Psychology Today blogger and Drew University criminology professor Scott Bonn converses with syndicated columnist and renowned journalist, Diane Diamond, about his new book,WHY WE LOVE SERIAL KILLERS: The Curious Appeal of the World’s Most Savage Murderers, Thursday October 23, 2014 7:00 PM at Barnes and Noble, 82nd & Broadway, 2289 Broadway, New York, NY.
Serial killers and why they fascinate the public is an area of study and research for Dr. Scott Bonn. Along with his theories of media manipulation creating “celebrity monsters,” Bonn’s examination includes personal interviews with America’s most noted serial killers like BTK Killer, Dennis Rader, and Son of Sam, David Berkowitz.
Unlike most other books on the subject of serial killers, the primary focus of Why We Love Serial Killers is not on the crimes and their details, but more to what kind of aberrations may create a serial killer, the most reviled type of criminal. With enough shocking facts and anecdotes for true crime enthusiasts, the book contains many conclusions of how serial killers are transformed into morbid pop culture personalities.
Why We Love Serial Killers also examines the phenomena of serial killer groupies and avid fans who are collectors of so-called murderabilia—that is, the mementos and original art works of killers. The book explains why some of these fans carry on long-term relationships with incarcerated killers, and even marry them.
Excerpt from the Foreword by veteran crime and justice reporter, Diane Dimond:
“…..First and foremost, serial killers don’t look like the monsters the media portrays them to be. They don’t manifest with wild hair and bulging eyes. They look like your postman or your grocer, a relative or a business associate – because that is exactly who they are. A serial killer, as rare as they are in the world of murderers, could be living right next door to you.”
Advance praise for Why We Love Serial Killers has been enthusiastic, including rave reviews from professional criminologists and true crime authors to nationally recognized journalists.
Emmy-winning TV host and best-selling author, Rita Cosby, says:
“Considered one of the world’s top experts on criminal behavior, Dr. Scott Bonn has delivered a book which is so powerful and provocative, you cannot put it down. Indeed, through his diligent work and unparalleled access to these infamous killers who’ve committed some of the most horrific crimes of our day, he provides chilling and critical insight into these deviant and pathological criminal minds… and reveals the truth behind the headlines.”
- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing (October 28, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1629144320
- ISBN-13: 978-1629144320
- Book signing and conversation with Dr. Scott Bonn and Diane Dimond
- Date: Thursday, October 23
- Time: 7:00 pm EST
- Location: Barnes & Noble, 82nd & Broadway, 2289 Broadway, New York, NY
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