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Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters by [Vronsky, Peter]
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-This formidably comprehensive, brilliantly researched book must be the most wide-ranging work on serial killers that has been written so far. The fact that it sprang from the author's brief encounters with two serial killers lends it a sense of personal urgency.---Colin Wilson, author of Killers Among Us and Written in Blood.
-Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters is one of the most complete books I have read on serial killers. If you are fascinated by the human mind and by those who are abnormal, this is the book for you.---Roundtable Reviews

About the Author

Peter Vronsky is the author of two bestselling true-crime histories: Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters and Female Serial Killers: How and Why Women Become Monsters. He is an investigative historian, author, filmmaker and new media designer. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in criminal justice history and espionage in international relations.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1271 KB
  • Print Length: 412 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (5 Oct. 2004)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000OIZVEI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #226,291 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Paperback
.....questionably researched and terribly edited.
The research?....well, in the copy I have the author manages to get Harold Shipman's (the serial killer with one of the highest body counts in history) name wrong! Fred and Rosemary West are mentioned in a sentence....that's about it.
Editing?....the amount of typos in the book is appalling. And there are several paragraphs in the books that are repeated word for word several times.
Having said all that. It is informative and an easy read.
Not a book I'd suggest for serious research though.
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Format: Paperback
I was writing some short stories for fun about serial killers and decided to read this book a couple of years ago to learn more about the various serial killers that have terrorized people over the years. Peter Vronsky had two fringe experiences with serial killers, which inspired him to write this book. He was even brushed by a duffel bag that contained two severed heads!

This book is laid out well. Vronksy details the exploits of many of the well-known murderers, such as the Boston Stranger and Charles Manson. He also writes about lesser-known serial killers, many of which I had never heard of. He'll briefly outline their lives, their crimes, their investigation, and their punishment if they were caught. He'll pepper his prose with interview quotations.

It's a great beginning overview of the major and minor serial killers (mainly American) and is a must-read if you are fascinated by reading about those who choose to prey on other humans.
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Format: Paperback
Vronsky holds back on nothing in this book, exploring the very depths of (in)humanity. With grisly, detailed information on the methods of the killers, this book can really give you nightmares. There really is a lot of crazy people out there! Vronsky also offers information on how the authorities work on capturing the perps. A must read for all interested in the darker sides of the human mind!
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An informative read into the classification and types of serial killers mixed with gritty and detailed case studies as examples.

At first with this book I felt that the case studies were a little skipped over, but by the end of the first 3rd with the study of Ted Bundy, the case studies got a lot more informative and relevant to the information being given.

I found no typos in my version of the kindle book and the formatting was fine too.

A great read, if you're into psychology or interested in the subject matter, although I warn you it is a little graphic in parts.
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