The Serial Killer Files

  • by Harold Schechter
  • Narrated by Charles Constant
  • 18 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Hollywood's make-believe maniacs like Jason, Freddy, and Hannibal Lecter can't hold a candle to real-life monsters like John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and scores of others who have terrorized, tortured, and terminated their way across civilization throughout the ages. Now, from the much-acclaimed author of Deviant, Deranged, and Depraved, comes the ultimate resource on the serial killer phenomenon.
Rigorously researched, this innovative and highly compelling compendium covers every aspect of multiple murderers, including psychology, cinema, fetishism, fan clubs, "trophies", and trading cards.


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Customer Reviews

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This is a well-written account of serial killers (with a few thrown in which don't technically fit the mold), from the beginning of time. In addition to the usual "done to death" criminals like Theodore Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, Jack The Ripper, Zodiak, Jeffrey Dahlmer, Lizzie Borden, Ed Gein and Belle Guinness, there are dozens of little-known perps that I never knew existed. The author does a great job of capsulizing each killer's life, motivation, acts and adjudication, if available without a lot of unnecessary minute. As a result, the account flows nicely. A really great book! Well worth the credit!!!!
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- Linda Lou "OCD over books, listening to 1 a day; ANY genre, fact & fiction. Influenced by Audible reviewers so I keep mine unbiased - FRONT to BLACK!"

Not interesting

This book is peppered with too many very short examples. You never get into the details of any of the murders and I found myself easily distracted because there wasn't a storyline to hold on to.
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- Daena

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-19-2016
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio