The bestselling true story and inspiration behind the hit Netflix show of how one underfunded FBI team became the first to explore the dark world of serial murderers.
John Douglas is a former FBI Special Agent and expert in criminal profiling and behavioural science. He made a career of looking evil in the eye - and understanding it. No wonder that he was the inspiration for Special Agent Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs, as well as the film's consultant on the reality of serial killers.
Douglas invented and established the practice of criminal profiling, and submerged himself in the world of serial killers in a quest to understand why they killed, and to help prevent more innocent lives from being ended by future killers. As his serial crime unit developed from a derided two-bit operation in a dingy officer to one of the FBI's elite task forces, Douglas personally confronted the most terrible crimes of the age, including those of Jeffrey Dahmer, Charles Manson, Ted Bundy and the Atlanta child murderer.
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
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 321 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28 mm
Edition: Media tie-in
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
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What a very clever and extremely talented man. An extremely gripping book that you wont be able to put... More
“The original serial killer work”
No one interested in serial killers can forgo this book. Douglas and his colleagues conducted the research that identified, categorised and popularised the very concept of a serial killers and this book details that... More
After finishing Mindhunter on Netflix, I decided to dig into the source of the material and I was not at all disappointed.
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