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 phemen. Rigorously researched, this invative and highly compelling compendium covers every aspect of multiple murderers, including psychology, cinema, fetishism, fan clubs, trophies, and trading cards.
True crime writer Harold Schechter is the author of many books, including Deviant, Deranged, The Serial Killer Files, and Man-Eater. He is a professor of American literature and popular culture at Queens College of the City University of New York. Charles Constant is an actor whose professional storytelling career began at the age of thirteen, when he became an Actors' Equity Association apprentice. An accomplished audiobook narrator, Charles has recorded many popular titles, including How to Win at the Sport of Business by Mark Cuban. He lives in Los Angeles.