The Deadly DozenThe Deadly Dozen



The Boston Strangler: Albert De Salvo took the fall but most experts agree that he was not the Strangler. So who was the real killer? And how did he get away with the series of brutal murders that so terrified the citizens of Boston?

Author: Robert Keller

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ISBN: 1535211210

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The Shocking True Crime Stories of the 12 Worst Serial Killers in American History David Berkowitz: Known as the "Son of Sam," Berkowitz was a deeply disturbed young man who prowled the streets of New York dispensing death with his .44 caliber revolver. William Bonin: One of a trio of deadly psychopaths who trawled the freeways of Southern California during the late 70's and early 80's. Bonin was a depraved child killer who abducted, raped and tortured more than 20 teenaged boys. The Boston Strangler: Albert De Salvo took the fall but most experts agree that he was not the Strangler. So who was the real killer? And how did he get away with the series of brutal murders that so terrified the citizens of Boston? Ted Bundy: Charming, intelligent and lethal, Bundy is America's most notorious serial killer, a deadly fiend who cut a swathe of destruction across the country, raping, killing and committing necrophilia on his young victims. Dean Corll: Along with two willing teenaged accomplices, Corll orchestrated what was at the time the biggest murder spree in American history, raping torturing and killing at least 25 young boys. Jeffrey Dahmer: Hideously depraved killer who preyed on young homosexual men in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, cannibalizing them and conducting bizarre experiments on their bodies. Albert Fish: He looked like a frail old man, but Albert Fish was actually a psychotic child killer and torturer, with a taste for human flesh. John Wayne Gacy: Cold-hearted killer who raped, tortured and strangled at least 33 young men, burying their bodies in the crawlspace of his Chicago house. Randy Kraft: The least well known of California's three "Freeway Killers." And yet Kraft was both the most prolific and the most depraved, responsible for the torture killings of as many as 67 young men. Dennis Rader: Known as the "BTK Killer" (after his M.O.: Bind, Torture, Kill) Radar held the citizens of Wichita, Kansas in a state of fear for over 30 years, during which time he claimed 10 known victims. Richard Ramirez: A satanic burglar who went by the terrifying sobriquet, "The Night Stalker," Ramirez raped, battered, shot and stabbed his victims during a bloody reign of terror in 1980's Los Angeles. Gary Ridgeway: As the horrific "Green River Killer," Ridgeway engaged the Washington police in a deadly game of cat and mouse, claiming more that 60 victims over two decades. Scroll up to grab a copy of The Deadly Dozen: America's 12 Worst Serial Killers

Ted BundyTed Bundy



This is the story of a chameleon-like psychopath and necrophile who lured innocent victims to a horrible end.

Author: Al Cimino

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 9781789508536

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On first impressions, Ted Bundy seemed like the perfect all-American boy. He was good-looking, fun and very charming; many women found him irresistible... But deep inside he was an evil monster who terrorised large areas of America, assaulting and murdering numerous women and adolescent girls. He used his insider knowledge of law enforcement to evade detection, escaping from imprisonment twice before his eventual capture. While he confessed to 30 killings, the real figure was probably much higher and many of the bodies have never been found. Crime writer and journalist Al Cimino delves into this astonishing and tragic tale, providing a detailed account of Bundy's crimes and the twisted manipulations of his victims. This is the story of a chameleon-like psychopath and necrophile who lured innocent victims to a horrible end.

The Enigma of Ted BundyThe Enigma of Ted Bundy



“A must-have for Bundy fanatics, this collection fills in holes and addresses key mysteries about of one of the world’s most infamous serial killers.” —Katherine Ramsland, bestselling author of Confession of a Serial Killer Within ...

