Serial Killer Peter Sutcliffe

The Yorkshire Ripper was- is- perhaps the most famous British serial killer, aside from his Victorian namesake.

Serial Killer Peter Sutcliffe

Author: Bruce Candelo

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545489598

Page: 32

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The Yorkshire Ripper was- is- perhaps the most famous British serial killer, aside from his Victorian namesake. His crimes gripped the nation over a five year period, starting in 1975. But behind the media image created for him was a man called Peter Sutcliffe, a normal man from the accounts of all who knew him. He first worked as a gravedigger, before moving on to regular jobs as a salesman, a factory worker, and finally an HGV driver. Nothing out of the ordinary. Sutcliffe's story is one of inept policing, media frenzy and unrelenting brutality- and insanity. When initially apprehended, Sutcliffe claimed that he had been ordered to murder prostitutes by no less an authority than God himself. Because of his string of crimes, Sutcliffe has been imprisoned for almost the entirety of his adult life. He has no chance of ever being released.

The Yorkshire Ripper

THE YORKSHIRE RIPPER: Britain's Most Notorious Serial Killer: Crimes of Pure Evil Not since the crimes of Jack the Ripper in 1888 has a British murderer made such a lasting impact on the world.

The Yorkshire Ripper

Author: Roger Harrington

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781520732794

Page: 141

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THE YORKSHIRE RIPPER: Britain's Most Notorious Serial Killer: Crimes of Pure Evil Not since the crimes of Jack the Ripper in 1888 has a British murderer made such a lasting impact on the world. The Yorkshire Ripper holds one of the highest body counts in recent memory; 13 murders and a string of other attacks which would later yield additional deaths and tragedy. The frequency at which Peter Sutcliffe mercilessly took lives is something which few modern serial killers will ever surpass. What makes Peter Sutcliffe a figure of terror is the fact that he is simply a working class everyman, but one who harboured a violent compulsion he was unable to control. The fact that the Yorkshire Ripper evaded capture for six years, despite being at the forefront of investigations, is a testament to his ability to hide in plain sight. It is Peter Sutcliffe's banality which adds an additional layer of fear to an already terrifying character. The Yorkshire Ripper: Britain's Most Notorious Serial Killer is part of the Crimes of Pure Evil Series, which looks at the dark truth of some of the world's most horrific serial murderers. "An uncomfortable but fascinating read" "A must-read book for anyone interested in criminal psychology" "A portrait of pure evil..."

Yorkshire Ripper The Secret Murders

In 1981, Peter Sutcliffe, the 'Yorkshire Ripper', was convicted of thirteen murders and seven attempted murders. All his proven victims were women: most were prostitutes.Astonishingly, however, this is not the whole truth.

Yorkshire Ripper   The Secret Murders

Author: Chris Clark & Tim Tate

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 1784186902

Page: 300

View: 345

In 1981, Peter Sutcliffe, the 'Yorkshire Ripper', was convicted of thirteen murders and seven attempted murders. All his proven victims were women: most were prostitutes.Astonishingly, however, this is not the whole truth. There is a still-secret story of how Sutcliffe's terrible reign of terror claimed at least twenty-two more lives and left five other victims with terrible injuries. These crimes - attacks on men as well as women - took place all over England, not just in his known killing fields of Yorkshire and Lancashire.Police and prosecution authorities have long known that Sutcliffe's reign of terror was far longer and far more widespread than the public has been led to believe. But the evidence has been locked away in the files and archives, ensuring that these murders and attempted murders remain unsolved today.As a result, the families of at least twenty-two murdered women have been cheated of their right to know how and why their loved ones died: the pain of living with that may diminish over time, but it never fades away completely. Five other victims survived his attacks: their plight, too, has never been officially acknowledged.Worse still, police blunders and subsequent suppression of evidence ensured that three entirely innocent men were imprisoned for murders committed by the Yorkshire Ripper. They each lost the best parts of their adult lives, locked up and forgotten in stinking cells for more than two decades.This book, by a former police Intelligence Officer, is the story not just of those long-cold killings, of the forgotten families and of three terrible miscarriages of justice. It also uncovers Peter Sutcliffe's real motive for murder - and reveals how he manipulated police, prosecutors and psychiatrists to ensure that he serves his sentence in the comfort of a psychiatric hospital rather than a prison cell.

