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Whoever Fights Monsters

Robert Ressler Available Here
Category: Book Reviews
Subcategory: True Crime
Price: $14.99
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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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    Dayngerus, Thu, 06 Mar 2008 23:02:11 UTC.
    1st review

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The practical experience detailed in the interviews with some of the most notorious serial murderers is as enlightening as it is disturbing. The book gets four stars simply because of the author's narrative, a little to much "me" time.

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    lauradrizzt, Mon, 14 Apr 2008 00:35:57 UTC.

    Wonderful read...told me about a serial killer I used to take care of....didn't kow the details of his crime until I read the book....shudder...shudder....Captivating.....

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    ddowdey, Mon, 14 Apr 2008 01:13:09 UTC.

    This was an excellent book. It was very interesting book especially for those who are interested in profiling.

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    egpddisp, Fri, 09 May 2008 08:07:43 UTC.

    I would reccommend anything by Robert Ressler. He is a wealth of information

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    djcrash215, Sat, 02 Aug 2008 06:00:20 UTC.

    Great read!

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    Hisrat, Mon, 04 Aug 2008 02:11:37 UTC.

    Ressler, Douglas and Hazelwood all are top notch in their field. It has been a LONG time since I read this but I do remember it being difficult to follow. I would recommend reading.

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    Tigerlilly1, Fri, 07 Nov 2008 10:50:30 UTC.

    I loved this book. Talks about Ted Bundy, and profiling other serial killers. Also what makes them click.

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    CatherineGuy, Tue, 12 May 2009 14:07:09 UTC.

    My favorite book! Check out "I have lived in the monster" by him as well.

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    Anonymous, Sun, 21 Jun 2009 03:27:49 UTC.

    Great book for Psychologists and anyone interested in Profiling. It doesn't just tell you about profiling, it teaches some methods and how they come to their conclusions. A must read for LE and Psychologists!

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    ASCW1, Mon, 31 Aug 2009 10:57:38 UTC.

    Great book for cops and psychologists!! Tells you everything you need to know!!

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    corylovesandrea, Thu, 04 Nov 2010 12:31:59 UTC.

    Great reference book for me as I worked on my Masters in Criminal Behavior.

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