Author: Kevin M. Sullivan

Publisher: WildBlue Press

ISBN: 9781952225376

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“A must-have for Bundy fanatics, this collection fills in holes and addresses key mysteries about of one of the world’s most infamous serial killers.” —Katherine Ramsland, bestselling author of Confession of a Serial Killer Within these pages, you’ll read of the many questions still surrounding this fascinating and intricate case, as well as the answers that are only now being provided here. There’s so much more to learn, and new information is still surfacing about Bundy, his victims and his potential victims. As such, there is new testimony included from those who had a brush with the killer, and others who played their own roles in this multi-state case. In this book, Bundy case detectives Jerry Thompson of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Don Patchen of Tallahassee, Florida, talk about their personal experiences with Bundy. So does Ron Holmes, the Louisville criminologist who worked with the killer towards the end of his life. Also included are official reports that have rarely been viewed outside of the archives, along with the author’s commentary to guide readers through them. And last but not least, is Bundy’s final confession to Utah detective Dennis Couch just hours prior to Bundy’s execution. In it, Bundy reveals startling facts and sparks additional questions. A must-read for those true crime readers fascinated by America’s most enigmatic and infamous serial killer. Praise for Kevin M. Sullivan’s books on Ted Bundy “Provides the most in-depth examination of the killer and his murders ever conducted.” —Dan Zupansky, host of the True Murder podcast “This is crime writing at its very best!” —Gary C. King, author of The Murder of Meredith Kercher

The Night StalkerThe Night Stalker



Based on three years of meticulous research and extensive interviews with Ramirez himself, Philip Carlo's US bestseller The Night Stalker reveals the killer and his horrifying crimes to be even more chilling than anyone could have imagined.

Author: Philip Carlo

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781907195471

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WITH EXCLUSIVE DEATH ROW INTERVIEW Years after Richard Ramirez left thirteen dead and brought the city of Los Angeles to a standstill, his name is still synonymous with fear, torture and sadistic murder. Based on three years of meticulous research and extensive interviews with Ramirez himself, Philip Carlo's US bestseller The Night Stalker reveals the killer and his horrifying crimes to be even more chilling than anyone could have imagined. With an exclusive death row interview, The Night Stalker is a spellbinding descent into the very heart of human evil. 'WITH BRUTAL HONESTY, CARLO WRITES FROM THE HEART ' ROBERT DE NIRO

America s Early Serial Killers America s Early Serial Killers



He truly was a diabolical and evil individual. The intention of writing this book is not to declare anyone as America's first serial killer, but rather to reveal that serial killers existed very early in America's growth.

Author: Mike Riley

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ISBN: 0692318496

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America's Early Serial Killers: Five Cases of Frontier Madness Most everyone has heard of H. H. Holmes as America's first serial killer. He truly was a diabolical and evil individual. The intention of writing this book is not to declare anyone as America's first serial killer, but rather to reveal that serial killers existed very early in America's growth. America's Early Serial Killers contains in vivid detail the murderous activities of five serial killers starting back in the 1790s and continuing through to the 1890s. In one case, the killer has never been identified. Given that these cases occurred so long ago, there will certainly be differing accounts as to what happened and who did what. The research was as thorough as possible though the conclusions may differ from other resources. The serial killers included in this book used different tactics and methods than current day serial killers though the atrocities were as bad if not worse. Included are the cases of: -The Harpe Brothers who slaughtered up to forty people, including some of their own children -Felipe Espinosa who murdered many settlers in the Colorado territory -The Murderous Bender Family who killed travellers for their money -The still unsolved Servant Girl Murders of Austin, Texas, and finally -The story of H. H. Holmes himself. If you enjoy reading about true crime thats a bit unusual, this book will certainly satisfy and at the same time also reveal some facets of early American life. BUY right now to get your copy of America's Early Serial Killers: Five Cases of Frontier Madness.

American Serial KillersAmerican Serial Killers



"Fans of Mindhunter and true crime podcasts will devour these chilling stories of serial killers from the so-called "surge" or epidemic years of serial murder.