On the Trail of the Yorkshire Ripper

For the first time in over four decades we re-examine the crime scenes and deliver the real story of the Yorkshire Ripper murders.

On the Trail of the Yorkshire Ripper

Author: Richard Charles Cobb

Publisher: Pen and Sword True Crime

ISBN: 1526748797

Page: 256

View: 714

Peter Sutcliffe, The Yorkshire Ripper, remains the most infamous serial killer in British criminal history. His reign of terror saw 13 women brutally murdered and the largest criminal manhunt in British history. Just like Jack the Ripper, his Victorian counterpart of 1888, he remains a killer of almost mythical proportions, yet the locations and circumstances surrounding his foul deeds remain a subject of confusion to this day….. until now. Using ground breaking new research together with the original police reports, newspaper descriptions and eye witness testimony, we can finally present the truth about what actually happened. For the first time in over four decades we re-examine the crime scenes and deliver the real story of the Yorkshire Ripper murders.

The Deadly Streets of Yorkshire

They knew when could attack next and his moves were largely unpredictable. The Northern part of England was soaked in the horror and gloomy stories of the killer at night - The Yorkshire Ripper. Here is the story of Peter Sutcliffe.

The Deadly Streets of Yorkshire

Author: Gerald Burns

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 40

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Read about Peter Sutcliffe A.K.A The Yorkshire Ripper, and how his reign of terror quietened the street of Leeds and Bradford in the late 1970s. On the 2nd of January, 1981, Britain breathed a sigh a relief when a killer who had taken the life of over 13 women was apprehended at Melbourne Avenue by two policemen. The killer had escaped identification and arrest for over five years, and his capture was a relief for women of Yorkshire. His name was Peter Sutcliffe and the press were calling him 'The Yorkshire Ripper", whose brutal modus operandi involved attacking helpless ladies with a hammer before stabbing them to death with a screwdriver and dismembering their body. During his reign of terror, the streets of Yorkshire become quieter with the stories of murder women who had fallen prey to this serial killer. In the dark lurked this psychopathic figure called 'The Yorkshire Ripper". Britons quaked at the mention of this serial killer who terrified the nation with his hammer and screwdriver. This smart psychopath seemed to derive a lot of pleasure from watching women die painful deaths. He seemed to enjoy every moment of their torture. Described as a ruthless and cold-hearted killer, investigators confirmed that the murderer enjoyed going out at night and killing just for the thrill of it. And by the time he was captured by the police, Peter Sutcliffe had arguably become one of Britain's most prolific serial killer. His apprehension brought an end to a manhunt that literally shock Britain and some neighboring countries. For the period he remained elusive, Sutcliffe remained a thorn in the flesh of detectives at West Yorkshire Police. They knew when could attack next and his moves were largely unpredictable. The Northern part of England was soaked in the horror and gloomy stories of the killer at night - The Yorkshire Ripper. Here is the story of Peter Sutcliffe.

Serial Killers Around the World

The book highlights six dimensions of each case: the killer(s), the serial murders, other crimes, communication, the investigation and trial and punishment of the accused.

Serial Killers Around the World

Author: Dirk C. Gibson

Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers

ISBN: 1608058425

Page: 197

View: 120

Serial Killers Around the World: The Global Dimensions of Serial Murder compiles serial murder case studies from several countries - from Australia to Great Britain, and from Japan to Pakistan. The author has covered accounts on a wide array of serial killers including some well known felons namely Jack the Ripper, The Butcher of Mons, Martin & Marie Dumollard, as well as some of the lesser known serial slayers such as Daisy DeMelker, Yoshio Kodaira, Javed Iqbal and many more. The book highlights six dimensions of each case: the killer(s), the serial murders, other crimes, communication, the investigation and trial and punishment of the accused. Readers, both general and aspiring criminologists alike, will find Serial Killers Around the World an interesting resource for critical information on serial murders committed in nations around the world.

