Peter Vronsky
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Peter Vronsky

Peter Vronsky is an author, filmmaker and investigative historian. He is the author of two definitive bestselling books on the history and psychopathology of serial homicide and its investigation: Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters (2004) and Female Serial Killers: How and Why Women Become Monsters (2007).

Sons of Cain: A History of Serial Killers from the Stone Age to the Present, the third volume in his serial killer history series, was recently published in 2018 by Berkley at Penguin Random House. Sons of Cain explores serial killing from its anthropological roots in the stone age, through its early history in the Western world to its most recent history today. Illustrations from the book, and a table of contents, can be viewed at www.sonsofcainserialkillers.com

Peter Vronsky began writing about serial killers after he briefly randomly encountered two different serial killers before they were apprehended, one in New York City in December 1979 and the other in Moscow in October 1990 without knowing at the time they were serial killers.

Vronsky is also a historian of espionage, insurgency-terrorism and military history. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in the fields of espionage in international relations and criminal justice history. His book Ridgeway: The American Fenian Invasion and the 1866 Battle that Made Canada (Penguin Books: 2011) is the definitive account of the hidden history of Canada's first modern battle fought against Irish-American Fenian insurgents invading from the United States in 1866.

He currently lectures in history of the Third Reich, the American Civil War, history of terrorism, espionage and international relations at Ryerson University in Toronto.

Prior to earning Ph.D. in history, Peter Vronsky worked for 25-years shooting and producing investigative documentaries and network television news specials, music videos and documentaries. He has worked extensively in Europe, the former Soviet Union, South Africa and in Canada and USA. He is the creator of a body of formal video art works exhibited internationally and a cited historian of the phenomenon of serial murder, of Lee Harvey Oswald's journey to the USSR in 1959-1962, the Siege of Montsegur during the Albigensian Crusade in 1244, the disappearance of Ambrose Small in Toronto in 1919, the early history of the Toronto Police and is an authority on the Battle of Ridgeway in 1866.

Peter Vronsky is co-editor with RJ Parker of the Crimes Canada book series of historical Canadian true crime cases. www.crimescanada.com

Peter Vronsky lives in Toronto and Venice, Italy. His websites include www.petervronsky.org, www.serialkillerchronicles.com, www.investigativehistory.com, www.ridgewaybattle.ca and www.fenians.org

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    • The Method and Madness of Monsters
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    • Narrated by: Charles Constant
    • Length: 16 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
    • Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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