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What are some good books about serial killers?

Please leave the title of the book & the author. Thanks for your answers.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    I personally recommend:

    "The Daughters Of Juarez: A True Story Of Serial Murder South of The Border" by Teresa Rodriguez, Diana Montane and Lisa Pulitzer.

    It is a beautifully written book by journalist Teresa Rodriguez, detailed, and extremely moving. It is about the continuing murders occurring in Juarez, Mexico, where women are being kidnapped, raped, tortured and murdered, by suspected nomadic killers and even corrupt law enforcement officers.

    Here is a list of some other books you might be interested in:

    - Confessions of the Son of Sam by David Abrahamsen

    - Son of Sam: The .44 Caliber Killer by George Carpozi

    - Lust Killer by Ann Rule

    - Ted Bundy: Conversations with a Killer by S. Michaud and H. Aynesworth

    - The Deliberate Stranger by Richard Larson

    - The Only Living Witness: True Account of Homicidal Insanity by S. Michaud and H. Aynesworth

    - The Riverman: Ted Bundy and I Hunt for the Green River Killer by Bob Keppel

    - The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule

    - The Sleeping Lady by Robert Graysmith

    - Dracula Killer by Lt. Ray Biondi

    - Hunting the Devil by Richard Lourie and Harper Collins

    - Silent Rage by Michael Newton

    - Death at Every Stop by W. Clarkson

    - Jeffrey Dahmer by Dr. Joel Norris

    - A Father's Story by Lionel Dahmer

    - The Man Who Could Not Kill Enough by Anne Schwartz

    - The Shrine of Jeffrey Dahmer by Brian Masters

    - The Cannibal by Mel Heimer

    - Deranged by Harold Schecter

    - Buried Dreams by Tim Cahill and Russ Ewing

    - Killer Clown by Terry Sullivan and Peter Maiken

    - The Man Who Killed Boys by Clifford Linedecker

    - Question of Doubt by J.W. Gacy

    - Deviant by Harold Schecter

    - Psycho by Anthony Woods and Errol Morris

    - Edward Gein by Judge Robert H. Gollmar

    - The Scarlet Mansion by Allan W. Eckert

    - The Torture Doctor by David Franke

    - Unabomber by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker

    - The Shoemaker by R. Schreiber

    - Co-Ed Killer by M. Chaney

    - Monster of Dusseldorf by M. Wagner

    - Child of Satan, Child of God by Susan Atkins

    - Desert Shadows: Charles Manson and the Manson Family by Bob Murphy

    - Garbage People by John Gilmore and Ron Kenner

    - Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry

    - Jonestown and the Manson Family by Robert Endleman

    - Manson In His Own Words by Charles Manson

    - My Life With Charles Manson by Paul Watkins

    - Witness to Evil by George Bishop

    - Killing for Company by Brian Masters

    - Night Stalker by Philip Carlo

    - Night Stalker by Clifford Linedecker

    - Night Stalker by Carol David Luce

    - The Gainesville Ripper by Mary S. Ryzuk

    - Killer On Campus by James Fox and Jack Levin

    - The Making of a Serial Killer by Danny Rolling and Sondra London

    - Deliver Us From Evil by D. Yallop

    - Somebody's Husband, Somebody's Son by Gordon Burn

    - The Yorkshire Ripper by Roger Cross

    - The Hillside Strangler: A Murderer's Mind by Ted Schwarz

    - Two of a Kind by Darcy O'Brien

    - The Gates Of Janus by Ian Brady

    - Brady and Hindley by F. Harrison

    - Honeymoon Killers by P. Buck

    - Eye of Evil by Joseph Harrington and Robert Burger

    - Inside 25 Cromwell Street by Stephen West and Mae West

    - Out of the Shadows by Anne Marie West and Virginia Hill

    - The Search for the Green River Killer by Carlton Smith and Tomas Guillen

    - Jack the Ripper by M. Fido

    - Jack the Ripper: The Final Solution by Stephen Knight

    - True Face of Jack the Ripper by Harris Melvin

    - The Whitechapel Horrors by Edward Hanna

    - Zodiac by Robert Graysmith

    - The Serial Killers: A Study In The Psychology of Violence by Colin Wilson.

    - River Of Blood by Amanda Howard.

    Source(s): My own research into serial homicide. Studies: - Bachelor of Psychology (Interpersonal & Organisational). - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training. - Graduate Certificate in Criminology (currently studying). - Currently developing an educational website on serial homicide.
    • katie6 years agoReport

      Hey, I really appreciate this list! Consisting of really good serial killer based books, thanks :D

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  • 3 years ago

    Books About Serial Killers

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  • 1 decade ago

    About real serial killers, or fictional?

    If you're looking for something on real serial killers, there are two essentials:

    1) Serial Killers: The Methods and Madness of Monsters

    by Peter Vronsky ---- This is a great overview of several crimes/criminals, and goes very in depth about motive and "insanity" and the different types of serial killers. There's even a chapter on how to fight back should you encounter one (not likely, luckily!).

    2) The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule. Back in the 70s, she began writing a book about some unsolved serial killings. In the middle of writing it, the culprit was caught. It was her good friend, Ted Bundy.

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  • 1 decade ago

    All of the Alex Cross Books by James Paterson are really good murder mystery serial murder books below is a list:

    Along Came A Spider

    Kiss the Girls

    Jack & Jill

    Cat and Mouse

    Pop Goes the Weasel

    Roses are Red

    Violets are Blue

    Four Blind Mice

    The Big Bad Wolf

    London Bridges

    Mary Mary

    I think there have been a few since that last one as well.

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  • Dale
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    4 years ago

    As for serial killer books: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson and In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

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  • 1 decade ago

    Non-fiction books about serial killers are much better than fictional ones!

    I : The Creation of a Serial Killer by Brian King

    Carless Whispers by Carlton Stowers

    House of Secrets by Lowell Cauffiel

    The best fiction ones:

    The Shining by Stephen King

    Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

    Hannibal by Thomas Harris

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  • xo379
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Non-fiction books about serial killers are much better than fictional ones!

    I : The Creation of a Serial Killer by Brian King

    Carless Whispers by Carlton Stowers

    House of Secrets by Lowell Cauffiel

    The best fiction ones:

    The Shining by Stephen King

    Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

    Hannibal by Thomas Harris

    • The Shining is a man gone mad, not a serial killer,

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Heartsick by Chelsea Cain

    It is about this seriously twisted serial killer who kidnaps and tortures one of the detectives working to find her, then calls 911 and goes to jail. The story takes off from there.

    Really, its such a good book if you are into thriller/suspense, and of course, serial killers.

    And she is coming out with a sequel so you have that to look forward to as well.

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  • 1 decade ago

    John Sanford's entire series is pretty good for serial killers. Another good author is James Patterson.

    No titles for you, but almost every book they write is about serial killers.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Trust me is a good book

    also Stop me

    sry but i cant rmbr the author but im sure tht if you look those books up together you'll find the author cause they're written by the same person

    GOOD LUCK!!!

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    5 years ago

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