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Confession of a Serial Killer: The Untold Story of Dennis Rader, the BTK Killer
Katherine RamslandPaper: $19.95
Confession of a Serial Killer stands out as the first [book] that takes the form of a collaboration with the serial killer. Unlike many crime books, it does not merely speculate about a predator’s deranged thoughts and schemes but rather plunges the reader into them, revealing in remarkable detail how a well-known serial killer at the end of his life sees himself.
—Rachel Shteir, The New York Times Magazine
Ramsland says her purpose [in writing the book] was to give criminologists, forensic psychologists and others some first-hand insights into a serial killer’s mind, by relating the stories he tells, and how he tells them.
For readers interested in the workings of the mind, psychology, true crime, and criminal justice, this is a unique work, in which the author is a conduit to the thinking process, rather than the descriptor of events.
In Confession of a Serial Killer, Dr. Katherine Ramsland got Dennis Rader to reveal the dark fantasies that led him to murder.
Groundbreaking. . . . An unparalleled look at the inner workings of one of America’s most notorious serial murderers - and presents in fascinating, agonizing detail the roots and development of one ‘ordinary’ man’s motivation to stalk, torture, and kill.
KATHERINE RAMSLAND is director of the Master of Arts in Criminal Justice Program at DeSales University in Pennsylvania. She writes a regular blog for Psychology Today and has published fifty-nine books including The Mind of a Murderer and Psychopath.