By Robert Keller
Print Length: 134 pages
Format: Amazon Kindle
Publication Date: April 30, 2014
This true crime collection features 12 short descriptions of America’s worst serial killers and their crimes. These include David Berkowitz, William Bonin, The Boston Strangler, Ted Bundy, David Corll, Jeffrey Dahmer, Albert Fish, John Wayne Gacy, Randy Kraft, Dennis Rader, Richard Ramirez, and Dennis Rader. The classification as America’s “worst serial killers” is a little arbitrary and subjective, as Keller himself admits. There are quite a number of lesser known serial killers with proven victims in the upper 20s that could have been included in such a collection. Nevertheless, there is also often much less information available on these cases, but the outcome is a list that has been rehashed many times over. The other problem is that it contains older cases, the most recent being 15 years old, with most murders taking place in the 1970s.
However, these comments aside, it is an interesting collection, although each section is a little on the short side, with chapters averaging about 2,500 words each, or about six or seven print book pages. But as a casual read for those readers not intimately familiar with these prolific killers, it provides a good, an interesting, introduction. The author uses chronological accounts that may sound a little dry at times, especially when mentioning a large number of murders in a short chapter. However, the information is factual and not dramatized, which is often appealing as it eliminate clutter.
Overall, it is a worthwhile read to familiarize oneself with the concise details of each of these grim cases.
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