January 1, 2005
January 1, 2005
In My Life Among the Serial Killers, Dr. Morrison relates how she profiled the Mad Biter, Richard Otto Macek, who chewed on his victims' body parts, stalked Dr. Morrison, then believed she was his wife. She did the last interview with Ed Gein, who was the inspiration of 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. Then there was Atlanta child killer Wayne Williams; rapist turned murderer Bobby Joe Long; England's Fred and Rosemary West, who killed girls and women in their "House of Horrors"; and Brazil's deadliest killer of children, Marcelo Costa de Andrade.
Dr. Morrison has received hundreds of 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 - to gain a deeper understanding of the killer's environment and the public persona he adopts. She has also studied serial killers throughout history and shows how this is not a recent phenomenon with psychological autopsies of the fifteenth-century French war hero Gilles de Rais, the sixteenth-century Hungarian Countess Bathory, H. H. Holmes of the late nineteenth century, and Albert Fish of the Roaring Twenties.
Genre: Psychology, Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Forensic Psychology, Personal Memoirs
- Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Psychology
- Subgenre: Personal Memoirs, Forensic Psychology
- Publisher: Avon Books
- Pages: 289
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Release Date: January 1, 2005
- Author: Harold Goldberg , Helen Morrison
- Online Item #: 11743438
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-18-7130
- ISBN: 9780060524081
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported