From the mass poisoner to the sexual sadist, from profit killings to crimes committed just for twisted thrills, Carol Anne Davis sets out to explore the dark and disturbing world of the female serial killer. In-depth analysis of individual cases, including new information from the minister who heard Myra Hindley’s confession, provides an invaluable insight into the psychology behind these atrocities.
16 Stories of Murder and Mayhem
1. Charles Sobhraj
2. The Murder of Christopher Marlowe
3. Diane Downs
4. Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald
5. Profile of Michael Welner, M.D. Chairman, The Forensic Panel
6. Marilyn Sheppard Murder
7. By Gregg O. McCrary
8. The Murder of Edgar Allan Poe
9. The Unicorn Killer
10. Amber Hagerman
11. Ann Rule
12. The Yale Lab Murder
13. The Story of Robert Stroud
14. Black Dahlia
15. The Abduction of Carlie Brucia
16. Charles Manson
Leonard Lake and Charles Ng left their dark mark on society as two of America's worst and most appalling serial killers. Between 1984 and 1985, the unlikely homicidal pair perpetrated their sex-motivated crimes at a secluded cabin and adjacent custom-made bunker of horrors in an unincorporated area in Calaveras County, California, where they brought their abducted victims, sexually assaulted, tortured, and murdered them, often videotaping their heinous crimes for their sick pleasure. In all, the two serial slayers are thought to have killed between twelve and twenty-five people. Only a twist of fate brought their reign of terror to a shocking conclusion. The entire sordid tale unfolds in this absorbing short.
Bonus material includes excerpts from the bestselling true crime book, The Sex Slave Murders: The True Story of Serial Killers Gerald & Charlene Gallego, and top selling true crime shorts, The Sex Slave Murders 2: The Chilling Story of Serial Killers Fred & Rosemary West, The Amityville Massacre: The DeFeo Family's Nightmare, and Murder of the Banker's Daughter: The Killing of Marion Parker.
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Contents: Europe – Burke and Hare, Jack the Ripper, Henri Landru, Fritz Haarmann, Marcel Petiot, Peter Kürten, Peter Manuel, Joachim Kroll, Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, Fred and Rosemary West, Harold Shipman. North America – H.H.Holmes, Albert Fish, The Lonely Hearts Killers,The Boston Strangler, Charles Manson, Ed Kemper, Ted Bundy, Son of Sam, The Hillside Stranglers, Clifford Olson, Henry Lee Lucas and Ottis Toole, Tommy Lynn Sells, Cary Stayner. South America – Pedro Alonso López, Luis Alfredo Garavito Cubillos, Adolfo de Jesús Constanzo, Juana Barraza. Australia – Eric Edgar Cooke, William the Mutilator Macdonald, Paul Charles Denyer, Ivan Milat, The Snowtown Murderers, John Wayne Glover, Peter Dupas, Catherine and David Birnie.
SERIAL KILLER COUPLES: Bonded by Sexual
Depravity, Abduction, and Murder chronicles the true crimes of sexually
motivated serial killers who are intimates. In this latest true crime book from
award winning, bestselling criminologist R. Barri Flowers, nine gripping tales
examine killer couples from America, England, and Canada whose murderous reign
of terror knows no end till they are brought to justice.
Chapter 1: Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck,
Chapter 2: Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, Chapter 3: Fred
West and Rosemary
West, Chapter 4: Gerald Gallego and Charlene
Gallego, Chapter 5: Douglas Clark and Carol Mary Bundy, Chapter 6: Alvin
Neelley and Judith Ann Neelley, Chapter 7: Alton Coleman and Debra Denise
Brown, Chapter 8: James Gregory Marlow and Cynthia Coffman, Chapter 9: Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka.
material includes excerpts from the author's international bestselling true
crime book, THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS; historical true crime short, MASS MURDER IN THE SKY: The Bombing of Flight 629, Jack
the Ripper thriller novel, DARK STREETS OF WHITECHAPEL, and medical mystery and
police procedural, MURDER IN MAUI.
Dr. Katherine Ramsland examines the life and crimes of Israel Keyes - arguably the most organized and mobile serial murderer in American history. In direct contrast to Keyes's secretive slayings, the Beltway Snipers, John Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, murdered random civilians in broad daylight and openly taunted the authorities.
Michael Newton - author of 265 books including the groundbreaking Encyclopedia of Serial Killers - details their three week reign of terror in his feature "Islam Will Explode".
Lee Mellor's "Web of Spiders" discusses the milestone case of "Slavemaster" John Edward Robinson: the Internet's first serial killer.
Other articles in "21st Century Psychos" include:
"Love in the Ashes" - Arthur Ellis-award nominee Robert J. Hoshowsky takes on Sheila Labarre - an aging nymphomaniac who seduced, slaughtered, and incinerated three male victims on her New Hampshire farm, challenging our views on the nature of female serial killers forever.
"The Interview" - Curtis Yateman's impressionistic look at the 2009-2010 murders committed by Canadian Airforce base commander Col. Russell Williams.
"Checkmate" - The story of post-Soviet Russia's most prolific serial slaughterer, "Chessboard Killer" Alexander Pichushkin, as recounted by Grinning Man Press co-founder Aaron Elliott.
"Canada's Killer Countryboy?" - Award-winning author,Kim Cresswell, sheds light on clean-cut "country boy" Cody Legebokoff, who at the age of 21 was charged with the murders of four women in western Canada. Is his guilt a certainty, or is there more to this story than meets the eye?
Also read...Infamous Words, Feasts of Death and Killer Flicks: Grinning Man Reviews - Mr. Brooks.
In this frightening tale of dark fantasies, pornography, rape, and murder, British serial killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley targeted children in the early 1960s--killing five and burying most of them in the Saddleworth Moor in Northern England--before being brought to justice.
Included as a bonus is a complete true crime short, The Sunset Strip Killers, about serial killers Douglas Clark and Carol Mary Bundy, who targeted runaways and prostitutes in Hollywood, California in 1980 for rape, torture, murder, and necrophilia.
An added bonus is an excerpt from R. Barri Flowers bestselling true crime short, The Pickaxe Killers, the unnerving tale of double murderers Karla Faye Tucker and Daniel Garrett, and the resulting national debate on the death penalty.
The Killer Book of Serial Killers is the complete resource for any true crime fan or student of the lurid, fascinating world of serial killers. Inside you'll find the stories of the world's thirty-five most notorious murderers, including an in-depth look at their crimes and the lives that turned them into monsters. This is the perfect gift for any true crime buff.
Sprinkled throughout the book are quizzes, quotes, photos, and odd facts about serial killers to test your knowledge and make you shudder in horrified delight.
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With many more shocking tales and tidbits about serial killers that will keep you up at night!