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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (574 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Helen Morrison Narrator: Helen Morrison Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Dr. Helen Morrison has profiled more than eighty 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.

Dr. Helen Morrison, a leading expert on serial killers, has spent as many as four hundred 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Profoundly enlightening…Morrison provides startling insights into what factors breed serial killers…An absorbing, disturbing book.”

    Booklist

  • “Interesting and sometimes disturbing...This highly recommended book will make an excellent addition to any collection in criminal justice.”

    Library Journal

  • “A scary piece of work, with even scarier implications.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “The good doctor skimps not at all on the brutal habits and crimes of such serial-killer luminaries as John Wayne Gacy as she explains her quest to understand their mental illness.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Courtney | 2/16/2014

    " Unfortunately, not as educational as I was hoping. Did not find data, research, or studies. Found the authors interesting stories and opinions. That's fine if that's what you're looking for, but I was expecting a bit more out of a psychiatrist specializing in serial killers. I was surprised by several negative comments about others in related professions - including other psychiatrists and members of law enforcement. These seemed out of place and unprofessional, which colored my view of the rest of the material. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tara Lynn | 2/3/2014

    " I'll always say that criminology is one of my favorite social sciences. It allows the study of human beings from a different perspective, and draws fascinating correlations between the most banal parts of everyday life to the most bizarre. Morrison's approach to each case is matter of fact, and not in the least bit lofty, like some of her other peers. I really enjoyed this work, and I'll be on the lookout to see if I can find others. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Katie | 1/31/2014

    " A little too much about "my life" and not enough about "among the serial killers." I don't really care about this woman's personal life. Just tell me about the nuts, already. A lot of name dropping (if you can call it that with serial killers). The chapter about Ed Gein was totally pointless. Only included, I think, to prove she'd talked to him in person -- added nothing to the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Noelle | 1/31/2014

    " Very good book! However during my read I realized I needed to stop my true crime spree that I had started :) Some parts of this book truly disgusted me. However if you can get over that she has some interesting opinions in this book! "

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