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Case Closed: Serial Killers Captured (True CRIME Library RJPP Book 14) [Kindle Edition]

RJ Parker
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

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Book Description

When a Serial Killer is active in a community it is extremely scary for everyone. This book focuses on Serial Killers who have been captured and some of the most notorious and ruthless killers in history.

Serial killers stay close to home and their victims are random. Dennis Rader found all his victims in Kansas not far from the Wichita home he shared with his wife and two kids. Rader, the president of his local church, knocked on his victim's doors and they simply let him in. John Wayne Gacy, met many of his 33 victims, all young men and boys, at charity events where he appeared dressed a clown. After luring them to his house and murdering them he stuffed them under his Cook County, Illinois home. Gary Leon Ridgway, the Green River Killer, was convicted of strangling 49 random women he met in Washington. He confessed to killing 71 but authorities believe the number of victims could be over 90. Jeffrey Dahmer of Milwaukee admitted to killing and cannibalizing 17 young men and boys before he was arrested.

Need a true crime hit? This should not disappoint serial-killer junkies but don't expect sensationalist accounts of these creeps. The victims are the most important and tragic figures in these cases and the author makes sure they are acknowledged with respect. Lots of good introduction to the most notorious serial killers, such as:

John Wayne Gacy - The Killer Clown
Ted Bundy
Donald Henry Gaskins - The Redneck Charles Manson
Gary Ridgway - The Green River Killer
Jeffrey Dahmer - The Milwaukee Monster
Dennis Rader - The BTK Killer
David Berkowitz - The Son of Sam
John Allen Muhammad and Lee Malvo - The D.C. Snipers
Tsutomu Miyazaki - The Little Girl Murderer
Andrei Chikatilo - The Butcher of Rostov
Ottis Toole and Henry Lee Lucas - The Homosexual Crime Team

Recently published true crime books by RJ Parker Publishing, Inc.
- Missing Wives, Missing Lives by JJ Slate
- Social Media Monsters: Internet Killers by RJ Parker and JJ Slate
- The Vampire Next Door: The True Story of the Vampire Rapist by J.T. Hunter
- Parents Who Killed Their Children: Filicide by RJ Parker
- Serial Killers Abridged: An Encyclopedia of Serial Killers

Editorial Reviews


"As always, R.J. writes definitively and factually in "Case Closed: Serial Killers Captured." Reading this book, I was amazed at all of the "big-name" serial killers who have been caught. Sometimes we think more about those unsolved cases, but here, R.J. gives us a peek into the lives of serial killers ranging from Gacy to Bundy to the relatively recent discovery of the BTK killer's identity. This is great stuff -- insightful and well written."
~ Carl Hose, Author of Blood Legacy
"RJ Parker has done it again! It is hard to keep my attention with true crime stories, but this author has no problem doing just that. This is the third book of his that I have read and I love them all. I thought I knew a lot of true crime stories but he keeps surprising me. His books are wonderful and I must go now, to start the next one. Keep up the good work!"
~ Lori Smith, Avid Reader
"The serial killers that are in this book were the ones that left pain and fear in their wake. This book gives you just enough information on each one without going overboard on each one of them. If you ever wondered just what sentence Daumer or Gacey or any of the other received this book will tell you. Very interesting read."
~ Jennifer Thomas
"Here's a chilling and engrossing collection of killers, presented with the no nonsense seriousness of Jack Webb in DRAGNET. Perfect for a True Grue Crime fix!"
~ David Bischoff, NY Bestselling Author

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Product Details

  • File Size: 635 KB
  • Print Length: 148 pages
  • Publisher: RJ Parker Publishing, Inc.; First edition (January 12, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A pity you can't rate it 0 stars December 21, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Despite the negative reviews, I thought I'd give this one a go while it was free. They're right. It's dreadfully written, with grammar errors, typos, mixed tenses and persons, and plenty of the author's own biased comments in it. Some examples:
1) "As he was such a good boy, the dirt bag only served 18 months of his 10-year prison sentence" (Yes, it does say "dirt bag")
2) "...had the justice system kept the SOB in prison where he belonged." (SOB is used several times in the book)
3) "When the police done a background check on Gacy"
4) "he was allowed a picnic on the prison grounds with his family. I am wondering if he had cheese and wine with that."
5) "Piest...told his mother that some contractor wants to talk to me about a job, and left the store to talk with the contractor"
6) "In a lot of peoples' minds, [yes, that's where the apostrophe is in the book] Carol is one hell of a lucky brave girl and I tip my hat to her." (Carol survived an attack by Ted Bundy.)
7) "That night two other female students were attempted to be abducted"
8) "Author's Note: does this make sense to anyone; why not just give him 10 million years? It's ridiculous to me."

