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  • Published: 23 June 2005
  • ISBN: 9780425196403
  • Imprint: Berkley
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $32.99
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Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters


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A comprehensive examination into the frightening history of serial homicide, including information on America’s most prolific serial killers—now updated with information on serial killers in the twenty-first century.

In this unique book, Peter Vronsky documents the psychological, investigative, and cultural aspects of serial murder, beginning with its first recorded instance in Ancient Rome through fifteenth-century France on to such notorious contemporary cases as cannibal-necrophile Ed Kemper, Henry Lee Lucas, Ted Bundy, and the emergence of what he classifies as the “serial rampage killer,” such as Andrew Cunanan.

Vronsky not only offers sound theories on what makes a serial killer but also makes concrete suggestions on how to survive an encounter with one—from recognizing verbal warning signs to physical confrontational resistance. Exhaustively researched with transcripts of interviews with killers, and featuring up-to-date information on serial killers in the modern era—including the apprehension of BTK and the Golden State Killer—Vronsky’s one-of-a-kind book covers every conceivable aspect of an endlessly riveting true-crime phenomenon.

  • Pub date: 23 June 2005
  • ISBN: 9780425196403
  • Imprint: Berkley
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $32.99

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