An investigative criminologist, Christopher Berry-Dee is a man who talks to serial killers. In this book, their pursuit of horror and violence is described in their own words, transcribed from audio and videotape interviews conducted deep inside some of the toughest prisons in the world. Berry-Dee describes the circumstances of his meetings with some of the world's most evil men, and reproduces their very words as they describe their crimes and discuss their remorseor lack of it. This work offers a penetrating insight into the workings of the criminal mind.
Topics: Serial Killers, Crime, Psycho- & Sociopaths, Criminology, Murder, Realistic, Transcribed Interviews, and Retellings
Published: John Blake an imprint of Independent Publishers Group on May 1, 2003
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Meh. There are better books about serial killers, there are worse books about serial killers. Unless this is the first book you have ever read about killers, you won't learn much and there is some outright bad information in this book but it's too "meh" for me to give a crap.Yeah. I don't know. I'm not feeling it but I'm not hating it. Like, if you're on a plane and have nothing else to read, this book will help pass the time and maybe that is all we can ask from yet another book about serial killers.more
The author blew his own horn a lot, frequently mentioning how many people he interviewed and how he is the first to do so etc. I was surprised how sensationalist he sounded. The style didn't do much for his credibility.Also, I expected more analysis and less chronicling. It makes me want to read more about serial killers, but only because it left so much open.more
I thought this book was very well researched with more details revealed about the crimes and methods of punishment than usual. However, I agree with moomin_mama - commas crop up in the most peculiar unneccesary places so I think the proof readers have not done the best job. I did enjoy it though I couldn't give it the review it probably deserves due to the obvious time and endeavour used to create it.more
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