Facing the Yorkshire Ripper

She no longer felt Iike running away. The illustrations contained within describe better than any words, her journey from tragic despair to calmness and acceptance. By writing this book Mo Lea has found a way to reclaim her story.

Facing the Yorkshire Ripper

Author: Mo Lea

Publisher: Pen and Sword True Crime

ISBN: 1526777606

Page: 176

View: 320

As a survivor of a brutal attack by the Yorkshire Ripper, this book gives fresh insight into the consequences of being labeled a victim of this notorious serial killer. Mo Lea was followed home and attacked by Peter Sutcliffe, who hit her over the head repeatedly with a hammer. She was stabbed with a screwdriver leaving her with life threatening injuries. The book reveals how Mo has wrestled with the past, struggling to come to terms with the well-trodden, morbid narrative. She has written a new, fresh perspective for the present day. Her writing offers an alternative account, one which repositions her as a survivor with a success story. While sympathy has its place for the victims, this book gives insight into processes of recovery and success. Mo had no control over unwanted media interventions. Sometimes the Ripper story would appear on the morning news while she was getting ready to go to work. She learnt to contain her anxiety but she could neither predict or escape these uncomfortable moments that reminded her of her past trauma. Mo Lea’s art practice has been an important factor in her life. She has been fortunate to use this as an outlet to explore her pain, anger, suffering and recovery. After years of personal growth and recovery, a short film was made of Mo Lea creating a drawing from the iconic photograph of the man who had tried to take her life. She is filmed ripping up the Ripper. She is filmed tearing up the portrait that she had so carefully drawn, rendering him as disposable as a piece of litter. The film shows how Mo turned her story around, making Sutcliffe the victim and herself, the triumphant survivor. Mo had finally found a way of stepping out of the frame. She no longer felt Iike running away. The illustrations contained within describe better than any words, her journey from tragic despair to calmness and acceptance. By writing this book Mo Lea has found a way to reclaim her story.

Crimes Against Sex Workers

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Crimes Against Sex Workers

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 9781230535401

Page: 58

View: 470

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 56. Chapters: Jack the Ripper, Robert Pickton, Ipswich serial murders, Whitechapel murders, Peter Sutcliffe, Gary Ridgway, Grim Sleeper, William Henry Hance, Bobbie Joe Long, Arthur Shawcross, Thomas Neill Cream, Joel Rifkin, Steve Wright, Robert Lee Yates, James Randall, Jack the Stripper, Donato Bilancia, Albert Tirrell, West Mesa murders, Bradford murders, Jack Unterweger, Lawrence Singleton, Bandali Debs, Helen Jewett, Teresa Carr Deni, Doug Clark, Carol M. Bundy, International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, Long Island serial killer, Dayton Leroy Rogers, Robert Shulman, Fritz Honka, Maury Travis, Mark Rowntree, Scott Williams. Excerpt: "Jack the Ripper" is the best-known name given to an unidentified serial killer who was active in the largely impoverished areas in and around the Whitechapel district of London in 1888. The name originated in a letter, written by someone claiming to be the murderer, that was disseminated in the media. The letter is widely believed to have been a hoax, and may have been written by a journalist in a deliberate attempt to heighten interest in the story. Other nicknames used for the killer at the time were "The Whitechapel Murderer" and "Leather Apron." Attacks ascribed to the Ripper typically involved female prostitutes from the slums whose throats were cut prior to abdominal mutilations. The removal of internal organs from at least three of the victims led to proposals that their killer possessed anatomical or surgical knowledge. Rumours that the murders were connected intensified in September and October 1888, and letters from a writer or writers purporting to be the murderer were received by media outlets and Scotland Yard. The "From Hell" letter, received by George Lusk of the Whitechapel Vigilance Committee, included half of a preserved human kidney, supposedly from one of the...

Just A Boy

It was the beginning of an inspirational transformation. Now he is able to tell the story of how the forgotten children of violence suffer, and how they can heal. A heartbreaking, uplifting story of survival and hope.

