True Crime: Soviet Monsters: 22 Horrific Serial Killers from Russia and the Former Soviet States Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B01IC2BGI2
- Publication date : July 11, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 4015 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 142 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #262,518 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Top reviews from the United States
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This book encompasses the current and former USSR countries. It was quite surprising to learn how vicious, brutal, and without compassion several killers from the Ukraine were. It was very disturbing to read about their crimes, in particular the horrible things they did to their victims. The exact number of victims was often not accurate since the men and women had been killing undetected for many years.
One reaction for lack of detection was that the Communist Party line was that serial killers were a Western phenomenon - so similar murders deliberately weren't linked, while some killers were in law enforcement thus they had an inside scoop that insured nondetection. Keller discusses what led to some of the killers getting started and becoming more brutal as time went on. Not all started off as murderers, but after being caught / imprisoned that made them determined to leave no witnesses alive.I
One reason these serial killers were so terrible was the weapons used and how they treated their deceased victims. The corpses were often defiled in unspeakable ways. And the savagery of the weapons chosen and wielded did so much damage. For example a claw hammer was a common instrument to inflict maximum amount of pain as well as being easily accessible. What was done to vulnerable such as the elderly and children is often incomprehensible. A true crime fan would be very surprised and intrigued by this book.
It was surprising how many victims fell prey to these savage men and women and the different methods of killing involved.
I look forward to new releases from Robert Keller. If I had proofread this book, I would have made 16 corrections.
Top reviews from other countries
I would have preferred some more psychological notes in term of general serial killer.
Nevertheless, if you like the subject, the book is strongly suggested.