Why We Love Serial Killers: The Curious Appeal of the World’s Most Savage Murderers by Scott Bonn

517sOSAoSUL__AA160_Firstly, it’s confession time, as soon as I saw the title of this book I was drawn to it like a moth, I am one of those people who cannot resist reading about the people who carry out horrendous crimes. Throughout history there have been plenty of examples both real, and those which have been the product of somebody else’s mind, such as the serial killer Hannibal Lecter first made famous in the book and film Silence of the Lambs.

The author of this book, has however a special insight into its content. Not only is Dr Scott Bonn a Professor of Criminology but he also comes from a media and analytic background.

The author explores what makes these people so interesting to those of us who look on with morbid fascination at their crimes. He looks into their background, upbringing, and ultimately the people and events which have influenced them. However, he also looks at role that the killers themselves, media and law enforcement agencies have in the public’s perception.

For anyone interested in the subject, this book will be fascinating, famous serial killers such as David Berkowitz and Dennis Rader, and the author has interviewed some of them. There is also a look into the world of their cult followers and people who will pay for memorabilia and work by them, something I never realised happened.

 

About the Author: Dr. Scott Bonn is a professor of criminology at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. His expert commentary has appeared in the “New York Times,” the “Huffington Post,” Headline News Network, and more. Dr. Bonn hosts a weekly college radio show and has recently appeared as an expert analyst in the A&E documentary “The Long Island Serial Killer.” The author resides in Manhattan, New York.

Author’s Website: http://www.docbonn.com/

Why We Love Serial Killers is available from Amazon in Kindle http://www.amazon.com/Why-Love-Serial-Killers-Murderers-ebook/dp/B00NS42FBW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1421071447&sr=8-1&keywords=why+we+love+serial+killers

and Paperback format http://www.amazon.com/Why-Love-Serial-Killers-Murderers/dp/1629144320/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1421071447&sr=8-1

and in Audiobook format from Audible http://www.audible.com/pd/Nonfiction/Why-We-Love-Serial-Killers-Audiobook/B00MV1T8C2/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1421071412&sr=1-1

 

2 comments on “Why We Love Serial Killers: The Curious Appeal of the World’s Most Savage Murderers by Scott Bonn

    1. Susan

      Knowing what you like to read Marilyn, you’ll love it, absolutely fascinating reading with interviews and a great insight by a Professor of Criminology.

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