Just A Boy

Author: Richard McCann

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473502853

Page: 304

View: 795

One October night in 1975 Richard, aged five, was alone in the house with his three sisters. It was 3am and their mother hadn't come home yet. Next morning, the police arrived to take the children away. Their mother had become the first victim of a serial killer soon to become known as the 'Yorkshire Ripper'. Passed from one violent home to another, the children were forgotten by all except the press. As the salacious headlines multiplied, Richard and his sisters were never able to recover from their mother's murder. Whilst Richard tried to handle the terror of his violent upbringing, his sister struggled to deal with memories of sexual abuse. Without love or support they spiralled away from help or happiness. Then one day Richard McCann, having reached suicidal rock bottom, decided no one was going to rescue their lives but him. It was the beginning of an inspirational transformation. Now he is able to tell the story of how the forgotten children of violence suffer, and how they can heal. A heartbreaking, uplifting story of survival and hope.

Revisiting the Yorkshire Ripper Murders

This book revisits the case, applying a feminist and cultural criminological lens to explore a range of criminological concerns relating to gender, violence and victimhood.

Revisiting the Yorkshire Ripper Murders

Author: Louise Wattis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030013855

Page: 179

View: 502

Between 1975 and 1980, Peter Sutcliffe, who became known as the Yorkshire Ripper, murdered 13 women in the North of England. The murders provoked widespread fear amongst women and impacted the public consciousness at both the local and national level. This book revisits the case, applying a feminist and cultural criminological lens to explore a range of criminological concerns relating to gender, violence and victimhood. Combining research findings from oral history interviews, analysis of popular criminological texts and academic commentary, this volume explores what the case can tell us about feminism, fear of crime, gender and serial murder and the representation of victims and sex workers. The volume contributes to a creative cultural criminology, highlighting how excavating recent criminal history and reading across texts presents new ways for understanding violence, gender and representation in the contemporary context.

The Psychology of Serial Killer Investigations

This is the first book of its kind that combines state-of-the-art psychological assessment experience with the expertise of a homicide investigator who has tracked some of this country's most notorious serial killers.

The Psychology of Serial Killer Investigations

Author: Robert D. Keppel

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080515398

Page: 232

View: 443

Serial killers like Seattle's Ted Bundy, Maryland's Beltway Sniper, Atlanta's Wayne Williams, or England's Peter Sutcliffe usually outsmart the task forces on their trail for long periods of time. Keppel and Birnes take readers inside the operations of serial killer task forces to learn why. What is the underlying psychology of a serial killer and why this defeats task force investigations? This is the first book of its kind that combines state-of-the-art psychological assessment experience with the expertise of a homicide investigator who has tracked some of this country's most notorious serial killers. The author also brings to the book hands-on best practices gleaned from the experience of other task forces. Readers, both professionals and students, will benefit from the comprehensive and critical case reviews, the analysis of what went wrong, what went right, and the after-action recommendations of evaluators in the US, UK, and Canada. The book covers: * The nature of the psychology of a serial killer * How crime assessment profiling reveals that psychology * Why psychological profiles fail * How serial killer task forces defeat themselves * How the media can, and usually does, undermine the task force operation * The big secret of all serial killer investigations: police already have the killer's name * The best practices for catching a serial killer * Comprehensive case reviews of some of the US's and UK's most baffling serial killer cases * A list of best practices for serial killer task force investigators * Recommendations for how to manage comprehensive files and computer records * Practical advice on how to manage the media: what to say and not to say * Insight into what a serial killer might be thinking and doing to stay away from police * Recommendations for setting up and administering long-term investigations * Practical tips on how to maintain a task force's psychological edge and avoid defeatism

British Serial Killers Volume 2

BRITISH SERIAL KILLERS VOLUME 2: Yorkshire Ripper and Harold Shipman - 2 Books in 1 Featuring... *Yorkshire Ripper*Harold Shipman 2 Great Books in 1!

