Category: Study & Reference / General
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Publication date: 18 November 1993
Number of pages: 320
When Milwaukee police entered Jeffrey Dahmer's North 25th Street apartment in July 1991, they discovered that for some time this quiet, undemonstrative man had been living amidst the debris of an orgy of killing. A severed head lay in the refrigerator. A freezer contained two more heads and a human torso. Two skulls and a complete skeleton were found in a filing cabinet. A styrofoam box concealed two more skulls, and a large blue plastic drum was found to contain three further human torsos in various stages of decomposition. This is the story of the mass murderer, Jeffrey Dahmer. Brian Masters's subjects for biography have ranged from John Aspinall to E.F. Benson, from Marie Corelli to Georgina, Duchess of Devonshire. His study of mass murderer Dennis Nilsen, "Killing for Company", won the Gold Dagger Award for non-fiction in 1985.
What the papers say:
'Unputdownable' -- Patricia Highsmith 'The spirited, persuasive account of a young man spiralling into unspeakable insanity ... useful, fascinating book' -- Daily Telegraph 'Remarkable and frightening exploration of "human nature stained"' -- Literary Review 'Irresistible ... Its subject is terrible and repellent, but the study itself is enlightening' -- Independent on Sunday
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