Book Reviews of Whoever Fights Monsters : My Twenty Years Tracking Serial Killers for the FBI (St. Martin's True Crime Library)

Whoever Fights Monsters : My Twenty Years Tracking Serial Killers for the FBI (St. Martin's True Crime Library)
Whoever Fights Monsters My Twenty Years Tracking Serial Killers for the FBI - St. Martin's True Crime Library
Author: Robert K. Ressler, Thomas Schachtman
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780312950446
ISBN-10: 0312950446
Publication Date: 3/15/1993
Pages: 289
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 55 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
A good book that gives much information about profiling serial killers. It also gives insight to many serial killers that are well known such as Ted Bundy,Jeffery Dahmer,Charles Manson,Edmund Kemper,John Wayne Gacy,John Joubert and Gerald Schaefer. Robert Ressler worked tracking serial killers for the FBI.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is the 1st book I read about such a subject. This book honestly turned me on to reading on the subjects of serial killers & death. I would recomend this as good reading for anyone who is fascinated about the darker side of the world we live in.
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Helpful Score: 3
There are points early in the book where I felt he was almost bragging too much - but all the other famous profilers mention him as the one they learned from - and the original writing was a few years ago. A DEFINITE recommendation for those interested in the development of modern day profiling and origins of what is just "accepted truth" now - things that were theories and ideas back then! VERY GOOD choice for those interested in true crime!
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Awesome reading for "true-crime" buffs. Even had a couple of old, & local crimes reported where I live.
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More interesting than most profile books in that he explains what logic they use in determining some of the profiles. However, you have to get past his ego to enjoy the book!
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There are many, many cases outlined or detailed here, showcasing the author's interactions and experiences with serial killers. The material is often hard to read due to the subject matter, and because Ressler, even with a co-author to tidy things up, isn't as competent a writer as someone like Ann Rule. It is, however, engrossing to follow the development of the FBI's handling of these crimes. Ressler isn't bashful about the importance of his role in these investigations; I think a certain amount of ego is essential in a job like his. But he does provide plenty of information for curious casual readers like me, for true crime devotees, and for those more seriously interested in profiling and criminal justice.
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The FBI agent who claims to have coined the term serial killer recounts his interviews with some of the most notorious of them including Charles Manson, John Wayne Gacy, and Ted Bundy.
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Very insightful and interesting.
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This is an amazing story about an FBI profiler.
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Very informative and interesting!
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True crime - includes photos of such as Dahlmer, Bundy, Gacy & Manson.