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From the "Murder Castle" of the first serial killer, Herman Mudgett, to the random torture-killing spree of Christopher Wilder, Disguise of Sanity selects twenty-one contrasting cases of multicide to illustrate the most dangerous and efficient kind of killer; the serial mass murderer.
Mint condition / Contains 70 photographs.
Forward by former Los Angeles Police Chief, Senator Ed Davis / Commentary by former Los Angeles County Sheriff Sherman Block.
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From the Murder Castle of Herman Mudgett to the random torture-killing spree of Christopher Wilder, The Disguise of Sanity selects 21 contrasting cases of multicide to illustrate the most dangerous and efficient kind of killer; the serial mass murderer.
Routinely and casually performing overkill homicide that may claim hundreds of lives, the serial killer represents a new type of criminal who can effectively evade police and confound social specialists.
The Boston Strangler, the Charles Manson Family, the Freeway Killer the Hillside Strangler the Snuff Murderer all committed monstrous and insane killings, but not one was insane. Most were intelligent, many were charming, and all could easily disguise their sadism and rage to attract and capture victims.
These frightening true stories illustrated with 70 photographs chronicle the origins of multicide and the rise of serial murder from the mid-1950's, to the epidemic that it remains today.
Michael Cartel presents each case as a separate short story, with every account forming a different view of the mind of the murderer. The narratives explain, with a minimum of comment, the bizarre personalities, events, histories and ironies that have altered both law and psychiatry, and have changed the patters of our own lives.About the Author:
Michael Cartel was born in Pasadena, California in 1948. A graduate of California State University, he began writing after returning from the military draft in 1970, later working as a film director, scriptwriter and film critic. He served as a reserve Los Angeles police officer in North Hollywood for several years. He was editor and pubilisher of a weekly entertainment digest. He resides in a Los Angeles suberb with his wife and two sons.
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Book Description Pepperbox Books, 1985. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0961462507