The Serial Killer Files

Author: Harold Schechter
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345472004
Release Date: 2003-12-30
Genre: True Crime

THE DEFINITIVE DOSSIER ON HISTORY’S MOST HEINOUS! 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 and packed with the most terrifying, up-to-date information, this innovative and highly compelling compendium covers every aspect of multiple murderers–from psychology to cinema, fetishism to fan clubs, “trophies” to trading cards. Discover: WHO THEY ARE: Those featured include Ed Gein, the homicidal mama’s boy who inspired fiction’s most famous Psycho, Norman Bates; Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi, sex-crazed killer cousins better known as the Hillside Stranglers; and the Beanes, a fifteenth-century cave-dwelling clan with an insatiable appetite for human flesh HOW THEY KILL: They shoot, stab, and strangle. Butcher, bludgeon, and burn. Drown, dismember, and devour . . . and other methods of massacre too many and monstrous to mention here. WHY THEY DO IT: For pleasure and for profit. For celebrity and for “companionship.” For the devil and for dinner. For the thrill of it, for the hell of it, and because “such men are monsters, who live . . . beyond the frontiers of madness.” PLUS: in-depth case studies, classic killers’ nicknames, definitions of every kind of deviance and derangement, and much, much more. For more than one hundred profiles of lethal loners and killer couples, Bluebeards and black widows, cannibals and copycats– this is an indispensable, spine-tingling, eye-popping investigation into the dark hearts and mad minds of that twisted breed of human whose crimes are the most frightening . . . and fascinating.

Der Zodiac Killer

Author: Gary L. Stewart
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783732506316
Release Date: 2015-08-13
Genre: True Crime

Der adoptierte Gary Stewart ist Ende dreißig, als er sich auf die Suche nach seinem leiblichen Vater macht. Mehr als zehn Jahre durchforstet er Polizeiakten, unterhält sich mit Verwandten, Freunden und Kriminalexperten und sammelt so eine beeindruckende Menge an Hinweisen, die nur einen Schluss zulassen: Bei seinem Vater handelt es sich um den berüchtigten und niemals gefassten Serienkiller Zodiac. Eine schockierende Wahrheit, die Stewarts Welt auf den Kopf stellt ...

Hitler 1 und Hitler 2 Das sexuelle Niemandsland

Author: Volker Elis Pilgrim
Publisher: Osburg Verlag
ISBN: 9783955101473
Release Date: 2017-08-29
Genre: History

Nach 20 Jahren fern von Deutschland ist Volker Elis Pilgrim zurück und legt als Ergebnis intensiver Recherchen sein Werk Hitler 1 und Hitler 2 vor. Im Herbst 2017 erscheint der erste Band Das sexuelle Niemandsland. "Die Faszination der 20. Jahrhundert-Diktatoren Franco, Mao, Mussolini, Pol Pot und Stalin verblasst, die Wirkung von Hitler steigt", so der brasilianische Journalist Carlos Haag. Am 30. Dezember 2016 titelte Die Welt: "2016 war das beste Hitler-Jahr für Historiker" und wirft die Frage auf, "ob es auch künftig noch überraschende Ideen gibt". Mit einer solchen Überraschung wartet nun Pilgrim auf: Adolf Hitler – der Supergau der deutschen Geschichte – war kein Normalmann, auch kein Psychopath. Vielmehr war er ein Sexopath, der alle Kriterien eines Serienkillers erfüllte. Diese Enträtselung ist für das Deutschland ab 1989 von überragender Bedeutung. Es kann nur zu sich selbst finden, wenn über die Königsfrage, wie die Katastrophe des Dritten Reichs geschehen konnte, Klarheit herrscht. In den 70er und 80er Jahren war Volker Elis Pilgrim der Männer-Emanzipator schlechthin. Pilgrim, Jahrgang 1942, entstammt einer preußischen Adelsfamilie aus der Mark Brandenburg. Seine Eltern gehörten zur Göring-Entourage, was Volker Elis Pilgrim später in seinem radikalen Roman Elternaustreibung thematisierte. Bis heute ist ihm eine Respektlosigkeit und eine Schlagfertigkeit zu eigen, die ihn mit seinem Talent für kritische Fragen zum herausragenden Seismografen gesellschaftlicher Verwerfungen machen. Pilgrim schreibt "transliterarisch" – Sachbücher im Stil von Romanen, "eine andere Art von Literatur", so DIE ZEIT 1984. Dabei gelangen ihm Entdeckungen von Rang, wie z.B. das homosexuelle Outing Albrecht Dürers oder die Entdeckung der bis dahin unbekannten dritten Frau von Karl Marx. Schon in seinem Buch Muttersöhne – 1986/87 für mehrere Monate auf der SPIEGEL Bestseller Liste – spielte Hitler eine zentrale Rolle.

Murdering Miss Marple

Author: Julie H. Kim
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786490035
Release Date: 2014-01-10
Genre: Literary Criticism

During the interwar “golden age” of British detective fiction, women writers like Dorothy L. Sayers and Agatha Christie reigned, but their work remains tame compared to today’s crime novels. Elements of sexuality and gender, including soft porn and sexual psychopathy, pervade contemporary detective fiction. The 10 essays in this collection explore issues of gender and sexuality in crime writing by women from 1985 to 2011, surveying works about girl sleuths, parodies, hard-boiled detective fiction, police procedurals, and recent serial killer series. They examine the relationship between genre and gender and explore how later works enter into a field of “post-feminism.” Most importantly, this volume demonstrates how popular women writers of the last three decades have reconceptualized what it means to be a female detective.

