killer s Shadow Book Review:

The legendary FBI criminal profiler and international bestselling author of Mindhunter and The Killer Across the Table returns with this timely, relevant book that goes to the heart of extremism and domestic terrorism, examining in-depth his chilling pursuit of, and eventual prison confrontation with Joseph Paul Franklin, a White Nationalist serial killer and one of the most disturbing psychopaths he has ever encountered. Worshippers stream out of an Midwestern synagogue after sabbath services, unaware that only a hundred yards away, an expert marksman and avowed racist, antisemite and member of the Ku Klux Klan, patiently awaits, his hunting rifle at the ready. The October 8, 1977 shooting was a forerunner to the tragedies and divisiveness that plague us today. John Douglas, the FBI’s pioneering, first full-time criminal profiler, hunted the shooter—a white supremacist named Joseph Paul Franklin, whose Nazi-inspired beliefs propelled a three-year reign of terror across the United States, targeting African Americans, Jews, and interracial couples. In addition, Franklin bombed the home of Jewish leader Morris Amitay, shot and paralyzed Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt, and seriously wounded civil rights leader Vernon Jordan. The fugitive supported his murderous spree robbing banks in five states, from Georgia to Ohio. Douglas and his writing partner Mark Olshaker return to this disturbing case that reached the highest levels of the Bureau, which was fearful Franklin would become a presidential assassin—and haunted him for years to come as the threat of copycat domestic terrorist killers increasingly became a reality. Detailing the dogged pursuit of Franklin that employed profiling, psychology and meticulous detective work, Douglas and Olshaker relate how the case was a make-or-break test for the still-experimental behavioral science unit and revealed a new type of, determined, mission-driven serial killer whose only motivation was hate. A riveting, cautionary tale rooted in history that continues to echo today, The Killer's Shadow is a terrifying and essential exploration of the criminal personality in the vile grip of extremism and what happens when rage-filled speech evolves into deadly action and hatred of the “other" is allowed full reign. The Killer's Shadow includes an 8-page color photo insert.

The Minds of Mass Killers

The Minds of Mass Killers
Author: P. Shavaun Scott
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2021-11-12
ISBN 10: 1476645728
ISBN 13: 9781476645728
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Minds of Mass Killers Book Review:

Public mass killings are becoming more common. Though the chances of being harmed or killed in a mass shooting are slim, each incident affects the public's sense of safety. There are many myths and falsehoods concerning mass murderers. As a result, the public lacks reliable knowledge about the reasons behind such killings, preventing the development of comprehensive strategies to mitigate the violence. Written by a mental health therapist with thirty years of research experience in criminal psychology, this book clarifies the realities of mass killings. Using the research on psychological profiling, it provides a foundation for understanding the "pathway to violence" identified in the personal histories of many mass murderers. Drawing from criminology, neuroscience and developmental and social psychology, the author makes the case that we are all capable of creating a safer society.

Criminal Shadows

Criminal Shadows
Author: David Canter
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 305
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PSU:000022440303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Criminal Shadows Book Review:

Every crime casts a unique shadow that may be interpreted to lead the police to the criminal responsible. This book looks at "offender profiling" that helps the police to identify and track individual criminals by the nature of their crime.