Author: Peter Vronsky

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 9780593198810

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"Fans of Mindhunter and true crime podcasts will devour these chilling stories of serial killers from the so-called "surge" or epidemic years of serial murder. With books like Serial Killers, Female Serial Killers, and Sons of Cain, Peter Vronsky has established himself as the foremost expert on the history of serial killers. In this first definitive history of the worst decades of American serial murder, when the number and body count of serial killers exploded, Vronsky tells the stories of the most notable and unusual serial killings from the 1950s to the early twenty-first century. From Ted Bundy to the Golden State Killer, our fascination with these classic serial killers seems to grow by the day. American Serial Killers gives true crime junkies what they crave, with both perennial "favorites" (Ed Kemper, Jeffrey Dahmer) and many fascinating lesser-known killers such as Melvin Rees, Harvey Glatman and Danny Rolling"--

America s First Serial KillersAmerica s First Serial Killers



Unlike other bandits of early America, they didn't do it for the money--they did it for the thrill and love of blood. They were the Harpe Brothers, and they have been called America's first true serial killers.

Author: Wallace Edwards

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

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★★★ Discover America's First Killers ★★★ They murdered. They stole. And they did it all to excess. Unlike other bandits of early America, they didn't do it for the money--they did it for the thrill and love of blood. They were the Harpe Brothers, and they have been called America's first true serial killers. In this gripping narrative, the crimes and the lives of America's most notorious sibling killers are documented like a page-turning novel.

American RipperAmerican Ripper



American Ripper is the true story of Gerard John Schaefer, a Florida Law Enforcement Officer who was a prolific serial killer in the late 1960's early 1970's.

Author: Patrick Kendrick

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ISBN: 1604521635

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American Ripper is the true story of Gerard John Schaefer, a Florida Law Enforcement Officer who was a prolific serial killer in the late 1960's early 1970's. The decade that was thought to be filled with "Love, Peace and Happiness," became a new dark age, breeding more serial killers than any other time in U.S. history, including Charles Manson, the Zodiac Killer, the Son of Sam, John Wayne Gacy and Ted Bundy, who was held in the same prison as Schaefer and whom he both idolized and resented for the recognition his crimes brought him; a recognition Schaefer never received. This book chronicles Schaefer's life, education, his career as a cop, and his path to become a sadistic murderer. Based on empirical, extensive research that includes reviews of the case's investigation and subsequent trial, interviews with families of victims, numerous police and attorneys involved with the case, forensic doctors, and the killer himself, the author attempts to discern how Schaefer became the antithesis of what a lawman should be. Schaefer's metamorphosis can never be rationally explained, but reviews of the case's transcripts, the killer's psychiatric evaluations, and the author's own experience with Schaefer help paint a picture of an unfettered mind that fed on its own darkness. The case also reveals an incredible and inborn weakness of then-law enforcement, a lack of shared information, and an inherent and global disbelief that monsters, such as serial killers were so abundant. Much has changed since the so-called "hippie generation," but a time that should have been filled with hope became an era that was infested with enigmas such as Gerard Schaefer. Patrick Kendrick is the best-selling author of Extended Family and the award-winning Papa's Problem.

FiendFiend



Harold Schechter, whose true-crime masterpieces are "well-documented nightmares for anyone who dares to look" (Peoria Journal Star), brings his acclaimed mix of page-turning storytelling, brilliant insight, and fascinating historical ...

Author: Harold Schechter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476729138

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A MONSTER PREYED UPON THE CHILDREN OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY BOSTON. HIS CRIMES WERE APPALLING -- AND YET HE WAS LITTLE MORE THAN A CHILD HIMSELF. When fourteen-year-old Jesse Pomeroy was arrested in 1874, a nightmarish reign of terror over an unsuspecting city came to an end. "The Boston Boy Fiend" was imprisoned at last. But the complex questions sparked by his ghastly crime spree -- the hows and whys of vicious juvenile crime -- were as relevant in the so-called Age of Innocence as they are today. Jesse Pomeroy was outwardly repellent in appearance, with a gruesome "dead" eye; inside, he was deformed beyond imagining. A sexual sadist of disturbing precocity, he satisfied his atrocious appetites by abducting and torturing his child victims. But soon, the teenager's bloodlust gave way to another obsession: murder. Harold Schechter, whose true-crime masterpieces are "well-documented nightmares for anyone who dares to look" (Peoria Journal Star), brings his acclaimed mix of page-turning storytelling, brilliant insight, and fascinating historical documentation to Fiend -- an unforgettable account from the annals of American crime.

