Book Reviews of The Cases That Haunt Us

The Cases That Haunt Us
The Cases That Haunt Us
Author: John Douglas, Mark Olshaker
ISBN-13: 9780671018306
ISBN-10: 0671018302
Publication Date: 1/2/2002
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  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Gardners Books
Book Type: Paperback
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This book was one of my more interesting texts for my degree in forensic psychology. Douglas's theories don't always agree with the popular thinking, but his logic makes sense once you understand the method. It's interesting reading, until you get to the Ramsey case where his bias gets in the way of following his own method. Some knowledge of the facts of the historical cases helps with the understanding, but the book is definitely written for the popular press. If you like CSI-type stuff you'll probably like this book, although his first book, Mindhunter, was better.
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Excellent accounts of the following cases, some solved and some unsolved:

Jack the Ripper
Lizzie Borden
The Zodiac Killer
The Black Dahlia
The Lindbergh Baby
Lawrencia "Bambi" Bembenek
The Boston Strangler
JonBenet Ramsey

I had no idea that Lizzie Borden may have been a kleptomaniac. The insights on the Ramsey case are especially good. Don't skip the "Perspectives" section at the end--the authors have some terrific suggestions on how to equip law enforcement agencies so they can solve these types of cases.
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The authors--Douglas worked for the FBI for 25 years--tackle famous cases including Jack the Ripper, Lizzie Borden, the Zodiac killer, and JonBenet Ramsey's murder. This is not sleazy or sensationalistic crime writing; the book is down-to-earth and very convincing of various parties' guilt or innocence. Highly recommended. Now I'd like to see Douglas tackle Scott Peterson and Darlie Routier.
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An in depth look at Jack the Ripper, Lizzie Borden, The Lindburgh Kidnappingm Thhe Zodiac Zillings, The JonBenet Murder and other by an FBI profiler - Gribbibg!
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I enjoyed this book. It reviews old unsolved cases and the ex-FBI profiler John Douglas explains what things would be available to investigators today and his view on the real killer.
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This book is a great one! The guy who wrote it was an FBI specialist that has insider knowledge into some of the most chilling and thought provoking cases. I really enjoyed reading this book because you learn things that were not told to the media in the more recent cases... and also gives you a closer look at some older cases that may have not been in your lifetime.
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True crime book about some of the cases that most people have read about in the newspapers or magazines and/or have seen on television. The cases presented kept me reading, but there are so many takes on the Jonbenet Ramsey case that one more is not that interesting to me at this point. Overall, though, I found it very good reading.
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Includes cases about, Lizzie Bordon, Jack the ripper, JonBenet Ramsy, The Zodiac Killer and more.
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Fascinating true crime book. The authors are very good at giving their perspectives. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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If you're a John Douglas fan this book is for you. The cases he reviews here are the most well known and haunting even going back to Jack the Ripper. I had a little trouble with the JonBenet Ramsey discussion but not because I agreed or disagreed with his conclusion but because he went into so much detail that I was worn out when I got to the end of it. I enjoyed the book and would recommend it to anyone interested in profiling done right.
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This book gives some of the facts that were not reported before on these unsolved crimes.
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I enjoyed this book, even with the subject matter being what it is, the book was well-written by someone who actually knows what really happened.
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This is an interesting book if you want to know about different cases that have happened through out the years.
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Very interesting and thoughtful. By the first FBI profiler.
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This is a very interesting true crime book.
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this book goes in to great detail of each case. some things that weren't mentioned on tv or in the newspapers
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As usual, John Douglas does a wonderful analysis of famous unsolved cases. This one is excellent.
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I have only read the case, so far, that I was most interested in: Jon Benet Ramsey one. It opened my eyes to a new perspective on who may have been the guilty party. I intend to read more of these cases when time allows. GMNES