The Killer Book of Serial Killers: Incredible Stories, Facts, and Trivia from the World of Serial Killers

The Killer Book of Serial Killers Incredible Stories Facts and Trivia from the World of Serial Killers The Killer Book of Serial Killers is the ultimate resource and gift for any true crime fan and student of the bizarre world of serial killers Filled with stories trivia quizzes quotes photos and

  • Title: The Killer Book of Serial Killers: Incredible Stories, Facts, and Trivia from the World of Serial Killers
  • Author: Tom Philbin Michael Philbin
  • ISBN: 9781402213854
  • Page: 486
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Killer Book of Serial Killers is the ultimate resource and gift for any true crime fan and student of the bizarre world of serial killers Filled with stories, trivia, quizzes, quotes, photos, and odd facts about the world s most notorious murderers, this is the perfect bathroom reader for anyone fascinated with serial killers.The stories and trivia cover such killerThe Killer Book of Serial Killers is the ultimate resource and gift for any true crime fan and student of the bizarre world of serial killers Filled with stories, trivia, quizzes, quotes, photos, and odd facts about the world s most notorious murderers, this is the perfect bathroom reader for anyone fascinated with serial killers.The stories and trivia cover such killers as John Wayne Gacy Ted Bundy The BTK Killer Jack the Ripper The Green River Killer Serial killers around the world And many Bathroom readers have enjoyed considerable success as a format, selling millions of copies The Killer Book series brings this format to the rabid true crime audience Including than 40 black white photos, this is a must for true crime fans.

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    1. As a serial killer enthusiast, I found this book to be factually inaccurate and horribly simplified. It seems as if the writer did no research and relied on hearsay and Investigation Discovery specials for his information. It was a very entertaining book, with the quizzes, quotes and trivia, but it fell flat for me. I like details, not just overviews.

    2. My problems with the book:*badly written*filled with cliches*seems unsympathetic to the readers*too much time spent tying to justify why killers kill

    3. This book was okay. It had a lot of information but some of the chapters were missing main events that had happened over the course of the killer's killing sprees. Also, a lot of the chapter's timelines were too back and forth and sometimes just didn't make any sense. It was kind of like a poorly written Quentin Tarantino film. I did like that this book had random quotes, facts, interviews, and trivia in the back though. It added a "fun" element to it. I would not recommend this as a first book [...]

    4. extremely disappointing book. all the authors did was recycle the serial killers chapter from their first book, the killer book of true crime. i did enjoy (i don't think that's the right word to use in this case) the middle section about non-american serial killers.

    5. 3 stars ~ Sometimes I have the urge to read non-fiction and I am a big true crime fan. While this book was enjoyable, it contains a lot of misinformation.

    6. My interest was piqued when I found this on my local library's web site and look forward to reading about cases unfamiliar to me. What I found were some in depth stories but many more stories that took only a glancing look at the crimes. One of the aspects of this book that disappoints is while the authors give an afterword on some of the cases such as, he died in prison in such and such year, some just abruptly end. I think if they had not tried to cover so many killers and had been more in dep [...]

    7. I liked the idea of this book but they went about it was wrong. I think that they tried to cram to much into one book. There wasn't enough details and information. Honestly I don't want to take a quiz at the end of a book that I just read. I think that the last chapter could of been used a lot better then for some dumb quiz. For some of them they could of used more pages. I didn't like the fact some of the people they wrote about only had 2 or so pages. This book to me was not worth reading. The [...]

    8. I became alarmed when I realized that could expand with further information on every case and spotted any inconsistancies or errors in the facts listed. I know more detailed personal information about most serial killers than I do about people who are directly related to me. I scare myself sometimes.

    9. I think I got this in the clearance section at a Barnes & Nobles. It was very insightful to read new details I did not know about regarding the Albert Fish Murders and to get more details on the Richard Ramirez Nightstalker case. I recommend this to True Crime readers everywhere.

    10. Awesome book for people like me who are into creepy stuff like this. It was full of information without it being dull. It presented everything in a fascinating way and had bits of trivia, quotes, interviews and pictures that added to each section.

    11. Very enjoyable to read. Not an in-depth history book, but each killer has a few pages dedicated to him. Most of the killers I already knew about, but there were a few I'd never heard of before, so that was interesting to find out new facts. Not recommended for real big true crime buffs though.

    12. In this book, the author presents a good overview of many popular and lesser-known serial killers, delving into the psychology of the killers and peppering his case studies with interesting factoids. Very interesting and enjoyable (that is, if you find reading about serial killers enjoyable!)

