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Serial Killers & Psychopaths

Nigel Cawthorne, Charlotte Greig

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

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A concise, yet detailed look at some of the most dangerous individuals who have ever lived. Starting with examples of some of the earliest recorded psychopaths and serial killers, the authors present a carefully chosen cross-section of history's most infamous criminals.

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