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October 21, 2019

Those with an interest in true crime - and indeed, those who have watched the TV series Mindhunters - will have heard of at least some of the serial killers featured in this book. Jeffrey Dahmer, Ed Gein, Andrei Chikatilo, Dennis Nilsen, Richard Ramirez, Jack the Rippe...

October 12, 2019

Having grown up in the UK, and with a love of true crime fostered by my mother who loved reading about serial killers, I was genuinely shocked to realise I had never even heard of Patrick Mackay, despite his killing at least five, possibly eleven or more people, in a p...

October 6, 2019

While the thirteen cases in this book only get one chapter each, it’s obvious in most cases that there really isn’t much more information than the author carefully summarizes for us, especially with the older cases. From 1857 to 1957, thirteen murder cases are presente...

August 26, 2019

If you’re looking for a book to introduce you to the life and crimes of one of America’s most infamous serial killers, this book isn’t it. Though it’s not clear from the blurb, the author states in the book’s introduction that this is actually the third part of a trilo...

August 23, 2019

The Snowtown Murders is a particularly fascinating case for several reasons, firstly because it’s the serial murder case in Australia with the highest body count, but also because serial killers are almost invariably solitary actors, and the Snowtown Murders were commi...

October 21, 2018

Having previously reviewed The Case of the Golden State Killer by the same authors, I enjoyed that enough to pick this one up for review as well. The Zodiac Killer is one of the most famous unsolved serial murder mysteries of all time, despite the low confirmed body co...

October 13, 2018

This might be one of the most incredible true-crime books I’ve ever read - and I’ve read plenty. If you wrote this case as fiction, it would be derided as too ridiculous to be believed. However, it all really happened in the late 1870s, and reading it is an absolutely...

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