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Non-fiction books about Serial Killers

During the course of research for my first novel, 'Blood Related,' I read many books about Serial Homicide, both fiction and non-fiction. In order to understand what makes a serial-killer murder others this research was heavy reading. I found myself becoming desensitized to the violence after the first ten books or so, every now and then something would turn my gut and stand out as unique behavior that differed from the other cases. The central character of Caleb Cunningham is an amalgamation of these behaviors and personality types as I read them. Once Blood related is published, I will post a personality profile that outlines CCs psychological status.

Here is the link to the online list I compiled, complete with Book Covers etc:

As promised, here is the Non-fiction Bibliographical source list.

1. The Stranger Beside Me: Ted Bundy The Shocking Inside Story by Ann Rule 2. The Night Stalker by Philip Carlo 3. Crime Classification Manual: A Standard System for Investigating and Classifying Violent Crimes by John E. Douglas 4. The Serial Killer Files: The Who, What, Where, How, and Why of the World's Most Terrifying Murderers by Harold Schechter 5. Psycho Paths: Tracking the Serial Killer Through Contemporary American Film and Fiction by Philip Simpson 6. The Only Living Witness: The True Story of Serial Sex Killer Ted Bundy by Stephen G. Michaud 7. Bobby Joe: In the Mind of a Monster: The Chilling Facts Behind the Story of a Brutal Serial Killer by Bernie Ward 8. Natural Born Killer: In Love and on the Road with a Serial Killer (Killing Time) by Sandy Fawkes

9. Garden of Graves: The Shocking True Story of Long Island Serial Killer Joel Rikfin by Maria Eftimiades 10. Bound To Die: The Shocking True Story of Bobby Joe Long, America's Most Savage Serial Killer by Anna Flowers 11. Bad Boy: The True Story of Kenneth Allen McDuff, the Most Notorious Serial Killer in Texas History by Gary M. Lavergne 12. The Shadow of Death: The Hunt for a Serial Killer by Philip E. Ginsburg 13. Step into My Parlor: The Chilling Story of Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer by Edward Baumann 14. Unholy Messenger: The Life and Crimes of the BTK Serial Killer by Stephen Singular 15. Bind, Torture, Kill: The Inside Story of the Serial Killer Next Door by Roy Wenzl 16. Serial Killer Investigations by Colin Wilson 17. Criminal Profiling from Crime Scene Analysis by John E. Douglas 18. Unabomber: On the Trail of America's Most-Wanted Serial Killer by John E. Douglas 19. Sexual Homicide: Patterns and Motives by John E. Douglas 20. The Anatomy of Motive: The FBI's Legendary Mindhunter Explores the Key to Understanding and Catching Violent Criminals by John E. Douglas 21. Journey Into Darkness by John E. Douglas 22. The Cases That Haunt Us by John E. Douglas 23. Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit by John E. Douglas 24. Criminal Shadows: Inside the Mind of the Serial Killer by David Canter 25. Mapping Murder: The Secrets of Geographical Profiling by David Canter 26. Ted Bundy: Conversations With a Killer by Stephen G. Michaud and Hugh Aynesworth 27. The St. Albans Poisoner: Life and Crimes of Graham Young by Anthony Holden 28. Clues from Killers: Serial Murder and Crime Scene Messages by Dirk C. Gibson 29. Extreme Killing: Understanding Serial and Mass Murder by James Alan Fox 30. Panzram: A Journal of Murder by Carl Panzram

31. Serial Killers and Sadistic Murderers Up Close and Personal by Jack Levin 32. My Life Among the Serial Killers: Inside the Minds of the World's Most Notorious Murderers by Helen Morrison 33. Inside the Minds of Serial Killers: Why They Kill by Katherine Ramsland 34. Hunting Humans: The Rise of the Modern Multiple Murderer by Elliott Leyton 35. The Last Victim: A True-Life Journey into the Mind of the Serial Killer by Jason Moss 36. Comrade Chikatilo: The Psychopathology of Russia's Notorious Serial Killer by Mikhail Krivich 37. Couples Who Kill by Carol Anne Davis 38. The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers by Michael Newton 39. Killer Clown: John Wayne: The John Wayne Gacy Murders by Terry Sullivan 40. Bluebeard: The Life and Crimes of Gilles de Rais by Leonard Wolf 41. Hunting the Devil/Pursuit, Capture and Confession of the Most Savage Serial Killer in History by Richard Lourie 42. The American Murders of Jack the Ripper: Tantalizing Evidence of the Gruesome American Interlude of the Prime Ripper Suspect by R. Michael Gordon 43. The Thames Torso Murders of Victorian London by R. Michael Gordon 44. The Search for the Green River Killer by Carlton Smith 45. The Bundy Murders: A Comprehensive History by Kevin M. Sullivan 46. Murder In Spokane by Mark Fuhrman 47. The Riverman: Ted Bundy and I Hunt for the Green River Killer by Robert D. Keppel 48. Inside the Mind of BTK: The True Story Behind the Thirty-Year Hunt for the Notorious Wichita Serial Killer by John E. Douglas 49. Lust Killer: Updated Edition by Ann Rule 50. The Want-Ad Killer by Ann Rule 51. The I-5 Killer: Revised Edition by Ann Rule 52. Bestial: The Savage Trail of a True American Monster by Harold Schechter 53. Fiend: The Shocking True Story Of Americas Youngest Serial Killer by Harold Schechter

54. Deranged: The Shocking True Story of America's Most Fiendish Killer! By Harold Schechter 55. Depraved: The Definitive True Story of H.H. Holmes, Whose Grotesque Crimes Shattered Turn-of-the-Century Chicago by Harold Schechter 56. The A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers by Harold Schechter 57. Deviant: The Shocking True Story of Ed Gein, the Original "Psycho" by Harold Schechter 58. Green River, Running Red: The Real Story of the Green River Killer-America's Deadliest Serial Murderer by Ann Rule