The Serial Killer Files: The Who, What, Where, How, and Why of the World's Most Terrifying Murderers

Harold Schechter

Published by Ballantine Books, 2003
ISBN 10: 0345465660 / ISBN 13: 9780345465665
Used / Paperback / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! L. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
4.09 avg rating
(2,585 ratings)

Synopsis: THE DEFINITIVE DOSSIER ON HISTORY’S MOST HEINOUS!

Hollywood’s make-believe maniacs like Jason, Freddy, and Hannibal Lecter can’t hold a candle to real life monsters like John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and scores of others who have terrorized, tortured, and terminated their way across civilization throughout the ages. Now, from the much-acclaimed author of Deviant, Deranged, and Depraved, comes the ultimate resource on the serial killer phenomenon.

Rigorously researched and packed with the most terrifying, up-to-date information, this innovative and highly compelling compendium covers every aspect of multiple murderers—from psychology to cinema, fetishism to fan clubs, “trophies” to trading cards. Discover:

WHO THEY ARE: Those featured include Ed Gein, the homicidal mama’s boy who inspired fiction’s most famous Psycho, Norman Bates; Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi, sex-crazed killer cousins better known as the Hillside Stranglers; and the Beanes, a fifteenth-century cave-dwelling clan with an insatiable appetite for human flesh

HOW THEY KILL: They shoot, stab, and strangle. Butcher, bludgeon, and burn. Drown, dismember, and devour . . . and other methods of massacre too many and monstrous to mention here.

WHY THEY DO IT: For pleasure and for profit. For celebrity and for “companionship.” For the devil and for dinner. For the thrill of it, for the hell of it, and because “such men are monsters, who live . . .
beyond the frontiers of madness.”

PLUS: in-depth case studies, classic killers’ nicknames, definitions of every kind of deviance and derangement, and much, much more.

For more than one hundred profiles of lethal loners and killer couples, Bluebeards and black widows, cannibals and copycats— this is an indispensable, spine-tingling, eye-popping investigation into the dark hearts and mad minds of that twisted breed of human whose crimes are the most frightening . . . and fascinating.

About the Author: Harold Schechter is a professor of American literature and popular culture at Queens College of the City University of New York. He is widely celebrated for both fiction and true-crime writing, including The Devil's Gentleman and The Serial Killer Files. He is also the editor of the Library of America volume, True Crime: An American Anthology. He lives in Brooklyn and Mattituck, Long Island, with his wife, the poet Kimiko Hahn.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Serial Killer Files: The Who, What, ...
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: 2003
Binding: Paperback
Book Condition: Used: Good

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Harold Schechter
Published by Random House Publishing Group
ISBN 10: 0345465660 ISBN 13: 9780345465665
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Free State Books
(Halethorpe, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House Publishing Group. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Bookseller Inventory # G0345465660I3N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 6.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Harold Schechter
Published by Random House Publishing Group
ISBN 10: 0345465660 ISBN 13: 9780345465665
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Yankee Clipper Books
(Windsor Locks, CT, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House Publishing Group. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Dust Cover Missing. Bookseller Inventory # G0345465660I5N01

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 6.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Harold Schechter
Published by Random House Publishing Group
ISBN 10: 0345465660 ISBN 13: 9780345465665
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
ThriftBooks
(Auburn, WA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House Publishing Group. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Bookseller Inventory # G0345465660I3N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 6.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Harold Schechter
Published by Random House Publishing Group
ISBN 10: 0345465660 ISBN 13: 9780345465665
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Atlanta Book Company
(Atlanta, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House Publishing Group. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear and the pages have only minimal creases. Bookseller Inventory # G0345465660I3N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 6.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Harold Schechter
Published by Random House Publishing Group
ISBN 10: 0345465660 ISBN 13: 9780345465665
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Sierra Nevada Books
(Reno, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House Publishing Group. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Very good condition - book only shows a small amount of wear. Bookseller Inventory # G0345465660I4N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 6.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

ISBN 10: 0345465660 ISBN 13: 9780345465665
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Goodwill Books
(Hillsboro, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Acceptable. Reading copy. May have signs of wear and previous use (scuffs, writing, underlining). Dust jacket may be missing. Bookseller Inventory # 3IIEN3001I04

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.25
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Schechter, Harold
Published by Ballantine Books
ISBN 10: 0345465660 ISBN 13: 9780345465665
Used PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Hawking Books
(Lake Arrowhead, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ballantine Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: Very Good. 0345465660 Very Good Condition. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. Bookseller Inventory # Z0345465660Z2

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 6.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Schechter
Published by Ballantine Books (2003)
ISBN 10: 0345465660 ISBN 13: 9780345465665
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
textbooksNow
(Westchester, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ballantine Books, 2003. Book Condition: Used. BOOK CONDITION: Used books will have varying degrees of wear, highlighting, and notations. Access codes & supplemental materials may not be included. Inventory is subject to prior sale. SHIPPING: Only Standard shipping to PO Boxes. We are not able to ship to APO/FPOs or Internationally. Orders are shipped from Illinois. Bookseller Inventory # 4391736U2

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Schechter, Harold
Published by Ballantine Books, New York (2004)
ISBN 10: 0345465660 ISBN 13: 9780345465665
Used Glossy Soft Cover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
First Choice Books
(Coeurd'Alene, ID, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Ballantine Books, New York, 2004. Glossy Soft Cover. Book Condition: As New. Oversized 421pp including bibliography and index The definitive dossier on history's most heinous killers. Bookseller Inventory # 81295

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 9.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Harold Schechter
Published by BALLANTINE BOOKS, United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 0345465660 ISBN 13: 9780345465665
Used Trade Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Powell's Books
(Portland, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description BALLANTINE BOOKS, United States, 2003. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Good. TRADE PAPERBACK Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. General. Book: USED, Good. Bookseller Inventory # 02978034546566501. Bookseller Inventory # 02978034546566501

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 9.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.49
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 51 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book