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The Best New True Crime Stories: Serial Killers
Works of: Non-fiction
Serial killers can be anywhere. And scarier still, they can be anyone.
Serial killers. Names like Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, and Jeffrey Dahmer are often the first ones that spring to mind. But serial killers have been around for a very long time—and they’re not just limited to the male gender either. Some of these predators have been caught and brought to justice, whereas others have never been found, let alone identified. Edited by acclaimed author and anthologist Mitzi Szereto, The Best New True Crime Stories: Serial Killers reveals all-new accounts of true crime serial killers from the contemporary to the historic. The international list of contributors includes award-winning writers, true crime podcasters, journalists, and experts in the dark crimes field such as Martin Edwards, Lee Mellor, Danuta Kot, Craig Pittman, Richard O Jones, Marcie Rendon, Mike Browne, and Vicki Hendricks.
“This compelling collection of serial killer stories is more than its beautifully told parts—it adds up to a clear and startling portrait of murder as an addiction and the very human demons that haunt the lives of killers and victims alike.”—Deborah Blum, author of The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz-Age New York
“From the virtually crime-free suburbs of Japan to the mean streets of South America; from the peaceful, but forever-tainted English cathedral town of Gloucester, to a Native Indian Reservation; from the fjords of Norway to the idyll of a Midwest farm, this book travels the world, examining the history and psychology of some of the world’s most gruesome serial killers.”—Robin Bowles, Australia’s true crime queen
“Chilling, very moving (those poor victims), but above all, essential reading.”—Peter Guttridge, critic and crime fiction author
“Can’t get enough true crime? This thought-provoking, highly readable collection will scratch that itch.”—Alma Katsu, author of The Hunger
Other books by Mitzi Szereto
The Best New True Crime Stories: Crimes of Famous & Infamous Criminals
The Best New True Crime Stories: Unsolved Crimes & Mysteries
The Best New True Crime Stories: Partners in Crime
The Best New True Crime Stories: Crimes of Passion, Obsession & Revenge
The Best New True Crime Stories: Well-Mannered Crooks, Rogues & Criminals
The Best New True Crime Stories: Small Towns
Rotten Peaches (The Thelonious T. Bear Chronicles)
Normal for Norfolk (The Thelonious T. Bear Chronicles)
Getting Even: Revenge Stories
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