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Serial Killers

Serial Killers

The Method and Madness of Monsters

  • Author: Peter Vronsky
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9781101204627
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 432
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A comprehensive examination into the frightening history of serial homicide—including information on America’s most prolific serial killers. 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 the apprehension and conviction of the Green River killer and the Beltway Snipers, Vronsky’s one-of-a-kind book covers every conceivable aspect of an endlessly riveting true-crime phenomenon. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS

Female Serial Killers

Female Serial Killers

How and Why Women Become Monsters

  • Author: Peter Vronsky
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101205695
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 496
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The first book of its kind-photographs included. Mothers, daughters, sisters and grandmothers-fiendish killers all. Society is conditioned to think of murderers and predators as men, but in this fascinating book, Peter Vronsky exposes and investigates the phenomenon of women who kill-and the political, economic, social, and sexual implications. From history's earliest recorded cases of homicidal females to Irma Grese, the Nazi Beast of Belsen, from Britain's notorious child-slayer Myra Hindley to 'Honeymoon Killer' Martha Beck, from the sensational murder-spree of Aileen Wournos, to cult killers, homicidal missionaries, and the sexy femme fatale, Vronsky challenges the ordinary standards of good and evil and defies the accepted perceptions of gender role and identity.

Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters

Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters

  • Author: Peter Vronsky
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  • ISBN: N.A
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The comprehensive examination into the frightening history of serial homicide. 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, up 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 provides 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 the apprehension and conviction of the Green River Killer and the Beltway Snipers, Vronsky's one-of-a-kind book covers every conceivable aspect of an endlessly riveting true-crime phenomenon.

Ice Man

Ice Man

Bekenntnisse eines Mafia-Killers

  • Author: Philip Carlo
  • Publisher: Piper Spannungsvoll
  • ISBN: 3492983383
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 512
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Er führte ein schockierendes Doppelleben: Hinter dem liebevollen Familienvater Richard Kuklinski verbirgt sich einer der grausamsten Auftragsmörder der USA. In über vierzig Jahren ermordet er mehr als 200 Menschen im Auftrag der Mafia. Seine eiskalten und sadistischen Taten verleihen ihm den Namen »Ice Man«. Und das Unglaubliche: Seine Familie ahnt nichts ... Bestsellerautor Philip Carlo erzählt seine Lebensgeschichte: spannend, packend, rasant.

Sons of Cain

Sons of Cain

A History of Serial Killers from the Stone Age to the Present

  • Author: Peter Vronsky
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0698176146
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 432
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From the author of Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters comes an in-depth examination of sexual serial killers throughout human history, how they evolved, and why we are drawn to their horrifying crimes. Before the term was coined in 1981, there were no "serial killers." There were only "monsters"--killers society first understood as werewolves, vampires, ghouls and witches or, later, Hitchcockian psychos. In Sons of Cain--a book that fills the gap between dry academic studies and sensationalized true crime--investigative historian Peter Vronsky examines our understanding of serial killing from its prehistoric anthropological evolutionary dimensions in the pre-civilization era (c. 15,000 BC) to today. Delving further back into human history and deeper into the human psyche than Serial Killers--Vronsky's 2004 book, which has been called the definitive history of serial murder--he focuses strictly on sexual serial killers: thrill killers who engage in murder, rape, torture, cannibalism and necrophilia, as opposed to for-profit serial killers, including hit men, or "political" serial killers, like terrorists or genocidal murderers. These sexual serial killers differ from all other serial killers in their motives and their foundations. They are uniquely human and--as popular culture has demonstrated--uniquely fascinating.

The New York Ripper Serial Killer Richard Cottingham

The New York Ripper Serial Killer Richard Cottingham

  • Author: Peter Vronsky
  • Publisher: RJ PARKER PUBLISHING, INC.
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 156
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A shocking case of unbridled sex, sadism, prostitution, date-rape drugs, abduction, bondage, torture, sexploitation, perverted fetishes, serial killing and dismemberment of the depraved New York notorious Ripper. Historian and International Bestselling Author, Peter Vronsky, describes his brief encounter with serial killer Cottingham in a seedy New York hotel in 1979 that later inspired him to write his bestseller history “Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters”. In “Times Square Torso Ripper” Vronsky explores the history of the notorious Forty-Deuce strip on 42nd Street near Times Square and how it spawned the sadistic monster Richard Cottingham in an era before the term "serial killer" had been coined in popular culture. Renowned serial homicide expert Dr. Robert D. Keppel said of Richard Cottingham, “I kept asking myself what it was that ultimately intrigued me about the Cottingham case. Partly it was the level of sadistic torture that Cottingham acted out on his victims. He didn’t kill them and desecrate their bodies; he forced them to experience pain and humiliation before he killed them. Then he desecrated their bodies.” Includes 50 photos

Zodiac

Zodiac

Auf der Spur eines Serienkillers

  • Author: Robert Graysmith
  • Publisher: Heyne Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641028922
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 306
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„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.

