Books: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story: An American Nightmare
This was one of the first books I bought as far as serial killers go. Dahmer was one of the first serial killers I remember hearing about and I was just amazed by it. I mean, not only did he kill, he consumed his victims. Another interesting part of the story was the fact he could have been stopped sooner if police had listened to witnesses but that’s another post. I highly recommend this book. It’s an easy and quick read. It was hard for me to put the book down because I got sucked into it. I even lent it to a co-worker who said it was one of the best books he’s read and he’s really into serial killers/true crime as well. Here’s some info on the book from Amazon.com:
They smelled the foul odors. They heard the power saw buzzing in the dead of night but neighbors never imagined the horrors happening right next door.The hot sultry night of July 22, 1991 was one the tenants of the Oxford Apartments would never forget. A panic stcricken young man–a pair of handcuffs still dangling from his wrists–ran out of Apartment 213 and told police an incredible tale of terror.
Shaking with fear, he led officers back to his captor’s lair, where they made the gruesome discovery. Inside were the body parts of at least fifteen men–including torsos stuffed into a barrel, severed heads in a refrigerator, and skulls boiled clean and stashed in a filing cabinet. Tacked to the freezer were Poloroid photographs of mutilated corpses.
When investigators arrested 31-year-old Jeffrey Dahmer, they realized they had stumbled onto a “real-life Hannibal Lecter”–a sadistic murderer who told them he had saved a human heart “to eat later”. What could turn a handsome, former tennis player, the son of middle-class parents, into a perverse serial killer whose unthinkable acts shocked the nation?
The Jeffrey Dahmer Story takes you into Jeffrey Dahmer’s twisted world of bizarre sexual encounters, mutilation and cannibalism–in one of history’s most appalling true crime cases.