Ted BundyTed Bundy



His torture methods were cruel, and there was no mercy shown to each female as he bludgeoned, strangled, or cut them. Ted Bundy - The Campus Killer - a name of nightmares. This is his story.

Author: Ryan Becker

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1986609588

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The most fearsome Serial Killer in U.S. history. A murderer's tale is not always shrouded in darkness, trauma, and failure to perform as a normal person. Some killers are just as successful in life as those around them or even more so. They are able to function as any regular human being and charm their communities and victims into believing that they are of a good, pure nature. Ted Bundy was a handsome, charming and ambitious man who carried his hatred deeper and more hidden than any other murderers do. He was able to lead a life that included normal friendships and relationships, and he even got far as both a student and a politician. But the hatred was there...it was always there... Bundy ended the lives of over thirty young women, ensuring that their final moments were ugly and violent. His torture methods were cruel, and there was no mercy shown to each female as he bludgeoned, strangled or cut them. Ted Bundy - The Campus Killer - a name of nightmares. This is his story.

Serial KillersSerial Killers



In this provocative cultural study, the serial killer emerges as a central figure in what Mark Seltzer calls 'America's wound culture'.

Author: Mark Seltzer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135206864

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In this provocative cultural study, the serial killer emerges as a central figure in what Mark Seltzer calls 'America's wound culture'. From the traumas displayed by talk show guests and political candidates, to the violent entertainment of Crash or The Alienist, to the latest terrible report of mass murder, we are surrounded by the accident from which we cannot avert our eyes. Bringing depth and shadow to our collective portrait of what a serial killer must be, Mark Seltzer draws upon popular sources, scholarly analyses, and the language of psychoanalysis to explore the genesis of this uniquely modern phenomenon. Revealed is a fascination with machines and technological reproduction, with the singular and the mass, with definitions of self, other, and intimacy. What emerges is a disturbing picture of how contemporary culture is haunted by technology and the instability of identity.

America s First Female Serial KillerAmerica s First Female Serial Killer



This is Capote’s In Cold Blood for serial killer enthusiasts: meticulously researched, superbly written, and incredibly vivid.

Author: Mary Kay McBrayer

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 9781642502084

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This is Capote’s In Cold Blood for serial killer enthusiasts: meticulously researched, superbly written, and incredibly vivid. Don’t miss it.” —Gabino Iglesias, author of Coyote Songs America’s First Female Serial Killer novelizes the true story of first-generation Irish-American nurse Jane Toppan, born as Honora Kelley. Although all the facts are intact, books about her life and her crimes are all facts and no story. Jane Toppan was absolutely a monster, but she did not start out that way. When Jane was a young child, her father abandoned her and her sister to the Boston Female Asylum. From there, Jane was indentured to a wealthy family who changed her name, never adopted her, wrote her out of the will, and essentially taught her how to hate herself. Jilted at the altar, Jane became a nurse and took control of her life—and the lives of her victims. “A thoughtful and inspired take on one of the greatest poisoners in history. America’s First Female Serial Killer: Jane Toppan and the Making of a Monster seethes with rage, compulsion, and a righteous condemnation of the servitude of the underclass. A chilling and sobering read.” —Robert Levy, author of The Glittering World “McBrayer offers us a complex—and terrifying—portrait of a killer who seemed almost doomed from birth.” —Kate Winkler Dawson, author of American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI “Brings the horrifying true story of Jane Toppan to lurid, novelistic life, and forces the reader face-to-face with the thoughtlessness and cruelty that helped turn a gifted, damaged child into one of America’s most legendary killers.” —Shaun Hamill, author of A Cosmology of Monsters

Serial Killers America s Favorite PsychosSerial Killers America s Favorite Psychos



The darker the story, the more people love it. Watch the news any given night and what will be shown? Breaking news about a cat being rescued from a tree? Think again. Violence, violence, and more violence will dominate the stories.

