Inside the Mind of BTK

Inside the Mind of BTK

The True Story Behind the Thirty-year Hunt for the Notorious Wichita Serial Killer

Book - 2007
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A dramatic and compelling true-crime psychological thriller

This incredible story shows how John Douglas tracked and participated in the hunt for one of the most notorious serial killers in U.S. history. For 31 years a man who called himself BTK (Bind, Torture, Kill) terrorized the city of Wichita, Kansas, sexually assaulting and strangling a series of women, taunting the police with frequent communications, and bragging about his crimes to local newspapers and TV stations. After disappearing for nine years, he suddenly reappeared, complaining that no one was paying enough attention to him and claiming that he had committed other crimes for which he had not been given credit. When he was ultimately captured, BTK was shockingly revealed to be Dennis Rader, a 61-year-old married man with two children.

Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, [2007]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9780787984847
Branch Call Number: 364.1523 Douglas
Characteristics: viii, 344 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Dodd, Johnny 1963-


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Aug 20, 2015

This is one of the best true-crime books I've ever read! As you go through the troubled past of Dennis Rader through diary entries, photographs and testimony from the infamous BTK killer himself, you not only learn about his string of gruesome murders, but how to prevent someone like him from committing similar acts in the future. Sunlight is the best disinfectant when dealing with serial killers. Don't leave the public in the dark - make sure they're your eyes and ears on the ground. And use technology to your advantage. It's what marked the beginning of the end for Rader.


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