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Parents Who Killed Their Children: True stories of Filicide, Mental Health and Postpartum Psychosis by [Parker, Dr. RJ]
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"Isthere anything more reprehensible than filicide--thatis, the intended act of a parent killing his or her own child? In"Parents Who Killed Their Children," theaward-winning true crime author RJ Parker shines a powerful light onthis dark and sordid phenomenon. First, Parker offers a number ofpossible psychological and environmental causes (or at leastcorrelates) of filicide. Then he presents ten shocking, real lifecase histories of parents who murdered their children. The result isa book that is bound to make you rethink the absolute sanctity ofmotherhood and reflect on why some mothers do indeed "eat theiryoung." This is a powerful read and another hard-hitting,compelling entry by RJ Parker." - Dr. ScottBonn, Ph.D, criminologist, professor and author of the forthcoming"Why We Love Serial Killers" October 2014from Skyhorse Press.
"Acclaimed true crime author, RJ Parker, has a knack for collecting high-profile cases under specific themes. This collection about parents who kill their children provides a fast-paced, gripping overview of how things can go horribly wrong in once-loving families. From Andrea Yates to Jeffrey MacDonald to Susan Smith, Parker reports on the stunning case details and suggests reasons why the parental bond can get so twisted.  The updates at the end of each chapter add a lot, since popular media rarely follows up. An important reference for true crime readers." - Dr. Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D., bestselling author of "The Mind of a Murderer" and "The Ivy League Killer."
"{A}valuable resource and reference book for Criminologists and Psychologists on the fraught subject of maternal filicide, supported with ten case studies." - Publishers Weekly

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"{A} valuable resource and reference book for Criminologists and Psychologists on the fraught subject of maternal filicide, supported with ten case studies." - Publishers Weekly
"The only thing more shocking than female serial killers is when mom or dad kills their own children. RJ Parker has collected some of the most notorious and horrific cases of homicidal parental units out of control. Shocking and gripping."
Dr. Peter Vronsky Ph.D., investigative criminal justice historian and filmmaker. He teaches the history of terrorism and international relations at Ryerson University in Toronto. He is the author of the bestselling history of serial murder, "Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters" and "Female Serial Killers: How and Why Women Become Monsters."
"I realize unless a reader canbecome as engrossed with real life horror as fictional horror, theseterrifying true life crime stories on this sensitive subject can bedisturbing in a way even fictional chain saw massacres and crazed axmurderers can't touch. If you seek to understand or study theunexplainable, this book may be your key to some grasp of what isbeyond imagining."
-Bernard Lee DeLeo,bestselling author of acclaimed thriller "Hard Case series", "Rick Cantelli series" and over twenty novels.
"Great read. Some stories just shocking, and heart breaking. One of the best true crime authors today." - Wire Wolf
"An excellent author and I really enjoyed this book. - Tim Feeley
"Five stars and a standing ovation!" - Bev
"Mr. Parker is an excellent writer, he doesn't sugar coat the facts or try to excuse the crimes... He just states the facts and explains the crimes as best they can be explained." - JoAnn Brown
"Well researched and to the point stories. I would recommend this book to any true crime fan. This book was written by one of the best true crime authors out there." - Robyn Macaire
"Well written, thoroughly researched and delivered." - Jill T
"The author writes the before, during, and after, like no other. I'm an avid reader, but selective, and will read everything he is associated with." - Lori Smith
"This book plays with all kinds of emotions! Disgust! Pity! Rage! I am amazed at the kind of strength it must take to write on this subject! We are taught to Love, Honor and Obey our parents! How these parents can abuse this trust of the most innocent and precious is mind boggling! The journey from Background to The Murders through Trial and Sentencing and Conclusion is remarkable! A great read on the subject!" - Angela Vangelisto 
"Too many times, we assume the parenting instinct is natural, particularly in females. RJ Parker proves, with accounts of parents who murder their own children, the instinct can simply be missing entirely. In this harrowing collection of cases, Parker explores the crime of filicide, and seeks to find an answer: why a parent could murder their child."
-Judith A. Yates, Author of "When Nashville Bled" & "The Devil You Know," winner of the 2014 Silver Falchion Award for True Crime

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  • File Size: 1538 KB
  • Print Length: 280 pages
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  • Publisher: RJ Parker Publishing; 1 edition (April 30, 2014)
  • Publication Date: April 30, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
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