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The World's Most Evil Psychopaths: Horrifying True-Life Cases Kindle Edition

4.2 out of 5 stars 63 customer reviews

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This work includes a carefully chosen cross-section of the world's most infamous psychopaths, whose fascinating life stories are told in unflinching fashion. This makes for a chilling yet compelling and engrossing read. It features more than 70 grittily revealing photos. Case histories covered include Gilles de Rais, Elizabeth Bathory, Mary Anne Cotton, The Servant Girl Annihilator, Joseph Vacher, Harvey Glatman, Edmund Kemper, the Monster of Florence, John Wayne Gacy, Jr, Aileen Wuornos, Andrei Cjikatilo, and many others! This book includes several stories of those who were never identified - psychopaths who, it would appear, were never brought to justice.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1323 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Arcturus; annotated edition edition (8 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GJSW5YQ
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 63 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,940 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I found myself looking for explanations for these appalling events but it was not easy. Violent home backgrounds were common, but good homes also produced killers. Most but not all the killings covered here were by males. Getting sexual satisfaction from killing suggests more than environmental causes. Mass school killings seem to involve frustration and revenge; but of course many people will have had some negative school experiences without resorting to killings.

There is a good bibliography and some photographs of the killers. The killings are grouped under various headings (serial killers, lust killers etc). The psychopathic behaviours described here are obviously abnormalities - partly defined by the horrifying events themselves.
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I generally read this type of encyclopaedia as a means to obtaining the book should the short version usually contained in these types of books on one particular serial killer are either unknown to me or a book I wish to revisit-

Most of my reading material has been sourced this way so I had read most of the individual books on almost all if the serial killers in this book-

There are a couple of names which are new to me and i will search to see if there is a full version book published.

Having said that , this book was fascinating and interesting to the point i could not out it down

Caitlin
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I expected more to be honest, there is just a page or two on each person. Disappointing book not worth buying
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I've enjoyed reading true crime and have done for a few years. With this book I couldn't put down longer than 5 minutes. Very intriguing, a lot of information, Definitely a good read!!
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Easy to read and understand. Four stars only because I would like more details about their crimes,. Can recommend. Enjoy reading :)
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Very informative book, telling a bit about the background of these well known (mostly) murderers and what set them off.
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What I particularly like about this book is the way it delves into history, showing that serial killing is nothing new. Marlowe provides interesting accounts of people I'd never heard of, like Gilles de Rais of France and Elizabeth Báthory of Hungary, who were at it in the 15th and 16th centuries respectively. In fact, it would be good to see him do a book purely on historically psychopaths.
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An excellent read, all be it a disturbing and often harrowing collection of the evil one human can inflict on another. It is well written and logically laid out. Informative and accessible. A good choice of read if you are interested in true crime and are not too squeamish.
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