Whoever Fights MonstersBook - 1993
The FBI expert who coined the phrase "serial killer" reveals how he used evidence from the crime scene to assemble a psychological profile and capture some of the most dangerous killers in the country, in a chilling crimefighter's memoir. Reissue.
Learn the true story of one of the FBI profilers from the Netflix Original Series Mindhunter
Face-to-face with some of America's most terrifying killers, FBI veteran and ex-Army CID colonel Robert K. Ressler learned how to identify the unknown monsters who walk among us — and put them behind bars. In Whoever Fights Monsters, the man who coined the phrase "serial killer" and advised Thomas Harris on The Silence of the Lambs shows how he was able to track down some of the country's most brutal murderers.
Ressler, the inspiration for the character Agent Bill Tench in David Fincher's hit TV show Mindhunter, used the evidence at a crime scene to put together a psychological profile of the killers. From the victims they choose to the way they kill to the often grotesque souvenirs they take with them — Ressler unlocks the identities of these vicious killers. And with his discovery that serial killers share certain violent behaviors, Ressler goes behind prison walls to hear bizarre first-hand stories from countless convicted murderers, including Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy; Edmund Kemper; and Son of Sam. Getting inside the mind of a killer to understand how and why he kills is one of the FBI's most effective ways of helping police bring in killers who are still at large.
Join Ressler as he takes you on the hunt for toady's most dangerous psychopaths in this terrifying journey you will not forget.
"An invaluable book for anyone who wants to understand serial murder." —Joseph Wambaugh