    13. WARNING, do not read this book while eating. I repeat, do not read this book while eating. You should avoid hot beverages as well, because it can get really messy. Some of the facts and stories about certain serial killers are literally revolting and gut-wrenching and they leave you thinking how can a human being possibly be this diabolical (Gary Heidnik, I see you. Ed Gein, you cool bro).But seriously, this was such an entertaining reading. As a serial-killer-fanatic, I had a great time reading [...]

    14. This was interesting enough. While I knew most of these cases already, there were a couple that I’d never heard of. I couldn’t help feeling a little disappointed though by how brief the chapters got as I read on. At first, I was whatever about it because the book would have to be super long if they dedicated a lengthy section to every serial killer, but there many parts that were barely a few pages and glossed over any detailed information. Certain chapters reminded me a bit of an unfinished [...]

    15. The Killer Book of Serial Killers is a fantastic collection of true tales of the monsters from across the world. Although interesting, I must admit the format of which this text is written caused it to be a difficult read. I would argue that the language is simple, yet the pages are formatted strangely- pictures and facts jutting out of various places and a horrific, large, typewriter-esque font.

    16. Not half bad. Pretty poorly edited and really skimpy on the darker details (or really any details) of most of the killers. A lot of the "asides" were fairly informative and added depth to the short description of each individual. This would be a fairly good starting point for anyone interested in this kind of macabre stuff or crime nonfiction. I would have loved this when I was in middle school.

    17. While I enjoyed this book I felt like I was reading cliff notes with a bunch of information missing. You get the gist of the crimes and the outcome but not everything. It's enough to make you want to know more about certain killers or pass them up.

    18. Tom Philbin's The Killer Book of Serial Killers is a great book giving insight into the lives of serial killers from all over the U.S. and how they think and go about their daily lives. This book had lots of good information that everyone who enjoys crime things should know.

    19. This could have / should have been more. I felt like there were more details to be explored about each case.

    20. " The Killer Book of Serial Killers" by Tom and Michael Philbin takes you inside the minds of the worlds most notorious serial killers. The book goes in depth to explain the crimes, their sentencings, and the psychological factor behind the killings. The book is great for anyone in criminal psychology or anyone just purely interested in criminals and why they do what they do. It sends chills down your spine as you read quotes from the killers themselves, you truly see how dark they were if you d [...]

    21. InterestingThis book was a very interesting read. I didn't really take the quizzes but read them to get more information.

    22. 2 1/2 stars. Great title, poor writing. There are almost as many grammatical mistakes and missing periods in this book as there are in Fab Four FAQ (though that book is much more forgivable). There are egregious factual errors in this book. I am not an expert on all serial killers, but Ted Bundy, in particular, is one I have read every book on that I can. In this book, the Philbin brothers claim that Bundy was caught by the police after the Chi Omega murders at the sorority house in Florida. In [...]

    23. Right off the bat, the title of this book of this book is quite morbid! But, I have always had a fascination with crime stories, ever since I started watching CSI and similar shows in high school. Since those plot lines are fictionalized, I thought it would be interesting to read about true events. I recognized a lot of the names in the description, but I honestly didn’t know what I was getting myself into.One helpful thing about this book was the wide range of killers and subjects. The blurbs [...]

    24. When my dad asked me what I wanted for Christmas last year, I told him that I'd love any books he could find on serial killers or true crime. And since he loves the same types of books, he definitely delivered!This was a quick read and laid a good groundwork for basic serial killer knowledge. I'd say that you should read this before buying a true crime book on any one subject/person so you can see which criminals you're most interested in reading about. I will say, this isn't the most sensitive [...]

    25. so this is another great informative book on serial killers. As others have stated there are a few factual errors and a few grammatical but for the most part, it's a great and informative read. It has a large section on American serials killers, a section on serial killers from other countries, a small portion of "in their own words" and a great chunk of trivia. It an easy read because each chapter is a few pages, I think less than 15. I kept this book to read whenever I knew I only had a short [...]

    26. I thought the book was okay. While it did provide a lot of basic facts about some big-named serial killers, The Philbin's do not provide a lot of integral points about any of them. I personally felt that with bigger names such as Bundy, I knew more about the killer than what was written in the book. I also did not like the narrative style used when describing the killers' murders and MO. I personally prefer a more simplistic, fact-based style or the fact that they describe the big murders and ar [...]

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