Face to Face with Serial Killers

Author: Christopher Berry-Dee

Publisher: Blake Publishing

ISBN: 9781844543670

Category: True Crime

Page: 289

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It's common for killers to grab the front pages, with crimes so appalling that they exert a strange fascination on many people. But until this study, it has been rare to hear about what these people are like behind the headlines. Criminologist Christopher Berry-Dee goes behind bars to bring readers the last word from some of the worst criminals in the world. They speak of their violence and shocking deeds from within some of the hardest prisons on earth. These are the killers' stories, in their own words, providing an intimate look inside the people most readers encounter only in nightmares.

Language, Ideology and Identity in Serial Killer Narratives

Author: Christiana Gregoriou

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136837841

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 209

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In this book, Gregoriou explores the portrayal of the serial killer identity and its related ideology across a range of contemporary crime narratives, including detective fiction, the true crime genre and media journalism. How exactly is the serial killer consciousness portrayed, how is the killing linguistically justified, and how distinguishing is the language revolving around criminal ideology and identity across these narrative genres? By employing linguistic and content-related methods of analysis, her study aims to work toward the development of a stylistic framework on the representation of serial killer ideology across factual (i.e. media texts), factional (i.e. true crime books) and fictional (i.e. novels) murder narratives. ‘Schema’ is a term commonly used to refer to organised bundles of knowledge in our brains, which are activated once we come across situations we have previously experienced, a ‘group schema’ being one such inventory shared by many. By analysing serial murder narratives across various genres, Gregoriou uncovers a widely shared ‘group schema’ for these murderers, and questions the extent to which real criminal minds are in fact linguistically fictionalised. Gregoriou’s study of the mental functioning and representation of criminal personas can help illuminate our schematic understanding of actual criminal minds.


Author: J.M. DeBord

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578598087

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 609

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An illuminating look at interpreting, understanding, and learning to stop nightmares! You’re chased. You fall. You get shot. You’re attacked. You’re paralyzed or trapped. A loved one dies. You die!! You wake up in a cold sweat, wondering what it meant. Going beyond simple explanations, Nightmares: Your Guide to Interpreting Your Darkest Dreams helps you understand why you have nightmares and what they mean. This informative book looks at the meaning of common symbols and themes in nightmares and dark dreams. It will teach you not only how to interpret the content of nightmares but also why you have them in the first place and how to stop them. The gritty details of each nightmare are often personal and unique, but through examples and easy-to-follow explanations, best-selling author and dream interpretation expert J. M. DeBord guides you through interpretations and demystifies the dark side of dreaming. He explores the reasons for nightmares, some as simple as bad digestion and illness. Some are caused by shocking events or chronic situations, while others are more existential, challenging a person to break a pattern or habitual response, or to break out of their shell and claim their greater power. He even shares his own worst reoccurring nightmare, its meaning, and how he overcame it. Exploring the messages delivered by the unconscious mind during sleep, Nightmares: Your Guide to Interpreting Your Darkest Dreams provides the tools you need to sort through possible connections and to make sense of your nightmares. Also included are a helpful bibliography and an extensive index, adding to the book’s usefulness.

Serial Killer Timelines

Author: Chris McNab

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1569758883

Category: True Crime

Page: 348

View: 1226

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

Talking with Serial Killers: Sleeping with Psychopaths

Author: Christopher Berry-Dee

Publisher: John Blake

ISBN: 1789464293

Category: True Crime

Page: 231

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Bestselling writer and criminologist Christopher Berry-Dee turns his attention to a new kind of victim: the wives or partners of serial murderers who remained unaware of exactly who they had fallen for until after their other half's arrest or, in some cases, conviction, for multiple murders. Sonia Sutcliffe first discovered that her husband, Peter, was leading a secret existence as 'the Yorkshire Ripper' only when he was arrested. The wife of the 'Hillside Strangler' only learned of her husband's crimes when state police smashed down her door in search of him. On finding out the truth, these innocents often experience a strange kind of guilt for not having recognised the killer in their home, as well as having to face the grim reality of betrayal and deceit. Christopher Berry-Dee speaks directly to killers and their oblivious loved ones to get inside the minds of the men and women who fall for murderers.