Author: Christopher Savio

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1530312647

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Serial killers-is there a subject America likes more? Oh sure, many watch football or Dancing With The Stars, but what do people really want? Statistics show that people want shows or movies about serial killers. Still don't believe? How long has Criminal Minds been doing exceedingly well on television? People tune in each week to see another story about a serial killer. The darker the story, the more people love it. Watch the news any given night and what will be shown? Breaking news about a cat being rescued from a tree? Think again. Violence, violence, and more violence will dominate the stories. Now, throw in a story about a serial killer and the audience would be glued to their screens. News anchors across the nation will have glum faces, but the owners of the station will be all smiles, why? Because they know a good story about a serial killer and the ensuing trial the serial killer may have afterward will sell advertising more than anything else. Some of the highest ratings and most talked about movies have dealt with the subject. Silence of the Lambs, Monster, Zodiac, or even Harry Potter The Prisoner of Azkaban have kept audiences at the edge of their seats in suspense. In keeping with the wants and desires of America, this book delves into which serial killers have earned the top spots in the imagination of America. Which serial killers have been Americas favorite? The surprising answers are found within the pages of Serial Killers Americas Favorite Psychos. Serial Killer Quote "I was born with the devil in me. I could not help the fact that I was a murderer, no more than a poet can help the inspiration to sing. -Herman Mudgett, (Holmes) 1896" In Serial Killers Americas Favorite Psychos the reader will be able to get deep into the minds of many of the most famous serial killers of all time. The above quote by one of the most prolific killers of all time is just one example. Not only will you be shown Americas odd fascination for the subject, you will be shown how each of these infamous serial killers grew up. Learn about which serial killers actually got married in prison or had many women clamoring to marry a serial killer. Find out what serial killers used their hands and how some of them actually used their mind as a weapon to kill. Learn in detail the facts behind the most watched serial killer trials in history! Find out if the police themselves inadvertently helped some of the sickest serial killers kill their victims! The lives of serial killers are as interesting and as they are horrid. Pick up or download a copy of Serial Killers Americas Favorite Psychos today! About The Author Christopher Savio is a high school history teacher in Northern New Jersey and an online Adjunct Professor of History at the University of California San Diego. He has multiple honors degrees in the subject and has been a life long student of all kinds of historical topics. Over the past half dozen years he has taught criminology both online and in person along with designing an online class dealing with the profiling of serial killers. When not studying or teaching history he enjoys spending time with his children. If you are free thinker and desire to know the truth, Scroll up and grab your copy today.

Natural Born CelebritiesNatural Born Celebrities



"This is a persuasively argued, meticulously researched, and compelling examination of the media phenomenon of the 'celebrity criminal' in American culture. It is highly readable as well."—Joyce Carol Oates

Author: David Schmid

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226738698

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Jeffrey Dahmer. Ted Bundy. John Wayne Gacy. Over the past thirty years, serial killers have become iconic figures in America, the subject of made-for-TV movies and mass-market paperbacks alike. But why do we find such luridly transgressive and horrific individuals so fascinating? What compels us to look more closely at these figures when we really want to look away? Natural Born Celebrities considers how serial killers have become lionized in American culture and explores the consequences of their fame. David Schmid provides a historical account of how serial killers became famous and how that fame has been used in popular media and the corridors of the FBI alike. Ranging from H. H. Holmes, whose killing spree during the 1893 Chicago World's Fair inspired The Devil in the White City, right up to Aileen Wuornos, the lesbian prostitute whose vicious murder of seven men would serve as the basis for the hit film Monster, Schmid unveils a new understanding of serial killers by emphasizing both the social dimensions of their crimes and their susceptibility to multiple interpretations and uses. He also explores why serial killers have become endemic in popular culture, from their depiction in The Silence of the Lambs and The X-Files to their becoming the stuff of trading cards and even Web sites where you can buy their hair and nail clippings. Bringing his fascinating history right up to the present, Schmid ultimately argues that America needs the perversely familiar figure of the serial killer now more than ever to manage the fear posed by Osama bin Laden since September 11. "This is a persuasively argued, meticulously researched, and compelling examination of the media phenomenon of the 'celebrity criminal' in American culture. It is highly readable as well."—Joyce Carol Oates

