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In this riveting book, an award-winning Canadian Author delves into the gritty, gruesome details of the most notorious serial killers to strike the United States, Canada and the UK, including the unidentified killers who may still be on the......

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ISBN : 9781490443515
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 297 Pages
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Serial Killers Case Files Reviews

  • Gena Koehler
    2019-04-04 21:11

    I cannot believe this series got so many positive reviews. Not only was the writing atrocious (poor grammar, misspelled & misused words), the cases do not appear to be very well researched. Facts are misstated (for example, he refers to one of Ted Bundy's surviving victims as the only known surviving Bundy victim, then goes on to discuss other women that survived), he includes his own thoughts/feelings in his "authors notes," and the majority of the cases in the Unsolved Cases book barely includes 1-2 pages of information, usually just the number of victims and where the victims lived. Don't waste your time on this series.

  • Jaime Hudson
    2019-04-12 19:00

    This needed some major editing. Was there even an editor in this process? Did anyone proofread this before publishing?I had to rewrite half the book in my head while reading just to understand the poor writing. I say half the book, because I couldn't bring myself to finish it. Facts didn't add up, the math didn't even add up. The Author's notes in the middle of a page or even in the middle of a paragraph were a poor poor choice.I was surprised to find that this wasn't written by a grade C english student trying to be an early age author.Horrible, just absolutely horrible.

  • Melinda Lujan
    2019-04-03 22:23

    So, I don't enjoy giving a low rating on someone's book, no matter what, because I know work went into it. However, first of all, this book is described as a boxed set of 4 books. What I pulled out of the envelope (yes, a book set in an envelope) was a normal sized 297 paged book. The first three "books" are under 80 pages each. The last "book" is a 68 page e book edition, with HUGE type with really only 2 paragraphs per page. I think if you are going to taught something as a four book collection, you should probably have four books worth of material. I cringe to wonder what the "actual" boxed set looks like when they are separated out of one book. I would have to say i would have been angry had I paid for it. But it was a giveaway, and it was free, so what can I say? But I have to say, that though the book is informative, the information in it isn't really anything I didn't already know. As someone who has always been interested in this subject, I know there is only so much that can be found. But this is the most basic information there is out there and nothing I couldn't google on my own. It did give me some new names and cases but not enough to make me want to spend actual money on it. On the positive side though it would probably be a more entertaining book for someone who is just starting their interest and reading in serial killers and true crime. So I'll sum it up by saying not too entertaining for those of us who have already read up on the subject, but a definite should read for those who want to get started but don't know where to. * Disclaimer: I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads.

  • Megan
    2019-03-23 00:58

    Not only is this book poorly written, or poorly edited, it's full of incomplete and incorrect reports of serial killers that you can easily research. You would benefit more by googling the names of the profiled killers and reading something factual with less personal commentary from the author. The second star is given in kudos to the author for having some lesser known serial killers, and for the time taken to ensure snarky personal comments were edited for clarity, spelling and punctuation.

  • Leslie
    2019-04-18 02:16

    Full of Interesting Contenthowever, the editor should be fired. I don't understand how someone can take the time to research in depth, all of these people and layout a seemingly interesting read but can't find a decent editor? or proofread their own writing? can someone do themselves a favor and hire me to be their editor? please??? I guarantee you'll gain much more credibility as an author. The end.

  • Lynda
    2019-04-12 23:07

    I personally blame Bill Kurtis and A & E for my goulish obsession with murder. Interesting but not well written.

  • C.L. Swinney
    2019-03-25 18:21

    So I read the negative reviews of this book and shook my head. Grabbing all the data the author collected and then putting it all together in a novel is no small feat. In addition, the information was shocking and descriptive. This book is NOT for everyone, especially the weak or timid or those who aren't quite ready for a dose of reality. As a homicide detective, I can assure you the real world of crime is not for the faint of heart. RJ Parker's novel is interesting, real, and well worth the read. He took special care not to disrespect the victims in these horrific crimes, which is admirable and I bet the families of the victims appreciated this as much as I did. I'm ordering more of his books as we speak.

