Mindhunter: Inside The Fbi's Elite Serial Crime Unit by John E. DouglasMindhunter: Inside The Fbi's Elite Serial Crime Unit by John E. Douglas

Mindhunter: Inside The Fbi's Elite Serial Crime Unit

byJohn E. Douglas, Mark Olshaker

Paperback | October 24, 2017

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Discover the classic, behind-the-scenes chronicle of John E. Douglas’ twenty-five-year career in the FBI Investigative Support Unit, where he used psychological profiling to delve into the minds of the country’s most notorious serial killers and criminals.

In chilling detail, the legendary Mindhunter takes us behind the scenes of some of his most gruesome, fascinating, and challenging cases—and into the darkest recesses of our worst nightmares.

During his twenty-five year career with the Investigative Support Unit, Special Agent John Douglas became a legendary figure in law enforcement, pursuing some of the most notorious and sadistic serial killers of our time: the man who hunted prostitutes for sport in the woods of Alaska, the Atlanta child murderer, and Seattle's Green River killer, the case that nearly cost Douglas his life.

As the model for Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs, Douglas has confronted, interviewed, and studied scores of serial killers and assassins, including Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, and Ed Gein, who dressed himself in his victims' peeled skin. Using his uncanny ability to become both predator and prey, Douglas examines each crime scene, reliving both the killer's and the victim's actions in his mind, creating their profiles, describing their habits, and predicting their next moves.
John E. Douglas is a former FBI special agent, the Bureau’s criminal profiling pioneer and one of the creators of the Crime Classification Manual. He is currently a consultant on criminal investigative analysis and the author, with Mark Olshaker, of Journey Into Darkness, The Anatomy of Motive, The Cases That Haunt Us, and Law & Disord...
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Title:Mindhunter: Inside The Fbi's Elite Serial Crime UnitFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:448 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:October 24, 2017Publisher:Gallery BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1501191969

ISBN - 13:9781501191961

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! So I may be biased because I love true crime shows and books and specifically criminal profiling. John Douglas (or his ghost writer who knows!) does a great job balancing the writing on John's personal life versus the actual work and cases. It's a fairly hefty book for what I usually read page wise but I flew through it on a flight, I literally could barely put it down to eat. It feels just like an older, experienced uncle like figure telling you about his life and it's so easy to become enthralled in it. Overall, phenomenal book, the added touches about his personal life really humanize him.
Date published: 2018-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very captivating and well written I read this after watching the Netflix series, and I was not disappointed. The portion of the book describing the cases John Douglas worked on was very interesting. I would highly recommend it for anyone who loves true crime.
Date published: 2018-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Book You Won't Be Able To Put Down I read this book after watching the Netflix series and I'm thoroughly impressed. The Netflix series is fantastic and this book is also fantastic. The best way to describe the style of writing is that it feels as if an old man who has experienced a great deal is telling you a story about his life that you are utterly interested in. Wonderful writing. And very informative! As a pioneer in the way of profiling presented, he offers a unique, honest view into serial killers and profiling that is rare to find in the annals of true crime literature.
Date published: 2018-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must-Read for True Crime Junkies From the mind of an FBI profiler, this book is filled with an insider's take on many, MANY famous and infamous kidnappers and murderers. The writing style kept me glued to the pages. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is a true crime enthusiast.
Date published: 2018-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Well for some reason, I thought I could finish this book quickly. A month later, I finally read the last page. For it's size, this book packs a punch. It's very heavy and honestly, reading about the evils of the world is not easy. Douglas does an amazing job of outlining the beginning and growth of 'profiling,' a science that many people still view as almost 'magic.' A very interesting read.
Date published: 2018-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good It was more about the author life than I thought it would be but it was still a great book with lots of stories about his cases.
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting A good companion to the Netflix series.
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top 10 This book falls in one of my top ten! loved it from cover to cover. It's so interesting I couldn't put it down!
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Interesting read Came to this from the Netflix series of the same name, and like the series, it didn't disappoint. Added a lot more context to the stories shown in the series. Provides great insight into the FBI's Behavioural Science Unit, and the development of profiling methods and techniques.
Date published: 2017-11-07