The Serial Killer Letters:
A Penetrating Look Inside the Minds of Murderers
Like most of us, Jennifer Furio was frightened and repulsed by the many violent murders and rapes that happened with alarming frequency in the Pacific Northwest where she lived. But unlike most of us, she went to unusual lengths to find out why they happened in the first place. She went straight to the source—nearly 50 serial killers who are currently in prison, many on death row—and asked them, "Did you do it and if so, why?"
While it was not her original intention to write a book, the letters they sent her were so fascinating and shed so much light on the minds of these criminals, she knew she needed to share them with the rest of the world.
This book follows Jennifer's incredible journey into the dark and strange minds of 14 notorious serial killers responsible for some of the most unspeakable crimes in recent history. Their letters to her contain graphic, detailed descriptions of the atrocious crimes they committed (or claim they didn't commit), the depraved lives they lived, their childhoods, their wives, their victims, their sexual preferences and dislikes, their lives in prison and much more.
Included also are over 90 rare, never-before-seen photographs, as well as copies of many of the actual letters showing handwriting, drawings and other artwork that must be seen to be believed.
This book, the first ever to provide actual case studies of this type of criminal in the form of personal letters, is a major and pioneering addition to the scant psychological literature on serial killers and their crimes.
By offering the actual words of the killers themselves, the book offers readers the opportunity to come to their own conclusions about what kind of people these men really are, what makes them tick and what turned them into human killing machines in the first place.
In addition to true crime buffs, professionals from many disciplines will be grateful to have this unique opportunity to get an inside look at these most complex individuals, including psychologists, criminologists, profilers, forensic psychologists, police, and corrections workers.
FROM THE PREFACE
"Dear Mrs. Frio,
I have been authorized by Angelo Buono to respond to several letters you have written to him seeking correspondence with him. I am here to say: KNOCK IT OFF! If you cant take non-response as an answer, you've got problems and Mr. Buono does not care to be burdened with them. He's got more than enough of his own as an INNOCENT man, wrongfully and maliciously prosecuted, convicted and sentenced to die for CRIMES HE DID NOT COMMIT!..."
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Softcover. 316 pages. ISBN-10: 0-914-783-84-X. ISBN-13: 978-0-914783-84-8. LIST PRICE: $26.95