American Female SERIAL KILLERSAmerican Female SERIAL KILLERS



Included in this coloring book are original, single-sided illustrations for you to color, as well as information about the killers their victims the murder weapons used the location of crimes span of their crimes While enjoying coloring the ...

Author: Brian Berry

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ISBN: 9526925548

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Coloring books are certainly not Just for kids anymore! This unique adult coloring book is a virtual encyclopedia of the who's who in American female serial killers and may be the perfect gift for a budding artist with a penchant for the macabre. Included in this coloring book are original, single-sided illustrations for you to color, as well as information about the killers their victims the murder weapons used the location of crimes span of their crimes While enjoying coloring the vibrant illustrations in this book, you will learn about some of America's most infamous female murderers including Judy Buenoano (aka Judias Goodyear and Judias Morris). Meet Velma Barfield (the first woman to be executed by lethal injection), and Martha Jule Beck (one half of "The Lonely Hearts Killers" couple who murdered as many as 20 women between 1947 and 1949). Coloring has been proven to help adults manage both mental and physical stress, reduce anxiety, and treat depression. As you work on these detailed and bold illustrations, you may well notice your stress and tension melt away. And, as a bonus result, you may learn to become a bit more careful in your dating choices. Whether choosing this coloring book for yourself or as a gift for a friend, you will find coloring the illustrations in this unique coloring book relaxing as well as educational. Click the buy button at the top of the page to order your copy now!

The Man from the TrainThe Man from the Train



Riveting and immersive, with writing as sharp as the cold side of an axe, The Man from the Train paints a vivid, psychologically perceptive portrait of America at the dawn of the twentieth century, when crime was regarded as a local problem ...

Author: Bill James

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: 1476796262

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An Edgar Award finalist for Best Fact Crime, this “impressive…open-eyed investigative inquiry wrapped within a cultural history of rural America” (The Wall Street Journal) shows legendary statistician and baseball writer Bill James applying his analytical acumen to crack an unsolved century-old mystery surrounding one of the deadliest serial killers in American history. Between 1898 and 1912, families across the country were bludgeoned in their sleep with the blunt side of an axe. Some of these cases—like the infamous Villisca, Iowa, murders—received national attention. But most incidents went almost unnoticed outside the communities in which they occurred. Few people believed the crimes were related. And fewer still would realize that all of these families lived within walking distance to a train station. When celebrated true crime expert Bill James first learned about these horrors, he began to investigate others that might fit the same pattern. Applying the same know-how he brings to his legendary baseball analysis, he empirically determined which crimes were committed by the same person. Then after sifting through thousands of local newspapers, court transcripts, and public records, he and his daughter Rachel made an astonishing discovery: they learned the true identity of this monstrous criminal and uncovered one of the deadliest serial killers in America. “A suspenseful historical account” (Publishers Weekly, starred review), The Man from the Train paints a vivid, psychologically perceptive portrait of America at the dawn of the twentieth century, when crime was regarded as a local problem, and opportunistic private detectives exploited a dysfunctional judicial system. James shows how these cultural factors enabled such an unspeakable series of crimes to occur, and his groundbreaking approach to true crime will convince skeptics, amaze aficionados, and change the way we view criminal history. “A beautifully written and extraordinarily researched narrative…This is no pure whodunit, but rather a how-many-did-he-do” (Buffalo News).

America s Favourite Serial KillerAmerica s Favourite Serial Killer



Deriving from this apparently contradictory presumption the main objective of the study is thereby to examine to what extent the conception of the series and its form of representation contribute to this alleged effect and which media ...

