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Whoever Fights Monsters — A Brilliant FBI Detective's Career-Long War Against Serial Killers - Robert Ressler & Tom Shachtman

Book Club Associates, 1992, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little wrinkled at the edges with a small nick to the head of the spine. Edges of the text block lightly tanned with two very think marks to the foot of the text block.

Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “WHOEVER FIGHTS MONSTERS is the true story of Robert K. Ressler, FBI veteran, who devised and initiated the science of ‘criminal profiling’ and coined the term ‘serial killer’.

In this brilliant and yet disturbing account of his action-filled career, Ressler tells how he began a series of extraordinary interviews with captured serial killers — including ‘monsters’ such as John Wayne Gacy, Edmund Kemper, Charles Manson and Ted Bundy — in order to learn what lies behind apparently motiveless and often extremely violent crimes.

Combining his astute observation and his knowledge of psychopathic personalities, Ressler can provide astonishingly accurate descriptions of unidentified serial killers. Citing numerous case examples, he shows how he uses the scene of the crime, the choice of victim, the method of murder and seemingly insignificant details, to make criminal profiling an effective reality.

Now retired from the FBI, Ressler is often asked to consult with local law enforcement agencies and to draw profiles of unknown killers. Recently, he consulted in the trial of brutal serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. Thomas Harris, author of the bestselling THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS and RED DRAGON, spent time with Ressler when he was researching his outstandingly popular books.”

Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XIII] 301 pages.

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