British Serial Killers Volume 2

Author: Roger Harrington

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781982905309

Page: 232

View: 923

BRITISH SERIAL KILLERS VOLUME 2: Yorkshire Ripper and Harold Shipman - 2 Books in 1 Featuring... *Yorkshire Ripper*Harold Shipman 2 Great Books in 1! Yorkshire Ripper June 2nd, 1946. Peter William Sutcliffe was born to parents Kathleen and John Sutcliffe in the working class area of Bingley, Yorkshire. Considered by both of his parents to be a perfect baby, both his mother and father had their own expectations for what their first-born son was to become in later life. John, his father, wanted Peter to grow up to become a real man's man. A working class; local lad who would enjoy beer, football, weightlifting and an all-round extroverted lifestyle. His mother, Kathleen, had expectations of her son becoming a gentleman. A respectable boy who treated people properly and always made time for others. To the shock of both of his parents, Peter grew to be neither of these things. As a youngster, he was a quiet, introverted boy. He rarely associated with other children during his primary school years, and instead opted for a more indoor lifestyle. He wasn't like the rest of the children who played sports together or chased after girls. He was considered to be something else entirely. To everyone else, he was an everyday, working class gentleman who could do no harm to anyone. Peter Sutcliffe would later come to be known as the Yorkshire Ripper; the man who terrorized the north of England in a series of vicious killings spanned six years. Harold Shipman As a society, we are conditioned to believe that doctors will do their utmost to nurture our well-being, and protect our lives. We implicitly trust that people only go into such professions to care for their patients in a loving and attentive manner. Very few of us would suspect that someone claiming to promote our health would not do everything in their power to ensure our survival; and even fewer of us would suspect that someone whose job it is to keep us safe, would actively want to harm us. That blind trust is exactly the mentality that led to over 200 people being murdered at the hands of Britain's most prolific serial killer, Doctor Harold Fredrick Shipman. Shipman used the trust of his patients as a weapon against them. He managed to avoid detection as a murderer for almost 30 years by putting on a convincing performance as a conscientious caregiver. The depth and breadth of the Shipman case was so great that it didn't even seem real. His activities led to unnerving questions of whether we ever really know someone, whether we can really trust those we are told we should trust, and whether we are ever really safe from harm.

Serial Killer Quarterly Vol 1 No 4 Cruel Britannia

Dr. Katherine Ramsland wades through the heavy fog surrounding the "Moors Murders": a series of high-profile child killings committed in the Swinging Sixties by Scottish sadist Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, his English girlfriend and ...

Serial Killer Quarterly Vol 1 No 4    Cruel Britannia

Author: Burl Barer

Publisher: Grinning Man Press

ISBN: 0993823238

Page:

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Serial Killer Quarterly's "Cruel Britannia" finishes off 2014 with a four-feature British bloodlust frenzy! Dr. Katherine Ramsland wades through the heavy fog surrounding the "Moors Murders": a series of high-profile child killings committed in the Swinging Sixties by Scottish sadist Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, his English girlfriend and accomplice. To this day, they continue to be the most shocking and headline grabbing crimes in modern Britain! With Katherine's background in psychology and philosophy, there is surely no one better suited to explore Brady's "existentialist exercises" in murder, his psychopathic pedophilia, and folie-a-deux relationship with Hindley. Where the "Moors Murders" remain Britain's most notorious series of murders, the atrocities committed by Fred and Rosemary West are undoubtedly the most depraved. Kim Cresswell churns the stomach with her unbelievable account of incest, bestiality, rape, torture, murder, necrophilia and filicide, culminating in a "Garden of Bones" in Gloucester. Carol Anne Davis looks at one of the greatest abuses of police power in English history: the entrapment of Colin Stagg for the 1992 ripper-style murder of blonde beauty Rachel Nickell on Wimbledon Common. Meanwhile, the real killer, Robert Napper, was already confined to Broadmoor asylum for the 1993 evisceration murder of Samantha Bisset and the rape and deadly suffocation of her infant daughter. Edgar-Award winning author Burl Barer makes his Serial Killer Quarterly debut, lending his highly original voice to an intriguing re-examination of the murders ascribed to "Yorkshire Ripper" Peter Sutcliffe, and the phenomenon of homicidal fame. Robert J. Hoshowsky, Aaron Elliott, and Kim Cresswell also look at three comparably notorious historical London slayers in their pieces on creepy old John Christie, "Acid Bath Vampire" John George Haigh, and Jack the Ripper suspect and bride poisoner George Chapman. Come take a trip with us into the dark heart of the British Isles, from the gritty northern industrial cities of Leeds, Bradford and Manchester to cosmopolitan London to the verdant countryside of Herefordshire! Warning: this issue contains an abundance of mutilation, necrophilia, and tea.

