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  • Published: 29 February 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448135936
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448

Mindhunter




Mindhunter is a real-life, fascinating insight into the life of a FBI Special Agent, and the minds of the psychologically disturbed serial killers he hunts.

THE BESTSELLING TRUE STORY THAT INSPIRED THE MAJOR NETFLIX SERIESFBI Special Agent and expert in criminal profiling and behavioural science, John Douglas, is a man who has looked evil in the eye and made a vocation of understanding it. Now retired, Douglas can let us inside the FBI elite serial crime unit and into the disturbed minds of some of the most savage serial killers in the world.

The man who was the inspiration for Special Agent Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs and who lent the film's makers his expertise explains how he invented and established the practice of criminal profiling; what it was like to submerge himself mentally in the world of serial killers to the point of 'becoming' both perpetrator and victim; and individual case histories including those of Jeffrey Dahmer, Charles Manson, Ted Bundy and the Atlanta child murders.

With the fierce page-turning power of a bestselling novel, yet terrifyingly true, Mindhunter is a true crime classic.________________________________________'John Douglas knows more about serial killers than anybody in the world' - Jonathan Demme, director of The Silence of the Lambs'A cracker of a book' - Esquire

  • Published: 29 February 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448135936
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448

About the authors

John Douglas

John Douglas joined the FBI in 1970, starting his career as a sniper in a SWAT team and progressing on to become a hostage negotiator. In 1977 he transferred to the Behavioural Science Unit (BSU), where he taught applied criminal psychology. He created the FBI's Criminal Profiling Program and led this division of special agents through harrowing and groundbreaking cases, including those behind Anthony Hopkins' role as Hannibal Lecter. Douglas lives with his family in the Washington, DC area.

Mark Olshaker, author of four novels and producer of the Emmy-nominated The Mind of a Serial Killer, lives in Washington DC.

Mark Olshaker

Mark Olshaker is a critically acclaimed novelist and producer of teh Emmy-nominated The Mind of a Serial Killer. He lives in the Washington, DC area.

Praise for Mindhunter

gripping

I Paper

A frightening look inside the mind of the depraved

JOE 100 books to read before you die

John Douglas knows more about serial killers than anybody in the world

Jonathan Demme, Director of The Silence of the Lambs

A cracker of a book

Esquire

John Douglas is the FBI's pioneer and master of investigative profiling, and one of the most exciting figures in law enforcement I've had the privilege of knowing

Patricia Cornwell

Douglas is a hero for the agonised Nineties: not the action man quick on the draw, but the thinker who dares go into the unexplored badlands of the mind

Nicci Gerrard, The Observer

quick, clever, and engrossing

Vanity Fair - About the Netflix series

Mad Men, with added serial killers

Guardian - about the Netflix series

fascinating… a must if you love criminal loons

Sunday Sport

truly horrifying and gruesome but gripping

Evening Standard

5* review

Breakaway Reviews

If you enjoy popular crime shows, the many true crime podcasts out there, and want to know what the reality that inspired Netflix’s Mindhunter series, this is the book for you.

Bleeding Cool Blog

A frightening look inside the mind of the depraved

JOE 100 books to read before you die

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