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The Resource Confession of a serial killer : the untold story of Dennis Rader, the BTK killer, Katherine Ramsland, PhD

Confession of a serial killer : the untold story of Dennis Rader, the BTK killer, Katherine Ramsland, PhD

Label
Confession of a serial killer : the untold story of Dennis Rader, the BTK killer
Title
Confession of a serial killer
Title remainder
the untold story of Dennis Rader, the BTK killer
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Ramsland, PhD
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1974, Dennis Lynn Rader stalked and murdered a family of four in Wichita, Kansas. Since adolescence, he had read about serial killers and imagined becoming one. Soon after killing the family, he murdered a young woman and then another, until he had ten victims. He named himself "B.T.K." (bind, torture, kill) and wrote notes that terrorized the city. He remained on the loose for thirty years. No one who knew him guessed his dark secret. He nearly got away with his crimes, but in 2004, he began to play risky games with the police. He made a mistake. When he was arrested, Rader's family, friends, and coworkers were shocked to discover that B.T.K. had been among them, going to work, raising his children, and acting normal. This case stands out both for the brutal treatment of victims and for the ordinary public face that Rader, a church council president, had shown to the outside world. Through jailhouse visits, telephone calls, and written correspondence, Katherine Ramsland worked with Rader himself to analyze the layers of his psyche. Using his drawings, letters, interviews, and Rader's unique codes, she presents in meticulous detail the childhood roots and development of one man's motivation to stalk, torture, and kill. She reveals aspects of the dark motivations of this most famous of living serial killers that have never before been revealed. In this book Katherine Ramsland presents an intelligent, original, and rare glimpse into the making of a serial killer and the potential darkness that lives next door
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ramsland, Katherine M.
Dewey number
  • 364.152/32092
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6248.R24
LC item number
R35 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rader, Dennis
  • Rader, Dennis
  • Rader, Dennis
  • Serial murderers
  • Serial murderers
  • Serial murderers
  • Serial murders
  • Serial murderers
  • Kansas
Label
Confession of a serial killer : the untold story of Dennis Rader, the BTK killer, Katherine Ramsland, PhD
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- The death path -- First inklings of trouble -- Dark explorations -- Down time -- Cubing -- Pent up -- Double lives -- Factors X -- The killer next door -- I have a problem -- Stir up the pot -- Looking back -- Greetings to my fans -- Story, interrupted -- The inner minotaur -- Epilogue: the tipping point -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn945648889
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 262 pages
Isbn
9781611688412
Lccn
2016009536
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026356159
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781611688412
  • (OCoLC)945648889
Label
Confession of a serial killer : the untold story of Dennis Rader, the BTK killer, Katherine Ramsland, PhD
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- The death path -- First inklings of trouble -- Dark explorations -- Down time -- Cubing -- Pent up -- Double lives -- Factors X -- The killer next door -- I have a problem -- Stir up the pot -- Looking back -- Greetings to my fans -- Story, interrupted -- The inner minotaur -- Epilogue: the tipping point -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn945648889
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 262 pages
Isbn
9781611688412
Lccn
2016009536
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026356159
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781611688412
  • (OCoLC)945648889

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