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Times Square Torso Ripper: True Story of Serial Killer Richard Cottingham by [Vronsky Ph.D, Peter]
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The story of Richard Cottingham, the "Times Square Ripper" or "Times Square Torso Killer", one of America's most sadistically depraved serial killers.

A shocking case of unbridled sex, sadism, prostitution, porn, singles bars, date-rape drugs, abduction, bondage, handcuffs, duct tape, torture, sexploitation, perverted paraphilic fetishes, serial killing and dismemberment on New York's notorious Times Square and the Forty-Deuce in the 1970s.

Historian Peter Vronsky describes his brief encounter with serial killer Cottingham in a seedy New York hotel in 1979 that later inspired him to write his bestseller history “Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters”.  In “Times Square Torso Ripper” Vronsky explores the history of the notorious Forty-Deuce strip on 42nd Street near Times Square and how it spawned the sadistic monster Richard Cottingham in an era before the term "serial killer" had been coined in popular culture.

Renowned serial homicide expert Dr. Robert D. Keppel said of Richard Cottingham, “I kept asking myself what it was that ultimately intrigued me about the Cottingham case. Partly it was the level of sadistic torture that Cottingham acted out on his victims. He didn’t kill them and desecrate their bodies; he forced them to experience pain and humiliation before he killed them. Then he desecrated their bodies.”

Includes 50 photographs

WARNING: SOME FORENSIC CRIME SCENE EVIDENCE PHOTOS, EXPLICIT LANGUANGE AND GRAPHIC DESCRIPTIONS OF EXTREME SEXUAL VIOLENCE AND DEPRAVITY THAT SOME MAY FIND HIGHLY DISTURBING


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2780 KB
  • Print Length: 156 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: RJ Parker Publishing; 1 edition (17 Jan. 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01MU69ZW8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #188,965 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Peter Vronsky became one of my favorite true crime authors after reading Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters and Female Serial Killers: How and Why Women Become Monsters. This new book describes a ruthless and soulless monster named Richard Cottingham the author himself had the unpleasure of bumping into; and describes another killer the author met briefly: Andrei Chikatilo. The book is extemely descriptive and graphic in content as the author describes the history behind areas the murderer frequented and the lifestyle people lived that had a part in their unfortunate fate of meeting a relentless killer. Like Mr. Vronsky's works I had trouble putting it down. I highly recommend this book to all true crime buffs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thriller, January 27, 2017
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Back in the seventies, it was a crazy time being a teenager. I should know because I was one and would go to the city every weekend. When I read this book I could relate, I wonder if I ever walked through Times Square and might of crossed paths with evil. Book is very well written and very descriptive. If you enjoy reading truecrime, you need to read this book..
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This book is about the terrible crimes committed by Richard Cottingham in the 70s. The author had a brief encounter with him during the time he was doing these murders. The book is extremely graphic in the telling of this monster. A very detailed and scary story of a horrible man a must read for all true crime readers.
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Unbelievable yet true! This is the story about a serial killer in the New York/New Jersey area in the 1970s. This is scary and intriguing, getting into a killer's mind, and the author's brush with the killer makes it even more interesting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dr. Vronsky recreates the time and place in vivid colors 5 Feb. 2017
By B. McKee - Published on Amazon.com
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It's difficult to review a book when you are still stunned from reading it. This well-written, well-researched account of the life and crimes of Richard Cottingham is almost too much for the logical mind to process.

Cottingham's seemingly normal facade covered a monster too depraved to be a product of the imagination. His objective was not to murder but to deliver the maximum amount of pain. His victim's death was just part of the cleanup, like picking up your toys.

WARNING: Shocking photos, and I really mean it this time.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The author who met TWO serial killers while they were still active! 18 Jan. 2017
By RM - Published on Amazon.com
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Peter Vronsky became one of my favorite true crime authors after reading Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters and Female Serial Killers: How and Why Women Become Monsters. This new book describes a ruthless and soulless monster named Richard Cottingham the author himself had the unpleasure of bumping into; and describes another killer the author met briefly: Andrei Chikatilo. The book is extemely descriptive and graphic in content as the author describes the history behind areas the murderer frequented and the lifestyle people lived that had a part in their unfortunate fate of meeting a relentless killer. Like Mr. Vronsky's works I had trouble putting it down. I highly recommend this book to all true crime buffs.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable! 17 Jan. 2017
By Linda H. Bergeron - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Unbelievable yet true! This is the story about a serial killer in the New York/New Jersey area in the 1970s. This is scary and intriguing, getting into a killer's mind, and the author's brush with the killer makes it even more interesting.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thriller 27 Jan. 2017
By Marlene fabregas - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Back in the seventies, it was a crazy time being a teenager. I should know because I was one and would go to the city every weekend. When I read this book I could relate, I wonder if I ever walked through Times Square and might of crossed paths with evil. Book is very well written and very descriptive. If you enjoy reading truecrime, you need to read this book..
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Description of Times Square circa 1970s/1980s 24 May 2017
By Camp Whacked - Published on Amazon.com
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Peter Vronsky delivers an Amazing descripition of Times Square in the 70's/80's in his book: "Times Square Torso Ripper." His descriptions are so vivid and detailed, you can actually imagine being there during that time period. Most of the important facts about Richard Cottingham (the TORSO RIPPER) are here in this book. It's too bad that Cottingham himself wasn't more open about the crimes and what was going on inside his mind, but Vronsky makes as much sense of it as can be made as he delivers another great "Serial Killer" book.
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