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Serial Killer Couples: Bonded by Sexual Depravity, Abduction, and Murder [Kindle Edition]

R. Barri Flowers
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Book Description

SERIAL KILLER COUPLES: Bonded by Sexual Depravity, Abduction, and Murder chronicles the true crimes of sexually motivated serial killers who are intimates. In this latest true crime book from award winning, bestselling criminologist R. Barri Flowers, nine gripping tales examine killer couples from America, England, and Canada whose murderous reign of terror knows no end till they are brought to justice.

Chapter 1: Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck, Chapter 2: Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, Chapter 3: Fred West and Rosemary West, Chapter 4: Gerald Gallego and Charlene Gallego, Chapter 5: Douglas Clark and Carol Mary Bundy, Chapter 6: Alvin Neelley and Judith Ann Neelley, Chapter 7: Alton Coleman and Debra Denise Brown, Chapter 8: James Gregory Marlow and Cynthia Coffman, Chapter 9: Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka.

Bonus material includes excerpts from the author's international bestselling true crime book, THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS; historical true crime short, MASS MURDER IN THE SKY: The Bombing of Flight 629, Jack the Ripper thriller novel, DARK STREETS OF WHITECHAPEL, and medical mystery and police procedural, MURDER IN MAUI.


"Selected as one of Suspense Magazine's Best of 2011 books." -- John Raab, CEO/Publisher, Suspense Magazine on THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS

"A gripping account of the murders committed by husband-and-wife serial killers Gerald and Charlene Gallego." -- Gary C. King, author of BLOOD LUST on THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS

"Flowers always relates an engrossing story in a hard-hitting and fast-paced manner." --Robert Scott, author of SHATTERED INNOCENCE

"A compelling and powerful account of Jack the Ripper.... Flowers has captured the sights and sounds of New York City and London's East End in 1888." -- on DARK STREETS OF WHITECHAPEL

"R. Barri Flowers has done a tremendous job, and if you are looking for a true crime read this book should not be missed." -- on THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS

"Incredible story and a very, very good read." -- Dan Zupansky, host of True Murder on Blog Talk Radio on THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS

"Would appeal to public library true-crime buffs." -- Booklist on MURDER IN THE UNITED STATES

"A model of crime fiction.... Flowers may be a new voice in modern mystery writing, but he is already one of its best voices." -- Statesman Journal on JUSTICE SERVED

A masterful thriller set in the dark underbelly of Maui, with lots of fine action, down and dirty characters, and the vivid details of police procedure one would expect from an author who is also a top criminologist." -- Douglas Preston, author of GIDEON'S SWORD

Editorial Reviews

From the Author

Good day:

As a criminologist, I have long been interested in the crime of murder and those who perpetrate it. Serial killers are the worst of the lot as they systematically pick and choose multiple victims, often daring the authorities to try and stop them.

Serial killer couples represent double the threat as serial killers, with one often the lure and the other lying in wait for victims. Other times both killers are equally lethal in their homicidal actions.

This book explores nine such killer pairs who are intimately involved and sexually motivated as they set their sights on unsuspecting victims.

I am sure that true crime buffs will find this book to be riveting and indicative of how frightening the world can be with serial killer couples living amongst us.

Listen to my interview on Blog Talk Radio's True Murder With Dan Zupansky as I talk in depth about SERIAL KILLER COUPLES and details about the nine killer pairs examined in the book:


R. Barri Flowers

About the Author

R. Barri Flowers is an award winning criminologist and bestselling author of true crime and criminology books, as well as thriller and mystery fiction for adults and young adults. His nonfiction works include THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS, MASS MURDER IN THE SKY, PROSTITUTION IN THE DIGITAL AGE, MURDER IN THE UNITED STATES, and STREET KIDS. Recent fiction include  MURDER IN MAUI, DEAD IN THE ROSE CITY, DARK STREETS OF WHITECHAPEL, STATE'S EVIDENCE, PERSUASIVE EVIDENCE,  and teen mysteries, GHOST GIRL IN SHADOW BAY and DANGER IN TIME. The author has appeared on the Biography Channel, Investigation Discovery, and been interviewed by ABC News. Flowers lives in the Pacific Northwest, but spends a lot of time in Hawaii. Follow or connect with the author online through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, MySpace, CrimeSpace, and

Product Details

  • File Size: 326 KB
  • Print Length: 194 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1475200072
  • Publisher: R. Barri Flowers (November 29, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006S9MBDQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #797,495 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars This was OK... December 2, 2012
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The cases in here are pretty interesting, and some of them I had never heard of before anywhere. But there was not a lot of flesh on the bones if you take my meaning -- wham, bam, on to the next case. The main virtue of this one is that it will lead me to read more about these cases as soon as I can find thicker books on them.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Discomforting to say the least November 29, 2012
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The couples portrayed in this book give fresh meaning to the word "dysfunctional". I'd call it bad circumstances meet psychosis, when trying to explain how these crimes could be committed. Mr. Flowers does a good job detailing the interpersonal relationships that spelled doom for the victims and couples themselves.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Serial Killer Couples June 9, 2014
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Any fan of the ID Channel, or information on serial killers, will be better informed after reading this book.

Some of the most notorious couples are featured, from countries around the world. You will get a better understanding of WHY after reading each section.
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More About the Author

R. Barri Flowers is an award winning, bestselling author of mystery, thriller, suspense, young adult, and romance novels, along with true crime and criminology books.


Bestselling young adult fiction includes GHOST GIRL IN SHADOW BAY and DANGER IN TIME.

As an award winning criminologist, the author's latest true crime and criminology books include THE DYNAMICS OF MURDER, THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS, SERIAL KILLER COUPLES, PROSTITUTION IN THE DIGITAL AGE.

Under the pseudonym, Devon Vaughn Archer, the author has also penned several bestselling mainstream and romance novels, including FOREVER SWEETHEARTS, ALOHA FANTASY, THE SECRETS OF PARADISE BAY, CHRISTMAS HEAT, and THE HITMAN'S WOMAN.

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