This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite
The World Encyclopedia of Serial Killers by Susan Hall is the third volume in the series, dealing with killers from M to S. Part of a four-volume series, this is a compendium of some of the world’s worst serial killers, including Richard Ramirez, the Night Stalker, Arthur John Shawcross, Ali Marjek, the Rostov Ripper and more than 400 more. The FBI defines a serial killer as one who kills at least three people over a period, with a break between each one. This encyclopedia demonstrates how many of them walk the streets today; people you pass without a second thought may be hiding a deadly, bloody secret. Serial killers have stalked the world since time began and continue to do so today. This volume provides a small snapshot of known serial killers.
Susan Hall has written many books on the subject of murder, and this is part of her World Encyclopedia on Serial Killers. It’s a fascinating insight; we all know about serial killers, and most of us can name quite a few, but books like this are an eye-opener on how many there are. I had never heard many of the names, and it turns my blood cold to realize that many more unknowns slip beneath the radar. It also showcases some of the more prominent killers like Dahmer, Berkowitz, and Ramirez, as well as some lesser-known ones. While some stories go into detail, others only give a brief overview of the killer; however, it’s a great starting point for those interested in the subject and finding more information. It’s an easy read and as enjoyable as a book about murderers can be!