Reviews and Blog Posts: serial killers

The alienist

by Caleb Carr

DPL Rating:
4

A top notch mystery – one of the best and most complete I’ve ever read. Set in New York City in 1896, the novel unfolds through the eyes of a New York Times journalist who has connections in all the right places. As a series of murders begin to show...

Let me go

by Chelsea Cain

DPL Rating:
3

In Let Me Go serial killer Gretchen does anything but to detective Archie Sheridan. And Archie must choose between going after the elusive Gretchen or saving intrepid girl-reporter Susan Ward while attending a Halloween party hosted by a twisted mob boss. The longer the series goes on, the more Gretchen becomes...

The monster of Florence a true story

by Douglas J Preston

DPL Rating:
3

SPOILER ALERT!

Alex

by Pierre Lemaître

DPL Rating:
3

A young woman named Alex is kidnapped from the street in Paris, held in a wooden crate in an abandoned warehouse, is waiting to die. Police Commandant Camille Verhoeven reluctantly takes the case--his wife was kidnapped and murdered, and his boss needs him to focus on new cases, not dwell...

Cain's blood : a novel

by Geoffrey Girard

DPL Rating:
4

If you like government conspiracies, serial killer stories, science, and thrills, this is a book you might want to take a look at. The government has defense contractors cloning some of the most infamous serial killers in history--Son of Sam, Dahmer, Bundy and more. They say they're working on a...

Asylum

by Madeleine Roux

DPL Rating:
2

In this supposedly haunted tale, advanced high school students are taking part in a summer program at New Hampshire College. Unfortunately, parts of the campus are being renovated, so the summer program students are being housed in a building that used to be an asylum. Daniel Crawford or Dan, discovers...

Rage against the dying

by Becky Masterman

DPL Rating:
5

Brigid Quinn is 59, retired from the FBI, and hoping to put the secrets and lies of her past behind her as she settles into life with her new husband Carlo in Tuscon. When someone confesses to being the Route 66 killer--and the murderer of Quinn's young protegee--Quinn again finds...

Gun machine

by Warren Ellis

DPL Rating:
4

The Hero:
NYPD Detective John Tallow – a traumatized loner, who after witnessing his partner’s gruesome murder stumbles into a crime scene like no other: an apartment loaded with guns – displayed in cascading designs covering the walls and floor.

The Kicker:
Each gun is linked to a cold case murder,...

Paper valentine

by Brenna Yovanoff

DPL Rating:
4

If Lillian's been dead for 6 months, why's she still hanging around as a ghost? Hannah's trying to keep it together, but this summer is not helping -- it's HOT and there's a murderer on the loose. Plus, she's a Colorado author.

My friend Dahmer : a graphic novel

by Derf

DPL Rating:
4

Author Derf Backderf graduated from high school with Jeffrey Dahmer in 1978. While they weren't close, they moved in the same outcast circles, and Backderf has a unique perspective on the early development of the man that would become one of the worst modern serial killers. Combining his recollections with...

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