In keeping with his trademark style, Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code and Inferno, interweaves codes, science, religion, history, art, and architecture in this new novel. Origin thrusts Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon into the dangerous intersection of humankind's two most enduring questions - and the earthshaking discovery that will answer them.
I was there alongside them with each twist and turn the characters made. From minor to major, you sympathize and empathize, with them. You're unsure why you do... until the end.
"I've experienced a whole lot the last few years and I have a lot to share. So I hope that you'll take a moment to sit back, relax and enjoy the words I've put together for you in this book. I think you'll find I've left no stone unturned, no door unopened, no window unbroken, no rug unvacuumed, no ivories untickled. What I'm saying is, let us begin, shall we?" (Ellen DeGeneres)
I love Ellen and she loves the world. I don't fault her for that; however, I wasn't looking for a, "feel gpod about me book". I was looking for the double over in laughter, can't breathe book. I'm still going t lo watch her show. I'm still going to back up her causes and, I would definitely still recommend this book. You just have to be in a different frame of mind. I'll re-listen, some othee day. Love the kindness. Love the love. What a beautiful person soul.
Discover the classic behind-the-scenes chronicle of John E. Douglas’ 25-year career in the FBI Investigative Support Unit, where he used psychological profiling to delve into the minds of the country’s most notorious serial killers and criminals - the basis for the upcoming Netflix original series.
Exactly what it promises to deliver. Informative, direct and fantastically factual. True crime beats horror fiction any day.
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There are reasons why some of the most famous serial killers in the world have names that stick in our memories, send shivers up our spines, make us double-check to make sure the doors are locked at night, and maybe peek under the bed to be sure nothing is lurking there before we turn off the lights.
Not for psychological reasonings. pure horror story readings. Halloween perfection. if you give gifts for all hollows eve.... search no more.
"Reporters love murders," Calvin Trillin writes in the introduction to Killings. "In a pinch, what the lawyers call 'wrongful death' will do, particularly if it's sudden." Killings, first published in 1984 and expanded for this edition, shows Trillin to be such a reporter, drawn time after time to tales of sudden death. But Trillin is attracted less by violence or police procedure than by the way the fabric of people's lives is suddenly exposed when someone comes to an untimely end.
It was a fantastic book for someone who is interested more in the people and their everyday actions that led to their demise. They do not concentrate on the gory details of the murder itself; but, the why and the surprise of some people's dark secrets.
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From atrocities that occurred before the establishment of New York's police force in 1845 through the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in 2001 to the present day, this history is an insider's look at more than 80 real-life crimes that shocked the nation, from arson to gangland murders, robberies, serial killers, bombings, and kidnappings, and more.
it is exactly what it says it is. An overview of murders from before the 5 Burroughs became NYC and after. The police stretched thin. The FBI not sharing information so they could bulk up their performance reviews. Most of the crimes, I'd never heard of. The book gives you options to take note of the ones that made an impression upon you; so, you can dig further into it on your own. I liked this book immensely for being true to it's title.
The Window Man is the first story in the Killer Women: Crime Club Anthology #1 collection. Enjoy it for free, exclusively in audio! Blade-sharp and pared to the bone, these original stories by best-selling, award-winning female crime writers will lure you to the dark side. Fifteen perfectly twisted tales with a measure of evil, a dash of horror, and a dose of humour. Expect the unexpected....
There was absolutely no killing women in this book. it hinted at everything; but, no real action what so ever.
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.
I think they tried to include too many murders; therefore, missing in-depth details and descriptions.
In this unique book, Peter Vronsky documents the psychological, investigative, and cultural aspects of serial murder, beginning with its first recorded instance in ancient Rome, through 15th-century France, up to such notorious contemporary cases as cannibal/necrophile Ed Kemper, Henry Lee Lucas, Ted Bundy, and the emergence of what he classifies as "the serial rampage killer" such as Andrew Cunanan.
If you are interested in how the BAU began and why it began, this book is for you. Jumbled in the story are the major and lesser known serial killers: words, confessions and found items that belonged to the murderers are revealed and what theh believe it represents in the whole scheme of things. Good listening before bed. Narrative voice was pleasantly smooth. If you are looking for more gory details and such; this, isn't the book for you. Disturbing, yes. gory, no.