Not worth spending the kindle's battery power to read it! (which is the electronic version of "not worth the paper it's written on" :-) )
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Glad it was free April 15, 2013
By djpayn
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I got this ebook on a free promotion from amazon, and I am really thankful for that. I keep coming back to Mr. Parker's writings hoping that he has spread his proverbial writers wings, and am let down time and time again. This book fails, as the others have in the past, miserably, to satisfy. There is no real meat to the stories and the wording seems no better than what you would find on a high school english paper.
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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poorly written November 30, 2011
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Rather dissapointed in this. I was distracted by the poor grammar and had to keep re-reading lines to get the gist of why a particular word was used - example: through off the scent instead of throw of the scent.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Wanted: An Editor Who Does His/Her Job February 20, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I love reading about serial killers and how their minds work; however, I can't love this book as much as I want to because the book is absolutely fraught with errors. (For example, in the chapter on Gary Ridgeway, his name is repeatedly misspelled as Ridgway. This might not have been incredibly obvious except for that the name is also spelled correctly at random!) Additionally, the writer occasionally brings himself into the writing, using "I." My high school students know better than to do that in their expository writing... So all in all, I give this book one star for writing/editing and three for the subject matter and the depth of the content, averaging out to two stars.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars gruesome, repetitive narrative April 21, 2012
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This book is a narrative of serial murders presented in an unimaginative repetitive manner. Rather than drawing the reader in to the story, facts are often repeated to a tiresome degree making the reader wish that the writer would push on to something new. A tiresome read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Written on a low grade level, too much vernacular May 18, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This book reminded me of the sensationalist supermarket paperbacks about the Manson Family, written as one would talk in conversation; obviously intended for an audience lacking higher education. I didn't expect scholarly, however, a bit more use of proper tenses, less split infinitives, etc., would have been welcome. Many people get their education in the proper use of the English language from reading: this book essentially taught the reader to make all the grammar mistakes a poorly educated person throws off in conversational talk.

Plus, there was little depth to the stories. They were shallow and superficially researched, looked to me like the author did his research by watching IDTV.

I'd pass on it.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another informative addition to my True Crime Library January 15, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
A wealth of knowledge in each chapter that is dedicated to each Serial Killer. Included in each chapter is the count of the victims, and brief history of the killer including childhood. Then Investigation: a look into the crimes they committed and not holding much back, filled with grisly details.After that we get the Arrest details and then a wrap up with the Sentence.

I really enjoyed the read and hope to look more into RJ Paker's series of books. I read on my Kindle Fire and had an enriching experience by highlighting a name and surfing youtube and google for more info. This book is a great addition to my True Crime library.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Litany Of Horror January 10, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I am of an age where I remember the headlines about them: Ted Bundy, the BTK Killer, Son of Sam, Jeffrey Dahmer and all the other serial killers R.J. Parker profiles in this book.
But I'd never seen their "careers" gathered together, succinctly, into a single volume.
And that's the value of this work.
"Case Closed" may shock you; it will certainly horrify you; it might even depress you (it did me) but it gives the reader a unique opportunity to compare the strange creatures who were driven, over and over again, to commit senseless and brutal murder.
It's curious to see how many of them shared common experiences in youth, leading one to speculate that there may not be such a thing as a "born killer".
I think it's more likely that a number of these aberrants were born with a predisposition to kill, but that they would never have become what they were had it not been for abuse in their childhoods.
And it therefore follows that their parents (or guardians) are not entirely blameless for the murders their charges committed.
This is not an elegant book, or one that will stagger you with its prose. It would be a better one, in my opinion, if Mr. Parker had delved somewhat more deeply into the personalities, lives and experiences of the victims and made a greater effort to bring them to life before they met their deaths on his pages.
That said, "Case Closed" is compelling reading for anyone who, like me, has an interest in what makes killers tick.
And I recommend it to you.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Hard to put down......
This was another excellent book by R. J. Parker about serial killers who were caught, prosecuted and their disposition resulting in cases that are closed. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Rhonda Runner
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor Sloppy Quality
I'm not even gonna waste my time writing a long review detailing why it's not good and deeply flawed. These are the things you need to know. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Michael P. McParland
5.0 out of 5 stars One Of The Best Authors I've Found!!
Do you know when you've found a great author?You enjoy all their books.Love it!
Published 6 months ago by Lorrie Philippe
3.0 out of 5 stars just finished another book by author. Same killers, same stories.
This book was same as his other book, only told after the conviction. Nothing new in these stories. I'm disappointed.
Published 7 months ago by Karen J. Currie
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
RJ Parker doesn't disappoint. His books are always great and this one has 14 chapters and all are great stories some you've heard of and some I hadn't . Read more
Published 8 months ago by Ron S
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
This book is filled with all kinds of facts and details about these 30 cases. RJ Parker has written another great book.
Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible
This book is not worth 99 cents, nor the time to red it. Whoever told this guy he was an author?
Published 11 months ago by Tennislover
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
I have just finished reading Case Closed-Serial Killers Captured. It was an incredible read, I found it very hard to put down. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Faith
3.0 out of 5 stars informative read.
The author did a very good job of transcribing obvious mountains of research into very well put together chapters. It was interesting and informative.
Published 20 months ago by KARL
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book!
Crime is all around us; it is essentially taking over the American mind. You see it everywhere, especially on TV with popular shows such as Criminal Minds, CSI, Bones, and Dexter;... Read more
Published 23 months ago by MaryAnn
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More About the Author

