Welcome to another week of Top Ten Tuesday! TTT is a weekly meemee hosted by the lovely Broke and the bookish. Each week bloggers are given a bookish topic and are challenged with the task of creating a top ten of that list!
This weeks top ten is Books from a certain genre recently added to my to-be-read list. I know it’s only June, but October and Halloween is always a big month for me. In 2015 I wrote on “Supernatural” books, and last year (though I was mostly sick and didn’t get much done) revolved around the oh so scary clowns. So in preparation for this year I’ve been adding books for this years theme, Serial Killers!
As always, if you have a good recommendation, or a comment, or just want to link up to your own TTT, leave it in the comments!
And just as a very faint note, please don’t judge me for my obsession with serial killers! >.<; I enjoy the philosophy and psychology, NOT the actual crimes.
Serial Killers: Addicted to Murder by Maurice Crow
This book is a simple introduction encyclopedia to serial killers around the world. It’s supposed to have the well known killers along with the lesser known dating way back and giving just a brief summary on each.
H. H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil by Adam Selzer
Holmes was known as the serial killer at the World’s Fair in Chicago, along with his castle of torture; from acid vats to bricked in walls. The thing is, no one knows for sure just what the truth is. He’s story has become so mixed by false media at the time and added to pulp fiction stories in magazines, people are unsure of the real story. Some say he only killed around 20, others proclaim it’s over 200.
Edward Gein: America’s Most Bizarre Murderer by Robert H. Gollmar
Edward Gein’s reign inspired the fictional characters Norman Bates, Leatherface, and ‘Buffalo Bill’ Gumb. He kept trophies from victims (or just corpses from graveyards) and had collections of bones and skins. This book is written by the judge who presided over his case.
Alexander Pichushkin – Serial Killer Case File #1: True Crimes
by Matthias Jackman
Alexander Pichushkin was a serial killer in the 90’s and early 2000’s in Russia. He was known as The Chessboard Killer or The Beast and mostly used a hammer on his victims. He lacked connection to humans and would murder anyone, sometimes one a week. This is just a little novelette and first in a Serial Killer series that I might have to check out.
Female Serial Killers: How and Why Women Become Monsters
by Peter Vronsky
A book dedicated completely to female serial killers? Why not. I’m looking for nightingale murderers, women leaving behind a trail of dead husbands, and throw in the occasional cult led woman murdering for a ‘higher purpose’.
Bogeyman – He Was Every Parent’s Nightmare by Steve Jackson
The Bogeyman as he was called terrorized Texas elementary schools and playgrounds. He went after kids that won’t be missed, what was called ‘throw-away’ kids, in a series of abductions, rapes, and murders.