Serial Killers and the Phenomenon of Serial Murder

Of these eight serial killers, Peter Sutcliffe, often referred to as the “Yorkshire Ripper”, is arguably the most infamous and, as a result, ...

Serial Killers and the Phenomenon of Serial Murder

Author: David Wilson

Publisher: Waterside Press

ISBN: 1909976210

Page: 224

View: 164

A superbly targeted resource for those learning about serial killings. Serial Killers and the Phenomenon of Serial Murder examines and analyses some of the best known (as well as lesser) cases from English criminal history, ancient and modern. It looks at the lifestyles, backgrounds and activities of those who become serial killers and identifies clear categories of individuals into which most serial killers fall. Led by Professor David Wilson the authors are all experts and teachers concerning the ever-intriguing subject of serial killing: why, when and how it happens and whether it can be predicted. Taking some of the leading cases from English law and abroad they demonstrate the patterns that emerge in the lives and backgrounds of those who kill a number of times over a period. The book is designed for those studying the topic at advanced level, whether as an academic discipline on one of the many courses now run by universities and colleges or as a private quest for understanding. It contains notes on key terms and explanations of topics such as co-activation, Munchausen syndrome, cooling-off period, psychopathy checklist, social construction, case linkage, family annihilation, activity space, rational choice theory, medicalisation and rendezvous discipline. As the first textbook of its kind it will be an invaluable resource for teachers and students of serious crime.

The Psychology of Serial Killer Investigations

Our case study is the Peter SutcliffeYorkshire Ripper” case from the UK in which a truck driver perpetrated a series of bloody murders of prostitutes in ...

The Psychology of Serial Killer Investigations

Author: Robert D. Keppel

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0124042600

Page: 232

View: 406

This is the first book of its kind that combines state-of-the-art psychological assessment experience with the expertise of a homicide investigator who has tracked some of this country s most notorious serial killers.

Serial Killers Psychopaths

There was little in Peter Sutcliffe's childhood to point to his subsequent evil career as Britain's most notorious serial killer since Jack the Ripper.

Serial Killers   Psychopaths

Author: Nigel Cawthorne

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 178828657X

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A concise, yet detailed look at some of the most dangerous individuals who have ever lived. Starting with examples of some of the earliest recorded psychopaths and serial killers, the authors present a carefully chosen cross-section of history's most infamous criminals.

The Last Supper A Serial Killer Cookbook

Bio Bite: Peter Sutcliffe, adopting the persona of his nineteenth century counterpart, led investigators in the largest manhunt in British history.

The Last Supper  A Serial Killer Cookbook

Author: C Boccaccio

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 138700087X

Page: 142

View: 791

""Killer Recipes For Those With An Appetite For Murder!"" 51 SIN-Tillating Recipes Based On The Bios Of The World's Most Salacious Slayers! DARK STORIES... DELICIOUS RECIPES. The Perfect Coffee Table Book For True Crime Enthusiasts! ""We Serial Killers are your brothers, your husbands, your fathers... we are everywhere...You wouldn't believe how dark it is out there...""-- SON OF SAM. Thanks to the FBI Boston, Miami, Los Angeles and to the 3-star Michelin chef for help with these delicious recipes. Each of the killers in this book has touched my heart in some way. Although this author does not condone the actions of the hunters in this volume, these lost souls were the architects of my innocently creative imagination as I was growing up. In that way, I have sought out their knowledge, asking them to show me a world that I could not know, and in that way, perhaps to help me understand the nature of being so completely alone; so completely lost in the true chaos of the human mind... - CB

Serial Killers Murder without Mercy

In crime journalist Nigel Blundell’s criminally fascinating collection, you will meet the loners, outcasts, lethal lovebirds, twisted fetishists, pleasure seekers, body snatchers, and angels of death who are the very definition of cold ...

