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Now a Netflix original series 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
October 24, 2017
448 pages

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Language: English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol, Deutsch, chinese

John Douglas knows more about serial killers than anybody else in the world. About the Author 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 & Disorder, among others.Mark Olshaker is a novelist, nonfiction author, and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker. He has written and produced numerous documentaries, including the Emmy-nominated PBS NOVA program Mind of a Serial Killer. <div id="

  • This is not a book for true crime aficionados like myself. By my estimation, it was written for members of the John Douglas fan club and anyone else who needs to know the minute details of his life. In fact, I’d say it’s written for people who love Douglas at least as much as he clearly loves himself. HOLY COW can this man bloviate! It is barely an exaggeration to say that pretty much every sentence in the first 100+ pages (that’s how far I got before throwing in the towel) is crafted to show how amazingly smart, cool, brave, athletic and good-looking John Douglas is. Even his supposed attempts at self-deprecation are really just thinly disguised backdoor brags. When as a reader you’re continuously losing your place on the page because your eyes keep rolling into the back of your head, it’s time to put the book down.Perhaps my mistake was reading Robert Ressler’s books first. Ressler was truly a man of humility with a love for his craft. He was instrumental in wresting the FBI from the hands of stodgy old timers convinced of their bureaucratic omnipotence and gearing it towards mining a wealth of other disciplines for their knowledge. He had true empathy for the victims and their families, yet was not beyond seeing the humanity of the monsters whose unforgivable crimes would lead others to write them off as the embodiment of pure evil, thereby forgoing time and again the opportunity to truly understand what made them — and those like them — tick.While being respectful overall to the individuals with whom he worked over the years — Ressler does use the forum of his book to briefly address certain intra-office gripes he had over his illustrious career. It should come as no surprise that he intimated very briefly that Douglas had a habit of overstating his own role in certain major cases (Ressler says he straight-up LIES with regards to his relationship with John Wayne Gacy).Unlike with Douglas, the bulk of Ressler’s books focus on the cases and their psychological underpinnings, in addition to the perpetrators and victims. In other words, his books deliver what true crime connoisseurs are seeking. In Douglas, I found a writer far too consumed by the cult of his own personality to focus much on actual crime. Perhaps that story changes somewhere well into the triple-digit pages, but I eventually lost interest in slogging through how amazing John Douglas is to find out.
  • This is an amazing book. I loved the Netflix series and look forward to season 2. I picked this book up to read the REAL story of John Douglas. John is a real person with real problems he had to deal with. I admire the fact he didn’t hide them to make him look like a supercop. He is a man that is detail oriented and took notes. Putting all he heard together with some gut instinct, came up with a manual cops can use today to locate prolific killers and even those who may have only had one killing incident. He can be caught before he can take another life. This is what I found to be so interesting as John leads the reader through the painful beginnings of the BAU. He captured my interest and held it throughout the entire book. I bought the audio version and I’m glad I did. The reader made John come alive for me. He sounded firm, yet vulnerable, aggressive yet sensitive. If you want to know how profiling became an integral part of criminal investigation this is the book to read. I hope to read more of his books this coming year.
  • Wanting to read the book because of the show I decided to give this book a try. All I can say after that is…..Man! I was hooked! This book is incredibly well written and a total page turner. Whats most appealing about it compared to other books that deal with the same topic is that it is very simple to understand. A lot of criminal books are very complex and you have to go into them already knowing some aspects of the system it presents to you but thankfully, this book is written knowing you probably aren’t an FBI agent yourself. The author John Douglas, starts off the book going into his background and how he got involved with the Bureau and after that, the book just literally goes case by case, crime by crime, killer by killer, from chapter to chapter with some elements of the author’s personal life progressing through. If you are really into knowing what the mindset of serial killers are (just like the author was) then this book is totally for you. You could probably finish it in just a couple days if you have nothing else going on. The book is about 409 pages long but that felt like nothing by the time I reached the end due to how addictive it was to read.The Physical Book Itself:It looks like Amazon now sells the Netflix TV show edition of the novel which is the one I received and its a rather large paperback but the font size of the words in the book is large and easy to see and/or read if thats a concern you might have. My book came in a little beat up which was kinda annoying but nonetheless, this edition is a worthwhile purchase.
