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Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit [Kindle Edition]

Mark Olshaker , John E. Douglas
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

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In chilling detail, the legendary Mindhunter takes us behind the scenes of some of his most gruesome, fascinating, and challenging cases—and into the darkest recesses of our worst nightmares.

During his twenty-five year career with the Investigative Support Unit, Special Agent John Douglas became a legendary figure in law enforcement, pursuing some of the most notorious and sadistic serial killers of our time: the man who hunted prostitutes for sport in the woods of Alaska, the Atlanta child murderer, and Seattle's Green River killer, the case that nearly cost Douglas his life.

As the model for Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs, Douglas has confronted, interviewed, and studied scores of serial killers and assassins, including Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, and Ed Gein, who dressed himself in his victims' peeled skin. Using his uncanny ability to become both predator and prey, Douglas examines each crime scene, reliving both the killer's and the victim's actions in his mind, creating their profiles, describing their habits, and predicting their next moves.


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MUST READ FOR TRUE CRIME READERS April 1, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
MINDHUNTER by John Douglas is a masterpiece. This is a must read for any real true crime reader and collector. This is the guy who coined so much of the terminology used today by the FBI.

I have been a fan of Mr. Douglas for many many years and have read all his books. When you read this book, you will appreciate the physical and mental anguish he must have endured to hone his craft as a world renowned profiler.

This book is well written, with great detail, and captivating to the last word. The crimes that the author wrote about are gruesome, sad but true. He paints a vivid picture of the inside of the BSU in the FBI. He interviewed the most notorious and ruthless serial killers the world has ever seen and spent hundreds of hours picking their brains.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in true crime, serial killers and the FBI.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! March 9, 2010
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This book is excellent. Being a criminal justice major and self-proclaimed buff, I can say that reading this has given me insight and further interested me in behavioral analysis. Douglas has a way of keeping the reader interested without using big, hard to understand words. He grabs you from the beginning with his own personal history and humble start into the field. He is genius and I thoroughly enjoyed this read....couldn't put it down!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating. February 10, 2014
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Couldn't put it down, it's very interesting and well written. Even better that the stories are true. There are photos in the middle, too which really adds to it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling Writer January 2, 2014
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Douglas has written a number of books of this type & they're all compelling. He has a lot of experience in the field and his ability to profile & get into the minds of criminals is fascinating.
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5.0 out of 5 stars captivating December 30, 2013
By Lauren
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This book is very captivating and informative. I loved every minute of it! It's good to read about what really goes one when profiling a violent string of murders and also the kind of work that is put into it. Great read I would most definitely recommend this if you are interested.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars what do you mean "headliner?" November 14, 2013
By Ingrid
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John Douglas writes so you can follow and understand it. great reading great reading
Not quite finished with the book yet.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read November 6, 2013
By alyssa
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Saw this book featured on daily show with John Stewart when Michael c hall was the guest talking about the final season of Dexter and he talked how he read this book to understand the character of Dexter and I knew I had to read it being a person who is interested in true crime this book really takes you behind some of the techniques the FBI has done in order to catch some of the famous killers and how the criminal mind does work
A really good read and I would recommend this to the true crime nuts like me out there
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding October 26, 2013
By RW
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Douglas stands alone in his field. Well-written insight into the mind of those shadow-people who lurk among us. Highly recommended.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Nice book
Published 2 days ago by Georgi Staykov
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
This guy is just so full of himself, I can't get through anything he writes.
Published 2 months ago by metalman
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good
Published 3 months ago by don olson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good book
Published 3 months ago by stephen johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very good reading
Published 3 months ago by Cheryl J. Anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it. couldn't put it down
loved it. couldn't put it down. Eye opening, to say the least.

Next on my list - John Douglass, "Search - Inside the Mind of BTK: The True Story Behind the... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Betsy Lerner
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Interesting insight to the workings of profiling.
Published 4 months ago by Laura A.
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for Law enforcemnet and Psychologists.
Highly informative! Psychological insights into the criminal world. The Criminal profiling is an art performed "to a T" by John Douglas. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars One Of My All Time Favorites.
I'm a sucker for true crime and cop novels. This is the absolute best of both worlds. So many fascinating stories in each chapter. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Reid Mathews
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Read Along with his book "Journey into Darkness" !!!!!
I really enjoy the way Douglas writes. He doesn't assume that the individual reading the book already has knowledge of Criminal Profiling, so it keeps anyone ready the book clear... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Anonymous
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