I really enjoyed having just the bare bones facts about serial killers without the storytelling fluff that (understandably) is usually present in biographies and such. An interesting read and a great way to get the important information about a killer you are interested in knowing more about.
I’ve read quite a few of Jack Rosewood’s true crime books-these are primarily shorter works: He has a series in which each volume focuses on one killer and he also has a series of true crime anthologies each examining about fifteen different murderers. This volume is a BIG, big book, a much larger project. Here we have an encyclopaedia of serial killers detailing a huge one hundred and fifty of the most famous perpetrators. The worst of the worst. This has an easy to follow structure with a brief résumé of info about the killer's lives, their victims, their MO, etc.
This was quite a harrowing read, it was quick to whip through though, and what a feast of info and facts and figures. It can certainly be read continuously in the normal way, (which is what I did), or, kindle format particularly lends itself to searching for a killer's name or a victim’s name and it will quickly come up with all entries of it/them in the book. So, an ideal reference guide which can be used again and again. Edge of your seat reading-it contained some truly terrible things but I was compelled to read on.
I'm just stunned that a sentence of death is so often reduced to us paying for these evil souls for the term of their natural lives!!! Truth in sentencing!!!! Take em out back of the court to a firing line!!