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Peter Vronsky is an author, filmmaker and investigative historian. He is the author of two definitive bestselling books on the history and psychopathology of serial homicide, Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters (2004) and Female Serial Killers: How and Why Women Become Monsters (2007). He began writing about serial killers after he randomly encountered briefly two different serial killers before they were apprehended, one in New York City in December 1979 and the other in Moscow in October 1990 without knowing at the time they were serial killers.
Vronsky is also a historian of espionage, insurgency and military history. His most recent book is Ridgeway: The American Fenian Invasion and the Forgotten 1866 Battle that Made Canada (Penguin Books: 2011) an investigative account of the hidden history of Canada's first modern battle and the Irish Fenian insurgency.
Peter Vronsky recently contributed the chapters "Serial Killer Zombie Apocalypse and the Dawn of the Less Dead"and "Zebra! The Hunting Humans 'Ninja' Truck Driver Serial Killer" to the annual True Crime Serial Killer Anthology (Vol 1 & 2) from RJ Parker Publishing. The chapters are a sneak-preview from his forthcoming book, Serial Killer Chronicles: A New History of Serial Murder Today for Berkley Books at Penguin Random House, scheduled to be published in 2016.
Peter Vronsky holds a PhD from the University of Toronto in the fields of the history of espionage in international relations and criminal justice history. He currently lectures in history of the Third Reich, the American Civil War, history of terrorism, espionage and international relations in the 20th century at Ryerson University in Toronto.
Vronsky has been shooting and producing investigative documentaries and network television news specials, music videos and documentaries since 1975. He has worked extensively in Europe, the former Soviet Union, South Africa and in Canada and USA. Vronsky is the creator of a body of formal video art works exhibited internationally and a cited historian of the phenomenon of serial murder, of Lee Harvey Oswald's journey to the USSR in 1959-1962, the Siege of Montsegur during the Albigensian Crusade in 1244, the disappearance of Ambrose Small in Toronto in 1919 and is an authority on the Battle of Ridgeway in 1866.
Peter Vronsky lives in Toronto and Venice, Italy. His websites include www.petervronsky.org, www.serialkillerchronicles.com, www.investigativehistory.com, www.ridgewaybattle.ca and www.fenians.org