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3.0 out of 5 stars
A Mixed Bag, 2 Aug 2009
Wilson is an extremely good writer. His smooth and literate writing style remains readable despite the often horrific details recounted. His reports of the crimes are fully fleshed out and his accounts of the killer's lives are often enlightening. However, his accounts of the victims are, in most cases, thumbnails at best. Wilson's analysis leaves much to be desired and, for a crime writer and sometime occult researcher, Wilson is astoundingly prudish. He dwells on the sexual habits of some of his subjects in a way that suggests he sees their exploits as much more scandalising than they actually are and his views on homosexuality are just plain factually wrong.
In conclusion: Approach with caution. An excellent recounting of the details of the crimes but the analysis can be skimmed over.