The World of Lore Wicked Mortals

Author: Aaron Mahnke
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 9781524798000
Release Date: 2018-05-29
Genre: Social Science

A chilling, lavishly illustrated who’s who of the most despicable people ever to walk the earth, featuring stories from the Lore podcast—now a streaming television series—including “Black Stockings,” “Half-Hanged,” and “The Castle,” as well as rare material. Some monsters are figments of our imagination. Others are as real as flesh and blood: humans who may look like us, who may walk among us, often unnoticed, occasionally even admired—but whose evil deeds and secret lives, once revealed, mark them as something utterly wicked. In this illustrated volume from the host of the hit podcast Lore, you’ll find tales of infamous characters whose veins ran with ice water and whose crimes remind us that truth can be more terrifying than fiction. Aaron Mahnke introduces us to William Brodie, a renowned Scottish cabinetmaker who used his professional expertise to prey on the citizens of Edinburgh and whose rampant criminality behind a veneer of social respectability inspired Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novella Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Then there’s H. H. Holmes, a relentless and elusive con artist who became best known as the terror of Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair when unwitting guests were welcomed into his “hotel” of horrors . . . never to be seen again. And no rogues’ gallery could leave out Bela Kiss, the Hungarian tinsmith with a taste for the occult and a collection of gasoline drums with women’s bodies inside. Brimming with accounts of history’s most heinous real-life fiends, this riveting best-of-the-worst roundup will haunt your thoughts, chill your bones, and leave you wondering if there are mortal monsters lurking even closer than you think.

Criminal Justice

Author: Phyllis B. Gerstenfeld
Publisher: Salem PressInc
ISBN: 158765220X
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Law

Contains 625 alphabetically arranged entries that examine various aspects of criminal justice in the U.S., covering criminals, codes and categories of law, law enforcement agencies, courts, corrections, the U.S. Constitution, and Supreme Court rulings. Includes a time line, personages and subject indexes, and other reference materials.

Psychopedia

Author: Blackhous
Publisher: Blackhous Applications
ISBN:
Release Date: 2014-04-22
Genre:

For those looking to delve into the sick and psychotic minds of serial killers, Psychopedia is an extensive encyclopaedia of serial killers and murders. A popular Apple iTunes app from inception, this title is now available in eBook format. Psychopedia Satisfies A Strange Curiosity - App Advice An insightful and interesting read into the minds and lives of psychopaths (which can become quite addictive) - Appscovery From the Axeman of New Orleans to the Zodiac Killer, this publication presents readers with a compendium of the world's most prolific and notorious serial killers and the most captivating unsolved serial murder cases. The articles are written from an objective factual approach and make no attempt to glorify the murderers. With over 400 profiles spanning hundreds of pages it is a useful guide for students of criminology, sociology, or abnormal psychology. The content is derived from Wikipedia articles and most entries contain extensive details of the killer's early life, crimes, capture, and conviction. Genre screenwriters, novelists, fans of true crime literature and anyone with an interest in the macabre will find plenty of fascinating and grisly details of the world's most infamous and intriguing killers, and their horrendous crimes. All gruesome details can be discovered within its pages.

The Real Story

Author: Sarah Statz Cords
Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
ISBN: 1591582830
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Explores the genres and sub-genres of nonfiction and provides an annotated bibliography of more than five hundred popular nonfiction titles, organized according to genre with a focus on titles published in the last decade.

Handbook of Aggressive Behavior Research

Author: Caitriona Quin
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
ISBN: PSU:000064219363
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Psychology

Aggression is a complex social behaviour with multiple causes. In psychology, as well as other social and behavioural sciences, aggression refers to behaviour between members of the same species that is intended to cause pain or harm. Aggression takes a variety of forms among humans and can be physical, mental, or verbal. Aggression should not be confused with assertiveness however, although the terms are often used interchangeably. There are two broad categories of aggression. These include hostile, affective, or retaliatory aggression and instrumental, predatory, or goal-oriented aggression. Empirical research indicates that there is a critical difference between the two, both psychologically and physiologically. Some research indicates that people with tendencies toward affective aggression have lower IQs than those with tendencies toward predatory aggression. If only considering physical aggression, males tend to be more aggressive than females. This new book gathers the latest research from around the world in this field.

Zodiac

Author: Robert Graysmith
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 9783641028923
Release Date: 2009-10-02
Genre: Fiction

„Ich töte Menschen, weil es mir so viel Spaß macht.“ Jahrelang versetzte ein als Zodiac berühmt gewordener Serienkiller Kalifornien in Angst und Schrecken und spielte mit der Polizei ein grausames Katz-und-Maus-Spiel. Regisseur David Fincher (Se7en, Fight Club) verfilmt die Geschichte einer unglaublichen Mordserie mit u. a. Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr. und Gary Oldman.

The Big Book of Serial Killers

Author: Jack Rosewood
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1548119644
Release Date: 2017-06-19
Genre: Serial murderers

There is little more terrifying than those who hunt, stalk and snatch their prey under the cloak of darkness. These hunters search not for animals, but for the touch, taste, and empowerment of human flesh. They are cannibals, vampires and monsters, and they walk among us. These serial killers are not mythical beasts with horns and shaggy hair. They are people living among society, going about their day to day activities until nightfall. They are the Dennis Rader's, the fathers, husbands, church going members of the community. This A-Z encyclopedia of 150 serial killers is the ideal reference book. Included are the most famous true crime serial killers, like Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, and Richard Ramirez, and not to mention the women who kill, such as Aileen Wuornos and Martha Rendell. There are also lesser known serial killers, covering many countries around the world, so the range is broad. Each of the serial killer files includes information on when and how they killed the victims, the background of each killer, or the suspects in some cases such as the Zodiac killer, their trials and punishments. For some there are chilling quotes by the killers themselves. The Big Book of Serial Killers is an easy to follow collection of information on the world's most heinous murderers.