  • Jennie
    2019-03-21 20:17

    I thought this was ok. I started this book when I was on a trip and picked it up and read it a short sprint; which was nice. It is a basic outline of famous and some not so famous serial killers. It’s not overly detailed. It’s a basic outline of their crime, their arrest, and punishment. Some of it was interesting since I wouldn’t have ever heard of it had I not read this book but it was too basic. There were many details that you can easily research on your own.I generally am not a stickler for typos but there were a lot in this book. I know there were letters from killers that were not edited but there were numerous errors that even I noticed. I was definitely hoping for more information then I got in this book.

  • Pam Koenig
    2019-03-22 01:28

    InterestingThe book contains a history of all types of serial killers. It explains the different clinical descriptions of killers breaking it down in understandable language. It gives interesting facts on many well known killers. It even gives a link on a petition to prevent a pardon of Karla Homolka, which I signed.

  • Joseph
    2019-03-25 21:04

    Prepare yourself for these books are not light reading if you love murder mystery books then these books are for you. I love murder mysteries so these books were right up my alley. Thank you RJ Parker for writing such a wonderful series. I love your work. I give these books 5 stars out of 5 and am eager to read more of your work soon.

  • JoAnn
    2019-04-08 18:17

    Do you love Law and Order? The first 48? Then you will thoroughly enjoy these books. The author gives you facts, details and education with so much enjoyment. I normally only take one bus in the morning, but got so involved that I decided instead of walking,a 10 minute walk, that I would take the second bus so I could read for another 30 minutes. Great read!

  • Ellen
    2019-04-05 20:23

    Some of these stories were really interesting, but many of them lacked detail. My biggest problem with this book was all the errors. With more research and editing this could be a great book. As it stands now, the errors take a lot away.I received this book from Goodreads' First Reads.

  • Tamatha Baker
    2019-04-04 21:19

    A great readAnother winner by RJ Parker. This book gives you some great information on many killers and even killer couples. If you are an avid true crime reader you will have heard of most, but maybe not all of them. Even if you have I would bet you will find a fact or two you did not know.

  • Sandi Estes
    2019-04-14 20:05

    Great book!It was a pretty informative. He put a little of each type of serial killer. Also it was well written. I'd read more from RJ Parker without hesitation.

  • Lee
    2019-04-12 23:21

    I just finished reading RJ Parker’s Serial Killers Case Files. It is a chilling trip down the rabbit hole into the depths of human depravity. Lizzie Borden joins BTK and the Beltway Snider in the pages of this informative book. The quips from the author on his thoughts about the different killers made me smile. I was completely impressed in how knowledgeable RJ is about these killers. He tells you everything without giving you information overload. I found it interesting how many serial killers were out there, and it gave me a new appreciation for being safe while I am away from my home. RJ Parker offers websites that you can go to for more information as well as to sign petitions to keep these criminals in jail. I particularly liked the clips from the different notes that some of the serial killers wrote. I was particularly fascinated with the chapter on Son of Sam, and the letters he sent to the different newspapers. I knew a little about this particular killer, but I learned many new things about him as well. This is a wonderful book and I would recommend it to those who are not faint of heart. The final words that the serial killers spoke at their executions was very chilling, they were very different and showed you where their heads were in their last moments of life. This book is brutally honest, completely factual, chilling, and amazing. I am looking forward to reading more of RJ’s books.

