The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers by Michael Newton
The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers provides accurate information on hundreds of serial murder cases – from early history to the present.
This guide examines the realities of serial murder versus popular myths depicted in film and television. From Jack the Ripper to Ted Bundy, the encyclopedia gives readers an overview of what is undoubtedly the most macabre and fascinating branch of crime and modern criminology.
Written in a non-sensational manner, this authoritative encyclopedia debunks many of the myths surrounding this most notorious of criminal activities. New major serial killers have come to light since the first edition was published, and many older cases have been solved (such as the Green River Killer) or further investigated (like Jack the Ripper and the Zodiac Killer).
Completely updated entries and appendixes pair with more than 30 new photographs and many new entries to make this new edition more fascinating than ever.
New and updated entries include: Axe Man of New Orleans; BTK Strangler; Jack the Ripper; Cuidad Juarez, Mexico; John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, the Sniper Killers; Gary Leon Ridgway, the Green River Killer; and Harold Frederick Shipman.