Whoever fights monsters

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Publisher:
St. Martin's Press,
Pub. Date:
1992.
Language:
English
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Learn the true story of one of the FBI profilers from the Netflix Original Series Mindhunter

Face-to-face with some of America's most terrifying killers, FBI veteran and ex-Army CID colonel Robert K. Ressler learned how to identify the unknown monsters who walk among us—and put them behind bars. In Whoever Fights Monsters, the man who coined the phrase "serial killer" and advised Thomas Harris on The Silence of the Lambs shows how he was able to track down some of the country's most brutal murderers. Ressler—the real-life inspiration for the character Agent Bill Tench in David Fincher's hit TV show Mindhunter—used the evidence at a crime scene to put together a psychological profile of the killers. From the victims they choose to the way they kill to the often grotesque souvenirs they take with them, this book takes you behind prison walls to hear bizarre first-hand stories from such high-profile convicted murderers as Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, Edmund Kemper, and Son of Sam, among others. Whoever Fights Monsters is a fascinating and terrifying journey into criminal mind that no reader will soon forget.

"An invaluable book for anyone who wants to understand serial murder." —Joseph Wambaugh

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9780312304683
9780312078836
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display_description Face-to-face with some of America's most terrifying killers, FBI veteran and ex-Army CID colonel Robert Ressler learned form then how to identify the unknown monsters who walk among us--and put them behind bars. Now the man who coined the phrase "serial killer" and advised Thomas Harris on The Silence of the Lambs shows how is able to track down some of today's most brutal murderers.Just as it happened in The Silence of the Lambs, Ressler used the evidence at a crime scene to put together a psychological profile of the killers. From the victims they choose, to the way they kill, to the often grotesque souvenirs they take with them--Ressler unlocks the identities of these vicious killers of the police to capture.And with his discovery that serial killers share certain violent behaviors, Ressler's gone behind prison walls to hear the bizarre first-hand stories countless convicted murderers. Getting inside the mind of a killer to understand how and why he kills, is one of the FBI's most effective ways of helping police bring in killers who are still at large.Join Ressler as he takes you on the hunt for toady's most dangerous psychopaths. It is a terrifying journey you will not forget.
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subject_facet Homicide -- United States, Serial murders -- United States
title_display Whoever fights monsters
title_full Whoever fights monsters / Robert K. Ressler & Tom Shachtman
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