Serial Killers  Murder without Mercy

Author: Nigel Blundell

Publisher: Grub Street Publishers

ISBN: 1848847394

Page: 176

View: 871

Charles Manson, Aileen Wuornos, Burke & Hare, the Boston Strangler, the Zodiac Killer, and other remorseless serial murderers whose crimes made history. From Victorian era graveyards to a rented room in Paris to an isolated Indian farm and the California hills, the shocking murders collected in this true crime anthology span the century and the continents. The motivations are just as varied: sex, greed, bloodlust, hatred, and the sheer thrill of it all. But the more than thirty serial killers profiled here share one perverse trait: they killed without conscience, regret, or shame. Money did it for dapper French ladykiller Henri Landru, homicidal housewife Nannie Doss, Lady Bluebeard Belle Gunness, and Lonely Hearts Killers, Raymond Fernandez and Martha Beck. Deadly desires moved Green River Killer Gary Ridgway, Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe, and John Christie, whose Notting Hill home was a burial ground. And rage was the trigger for Edmund Kemper, who used his mother’s head for a dart board, and for nomadic prostitute Aileen Wuornos who turned her tricks into road kill. In crime journalist Nigel Blundell’s criminally fascinating collection, you will meet the loners, outcasts, lethal lovebirds, twisted fetishists, pleasure seekers, body snatchers, and angels of death who are the very definition of cold-blooded.

The Serial Killer Files

Daily Mirror, 'Yorkshire Ripper hoaxer Wearside Jack speaks for first time about “prank” that derailed serial killer investigation' (14 July 2013).

The Serial Killer Files

Author: Paul Simpson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147213673X

Page: 416

View: 547

There are many myths about serial killers: that they are all dysfunctional loners; all white males; only motivated by sex; that they all travel and operate across a wide area; cannot stop killing; are all insane, or evil geniuses; and that they all want to get caught. Of course, there are some serial killers who fit into these categories, but the married Green River Killer was not a dysfunctional loner; there are plenty of female and non-Caucasian serial killers; Dr Harold Shipman was certainly not motivated by sex; many serial killings (such as the Ipswich prostitute murders carried out by Steve Wright) happen within a confined area; the 'BTK Killer', Dennis Rader, stopped killing in 1991, but wasn't caught until fourteen years later. Many serial killers may have a low animal cunning, or be 'street smart', but few of them are Mensa-level geniuses. Each of the thirty cases covered here is unusual in some respect, perhaps in the way in which the killer carried out their crimes, the choice of victims, the way in which they were apprehended, or the method of their execution. The cases are presented alphabetically by country - from Australia via Colombia, Great Britain, Indonesia, Iran, South Africa and elsewhere to the United States - and then chronologically. They come from across history and from all over the world. The author has gone back as far as possible to contemporary source material - newspaper accounts, trial evidence, interviews with perpetrators or survivors - rather than rely on the increasingly blurred truth to be found online and in far too many collections.

A History Of British Serial Killing

BE THE FIRST TO READ DAVID WILSON'S NEW TRUE CRIME BOOK "A PLOT TO KILL" BY PRE-ORDERING NOW Expanded and updated, this is the definitive history of British serial killing 1888-2020 - by the UK's leading criminologist, David Wilson In this ...

A History Of British Serial Killing

Author: David Wilson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748111727

Page: 256

View: 470

BE THE FIRST TO READ DAVID WILSON'S NEW TRUE CRIME BOOK "A PLOT TO KILL" BY PRE-ORDERING NOW Expanded and updated, this is the definitive history of British serial killing 1888-2020 - by the UK's leading criminologist, David Wilson In this fascinating and informative book, Professor David Wilson tells the stories of Britain's serial killers from Jack the Ripper to the extraordinary Suffolk Murders case. David Wilson has worked as a Prison Governor and as a profiler, and has been described as the UK's leading expert on serial killers. His work has led him to meet several of the UK's deadliest killers, and build up fascinating insights into what makes a serial killer - and who they are most likely to target. A vivid narrative history and a call for prison and social reform, Professor Wilson's new book is a powerful and gripping investigation of Britain's serial murderers.