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A Jack of Many Faces

Advantages: A thorough analysis of the facts and theories for its time
Disadvantages: Some unnecessary whimisical flights of fancy

...1988 was a hell of a year for Jack the Ripper enthusiasts. Being the centenary of London’s “Autumn of Terror”, few producers, publishers, historians, writers and professional criminologists missed a trick. From movies about a copycat serial killer called ...

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Review of Jack the Ripper Summing up and Verdict - Colin Wilson

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A Most Gruesome Journey

Advantages: Sympathetically factual
Disadvantages: The murders are extremely vile

...Hannibal Lecter? Pah! Meet a real cannibal... Jeffrey Dhamer, The world. The world, this is Jeffrey Dahmer. Imagine a hot summer's night in July, 1991. You are a policeman and you've just walked in to a Mr. Dahmer's apartment. The occupant is a young m ...

Salgirl 03.03.2001 · Read full review
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Review of The Shrine of Jeffrey Dahmer - Brian Masters

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The most comprehensive, in-depth biography of Dahmer so far!

Advantages: Comprehensive, intellectual, detailed, thorough, goes the extra mile
Disadvantages: Quite long winded - small print!

...For a few years now, I have had an interest (if you could call it that) in serial killers, murderers and cannibals; in particular; their psychology, motives and attributions. Unfortunately, a majority of books which I have read so far surrounding the subj ...

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Review of The Shrine of Jeffrey Dahmer - Brian Masters

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Conspiracy Theorists Dream

Advantages: true, fascinating story
Disadvantages: written by a journalist with a grudge, brushes over the physical evidence that made the case

I remember being morbidly fascinated when the story broke in July 2001 of two British backpackers being attacked in the Australian Outback as we had just returned from 9 months doing the same thing. This was a crime that tapped into your worst nightmare a ...

TheWizardsSleeve 03.02.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Bloodstain: The Vanishing of Peter Falconio - Richard Shears

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A Kangaroo Court..?

Advantages: Well argued case, easy to read format
Disadvantages: Does not present an alternative

I think most people will recall this story which made headline news around the world. But as a quick recap, two British backpackers had bought an old VW combi van and were using it to explore Australia. One night in July 2001, they were driving the Stua ...

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Review of Bloodstain: The Vanishing of Peter Falconio - Richard Shears

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