Mindhunter : Inside The FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit

Mindhunter : Inside The FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit

Book - 2017
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The New York Times bestseller from the FBI agent who inspired the Jack Crawford character in The Silence of the Lambs, Mindhunter is a riveting look at the major serial killers of our time. It takes readers behind the scenes of America's most gruesome serial killer cases. Includes an eight-page photo insert.
Publisher: Gallery Books 2017
ISBN: 9781501191961
Branch Call Number: ONORDER
Characteristics: 448 p.

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Shellie1_us
Aug 09, 2019

Evil is real. Today many people do not believe in evil. They make excuses for the criminal. I enjoyed this book since the author was one of the first profilers for the FBI. He is vehement about not using insanity, or mental illness as an excuse for callous, carefully plotted crimes committed by sociopathic people, who do not consider their victims lives to be of any real importance. The book is a easy read of a sampling of his many cases he worked during his time with the FBI. I am watching the Mindhunter series on Netflix so I decided to give his book a read. I will be reading more of his books, as I found the book to be very informative but not grotesque in the graphic details.

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Olgalevin
Jan 08, 2019

I got on to listening to this one and found myself not being able to put the headphones down. That's how good this book is.

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docak
May 09, 2018

Beautifully written, easy to read and it was not boring at all. Interesting facts and events. It was one of the best readings for me ever. Thank you for the great work done!

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emmckee
Mar 14, 2018

This book was the basis on and is very similar to the recent show Mindhunter. John Douglas describes his background and introduction to the behavioral sciences as well as giving details on some of the cases he consulted on and criminals he interviewed.

it's an enjoyable and quick read and I enjoyed hearing more about cases I had heard of before and some I hadn't. I was surprised to see how close it was to the TV show wit the same name. Definitely recommended for crime buffs.

nwhite1 Feb 07, 2018

I binge-watched Mindhunter on Netflix in a weekend. Can't wait to read the book that the series was based on. It's great that true crime is having a moment right now. If you love stories about serial killers make sure to check out the podcast called My Favorite Murder.

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Bookworm1562
Jan 31, 2018

"Mindhunter" is a must read book for anyone in investigations or criminal justice. John Douglas and his team took criminal science profiling from a concept to reality. We owe them a lot. It is the basis of investigations today. However, the art and science of investigations are so much more advanced today. It would be nice to see a sequel.

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KellJW
Oct 24, 2017

Great book, read it in the 90s. Is NOTHING like Criminal Minds. John Douglas traveled the country either alone or with his partner, Robert Ressler, not on a private jet with a team of 8 people. The two of them had 10, 20, 30 cases at all times. Interesting note, Douglas came down with viral encephalitis while in Seattle and almost died when here to consult on the then unknown Green River Killer. If you've seen the show, when Agent Ford uses certain vulgar words to relate to the killers, yep, that really happened. Enjoy.

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wendyheath
Aug 11, 2017

David Fincher (House of Cards) and Charlize Theron's collaboration, Mind Hunter, is set to debut on Netflix in 2017. The book is centered around two FBI agents as they attempt to crack cases by interviewing serial killers.

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Liselara
Feb 02, 2015

For those of you who love the TV program "Criminal Minds", this book examines the roots of the FBI Behavioral Sciences Unit (BAU on the show). It will hook you from the very beginning. I didn't particularly like the author (John Douglas; a little to cocky and arrogant for me), but I appreciate what he and his team created. I thought a lot of the content on Criminal Minds was pure hogwash; turns out I was wrong. If you are even thinking about joining law enforcement, this is a must.

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