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The Jigsaw Man [Kindle Edition]

Paul Britton
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)

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"Riveting... Everyone should read it" (Frances Fyfield Observer)

"Nothing short of sudden death will distract you from The Jigsaw Man... it's a triumph to be so interesting without a trace of sensationalism" (Independent)

Book Description

The ultimate true-crime story.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 780 KB
  • Print Length: 674 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0552144932
  • Publisher: Transworld Digital; New Ed edition (15 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CEYK9YW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #16,076 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
I read this book when it was released back in 1998 and absolutely devoured it. I was fascinated by offender profiling and the clues that it could provide detectives in solving serious crimes.

Let's cut to the chase - there is still some amazing cases in this book and it is still IMO well worth a read. It's still one of my all time favourite books. There can be no doubt though that Britton's involvement in the Rachel Nickell case leaves a sour taste, particularly because a) in the light of what we now know the mistakes made by police and by Britton himself are glaringly obvious and extremely sad to read and b) in an unfortunate circumstance the Green Chain rapes and the horrific murders of Samantha and Jazmine Bissett are also covered in this book. Again knowing what we now know about the links between the two cases it is hard to read.

That said I cannot agree with all the bandwaggon Paul Britton 'naysayers' that have sprung up on here since the verdict in the Nickell case. Mistakes were clearly made and Britton clearly has a share in the blame for those errors but does that immediately negate all the other cases he was involved with? Does it remove the credit for the murderers and rapists that he did help put behind bars? I consider myself fortunate that I can make my mistakes behind closed doors...

If you are fascinated by true crime and criminal profiling then don't miss reading the Jigsaw Man. It's a gripping book and you can then make your own mind up about Britton's methods. One small word of warning, there is some graphic detail in the book - you need to decide before you read if you can stomach these details and still sleep at night!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Interesting Read 21 July 2010
By Arthur
Format:Paperback
There has been much criticism I have read about Britton self glorifying his work; which I did notice quite often while reading as he does seem to leave out certain cases of which he had little success. However the book was a joy to read and I expect anyone who enjoys crime novels or has a interest in offender profiling to enjoy it as much as I did. Some parts are graphic but it gives a broad insight into the criminal mind. I do recommend this book to anyone with an interest in crime novels as it was a nice break from the fiction that I am used to. Some may not like Britton's style or how he decides to narrate certain cases, but over all I think most will enjoy this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating 17 Jun 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It sounds strange to say that a book dealing with such an appalling subject can be a favourite read, but Paul Britton writes so well & in such an interesting way that it's become that to me. I owned this in paperback & have now replaced it in Kindle format. It's fascinating reading how Britton became involved in the field of forensic psychology as it first developed.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Jigsaw Man 14 Jun 2004
Format:Hardcover
The Jigsaw Man is the biography of Paul Britton, which gives an amazing insight into his life and career as a psychologist/criminal psychologist. From cover to cover it keeps your interest. Anyone with an interest in psychology should read this book. Full credit to Paul Briton for writing such an interesting book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars interesting read 2 Mar 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I am finding the book interesting but find a lot of it is repetitive and find myself skimming through the chapters.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good read but not sure 7 Nov 2013
By Giler
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Paul I think does injustice to all the experienced senior detectives in this book by suggesting he has all the crime solving ideas.
I think his ego clouds probably what really happened.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars interesting 22 April 2013
By Jo
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is a very interesting book, and particulary as some of the cases discussed are well known, it makes for a very gripping read.
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23 of 29 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Something you should know.... 21 Aug 2007
Format:Hardcover
While this book is a highly interesting look into the world of a criminal profiler, i think that before buying this book, people should know that since publication, Paul Britton's profile led to the conviction of a man who was indeed innocent of a crime, the wimbeldon common murder. What needs to be understood is that profiles alone do not lead to the convictions of criminal as is portrated in the media. it is marely a tool to aid police officers and detectives. They may sometimes be wrong profiles!!!!!

However, the book is interesting but do not fall for the misguided facts that the media give the public!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars An old favorite
I've read this 5 times now....it's fascinating and very clever how these well known crimes were solved. Very highly reccomend
Published 7 days ago by lian revington-dean
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating stuff
An excellent book that I didn't want to end.
Would highly recommend this book and can't wait to read Britton's next one.
Published 7 days ago by fiona buckley
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Fantastic book. Quick delivery.
Published 18 days ago by Mr. G. White
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this book
Published 25 days ago by corrina
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Can't put it in to words, just read it
Published 26 days ago by andi
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good value for money in a good condition
Published 1 month ago by mrs h
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic book
This was a very well written book, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and it has only strengthened my want to study psychology!
Published 1 month ago by kali
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
Recommended by a psychology lecturer... very interesting book, quite disturbing but a real eye opener to the world of criminal profiling
Published 2 months ago by Nikki
5.0 out of 5 stars Not for the faint-hearted
It's a great book for anyone interested in criminal psychology, criminals and their cruelty. Warning, this book is very graphic in its description of the crimes.
Published 2 months ago by silvia
5.0 out of 5 stars Scary But True
Could not put this book down. Horrific crimes but amazing investigating and profiling.
Paul Britton is an extremely clever man by how he can build a profile from information... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mrs J Mckie
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