12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
An average book,
This review is from: The Serial Killer Files: The Who, What, Where, How, and Why of the World's Most Terrifying Murderers (Paperback)This is a good book, in fact, to a novice, an excellent book. However, as I am a keen reader of True Crime, with reference to Serial Murder, I found this book lacking in detail. Maybe I shouldn't but I compare this book to that of True Crimes by Colin Wilson. Wilson's book has much more detail about the victim and criminal, especially on the victim to criminal interaction. Also, it details more about the reasons for the crime, what happened and at the same time is filled with the psychology behind the murder. It also has unsolved crimes, crimes of passion and the best thing about it is that it gives you a little bit of background history! (it even has info on the Marilyn Monroe and JFK deaths). The Serial Killer Files, to me is average as it only has half of what Wilson's True Crimes has. A decent buy though for the novice who has an inquiring mind! Schechter is a great writer and the book is set out very nicely. However, I got more from Wilson's book. However, we all like different styles of writing so it's down to the reader. On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best), I'd give it a 7.5.
The Serial Killer Files: The Who, What, Where, How, and Why of the World's Most Terrifying Murderers(7 customer reviews)