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American serial killers : the epidemic years 1950-2000 / Peter Vronsky.

Vronsky, Peter, (author.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Pendleton Public Library.

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Summary:

"Fans of Mindhunter and true crime podcasts will devour these chilling stories of serial killers from the so-called "surge" or epidemic years of serial murder. With books like Serial Killers, Female Serial Killers, and Sons of Cain, Peter Vronsky has established himself as the foremost expert on the history of serial killers. In this first definitive history of the worst decades of American serial murder, when the number and body count of serial killers exploded, Vronsky tells the stories of the most notable and unusual serial killings from the 1950s to the early twenty-first century. From Ted Bundy to the Golden State Killer, our fascination with these classic serial killers seems to grow by the day. American Serial Killers gives true crime junkies what they crave, with both perennial "favorites" (Ed Kemper, Jeffrey Dahmer) and many fascinating lesser-known killers such as Melvin Rees, Harvey Glatman and Danny Rolling." -- from book jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Pendleton Public Library 364.152 V968 (Text) 37801000676609 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 05/11/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593198810
  • Physical Description: 410 p. : 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Berkley, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [387]-398).
Formatted Contents Note:
Preface: an arrest in Milwaukee -- Introduction: the "Golden Age" of serial murderers -- Sons of Cain: a brief history of serial murder from the Stone Age to 1930 -- American monstrum: the rise of sexual signature killers 1930-1945 -- American noir: raising Cain through the trauma years 1930-1950 -- Pulp true horror: the rise of the new serial killers 1950-1969 -- The big surge: 1970-1979 -- Mindhunters: the serial killer epidemic 1980-1990 -- The last serial killers: twilight of the epidemic era 1990-2000 -- Epilogue: the post-epidemic era 2000-2020.
Summary, etc.:
"Fans of Mindhunter and true crime podcasts will devour these chilling stories of serial killers from the so-called "surge" or epidemic years of serial murder. With books like Serial Killers, Female Serial Killers, and Sons of Cain, Peter Vronsky has established himself as the foremost expert on the history of serial killers. In this first definitive history of the worst decades of American serial murder, when the number and body count of serial killers exploded, Vronsky tells the stories of the most notable and unusual serial killings from the 1950s to the early twenty-first century. From Ted Bundy to the Golden State Killer, our fascination with these classic serial killers seems to grow by the day. American Serial Killers gives true crime junkies what they crave, with both perennial "favorites" (Ed Kemper, Jeffrey Dahmer) and many fascinating lesser-known killers such as Melvin Rees, Harvey Glatman and Danny Rolling." -- from book jacket.
Subject: Serial murders > United States > History > 20th century.
Serial murderers > United States > History > 20th century.

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