RJ Parker, P.Mgr.,CIM, is an award-winning and bestselling true crime author and co-owner with his daughters of RJ Parker Publishing. Inc. He has written 17 true crime books, available in eBook, paperback and audiobook editions, and have sold in over 100 countries. He holds Certifications in Serial Crime and Criminal Profiling.

ALL Paperbacks under RJ Parker Publishing are in the KINDLE MATCHBOOK program: When you purchase any print book, you get the eBook for FREE

Besides gifting books to his cause, Wounded Warriors, and donating to Victims of Violent Crimes, RJ has daily contests on Facebook where he gifts eBooks and autographed books.


~ Backseat Tragedies: Hot Car Deaths (Pre-order now for April 14, 2015 release) by RJ Parker and JJ Slate


~ Robert Pickton: The Pig Farmer Killer by Chris Swinney (Mar 1)
~ Till Death Do Us Part by JJ Slate (Feb 28)
~ Serial Killer Groupies (Dec 31)
~ 2015 Serial Killers True Crime Anthology (Dec 15)
~ The Vampire Next Door: The True Story of The Vampire Rapist by J.T. Hunter (Oct 11)
~ Social Media Monsters: Internet Killers (Sept 18)
~ Missing Wives, Missing Lives by JJ Slate (June 16)
~ Serial Killers Abridged (May 31)
~ Parents Who Killed Their Children (May 1)
~ Beyond Sticks and Stones: Bullying and Bullycide (March 14)

Hard Case V: Blood and Fear by Bernard DeLeo (Feb 14, 2015)
Layla by Bernard DeLeo (Jan 9/15)
Cold Blooded III: Sins and Sanctions by Bernard DeLeo (Dec)
The Collectors (Book 2 Bill Dix Detective Series) by Chris Swinney (Aug)
Gray Ghost (Book 1 Bill Dix Detective Series) by Chris Swinney (Aug)
Rick Cantelli, PI - book 3 by Bernard DeLeo (Aug)
Cold Blooded II: Killer Moves by Bernard DeLeo (May 31)
Peace by Bernard DeLeo (June) 2nd Edition
Sotello by Bernard DeLeo (June) 2nd Edition
Casserine by Bernard DeLeo (June) 2nd Edition
American Mutant by Bernard DeLeo (June) 2nd Edition
American Survival by Bernard DeLeo (June) 2nd Edition

RJ Parker was born and raised in Newfoundland and now resides in Ontario and Newfoundland, Canada. Parker started writing after becoming disabled with Anklyosing Spondylitis. He spent twenty-five years in various facets of Government and has two professional designations. In his spare time RJ enjoys playing the guitar, mandolin, piano, drums, steel guitar and sax. Many years ago he filled in several times with the rock bank April Wine, although Country music is his favorite.

To date, RJ has donated over 2,200 autographed books to allied troops serving overseas and to our wounded warriors recovering in Naval and Army hospitals all over the world. He also donates a percentage of royalties to Victims of Violent Crimes.

If you are a police officer, firefighter, paramedic or serve in the military, active or retired, RJ gives his eBooks freely in appreciation for your service.


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