  • Compelled by Netflix’s excellent series based on this book I bought it. Couldn’t even finish it. It’s John Douglas’s homage to John Douglas. The ego on this guy is incredible! Too much about him and not enough substance about the work he did.
  • I loved this book!!! A mixture of his life story and profiling cases for the FBI. Very close to the Netflix series, I watched right after reading. Not sure why some reviewers say he is full of himself, I didn’t get that at all. There are times you have to mention certain things because it’s simply part of the story and can’t be left out. I also saw people saying it was boring. I can only guess these people are paid trolls to leave negative feedback, or aren’t interested in behavior science because it was never boring, it was fascinating. Full of cases. I just ordered Obsession, looking forward to it!!*The book was bent up pretty bad from shipping, but that was Amazons fault and I didn’t want to have to wait and go through hassle to return. Fixed it best I could.
  • I was very disappointed in this book, many people were recommending it and seemed to be rating it highly, but now I understand that it was trending because of a Netflix show. I wanted to learn more about forensic investigation and criminal profiling, it seemed with the writers experience who would have a wealth of knowledge, but I wasted hours of my time on this book with virtually none of the information I wanted to know.Most of this book is the writer talking about his own life, even what he eats for lunch sometimes, his writing style is so dumbed down there is nothing remotely academic about this book. This book is for people who want a cheap thrill of a crime novel with no substance behind it. It reads more like a biography than an actual resource for information on this subject. Even though the book is designed to be more like a cheap novel or memoir than a educating primer I still found it to be incredibly dry and boring. I have absolutely no interest in the writers ex-girlfriends, where he went for christmas that year, what his life in school was like – maybe if it seemed like it added some context to how abilities or insight – but it really doesn’t.I gave this book to a charity shop after I was done reading it as it has nothing to offer me except to mostly waste my time for the most slim pieces of information that its actually relatively easy to find anyway by watching any documentary or reading other book on the subject. Sometimes a book is rated five star and I come to the conclusion its much like why songs get the number 1 spot – it doesn’t mean its good it just means its very easy to access and is popular. I think anyone who has been to university would find this book to be quite simple and not demographically viable to them. It’s for the mass market of TV watchers, not for the serious reader or researcher.
  • I read ‘Whoever fights monsters’ (by Robert Ressler) years and years ago and found it gripping. I’ve recently watched Mindhunter and thoroughly enjoyed it, so I bought this book.I have to say I’m struggling with it. John Douglas comes across as a bit of a merchant banker (see cockney rhyming slang ;)). I’m on page 84 and I’m waiting for it to get beyond the constant ‘I’m so cool and hilarious’ stories.Credit where it’s due – the work this guy did is obviously brilliant, but it reads like an application to join a frat house. Not sure I’m going to get much further.Thoroughly recommend the Robert Ressler book if you’re interested in this kind of stuff.
  • What should have been a really interesting read is marred by the fact that Douglas is so self congratulating its detracts from the cases. He only goes very loosely into how the profiles are formed – most of the time he seems to just “magically” come up with the goods ( and he’s always right…!)Too much about the journey of the man and not enough about the science for my liking
  • I find forensic psychology absolutely fascinating and this book just fuelled my interest!The book is well written and maps the history of the FBI unit as well as John Douglas’ career. It is informative and very interesting.I like that the book has cases I had not heard of before; we have all read famous cases over and over and it gets dull. However, I would have liked to have read about more cases than are presented in the book. A lot of the content is around John Douglas’ life, but I am much more interested in the cases.
  • Enjoying the book after watching the series. It started a little off with, for me, too many details of the author’s life (when he met his wife, difficulties in the marriage, kids, borefest…..) but eventually we got round to the nitty-gritty of it all and it is fascinating to get a glimpse on how to work out a suspect identity from a few clues. Quite tough in parts but the subject is not lighthearted so you should be warned. Nicely written and edited too. A good, if at times troubling, read
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