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My Life Among the Serial Killers: Inside the Minds of the World's Most Notorious Murderers (Audio CD) (Abridged)
My Life Among the Serial Killers Inside the Minds of the World's Most Notorious Murderers - Audio CD - Abridged Author:Helen Morrison, Harold Goldberg Dr. Helen Morrison has profiled more than eighty serial killers around the world. What she has learned about them will shatter every assumption you've ever had about the most notorious killers known to man. — Dr. Helen Morrison, a leading expert on serial killers, has spent as many as four hundred hours alone with depraved murderers. In My... more » Life Among the Serial Killers, Dr. Morrison relates how she profiled Richard Otto Macek, who chewed on his victims' body parts, stalked Dr. Morrison, then believed she was his wife. She conducted the last interview with Ed Gein, the inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. John Wayne Gacy, the clown-obsessed killer of young men, sent her crazed Christmas cards, and gave her his paintings as presents. Dr. Morrison has received letters from killers, read their diaries and journals, evaluated crime scenes, testified at their trials, and studied photos of the gruesome carnage. She has interviewed the families of the victims, and the spouses and parents of the killers.
Through it all, Dr. Morrison's goal has been to discover the reasons why serial killers are compelled to murder, how they choose their victims, and what we can do to prevent their crimes in the future. Her provocative conclusions will stun you.
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Amanda F. reviewed My Life Among the Serial Killers: Inside the Minds of the World's Most Notorious Murderers (Audio CD) (Abridged) on + 3 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This book is very interesting! If you are into true crime or just serial killers in general you will not be disappointed. This is a great book written through the eyes of a female psychiatrist back when it was rare to have a women in that field and when the field was not very well respected.
I had expected to end up reading about the stories and details of the serial killers minds, and although there were great details in the interviews that the author shares; I felt that majority of the book (especially the ending) was about her thories on the basis of the crimes that the serial killer minds worked. I enjoyed the book but was slighly disappointed with the ending. Not recommended for the young, some details can be grusome.