  • Heather Alexander
    2019-03-22 00:07

    This is the Mother load of serial killer sets. This set includes Unsolved Serial Killings ( my fave) includes The Zodiac killer, The Frankford slasher, and The highway of tears serial killer. I loved these because there were so many I hadn't ever heard of. Woman Who Kill, which includes Lizzie Bordon, Delphina and Maria de Jesus Gonzales (sisters) creepy, and Martha Beck. Again there were a lot in here I hadn't heard of. You always hear about Arlene Warnos(do not know how to spell her name, but this book has so many I had never seen anything about before. Case Closed includes Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, Jeffrey Dahmer, etc. these are the ones that we have all heard of, but still want to read the details over and over. Finally, Doctor's Who Kill includes many stories of medical horror, I don't think I want to go to the hospital anytime soon and once you read this, neither will you. These are great books, I enjoyed them all and I think we are all fascinated and horrified at the same time by serial killers, that is why we read about them. Kudos to the author for putting them together in this fantastic boxed set.

  • Kipp Poe
    2019-03-24 02:25

    Just the Facts ma'amI'm quickly become a big fan of True Crime books it probably all dates back to my growing up and my grandfathers subscription to True Detective Magazine. Now with the Kindle I can find so many great reads and this book is a great example of that fact.I have both the paperback and the Kindle versions of the book and both contains photos of the whoever the story is about and having it being True Crime and factual photos are a nice bonus.RJ's books take a very factual approach without a bunch of extra filler of emotions like an Ann Rule book. He just gives you the facts and a little bit of opinion thrown in here and there, These books are like an encyclopedia of serial killers and a great reference for anyone who is interested in Serial Killers.

  • Cyndi Barnier
    2019-04-02 00:16

    An awesome read. R.J. Parker really did his homework when writing about serial murders (not the fictional ones--the real killers. As novelists ourselves (Cyndi Williams Barnier & Jack Gannon), R.J.'s writings have proven to be an essential "study manual" for our own fictional serial killer series. His series is one of "the best of the best"--highly recommend it! (and his other writings) for anyone interested in the genre of suspense/thrillers/psychological/non-fiction.

  • Katherine McCarthy
    2019-03-30 23:10

    This is a great book for someone new to true crime or someone who prefers short works and compendiums. If you want to know the gist of the crimes of some depraved serial killers, then this book is for you. Well researched and full of information despite the short style of each case. The author does a fabulous job of laying out the cases in a factual, objective and succinct manner. Highly recommend this one to fans of True Crime new and old.

  • Samantha Cheney
    2019-03-23 01:58

    Although I love learning about serial killers which is the only reason I gave it three stars. The book is very poorly written. It looks like a sixth grader wrote it. It also reappears the same facts over and over.

  • Sam
    2019-04-12 23:20

    I loved this book. It's the prefect book for true crime lovers. Its even better when you love to read about serial killers (like me). I has famous serial killers and not so famous serial killers. It's pretty interesting.

  • Bama
    2019-04-04 23:24

    This book goes over the details of various serial killers, both famous and some I have never heard of before. It boggles my mind to see the number of killers described just in this one book and then realizing that there are many, many more out there. If you like true crime, you will love this.

  • Bonnie
    2019-04-08 02:25

    A read an abridged version of the book so maybe the complete version was better. The profiles were somewhat interesting and I certainly know there are more serial killers out there than I ever imagined. However, much of the book was so poorly as to make it difficult to understand and follow.

  • Marian Oye
    2019-04-18 01:28

    Interesting but not enough detail.

  • Cindy Robin
    2019-04-20 00:15

    Truly fulfillingWOW! I havnt enjoyed a book so much as this one! I absolutely appreciate the timelines and grueling truths of these type of persons. Amazing read.

  • Mandy Strain
    2019-04-10 22:00

    Brilliant collection from an excellent Author, a must for your collection! If you don't have this box set then your book shelf isn't complete. Each one I literally couldn't put down.

  • Alicia
    2019-04-03 21:06

    Great true crime book/series, very well written.

  • Candice
    2019-04-12 22:59

    Written review coming in the next couple days. So excited!~

  • Dixie
    2019-04-10 22:08

    another great read from this author. love the books. you can always count on these books being very,very informative.

  • Ruthanne Taylor
    2019-04-13 01:09

    InterestingA clear concise look at some of the worse serial killers in the world. A great read for true crime aficionados.