Dreams of Gods and Monsters

Dreams of Gods and Monsters

Zwischen den Welten 3

  • Author: Laini Taylor
  • Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
  • ISBN: 3104034508
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 784
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Die phantastische ›Zwischen den Welten‹-Trilogie geht zu Ende wie sie begonnen hat – furios und bildgewaltig! Was würdest du geben, damit das Gute siegt? Wie weit würdest du gehen, um deine Welt zu beschützen? Wen würdest du retten, wen verraten? Als der brutale Seraphim-Regent Jael seine Armee in die Welt der Menschen bringt, werden Karou und Akiva endlich wiedervereint – nicht als Liebespaar, aber in einer Allianz gegen ihren gemeinsamen Feind. Der Traum, den sie einst zusammen geträumt hatten, sah anders aus, aber sie kämpfen dennoch um Frieden und einen Neuanfang für Chimären und Engel. Und für sie beide ...

Mein Leben unter Serienmördern

Mein Leben unter Serienmördern

eine Profilerin erzählt

  • Author: Helen Morrison
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783442154418
  • Category:
  • Page: 351
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Serial Killers True Crime Anthology 2014 Vol. I

Serial Killers True Crime Anthology 2014 Vol. I

  • Author: RJ Parker,Peter Vronsky,Michael Newton,Dane Ladwig,Sylvia Perrini
  • Publisher: RJ PARKER PUBLISHING, INC.
  • ISBN: 1494325896
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 277
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Some of the serial killers chosen for this first annual Serial Killers True Crime Anthology you might have heard of and we present their tales in new ways. Others have not graced every newspaper, tabloid or television screen and represent tales of true crime horror told in detail for the first time in these pages. Five of true crime's most prolific authors have come together in these pages to present their most compelling cases of serial homicide, famous and not so famous. WARNING: This book contains graphic forensic crime scene photos and statements that some may find disturbing. "The lambs may have stopped screaming, but Hannibal Lecter has nothing on the very 'real' monsters presented here." Serial killers; they cross the bounds of evil. They murder at random without logic or reason other than the one twisting in their sick and evil minds. They are diabolical vile creatures devoid of morality or pity. You will meet a chosen few of them in these pages. We will see that serial killers are roaming among us all, from small towns to big cities. They are not limited to a particular place, gene pool, culture, social class or religion. They are not restricted to any particular demographic, political propensity and they can be of any gender. "To cover such vast territory of the criminal mind is a credit to the dedication a small group of determined authors who possess a passion in true crime and it is evident in the pages of Serial Killers True Crime Anthology 2014, a book you will embrace and come back to repeatedly, I will. I am excitedly anticipating volume two next year."- ★★★★★ John Douglas, FBI Profiler bestseller author of Mind Hunter

Legends, Monsters, or Serial Murderers? The Real Story Behind an Ancient Crime

Legends, Monsters, or Serial Murderers? The Real Story Behind an Ancient Crime

  • Author: Dirk C. Gibson
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 0313397597
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 202
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Covering figures ranging from Catherine Monvoisin to Vlad the Impaler, and describing murders committed in ancient aristocracies to those attributed to vampires, witches, and werewolves, this book documents the historic reality of serial murder.

Die große Enzyklopädie der Serienmörder

Die große Enzyklopädie der Serienmörder

  • Author: Michael Newton
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Serial murders
  • Page: 447
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Mörderinnen

Mörderinnen

Künstlerische und mediale Inszenierungen weiblicher Verbrechen

  • Author: Hyunseon Lee,Isabel Maurer Queipo
  • Publisher: transcript Verlag
  • ISBN: 3839423589
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 372
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Weibliche Verbrechen werden nicht nur als Normverletzungen im ethischen, juristischen oder humanitären Sinne wahrgenommen - sondern auch und vor allem als Verstöße gegen Gendernormen. Welche Körperstereotype werden in diversen Medien und Gattungen mobilisiert oder kritisch befragt? Welche Vorstellungen von »richtigen« Geschlechterverhältnissen und Geschlechtsidentitäten kommen dabei ins Spiel? Diese und andere Fragen werden in »Mörderinnen« von Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftlern aus unterschiedlichen Disziplinen an Repräsentationen von Mörderinnen in Film, Bild, Oper, Literatur und Massenmedien diskutiert und durch Beiträge des Autorenduos Peter Hiess/Christian Lunzer und des Kriminalisten & Autors Stephan Harbort bereichert.

