[PDF/EBOOK] Signature Killers AUTHOR Robert D. Keppel

CHARACTERS Signature Killers

Ltale identifiers their gruesome calling cards at the scenes of their crime They are driven by a primitive motivation to act out the same brutality over and over With brilliant detection high tech analysis and a little luck they can be caught But what does the signature killer seek from victim to victim The answers are hidden among the grisly evidence the common threads that link each devastating actSparked by a growing concern over the steady rise of signature murders Robert Keppe. A grim grisly read detailing the atrocities visited on the victims of about 15 different serial killers the escalating pattern of violence and the evidence of signature in each crime scene Geared to be educational this one rarely becomes textbookey because it is so grounded in the horrific sights seen by homicide detectives The text focused on lesser known serial killers who were especially clear examples of this or that type of signature crime but touched on some of the best known cases as well and I even managed to learn new facts about the well worn cases of Bundy and Dahmer I have to say the arguments tended to fall apart when the authors were discussing Bill Heirens as if they were not sure of themselves in discussing this case The way Keppel uoted Ted Bundy as if he were an expert on pattern crimes rather than someone who killed 36 women because he had issues made me almost as ueasy as the crime scenes themselves

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L explores in unflinching detail the monstrous patterns sadistic compulsions and depraved motives of this breed of killer From the Lonely Hearts Killer who hunted the most desperate of women in 1950s America to the savage Midtown Torso Murders that stunned the NYPD to such infamous symbols of evil as Jeffrey Dahmer Ted Bundy and John Gacy these are the cases horrifying graphic and unforgettable that Keppel ingeniously taps to shed light on the darkest corners of the pathological mi. 325 Stars

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In a real life scenario straight out of The Silence of the Lambs Robert Keppel went one on one with the notorious serial killer Ted Bundy who advised Keppel on the detective's highly publicized search for the elusive Green River Killer Bundy's chilling revelations were chronicled in The Riverman a page turner Ted Montgomery Detroit News praised by Ann Rule as the definitive book on serials But Ted Bundy wasn't the first killer of his kind or the last Signature KillersThey leave tel. I certainly enjoyed reading this book and never felt bored it was very interestingI also had absolutely no problem with the writing style andor the terminology like some others seemed to have hadHowever I noticed that there was some false information about Jeffrey Dahmer included especially concerning the alleged animal abuse a rather sensitive topic in this type of genreI do not know if this is down to lazy research or if it seemed like the correct information back when the book was publishedI m not familiar enough with the other crimes that are described in great detail so I m not able to judge if this is a recurring problem or if it just appears within the Dahmer caseI also felt like the author was a bit too set on the picture perfect traditional family during the last chapterMaybe it was intended differently but to me it came off as if he was trying to say that parents should stay at home 247 and stop living their lives as soon as they decide to have childrenA viewpoint I definitely do not share


10 thoughts on “Signature Killers

  1. says:

    I certainly enjoyed reading this book and never felt bored it was very interestingI also had absolutely no problem with the writing style andor the terminology like some others seemed to have hadHowever I noticed that there was some false information about Jeffrey Dahmer included especially concerning the alleged animal abuse a rat

  2. says:

    Dr Keppel is a visionary ground breaking criminologist and an excellent analyst I admire him greatly But he needs

  3. says:

    The only part of this book I liked was the foreword The rest of it was repetitive just one example apparently one of the killers' blood types belongs to only 13% of the population A fact the author told us a minimum of 3 times within one chapter and frustratingly uninteresting What I very often dislike about non fiction books is that authors always seem to struggle to remove themselves from the subject matter Often their opinio

  4. says:

    On the whole I think this book would be great for someone who just as a one off wants to read a gory true crime and just wants to pick sections concerning certain serial killers' crimes to read up on However for someone like me who

  5. says:

    A grim grisly read detailing the atrocities visited on the victims of about 15 different serial killers the escalating pattern of violence and the evidence of signature in each crime scene Geared to be education

  6. says:

    Even by true crime standards this book is pretty nasty Robert D Keppel delves into a number of sado sexual serial killings

  7. says:

    While Robert Keppel was a splendid detective and is a good writer I just want to take a moment to vent When I was a junior in college I had an opportunity to take a course at the U Dub called Murder To this day it remains one of my al

  8. says:

    I read this book so many times growing up that the pages are falling out I know that sounds creepy but keep in mind I was planning on being the next Clarice Starling Haha

  9. says:

    325 Stars

  10. says:

    Keppel’s work on signature killers is second to none When reading this book you can tell he’s devoted his life to this which is exactly why it’s a bit of a bad read Keppel is not a writer by any stretch of the imaginat