When I first read the back cover, I must confess, I wasn't impressed--consequently, I started this book, with the strong notion that the author's concept--that culture played a key... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Paul G. Joseph
This is a very different and engrossing take on the motivation behind serial killers. It goes beyond sexual deviancy and commonly held beliefs. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Verbena Reverb
Do you like reading about Marxism and class stuggle?
Do you also like reading about serial killers? The more gruesome the better?
HELLS YES I DO! Read more
Although this book is valuable for its analysis of some not-all-that-famous multiple murderers (Carl Panzram and Charles Starkweather for example), I found its argument to be... Read morePublished on November 25, 2012 by Meaghan
As a graduate anthropology student I have found his book was quite interesting for the refreshing anthropological perspective on this phenomenon. Read morePublished on October 12, 2012 by Meriem
Plain and simple, this is a must read. I knocked a star off because it's pretty old so some of the info is out dated and the writer seems to go on and on in certain chapters but... Read morePublished on June 14, 2012 by Wm D. S.
I could barely get through the first two chapters of this book as I found the author's views intruding too much. Read morePublished on May 21, 2007 by Mark S. Schaffer
Elliott Leyton (author) has written a superb detailed book focusing on 6 modern serial killers/modern mass murderers. Read morePublished on March 18, 2004 by Timothy G. Roberts
This book is a real gem! Not only do the case studies grab you and not let go, you get to see inside the killer's head. Read morePublished on February 6, 2002