“All of the stories are fascinating, especially the aspects of criminal profiling in them…Fans of TV shows like Criminal Minds and CSI, especially, will be intrigued.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Thrilling.…Ranks among the most important books to rise from the dust of the true-crime explosion.” —M. William Phelps, host of Dark Minds and New York Times bestselling true-crime author
“Written by the internationally renowned criminologist and criminal humanist Michael Arntfield, this book is remarkable in several ways—it provides deep, penetrating insight into the nature of the criminal mind via an eclectic approach, and it sheds light on the kinds of internal pathologies that guide the behavior of many criminals. This is required reading for experts and the general public alike. A truly great read.” —Marcel Danesi, PhD, director of the Program in Semiotics and Communication Theory and professor of linguistic anthropology at the University of Toronto
“Arntfield’s ability to dig deep on case details in the story of one woman’s quest to catch a killer is truly inspiring. A must-read for anyone interested in true crime.” ―Karla Tolstoy, host of Stand Up, Speak Up
“Arntfield is a tireless cold case investigator, armed with a razor sharp mind and even sharper prose. In Mad City, he makes all the right connections—a fascinating work of true crime and popular criminology.” ―Lee Mellor, author of Cold North Killers and Rampage
About the Author
Bestselling author Michael Arntfield is a veteran police officer, professor, and television host. Known by his students as “Profficer,” an endearing blend of his academic and law enforcement professions, he teaches criminology at Western University and is a previous visiting Fulbright Chair at Vanderbilt University. With fifteen years of experience as a police officer, Arntfield offers a unique perspective into unsolved murder cases that combines suspenseful storytelling, academic knowledge, and investigative technology. He is the lead investigator on the true-crime series To Catch a Killer on the Oprah Winfrey Network in Canada and is the author of Murder City: The Untold Story of Canada’s Serial Killer Capital. He is also Director of the Murder Accountability Project in the United States and both the founder and Director of the Western University Cold Case Society in Canada.
When he isn’t teaching, investigating cold cases, or writing about them, he is researching long-term crime trends and developing new television projects. His latest research is on cyberbullying, social media, and psychopathy.