The World Encyclopedia of Serial Killers is the most comprehensive set of its kind in the history of true crime publishing. Written and compiled by Susan Hall, the four-volume set has more than 1600 entries of male and female serial killers from around the world.
Defined by the FBI as a person who murders 3 or more people over a period of time with a hiatus of weeks or months between murders, serial killers have walked among us from the dawn of time as these books will demonstrate. While the entries to these volumes will continue to grow—the FBI estimates that there are at least fifty serial killers operating in the United States at any given time—The World Encyclopedia of Serial Killers is as complete as possible through the end of 2017.
In June 2020, the set begins with Volume One, Letters A-D. The entries include Ted Bundy, the Candyman Dean Corll, Angel of Death killer Donald Harvey, the ABC Killer, and the Bodies in the Barrels Murders. You will find these killers and approximately 500 others in this first book in the series of The World Encyclopedia of Serial Killers.
The series continues with Volume Two, Letters E-L. The entries include El Loco Luis Alfredo Garavito, Happy Face Killer Keith Hunter Jesperson, Interstate Killer Larry Eyler, Godfather of Matamoros Adolfo de Jesus Constanzo, Golden State Killer Joseph James DeAngelo, and approximately 350 others.
Volume Three M-S includes the Machete Murderer Juan Vallejo Corona, Maranhao Boy Mutilator Francisco das Chagas, Night Stalker Richard Ramirez, Rostov Ripper Andrei Romanovych Chikatilo, and serial killer Arthur John Shawcross. You will find these killers and approximately 475 others in this third book in the series.
Volume Four concludes the series with T-Z, plus the Unsolved Serial Killer Cases. The entries include the Terminator Anatoly Yuriyovych Onoprienko, Trailside Killer David Joseph Carpenter, Joseph Vacher, Vampire of Sacramento Richard Trenton Chase and the Voroshilovgrad Maniac Zaven Sarkisovich Almazyan, plus the Unsolved Serial Killer Cases of the Adelaide Child Murders, Axeman of New Orleans, Chillicothe Killer, Dead Women of Juarez, Korea Frog Boy Murders and Volga Maniac. You will find these killers and approximately 175 others plus approximately 225 Unsolved Serial Killer cases in this fourth book in the series of The World Encyclopedia of Serial Killers.
About The Author:
N. Susan Hall is a novice true crime writer, but has investigated, written and published three books on genealogy. Her years in the business world included writing articles and manuals on a variety of items, from instruction manuals used in teaching, to the workings of machinery.