Author: Jasmin Teuteberg

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783640449200

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Master's Thesis from the year 2009 in the subject Communications - Movies and Television, grade: A ("excellent"), Stockholm University (JMK - Department of Journalism, Media and Communication), language: English, comment: Master Thesis, abstract: In this study the television crime series Dexter is analysed in its significance to create a feeling of sympathy for a serial killer that is here exemplified by the analyses of the title character and protagonist Dexter Morgan. Deriving from this apparently contradictory presumption the main objective of the study is thereby to examine to what extent the conception of the series and its form of representation contribute to this alleged effect and which media devices can be considered for this purpose. As a starting point the theories of social constructionism and frame theory are to be analysed to show what we know and how we gain our knowledge about crime and criminals from the real life and those in fictional narratives. The achieved findings of current media frames of serial killers in fiction and non-fiction reveal that there are differences in the representation of serial killers in the mass media, but the tools which are used to establish those frames are comparable. Further, by reconciling these existing frames with the frame the series Dexter generates of a serial killer a range of variations are identifiable. The main finding is that the form of representation often violates genre expectations of the audience and also hitherto familiar frames of serial killers are questioned by the series' concept and challenges the viewer in some way in order to promote an effect of sympathy. Due to the quite innovative character of the series its investigation might provide new input in the field of media and film studies of television crime narratives. Key words: crime series, Dexter, serial killer, sympathy, social constructionism, frame theory, media frames

The Search for the Green River KillerThe Search for the Green River Killer



Journalists Carlton Smith and Tomas Guillen covered the murders for the Seattle Times from day one, receiving a Pulitzer Prize nomination for their work. They wrote the first edition of this book before the police had their man.

Author: Carlton Smith

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504046398

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New York Times Bestseller: From the journalists who covered the story, the shocking crimes of Gary Ridgway, America’s most prolific serial murderer. In the 1980s and 1990s, forty-nine women in the Seattle area were brutally murdered, their bodies dumped along the Green River and Pacific Highway South in Washington State. Despite an exhaustive investigation—even serial killer Ted Bundy was consulted to assist with psychological profiling—the sadistic killer continued to elude authorities for nearly twenty years. Then, in 2001, after mounting suspicion and with DNA evidence finally in hand, King County police charged a fifty-two-year-old truck painter, Gary Ridgway, with the murders. His confession and the horrific details of his crimes only added fuel to the notoriety of the Green River Killer. Journalists Carlton Smith and Tomas Guillen covered the murders for the Seattle Times from day one, receiving a Pulitzer Prize nomination for their work. They wrote the first edition of this book before the police had their man. Revised after Ridgway’s conviction and featuring chilling photographs from the case, The Search for the Green River Killer is the ultimate authoritative account of the Pacific Northwest killing spree that held a nation spellbound—and continues to horrify and fascinate, spawning dramatizations and documentaries of a demented killer who seemed unstoppable for decades.

Ted Bundy s Murderous MysteriesTed Bundy s Murderous Mysteries



Here are candid and revealing interviews with friends and family of the victims, individuals close to Bundy himself—and a potential victim who barely escaped his clutches.

Author: Kevin Sullivan

Publisher: WildBlue Press

ISBN: 9781948239141

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The true crime author of The Bundy Murders provides an in-depth look at the notorious serial killer and his victims through revealing new interviews. Though the true number of his victims may never be known, Ted Bundy took the lives of at least thirty young women and girls across the United States. He often targeted college students, leaving a trail of devastation from the University of Washington in the Pacific Northwest all the way to Florida State University. In Ted Bundy’s Murderous Mysteries, true crime author and Bundy expert Kevin M. Sullivan sheds new light on the man, his victims, and this voluminous case. Here are candid and revealing interviews with friends and family of the victims, individuals close to Bundy himself—and a potential victim who barely escaped his clutches. Within these pages, Sullivan exposes many heretofore passed-over facts about Bundy and reveals previously hidden aspects of the lives of some of his victims.