My Life Among the Serial Killers: Inside the Minds of the World's Most Notorious Murders
An intense, probing memoir by a pioneer female forensic psychiatrist who has profiled 80 serial killers in nearly 30 years of work. For most of her ... Show synopsis An intense, probing memoir by a pioneer female forensic psychiatrist who has profiled 80 serial killers in nearly 30 years of work. For most of her professional life as a forensic psychiatrist with a law degree, Dr Helen Morrison has been on a mission to discover - or at least lay the groundwork to discover - the reasons why serial killers are compelled to murder. In what she calls her 'psychological autopsies', Dr Morrison profiles some of the most prolific killers throughout history - from the 15th century to modern-day murderers. This is a groundbreaking, one-of-a-kind memoir by a forensic psychiatrist who has worked in the field for almost three decades. My Life Among the Serial Killers includes, among others, profiles of the 'House of Horrors' murderers Rose and Fred West, Vlad the Impaler and the Beltway Sniper. This chilling insight into the criminal world is both intense and disturbing; however, Dr Morrison's extensive experience and her explication of the age-old phenomenon of serial killing allows us to better understand the serial killers of today.