Serial Killers: They Live to Kill by Rodney Castleden


BOOK REVIEW: 3 stars out of 5.

If you are new to true crime fiction and love reading about serial killers, then you will find this book interesting. Serial killers are the most violent and dangerous killers in human existence because they do not feel any empathy or remorse like normal human beings. They keep on killing until they are caught. They are also good at pretending to have normal lives while killing people constantly without any guilt. The author has categorized serial killers into various groups and covered different timelines. From ancient Kings to modern serial killers like Ted Bundy, the menacing list of serial killers gives us an idea about how serial killers operate and choose their victims. But the author has concentrated only on European and American serial killers. There is no mention of any modern serial killers from India and Latin American countries. Notorious persons like Saddam Hussein and Joseph Stalin are also included in the list of serial killers since they killed many people by using their power and position although they fall under political killings. He dealt with various categories - Killer Kings and Queens, Cannibal Killers, Sadists, Team killers, Lady Killers, Mad Men and Mad Women, and Killer Doctors.

The writing is simple and easy to understand, but I found grammatical errors on some pages. It is a heavy read; the book has six hundred pages, but my interest in the subject has kept me motivated to finish this book. Overall, this book is a good starting point for anyone who wants to know about serial killers.


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