Within These Walls

Author: Ken F. Gage

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1463418949

Category: Law

Page: 174

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After reading this book, you'll be able to walk in the shoes of some of Alaska's most infamous killers and you'll see the things they saw during their brutal, heinous acts. By interviewing and living with these killers, I've been able to walk their bloody trail and listen to their victim's screams. You as a reader can now search for what most police departments are too overwhelmed to notice: the patterns. You'll learn to look beyond the background noise of everyday crimes, of routine blood-shed and begin to see the hot spots. When you live each day with these killers, you begin to see them re-live their gruesome crimes within their own mind; this is what makes the difference between a man convicted of murder and a true murderer.

Whoever Fights Monsters

Author: Robert K. Ressler,Tom Shachtman

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250084997

Category: True Crime

Page: 292

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LEARN THE TRUE STORY OF ONE OF THE FBI PROFILERS WHO COINED THE PHRASE "SERIAL KILLER" Face-to-face with some of America's most terrifying killers, FBI veteran Robert K. Ressler learned how to identify the unknown monsters who walk among us -- and put them behind bars. In Whoever Fights Monsters, Ressler—the inspiration for the character Agent Bill Tench in David Fincher's hit TV show Mindhunter—shows how he was able to track down some of the country's most brutal murderers. Ressler, the FBI Agent and ex-Army CID colonel who advised Thomas Harris on The Silence of the Lambs, used the evidence at a crime scene to put together a psychological profile of the killers. From the victims they choose to the way they kill to the often grotesque souvenirs they take with them—Ressler unlocks the identities of these vicious killers. And with his discovery that serial killers share certain violent behaviors, Ressler goes behind prison walls to hear bizarre first-hand stories from countless convicted murderers, including Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy; Edmund Kemper; and Son of Sam. Getting inside the mind of a killer to understand how and why he kills is one of the FBI's most effective ways of helping police bring in killers who are still at large. Join Ressler as he takes you on the hunt for the world's most dangerous psychopaths in this terrifying journey you will not forget.

Serial Killer Cinema

Author: Robert Cettl

Publisher: McFarland Publishing


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 584

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Outlines the development of the serial killer genre in motion pictures and lists more than five hundred films, providing the credits, a plot synopsis, and an analysis of the film's place within the genre for each film.

Look What You Made Me Do

Author: Elaine Murphy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1538704161

Category: Fiction

Page: 242

View: 7604

A gripping thriller about a woman who must help cover the tracks of her serial killer sister -- only to discover her sibling isn't the only serial killer in town. Carrie wants a normal life. Carrie Lawrence doesn’t need a happily ever after. She’ll just settle for “after.” After a decade of helping her sister hide her victims. After a lifetime of lies. She just wants to be safe, boring, and not trekking through the woods at night with a dead body wrapped in a carpet. Becca wants to get away with murder. Becca Lawrence doesn’t believe in happily ever after because she’s already happy. She’s gotten away with murder for a decade and has blackmailed her sister into helping her hide the evidence—what more could a girl want? But first they have to stop a serial killer. When thirteen bodies are discovered in their small town, people are shocked. But not as shocked as Carrie, who thought she knew all the details of Becca’s sordid pastime. When Becca swears she’s not behind the grisly new crimes, they realize the town has a second serial killer who has the sisters in his sights, and what he wants is . . . Carrie.

Talking with Serial Killers: Dead Men Talking

Author: Christopher Berry-Dee

Publisher: Talking with Serial Killers

ISBN: 9781789462203


Page: 304

View: 7389

'I have interviewed, face to face, some of the world's most heinous serial killers, spree killers and mass murderers. I have sat with them on death rows throughout the United States, where the stench of cheap disinfectant, human sweat and evil permeates every brick of the human warehouses that imprison those from the legion of the damned. I have listened to their sickening tales of murder most foul and their boasts of having caused such suffering... ' - from the author's introduction