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Serial Killers (True Crime Book 1) Kindle Edition

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  • File Size: 674 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Canary Press (August 23, 2010)
  • Publication Date: August 23, 2010
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0040JHTH4
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Joanzin on August 16, 2011
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This book is somewhat not what I expected. Don't get me wrong, there is alot of information in this book about many serial killers, but the book itself lacks depth from the stand point that it lacks alot of detail of each crime. It barely touches on each true crime, and only gives the most eventful highlights without any climax. It just the bare bones of each crime. I have read many other crime books and I must say that this one really lacked detail and depth. Don't get me wrong tho, if you are looking for a fast read book that is easy to skim thru to get basic facts of these notorious killers then this book is for you. If you want a wealth of detail with great depth, then read books by criminologist Christopher Berry-Dee. His books will blow you away! I am keeping this book in my collection tho...I consider it great for fast referencing.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Siebert on September 4, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Im writing a quick review because it suprises me no ones reviewed this book yet. I bought this for 10 dollars at Barnes and Nobel and it was well worth the money. The book, which is 192 pages long, consists of pictures of serial killers and some of their victims along with 2-8 pages of their crimes. Ive skimmed over each chapter and the desriptions and crimes can be pretty graphic. Heres a couple of quick quotes:

"Ed Gein.... was driven to kill, mutilate, dismember and body snatch"

"They recorded her screaming and begging for her life on audio tape"

"Bad Jack had had his way with 33 boys and young men, but was Gacy really mad, or just really bad?"

There are 35 serial killers in all. A great reference and easily worth the money! Probaby not for the kids,then again it is on serial killers.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Chambers on March 15, 2011
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Picked this up for my Kindle, nothing new here. Pretty much the same information available in a hundred other sources. There did seem to be too many personal assumptions, judgements, and guesses made by the author and presented as fact. Also, the author must be British... some of his spelling and word choices seemed odd to me as an American, not "wrong," just not what I'm used to. Anyway, the price was good, the book was decent. If you don't already have a wealth of information on serial killers and are looking for a place to start, this would be a good introduction, otherwise, it's just more of the same.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Hayley ZA on December 27, 2011
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I bought this book yesterday and regret it. It is not worth the 99c I paid for it! The author gives the most basic accounts of the killers, and is factually incorrect. For example Ted Bundy. His beetle was gold, and it was not his girlfriend who turned him in, he was renting a room from a woman and her son and she noticed the clothing. If you want an in depth look into killers in general I suggest you read Ann Rule. She actually worked with Ted and wrote an entire book called "A Stranger Beside Me". She is really good and has written a series of True crime books. This book is basically inaccurate information I could have gleaned off the net. Very disappointed.Serial Killers (True Crime)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Denny Jackson on January 14, 2012
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A grand read about some of the most infamous killers of all time. Some of the names and cases I was very familiar with since I read a lot of true crime. Some other cases were new ro me. This is a book that wanted me to see what else I could find on some of the unfamiliar cases.
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Format: Hardcover
This book provides a good starting off point for those wanting to start reading up on serial killers, but the book doesn't cover any new ground and at times is too generic and broad. I wouldn't say it's a bad book, it is certainly worth a look, the earlier cases of Serial Killers are more interesting, but the reader just can't help feeling the book fails to add a new perspective, it's almost a theme with this book.

It's almost a companion piece those TV documentaries with the bad re-enactments.

Even the serial killers that were active for long periods of time only get a quick overview. Gary Ridgeway who started killing in the 70's and was caught in 2001 only gets a couple of pages. Another problem is the hack psychoanalytical "insights" the author uses from time to time about a possible cause for a particular serial killer.

With that said, I am a little biased over the content in this book, because I recently read Peter Vronsky's book on the same subject, and that explores a lot more areas concerning serial killers, and reading this book seems hollow in comparison.

I found the pre-WWII serial killer information to be a little more engaging, but the book starts getting more and more tedious as you progress.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cobus on November 13, 2012
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Disappointing, not worth what I paid! Was advertised for 99c and I ended up paying $2.99 for it. Lacks info and depth
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Format: Kindle Edition
Not the best true life crime book I've ever read (and there are a few grammatical errors dotted around the text too which is unacceptable at the best of times but on a Kindle version it's inexcusable) but there's enough here to sustain reader interest and I got through it quickly.

The usual suspects are described along with their crimes in the usual tabloid and sensationalist language of this genre of books but there's a few new names (at least to me anyway) so it's not too repetitive in that regard (language wise I did find myself reading a few of the same sentences over and over again though) and variety is at least kept.

Recommended for those wanting a quick read but nothing more. If you want something with more depth and analysis then you'll have to find other books.
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