No Reason To Die: Hilary Bonner
For decades now, serial killers have taken center stage in the news and entertainment media. The coverage of real-life murderers such as Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer has transformed them into ghoulish celebrities. Similarly, the popularity of fictional characters such as Hannibal ´´The Cannibal´´ Lecter or Dexter demonstrates just how eager the public is to be frightened by these human predators. But why is this so? Could it be that some of us have a gruesome fascination with serial killers for the same reasons we might morbidly stare at a catastrophic automobile accident? Or it is something more? In Why We Love Serial Killers, criminology professor Dr. Scott Bonn explores our powerful appetite for the macabre, while also providing new and unique insights into the world of the serial killer, including those he has gained from his correspondence with two of the world’s most notorious examples, David Berkowitz (´´Son of Sam´´) and Dennis Rader (´´Bind, Torture, Kill´´). In addition, Bonn examines the criminal profiling techniques used by law enforcement professionals to identify and apprehend serial predators, he discusses the various behaviors - such as the charisma of the sociopath - that manifest themselves in serial killers, and he explains how and why these killers often become popular cultural figures. Groundbreaking in its approach, Why We Love Serial Killers is a compelling look at how the media, law enforcement agencies, and public perception itself shapes and feeds the ´´monsters´´ in our midst. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Keith Szarabajka. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020144/bk_adbl_020144_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nora Watts is being hunted....When Nora Watts is approached by a man claiming to know her late father, she is thrown into turmoil. Struggling with the imminent death from cancer of her friend and mentor Sebastian Crow, she is unprepared for the memories that this encounter brings back. What happened to her father that made him kill himself and abandon Nora and her sister? Heading to Detroit to try to find some answers about his life there, Nora expects to discover a reason behind his suicide. Instead, she finds more questions than answers. But trouble always follows Nora, and it´s found her in Detroit, a city that is as broken as she is. For fans of Sharon Bolton and Peter Swanson comes another gripping listen from the author of Eyes Like Mine. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bahni Turpin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bonn/000013/bk_bonn_000013_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.