“This was very OK, worth reading for me especially because there are quite a few characters in here I never heard of before, and because for the first time I got to see photos of many of the ones I have read about many times. (Who knew Heinrich Pommerencke was so cute?) I was disappoointed that the authors seemed not to have read up very comprehensively on some of the people profiled; he accepted without question the story that Countess Bathory bathed in the blood of her victims -- a legend which only sprang up about 400 years AFTER her death -- and that Albert DeSalvo was the Boston Strangler, a story almost nobody believes today. It would have been VERY helpful if he had connected his profiles with his source material on them.”Eileen M wrote this review Thursday, January 24, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It’s a collection of serial killers that has you gasping with disgust at every page. Student Reviewer: Kaitlin”Strasburg High School Teen Council wrote this review Wednesday, October 28, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Nothing special here.. Would have been better off browsing a few well constructed sites on the web. It's organized chronologically, most of the time, and does fairly well with summarizing most of history's violent serial killers; Though it misses quite a few.
It's an okay little book to have for quick reference should you ever find yourself trying to remember a full name or general idea of any given serial killer. Nothing beyond that, however.”