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Supernatural Serial Killers

Samantha Lyon Daphne Tan

9781785991240
240 pages
Arcturus Publishing Limited
Overview
Albert Fish held the genuine belief that the murders he committed were upon instruction from God. Peter Stumpp, who started practising the "wicked arts from twelve years of age", was convinced he was a werewolf. There are many more murderous individuals like them. Supernatural Serial Killers explores the association between serial killers and the supernatural. The crimes committed by these men and women usually involved sexual deviance, cannibalism and violence toward children. In sixteenth century Europe, the problem became so significant that 'Werewolf Witch Trials' were conducted—many have no idea that it was possible to be tried and convicted for the crime of being a Werewolf, but Lycanthropy was a serious and major social concern in the 1500s. In this book, approximately twenty supernatural serial killers are discussed, including their background, crimes, trials and defences.Using the latest scientific research, this book explains such phenomena as blood drinking, sadomasochism, the borrowing of other people’s identities, how killers come to believe they are supernatural beings and much besides. Fully illustrated. Written in easy, approachable English.
Author Bio
Samantha Lyon is a freelance editor and writer with a master’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice. She has always had a passion for uncovering the reasons behind why crimes occur and analysing the inner workings of a criminal mind. Serial killers are a particular area of interest. This is Samantha’s third published book, and she hopes to continue writing true-crime books in the future.