Author(s): Robert Keppel; William J. Birnes
'This book will make you think... it will frighten you, and it will shock you... Frankly I could not read it at night.' - Ann Rule
Sparked by a growing concern over the steady rise of signature murders, Robert Keppel explores in unflinching detail the monstrous patterns, sadiistic compulsions and depraved motives of this breed of killer.
Interpreting the calling cards of the serial murderer, Keppel reveals the answers hidden among the grisly evidence, the common threads that link each devastating act of brutal violence.
From The Lovely Hearts Killer who haunted the most desperate of women in 1950s America, to the savage Midtown Torso Murders that stunned the NYPD, to such infamous symbols of evil as Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy and John Gacy, these are the cases - horrifying,graphic and unforgettable - that Keppel ingeniously taps to shed light on the darkest corners of the pathological mind.