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My Life Among the Serial Killers: Inside the Minds of the World's Most Notorious Murderers | [Helen Morrison, Harold Goldberg]

My Life Among the Serial Killers: Inside the Minds of the World's Most Notorious Murderers

Dr. Helen Morrison has profiled more than 80 serial killers around the world. What she has learned about them will shatter every assumption you've ever had about the most notorious killers known to man.
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Dr. Helen Morrison has profiled more than 80 serial killers around the world. What she has learned about them will shatter every assumption you've ever had about the most notorious killers known to man.

Morrison, a leading expert on serial killers, has spent as many as 400 hours alone with depraved murderers. In My Life Among the Serial Killers, Dr. Morrison relates how she profiled Richard Otto Macek, who chewed on his victims' body parts, stalked Dr. Morrison, then believed she was his wife. She conducted the last interview with Ed Gein, the inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. John Wayne Gacy, the clown-obsessed killer of young men, sent her crazed Christmas cards, and gave her his paintings as presents. Dr. Morrison has received letters from killers, read their diaries and journals, evaluated crime scenes, testified at their trials, and studied photos of the gruesome carnage. She has interviewed the families of the victims, and the spouses and parents of the killers.

Through it all, Dr. Morrison's goal has been to discover the reasons why serial killers are compelled to murder, how they choose their victims, and what we can do to prevent their crimes in the future. Her provocative conclusions will stun you.

©2004 Helen Morrison and Harold Goldberg; (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

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    Caglar Lincroft, NJ, United States 01-24-11
    Caglar Lincroft, NJ, United States 01-24-11
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    "AWESOME BOOK"

    very well read.. i enjoyed it a lot. hypnosis story of Richard Macek is unbelievable.. Dr. Morrison you're awesome..

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    Julie Toronto, Ontario, Canada 08-14-10
    Julie Toronto, Ontario, Canada 08-14-10 Member Since 2005
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    "Love it - I read it again and again"

    This inside pespective by Helen Morrison is captivating. Since I purchased it, about 3 years ago, I've listened to it at least 3 times and I've just re-downloaded it for my iPhone, I am ready for round no 4.

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    Bret Omaha, NE, United States 04-25-10
    Bret Omaha, NE, United States 04-25-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Fascinating Insight"

    The author's recount of her experiences with serial killers and views of past notorious killers makes for a great read.

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    Audra WAUCONDA, IL, USA 11-21-09
    Audra WAUCONDA, IL, USA 11-21-09
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    "Insightful"

    I've read numerous books on serial killers and this book has to be one of the best. Very insightful research done by Dr. Morrison. You won't be disappointed.

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    Christina north las vegas, NV, USA 06-15-05
    Christina north las vegas, NV, USA 06-15-05
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    "addicting and useful to society"

    i always feel like there is something strange about our need for morbid details of horrific crimes. however; the author is actually working toward a better future, and i was engrossed by all the details as well.

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    Terry Payson, AZ, USA 09-16-04
    Terry Payson, AZ, USA 09-16-04
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    "Interesting Story"

    Read by Helen Morrison, MD...she should stick with Medical Practice not reading audible books. The story was interesting but she read it without emotion...It was HER story and she had no personal emotion in her voice.

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    James Montebello, CA, USA 09-02-04
    James Montebello, CA, USA 09-02-04
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    "Humans are Scary"

    Very interesting listening material.

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