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- Publication Date: April 30, 2014
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The Deadly Dozen: America's 12 Worst Serial Killers (American Serial Killers) Kindle Edition
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And since author Robert Keller included the likes of such fiendish fellows (in the order they are examined in the book) as David Berkowitz, William Bonin, The Boston Strangler, Ted Bundy, Ed Corll, Jeffrey Dahmer, Albert Fish, John Wayne Gacy, Randy Kraft, Dennis Rader, Richard Ramirez, and Gary Ridgway, I'd say he did a better than average job of zeroing in on a more than worthy personal pick of some of the absolute worst ever.
Keller's The Deadly Dozen would be a relatively quick read for most, but it is written and researched quite well. Of course it contains a copious list of frightening and decidedly disturbing details about the personal background and the bevy of crimes of each killer, but the macabre material is handled quite tastefully in most cases, and even the faint of heart will still probably be enthralled while reading the book.
And yes, it's yet another one of those biopics that really is hard to put down. In fact, while reading The Deadly Dozen, I just had to keep turning those pages.Read more ›
The writing isn't the best that there is since of the fact there is no emotional depth into it whether it was trying to portray the victim and/or killer as a normal person twisted by the circumstances of life into their frightening role. Instead it was just a bland listing almost of the crime - what happened, who died, when and how or where the victim was found. And then a quick cap of what it took to capture the serial killer, how it was achieved, the sentencing if there was one and the results.
Parts of the chapter would give a brief look into the younger life and even the adult years of the serial killer before they started on their murderous spree but it was quick facts without a thought to the person that was there. Then again do murderers really deserve an attempt at making them human before darkness invades.
Another thing the last chapter - "What Makes A Serial Killer?" - should have been included at the beginning of the book in my opinion before exploring these notorious men. All in all, though, a somewhat decent read for those who are into gruesomely detailed true crime.
If you are looking for a book that explores the "why" of serial killer mentality or the reasons why any of these particular serial killers did what they did, this is not the book for you. But if you are looking for the "who" and the "what" and the "when" and the "where" and even the "how" then this book will give you a good overview of Keller's pick of the 12 worst serial killers. It's not going to tell you what makes a serial killer tick but it will tell you about some of America's best psychos and is definitely worth a quick read if you're interested in the topic.
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i completely enjoyed every page of this book. its so well organized and put together. Robert Keller is a phenomenal author i plan to read part two of this next!Published 1 day ago by monster2795
Worth reading if you like this kind of novel, however it wasn't my favoritePublished 1 day ago by NANCY FISHER
Very interesting read, would love to read more of his books. Definitely gives you some descriptive accounts of the killers murdersPublished 8 days ago by cute game, but it's a pain to get some materials for some of the buildings unless you pay for gold bars.
This book delivered exactly what it promised. Nothing really new that I could detect, and certainly not a literary giant. Nevertheless, it was informative and entertaining.Published 12 days ago by Joe Perrone Jr
Direct and to the point. Concisely written chapters and easy to read. Looking forward to picking up his other books.Published 14 days ago by Nicole Trejo