Books: Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters

Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters is another book I use for information every now and then. The book is broken down into various parts. Some of these include “A History of Monsters,” “The Method & Madness,” and “Fighting Monsters.”

The first part basicly covers the history of the serial killer. It gives you some background and talks about the phase “serial killer.” The 2nd part discusses classifying the serial killers and serial killers as children. That chapter talks about the abuse, up bringing and other factors and warning signs that a child might have the potential of becoming very dangerous

The last part talks about surviving a serial killer but I’m not sure about that. For one, anyone can be a serial killer. They don’t have a certain “look.” One could be your neighbor, co-worker or even relative. Of course it talks about being aware of your surroundings and what not but that’s common sense.

This is what Amazon has to say about the book:

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.


~ by B on November 29, 2006.

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