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Serial Killers
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Authored by: Michael Newton; Consulting Editor: John L. French, Crime Scene Supervisor, Baltimore Police Crime Laboratory
  • From the Series: Criminal Investigations
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791094111
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9411-2
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 07/01/2008
  • Dewey Number: 364
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 120

Summary

From ancient times to the present, serial killers have terrorized the public, claiming their victims with a variety of methods, including poisoning, stabbing, and shooting. Modern law enforcement agents have developed sophisticated techniques, such as DNA analysis and psychological profiling, to track and identify these killers. Covering key historical and contemporary cases, Serial Killers is a concise, objective introduction to this field of criminal investigation.

Chapters include:

  • Murder by Numbers
  • Monsters Among Us
  • Lethal Ladies
  • Still at Large
  • The Mindhunters.
Cases covered include:
  • Erzsébet Báthory
  • The Beltway Snipers
  • David Berkowitz, a.k.a. “Son of Sam”
  • John Wayne Gacy
  • Micajah and Wiley Harpe
  • Jack the Ripper
  • Herman Webster Mudgett, aka “H.H. Holmes”
  • Gary Leon Ridgway, a.k.a. “The Green River Killer”
  • Aileen Wuornos.

Specifications

Full-color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Chronology. Bibliography. Endnotes. Further resources. Index.

About the Author(s)

Michael Newton, a former public school teacher, has published more than 200 books since 1977. His recent reference works include The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers, Second Edition from Facts On File, as well as The FBI Encyclopedia and Encyclopedia of Cryptozoology. His history of the Florida Ku Klux Klan, The Invisible Empire, won the Florida Historical Society’s 2002 Rembert Patrick Award for Best Book on Florida History.

Reviews and Awards

“…thoroughly researched…”


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