The best of true crime writing on serial killers over the year is brought together in this fourth volume of the annual Serial Killers True Crime Anthology.
Peter Vronsky in ”The Dating Game Killer” follows the twisted story of serial killer Rodney Alcala who was a TV dating game show contestant all the while he was brutally raping and killing women and girls across the United States while taking film-making classes with film director Roman Polanski.
RJ Parker in ”Alaskan Killer” looks at the recent case of Joshua Wade who admitted to killing five people in Alaska. In ”The Killing Cousins” Parker revisits the historic case of the serial killing team of cousins David Alan Gore and Fred Waterfield who abducted, raped and killed six women in Florida.
Michael Newton in ”Death Angel” writes about the case serial killer nurse Orville Majors who was convicted in six murders but suspected in over one hundred-thirty. In the ”Hands of Death” Newton revisits the notorious killing duo of Henry Lucas and Ottis Toole and their claim of killing at the behest of a satanic cult.
Sylvia Perrini in ”La Madrina Killer” explores the witchcraft killings in Mexico perpetrated by Sara Aldret, a member of a killer cult in Matamoros whose victims included American tourists killed for their body parts to be used in magic potions. In ”Child Killer” Perrini looks at the Texas case of teenage killer Erin Caffey who murdered her mother and two younger brothers because her parents did not approve of her dating.
JJ Slate in ”The Beauty Queen Killer” looks at the deadly six-week cross-country serial killing rape spree done by Christopher Wilder. In ”The Happy Face Killer” Slate gives us a new take on the notorious serial killer Keith Jesperson.