Anatomie des Mörders

Anatomie des Mörders

der Top-Agent des FBI enthüllt die Motive von Gewaltverbrechern

  • Author: John E. Douglas,Mark Olshaker
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783442150960
  • Category:
  • Page: 504
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Serial Killing for Profit: Multiple Murder for Money

Serial Killing for Profit: Multiple Murder for Money

Multiple Murder for Money

  • Author: Dirk C. Gibson
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 0313378916
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 274
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This the first book to focus specifically on serial killers motivated by monetary gain. • Profiles 12 cases of serial murder motivated by profit • Provides ten tables of data that collectively describe salient dimensions of the sample of murderers examined in the book, and quantify their commercial motivation • Includes a selective bibliography of the resources used by the author to write the book • Offers a comprehensive index covering all aspects of the murderers, their crimes, and the profit motive behind them

Robert Pickton

Robert Pickton

The Pig Farmer Killer

  • Author: Chris Swinney,RJ Parker
  • Publisher: RJ PARKER PUBLISHING, INC.
  • ISBN: 1508505349
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 98
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WITH PHOTOS Robert Pickton, inherited a pig farm worth a million dollars and used his wealth to lure skid row hookers to his farm where he confessed to murdering 49 female victims; dismembering and feeding their body parts to his pigs, which he supplied to Vancouver area restaurants and local neighbors. This is the 1st book in a 24 volume series collection, edited by crime historian Dr. Peter Vronsky and true crime author and publisher RJ Parker. Each month we will publish a book of some of Canada's most notorious shocking criminals, written by various authors, and published under VP Publications. ~~~~~~~~ Chris Swinney investigated Homicide/Narcotics cases the last six years in the state of California. He also has a crime fiction trilogy called, "The Bill Dix Detective Series." Dr. Peter Vronsky is author of one of the most sold serial killer books worldwide; "Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters" RJ Parker has written 17 true crime books including; "Serial Killers Abridged: An Encyclopedia of 100 Serial Killers", and "Parents Who Killed Their Children: Filicide", and publishes for several authors.

Mord in Wien

Mord in Wien

Wahre Kriminalfälle

  • Author: Helga Schimmer
  • Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN: 3852188768
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 176
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Der einzig wahre Wien-Krimi! Die Wiener Würgerin, die Frau mit dem Fleischwolf, der Rächer von Stein und der Gerichtsmediziner als Mörder: Die spektakulärsten, schauerlichsten und skurrilsten Kriminalgeschichten Wiens hat das wahre Leben geschrieben. Packend und kenntnisreich erzählt Helga Schimmer von Verbrechen, die sich tatsächlich zugetragen haben vom Haus des Grauens in der Augustinerstraße, in dem die Gräfin Báthory junge Mädchen folterte, bis hin zu aufsehenerregenden Kriminalfällen der Gegenwart. Sie berichtet von genialen Ermittlern, überraschenden Geständnissen, kaltblütigen Mördern und vom fast perfekten Verbrechen. Eine Pflichtlektüre für all jene, die schon immer die dunkle Seite Wiens kennenlernen wollten.

Das Geheimnis der Grays

Das Geheimnis der Grays

Kriminalroman

  • Author: Anne Meredith
  • Publisher: Klett-Cotta
  • ISBN: 3608115021
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 256
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England 1931, ein verschneites Landhaus am Weihnachtsabend, eine zerstrittene Familie, ein Mord. Wer tötete Adrian Gray? Ein psychologischer Kriminalroman in der Tradition von Agatha Christie. Im Original 1933 erschienen und nun erstmals auf Deutsch. Jedes Jahr im Dezember lädt das ebenso greise wie geizige Familienoberhaupt Adrian Gray die gesamte Verwandtschaft samt Anhang in sein abgelegenes Landhaus King‘s Polar ein. Und alle kommen, weil sie auf sein Geld aus sind, obwohl fast jeder einen Grund hat, ihn zu hassen. An Heiligabend versammelt sich die Familie wie gewohnt, nur dass am nächsten Morgen Gray ermordet aufgefunden wird. Hat sich eines seiner sechs Kinder seinen Weihnachtswunsch selbst erfüllt? Dieser nostalgische und ungewöhnliche Kriminalroman erzählt die Geschichte einer dunklen Weihnachtsnacht. »Mitreißend und beeindruckend« Dorothy L. Sayers