An account of the search for the killer of fifty-three Soviet citizens describes how Russian Chief Inspector Issa Kostoev searched for the man who sexually mutilated, killed, and cannibalized his victims. 40,000 first printing. $40,000 ad/promo.
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This is the story of Andrei Chikatilo, a sadistic sexual serial killer convicted in Rostov of 53 murders of women and children. In the former Soviet Union, information about crime was rarely forthcoming, but now this shocking case has received considerable publicity and spawned several new and forthcoming books (Peter Conradi's The Red Ripper , Dell, 1992; Robert Cullen's The Killer Department , previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 1/93). Lourie, author of Russia Speaks ( LJ 3/15/91), focuses on detective Issa Kostoev, who led the years-long investigation that finally caught Chikatilo (but not before an innocent man was executed for his first murder). Given the subject, this is a rather bland effort, lacking the supporting details and dramatic intensity found in compelling crime writing. Still, the setting is intriguing and there will be interest in reading about Russia's "Jack the Ripper." Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 1/93.
- Gregor A. Preston, Univ. of California Lib., Davis
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Book Description Harper, NY, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. This is a New and Unread copy of the first edition (1st priting). Photographs. Index. Bookseller Inventory # 043558
Book Description Harpercollins, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060177179
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