It seems to me that Harold Schechter intends this book as a compendium of most things related to true crime serial killers. He repeats himself often enough that I suppose he imagines readers looking up topics, but not reading the book in its entirety. This is the only reason I only gave the book four rather than five stars.Schechter is among my favorite true crime writers. I like his style and will continue to read his books. Despite the repetitive nature of this book, I read it cover to cover. Because it contains information on a great number of serial killers, I could only take so much atrocities at a sitting. If you are a beginner at reading true crime, you will be stunned by parts of the book. I have read more of these accounts in other books, including others by this author, so that slowed me down, as well, for there was repetition not only in this book but repetition of other books. Overall, I enjoyed this read, but some readers who have read a fair number of true crime books may want to skip this one unless they want a good research source and many, many suggestions of other books to read . I am glad I read it.
Very exhaustive research by the author. The book is very informative, interesting, and hard to put down. I recommend this book for anyone interested in serial killers, their motivations, and methods. I worked on death row for 23 1/4 years and got to know several serial killers personally and the book is spot on.
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The dark minds of serial criminals, sexual sadists, and serial killers is a dangerous place to be. In Dark Dreams, the full power of criminal profiling is revealed. A book that details many cases not well-known and not heavily publicized, profiler Roy Hazelwood demonstrates the range of deviant behaviors that law enforcement has to deal with. For those with an interest in abnormal psychology and true crime, this book will not disappoint.
One of the most interesting sections of this book is the interview transcripts. They provide a disturbing yet fascinating look at serial killers such as John Wayne Gacy and Jeffrey Dahmer through their own words. With so much written about these killers, being able to read transcripts of in-depth focused interviews from a source you can trust is a definite attraction for I Have Lived In The Monster. Once again, Robert Ressler has provided a resource as well as an excellent read for those simply interested in criminal minds, along with some conversations with serial killers which will not fail to shock you.
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to Title: Mafia Queens of MumbaiAuthor: Hussain S. ZaidiNarrator: Sagar AryaFormat: UnabridgedLength: 7 hrs and 37 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 01-19-17Publisher: Audible StudiosGenres: Bios & Memoirs, CriminalsPublisher's Summary:\"Crime is juicier than spirituality. Guns are more attractive than roses. And thus - at least to me - the stories about the lives of gangsters are much more fascinating to share than that of saints.\"From victims to victims to victors, this collection of stories contains intricate details of 13 women who went on to leave their permanent mark on the face of the Mumbai Mafiosi.Contact me for any questions: [email protected]
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to Title: The HighwaymanSubtitle: Larry Eyler, the Hoosier Highway KillerAuthor: Brian Lee TuckerNarrator: Scott ZdanisFormat: UnabridgedLength: 1 hr and 9 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 01-02-18Publisher: Brian Lee TuckerRatings: 1 of 5 out of 1 votesGenres: Bios & Memoirs, CriminalsPublisher's Summary:If there was ever a man that could be considered the personification of evil and cruelty, it was Larry Eyler. He was purely evil. He even believed in demons, and, considering his actions, might have wanted to be one himself.One of the many serial killers who struggled with the fact that he was homosexual, Larry Eyler was the youngest of four children brought up in Indiana, often beaten by step-fathers and sent to live by his mother with a bunch of other families.Eyler, a house painter and liquor store clerk, stalked the streets of mid-western cities and towns of Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, and Wisconsin, even though he wasn't a \"transient\" by any stretch.He had three areas where he worked and played, as well as killed. He could be found in Greencastle, Indiana, where he worked in a liquor store, a friend's place in Terre Haute, Indiana, and Chicago, Illinois, where he shared his space with not only his lover, but the lover's wife and kids. Living this way gave him a wide area to find victims to fulfill his violent sexual needs. And when he would be satiated, he would take out his anti-gay sentiments on his victim, usually ending up with the victim dead of stab wounds while bound, and even dismembered.In March of 1982, it all began.And like transient serial killer Henry Lee Lucas, Eyler literally got away with murder because of his usual MO; never or at least very rarely killing in the same area twice. But unlike his counterpart, Eyler did not attempt to cover up his crimes with false confessions or lies; he was proud of what hed done, and had readily admitted to his crimes upon capture. He enjoyed raping, torturing, and killing.This audiobook is not for the squeamish or weak of heart. It describes his crimes in vivid detail. If you are brave enough to go further, this is his story.Contact me for any questions: [email protected]
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to Title: Memoirs of a MuleAuthor: R. J. SaxonNarrator: Ian A. MillerFormat: UnabridgedLength: 2 hrsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 12-28-17Publisher: Robert James SaxonGenres: Bios & Memoirs, CriminalsPublisher's Summary:This story is based on true events that happened in two French prisons between June 2000 and July 2002. It is a story of events that became surreal, frightening, and funny, with an insight into the French justice system. A foolish person duped into the world of a small drug smuggling empire, with saddening consequences.Contact me for any questions: [email protected]
Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to Title: Deception: I Married a Con ManAuthor: Linda KristyNarrator: Joan MullaneyFormat: UnabridgedLength: 2 hrs and 34 minsLanguage: EnglishRelease date: 12-14-17Publisher: Linda KristyGenres: Bios & Memoirs, CriminalsPublisher's Summary:This is the true story of a twice-widowed woman who found and then lost her prince charming, her true love, and then fell into the clutches of a deceptive con man whose clever facade masked the monster within.Discover how this talented, successful woman survived the pain and loneliness caused by emotional abuse and the financial ruin inflicted upon her by a master of deception.Learn how she turned her life around after experiencing, for seven years, a \"baptism of fire\" that served as a catalyst to pave the way for a better life and a gratification beyond compare.Contact me for any questions: [email protected] 1e1e36bf2d