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Confession of a serial killer : the untold story of Dennis Rader, the BTK killer

Author: Katherine M Ramsland
Publisher: Hanover : ForeEdge, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1974, Dennis Lynn Rader stalked and murdered a family of four in Wichita, Kansas. Since adolescence, he had read about serial killers and imagined becoming one. Soon after killing the family, he murdered a young woman and then another, until he had ten victims. He named himself “B.T.K.” (bind, torture, kill) and wrote notes that terrorized the city. He remained on the loose for thirty years. No one who knew him  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ramsland, Katherine M., 1953-
Confession of a serial killer
Hanover : ForeEdge, 2016
(DLC) 2016015057
Named Person: Dennis Rader; Dennis Rader; Dennis Rader
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine M Ramsland
ISBN: 9781611688412 1611688418
OCLC Number: 945648889
Description: x, 262 pages : 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
The death path --
First inklings of trouble --
Dark explorations --
Down time --
Cubing --
Pent up --
Double lives --
Factors X --
The killer next door --
I have a problem --
Stir up the pot --
Looking back --
Greetings to my fans --
Story, interrupted --
The inner minotaur --
Epilogue: the tipping point --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Katherine Ramsland, PhD.
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