Jack The Ripper, the man who terrorized London in the fall of 1888 by butchering at least five prostitutes, is the world's most famous serial killer who's never been caught. What did the original investigation tell us about him and what has modern forensics learned about his true identity?
April 2, 1988. The day before Easter Sunday. A naked man with a dog collar around his neck leaps from the second-story window of a house in Kansas City's Hyde Park neighborhood. A neighbor finds the man crouched on his porch and calls 911.
Credit: Wikimedia Commons By: Elisabeth Tilstra On March 24, 1873, Mary Ann Cotton was hanged for the murder of her fourth husband's son, Charles E...
"Real people don't live their lives in isolation. I think that's part of the secret to any good crime franchise --to have a series' character people really want to get to know better. People in the UK and U.S. seem to really respond to Helen and Charlie and want to go where they do. "
This book explores the gruesome misdeeds of a murderer (and rapist), but it is also an extended reflection on how and why one might write about, and even befriend, such people. On both counts, it is an admirable success.
Serial killing and trophy hunting are terrifyingly similar. As wildlife researcher and author Gareth Patterson points out, both types of killers often immerse themselves in violent imagery.
"He's only killing hookers," was a police chief's response to the spree of serial murders that plagued an African-American community in Los Angeles ov...
For a frantic ride in a great tale of suspense and danger Cold Cold Heart delivers the goods. Hoag has always been a good writer but this book elevates her to a new level.
Do me a favor. Stop kidding yourself while riding proudly aboard the Serial bandwagon. Don't think for one minute that there is a difference between Serial and serial -- because, in most cases, there is not.
I was disturbed to find out that Charles Manson is engaged to be married. And I was disturbed not because Manson is still in prison. Or that he's a convicted serial killer. Or that he has a swastika carved into his forehead.
Co-authored by Jac Cichocki The Oct. 1 episode of Conan featured a parody song sung by a man in a wig making effeminate gestures, written, performed,...
Last month, new discoveries about the identity of Jack the Ripper hit the news and, as expected, debate took over about the validity of the claim, specifically the items and processes involved.
When I wrote Butterfly Skin (Titan Books, $14.95), a violent novel about a serial killer, his crimes and his love, readers and journalists asked me ab...
Given your own experience, is there hope for some sex offenders? Can they become good citizens? If so, where do you draw a line between mercy and rehabilitation and incapacitation?
Sandford's writing and the appeal of his lead character are as fresh as ever. This author is a master writer and he pulls out all the stops to tell the latest adventure of the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension leader.
What Has Become of You is a story that moves at its own pace. It is written in a way that allows you to analyze each and every event as it occurs before another incident happens. This helps set the ominous tone of the story and advances the all together murky atmosphere of the plot.