Talking With Psychopaths and Savages: Beyond Evil

Author: Christopher Berry-Dee

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 1789461162

Category: True Crime

Page: 288

View: 8045


'I wrapped duct tape around her mouth and her nose and watched her suffocate to death . . . then I went back to work' - former Colonel David Russell Williams of the Royal Canadian Air Force, 2010 Sunday Times-bestselling author Christopher Berry-Dee is back with a companion volume that delves even deeper into the savage world of psychopaths and their hideous crimes. This time, however, he combines sections on killers whom he has known, interviewed or corresponded with, with studies of psychopathic serial killers from the past, including Peter Kürten, the 'Düsseldorf Monster', John Christie, responsible for the killings at 10 Rillington Place; and Neville Heath, a ladykiller in every sense of the word. The result is a chilling narrative that sets the forensic examination of killers and their crimes within the context of murder in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, an examination of the evil mind set against the insoluble problem of identifying psychopaths who kill. This is not a book for the squeamish, but it is undeniably fascinating in its portrayal of just what one human being will do to others - while all too often moving among us unnoticed and unhindered. If their crimes seem as incomprehensible as they are horrific, it is undeniably true that the world's most savage killers may be much closer than we think . . .

Talking with Psychopaths and Savages: Mass Murderers and Spree Killers

Author: Christopher Berry-Dee

Publisher: John Blake

ISBN: 1789464234

Category: True Crime

Page: 288

View: 6168


A natural subject for the UK's bestselling true-crime author: a study of people who randomly kill large numbers of others (spree killers), or who set out to do so in specific places or situations (mass killers). Because of the ease of obtaining firearms in the USA, many of these, inevitably, are American, but there have been other recent examples in New Zealand and Norway, while three major mass shootings took place in the UK at Hungerford in 1987 (17 dead, including the killer), Dunblane in 1996 (18, including the killer), and in Cumbria in 2010 (13, including the killer). As such killings become more frequent, it is easy to blame them on the ready availability of firearms and weak or non-existent background checks, even though many countries, including the UK, have extremely robust firearms legislation. What is more difficult to establish, however, is the motivation behind such killings: some are occasioned by grievance, real or imagined, while others have their origins in a sense of failure or feelings of inadequacy. Other killers, however, seem to be driven by a desire for power over their fellow humans, often coupled with an overriding contempt for the lives of others. In search of answers to the questions raised, Christopher Berry-Dee offers case studies in some of the most infamous mass killings of the past fifty years, from school massacres to workplace killings, hate crimes to familicides. In doing so he demonstrates, chillingly, that such murders are almost impossible to predict, and therefore almost impossible to prevent.

Talking with Serial Killers: Dead Men Talking

Author: Christopher Berry-Dee

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 1843586436

Category: True Crime

Page: 304

View: 8772


Having delved into the heads of many of the world's most notorious murderers and published his gripping findings in the bestselling Talking with Serial Killers, for his latest book, renowned crime expert Christopher Berry-Dee has gained the trust of more monsters across the world and entered their prison lairs to discuss in detail their horrific crimes. Looking at the unique reality of their criminal lives and documenting the extent of their brutishness and cruelty, this book delves deep into the dysfunctional minds of a dozen social outcasts. Christopher Berry-Dee has also spent hundreds of hours corresponding with those incarcerated for the rest of their days and those on death row awaiting execution. Every sentence, paragraph and page of their writing provides clues to the reasons behind their homicidal behaviour -- making this book a must-read for aficionados of the genre and anyone fascinated by the extremes of the human condition. As you too come face-to-face with the most evil people in the world, their crimes will undoubtedly sicken and terrify; their words, however, will fascinate as you are drawn in to a world of hate, corruption, obsession, lust, power, terror and ultimately, death. Beyond the headlines, once the courtroom drama has subsided and the prison gates locked behind them for good, Dead Men Talking allows you to get up close and personal with torturers, psychopaths and mass murders, to read the stories that are rarely heard and get the last word from some of the world's worst criminals.

The Thirteenth Virgin Film Guide

Author: N.A

Publisher: Virgin Books Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Motion pictures

Page: 890

View: 9510


The critically acclaimed Virgin Film Guide makes every film count by providing more information on the films that matter from the 1930s to the present day. It offers fuller credits, longer synopses and reviews plus comprehensive Oscars information, alternative titles, a complete star rating and a comprehensive index of directors. It also draws on the expertise of TV Guide's entire team of film experts - each skilled in a different kind of film, from classic Hollywood musicals to low-budget cult favourites - giving the reader more informed and opinionated critique than other books of this kind.