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Serial Killers & Mass Murderers - Profiles of the World's Most Barbaric Criminals - cover

Serial Killers & Mass Murderers - Profiles of the World's Most Barbaric Criminals

Nigel Cawthorne

Publisher: Ulysses Press

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Shocking true stories of the world’s most notorious criminals from the author of Prince Andrew: Epstein, Maxwell and the Palace. 
 
Serial Killers & Mass Murderers takes you into the minds of the criminals who committed the world’s most notorious and horrifying crimes. Each of the sadistic murderers profiled here was once known simply as someone’s neighbor, co-worker or child. What turned them into killers? In one chilling chapter after another, this book profiles a terrifying succession of homicidal maniacs and asks the question, “What makes them tick?” 
 
Through the pages of this haunting book, you’ll delve into the psyches of . . . Jeffrey DahmerThe Zodiac KillerDr. Harold ShipmanSon of SamThe Columbine KillersCharles MansonThe Night StalkerThe Yorkshire RipperTed BundyCharles StarkweatherThe Boston StranglerAnd more 
 
“The refrigerator contained meat, including a human heart, in plastic bags. There were three human heads in the freezer. Two more skulls were found in a pot on the stove. Another pot contained male genital organs and severed heads, and there were the remains of three male torsos in the trash.”
Available since: 01/25/2007.
Print length: 338 pages.

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