Analyzes the communication behavior of ten notorious serial killers, recounting the events of each case and speculating about the purpose and psychological implications of the notes and messages left or sent by each killer.
This is not fiction. This is the true story of how a former New York City Police Captain of Detectives used his extensive knowledge of the deductive methods of Sherlock Holmes to provide the FBI and other agencies with "break the case" clues to some of the most baffling and horrific criminal cases of the last half century. Not only does the author provide "break the case" clues to The Unabomber, BTK Killer, and Son of Sam cases, but on the Anthrax Killer case he has uncovered a secret code, one not found by the FBI, which will re-open the debate on the FBI's closing of the case as solved. If you love detective stories, be they true or fiction, or a true crime deductive challenge, you shouldn't miss this fascinating journey with the author and the World's Greatest Detective, Sherlock Holmes.
A serial killer is stalking the community. He leaves subtle clues. Or are they? The murders are perfect, the clues and evidence left, break all traditional investigative formalities. The book is unique in the way you interpet the emotions. With a clever switching of tenses, the author allows you the reader to be the victim and the killer. You feel the pain, and emotions of the victim. You experience the excitement, the thoughts and the reasoning of the Killer. Both visions bring you to the point of death. With the author''s experiences and knowledge of the field, the book offers a close-up and front seat realistic view of the investigative process.
From singling out victims at bus stops, targeting women with long, blonde hair, saving trophies, or dismembering and even eating their victims, each serial killer set a unique ritual for their murder, and these rituals are what betrays them in the end. Serial killers often begin with a few unplanned murders, where they experiment with which actions give them the greatest release. Moving on they start to carefully select their victims, either by stalking them or staking out special locations where their victim – such as prostitute or child – can be found alone. But after a while the killer's hunt for satisfaction makes him overconfident. Follow on the heels of the police in their hunt for four relentless serial killers. These stories contain gruesome details and are not suitable for children.
A former Detective Sergeant with the Honolulu Police Department recreates the story of his childhood and a diverse group of individuals raised in Honolulu, Hawai’i, whose horrid thoughts and actions invariably lead them into terrifying paths of destruction. A fictional narrative based on real events portraying the special love and loyalty that individuals from all surroundings reserve for each other. Some of the characters names have been changed to protect the innocent. It’s touching. Check it out!
As chief spokesperson for St. Benignus University in small-town Erin, Ohio, Jeff Cody’s job responsibilities include handling “crisis communications.” And a crisis it is when veteran journalist Maggie Barton calls Jeff on the day after Thanksgiving. She wants the whole story about a dean forced to step down because of complaints of inappropriate behavior from three women who worked for him. But that’s just the overture to double murder at SBU, taxing the abilities of larger-than-life amateur sleuth Sebastian McCabe and the police agencies of both town and gown. There are clues aplenty - too many, in fact. But how could the killer have entered the scene of the first murder without showing up on surveillance video? It seems like magic, or a locked room murder in a novel. Fortunately, Mac is a magician of no small ability as well as a mystery writer. This ninth novel (and tenth book) of the McCabe-Cody series marks the debut of Aurelia Banfield, the disarming new assistant chief of St. Benignus University Police, and a farewell to two characters who have been part of the Erin scene from the beginning.
Jack the Ripper. Charles Manson. Ted Bundy. Jeffrey Dahmer. Aileen Wuornos. These names conjure images of the worst of humankind. Much of what we know about these infamous predators came from news coverage at the time they were committing the murders that would scare and intrigue generations of readers. Sketches of these uniquely terrifying people emerged through descriptions of the victims and crime scenes, likely suspects, trials, sentences, and, in some cases, their own deaths. Grouped into four chapters that span the 1890s through 2010s, this book profiles nine of the most infamous serial killers in history.
This story takes place in Los Angeles. The serial killer commits his crimes in many of the parks in LA. At one time, he almost kills the detective who is in charge of catching him. The reason for the killer starting down his path of killing is a horrifying story in itself. The extent the killer plans on just how he will prepare himself for these killings and the way he does them is unbelievable. Some of the chances he takes shows his nerve and determination. This story shows what police work is about. There is some excitement, some danger, and some dullness. Above it all, it shows the dedication most police officers have.
Time to Kill is a collection of short stories showcasing Madhav Desais storytelling talent. Set in India in the 1980s, this collection of six short stories is replete with elements of mystery, suspense, and surprise. From the tale of a clairvoyant woman on a noble mission to warn future victims, to the bizarre suicide of a successful business executive, to a fun-loving but naive village woman being stranded during her first visit to a large city, to the title story, which is a classic whodunit set in what appears to be a warm and carefree reunion of old friendsthe author keeps the readers at the edge of their seats with unexpected plot twists in this thrilling page-turner.
"In addition to being the first academic study of the giallo film in English, this book surveys more than fifty films of this subgenre. The works of twenty-five different filmmakers are considered, including Mario Bava and Dario Argento, Lucio Fulci, Sergio Martino, Pupi Avati, and Umberto Lenzi. Koven explores the interrelationships between these films; how one influences the others, how certain filmmakers take ideas and expand on them, and how those ideas are further transformed by other filmmakers. Koven also discusses the impact of the giallo on the later North American slasher genre."--BOOK JACKET.
As the only woman homicide inspector in San Francisco, Lindsay Boxer has to be tough. But nothing she has seen prepares her for the horror of the honeymoon murders, when a brutal maniac begins viciously slaughtering newly wed couples on their wedding nights. Lindsay is sickened by the deaths, but her determination to bring the murderer to justice is threatened by her own personal tragedy. So she turns to Claire, a leading coroner, Cindy, a journalist and Jill, a top attorney, for help with both her crises, and the Women's Murder Club is born.