Friday, August 19, 2016

Ready to Go Display: Serial Killers

Welcome to our series, "Ready to Go!" Book Display. Once a month we'll highlight the latest or greatest for every age group (Adults, Teens, and Children) that you can promote within your library or order for your collection. August is my birthday month us I'm going to focus on a topic I find interesting to read - Serial Killers.

Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin (Aug 2015)
Rendered famous as the only survivor of a serial killer 20 years earlier, Tessa discovers clues that the wrong person was convicted and that the true killer is preparing to finish what he started.

Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay (July 2004)
Hiding a secret life as an assassin while working as a murder analyst for the Miami police, Dexter Morgan is intrigued by the work of a new serial killer whose style mimics his own and who Morgan realizes is inviting him into a deadly competition.

The Serial Killer Whisperer by Pete Earley (Jan 2012)
Author Pete Earley tells the true story of a young man who suffers a traumatic brain injury that renders him incapable of judging or feeling repulsion, and subsequently becomes the most trusted confidant of numerous imprisoned serial killers.

Green River Killer: A True Detective Story by Jeff Jensen and Jonathan Case (Nov 2015)
This graphic novel presents the ultimate insider's account of America's most prolific serial killer - the Green River Killer, the man responsible for the murders of dozens of women.

Collecting the Dead by Spencer Kope (Jun 2016)
Working for the FBI as a tracker who uses his unique form of synesthesia to trail suspects, Magnus "Steps" Craig recognizes common hallmarks from two murder scenes at the same time he is targets by a kill he has been pursuing for more than a decade.

The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule (20th Anniversary Ed. - Sept 2000)
From the perspective of the former policewoman, crime writer, and unknowing personal friend, tells the story of Ted Bundy, a brilliant law student executed for killing three women, who confessed to killing thirty-five others.

Sisters of Blood and Spirit by Kady Cross (Mar 2015)
Two sisters, one living in the Shadow Lands - the realm of the dead - and one in the land of the living, are called upon to try and save a boy and his friends who have been marked for death by a long-dead serial killer.

I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga (Apr 2012)
Jazz learned all about being a serial killer from his father, but believes he has a conscience that will help fight his own urges and right some of his father's wrongs, so he helps the police apprehend the town's newest murderer.

The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes (Nov 2013)
Seventeen-year-old Cassie, who has a natural ability to read people, joins an elite group of criminal profilers at the FBI in order to help solve cold cases.

Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell (Apr 2014)
Kit, a seventeen-year-old moral nihilist serial killer, chooses who to kill based on anonymous letters left in a secret mailbox, while simultaneously maintaining a close relationship with the young detective in charge of the murder cases.
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson (Sept 2011)
Rory, of Benouville, Louisiana, is spending a year at a London boarding school when she witnesses a murder by a Jack the Ripper copycat and becomes involved with the very unusual investigation.

The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas (Apr 2016)
Consumed by questions about a fateful, ghostly night that resulted in a cousin's demise, a death-row conviction and her move to a distant town, Tessa reunites with childhood friend Callie to confront the demons of their shared past and uncover a haunting truth.

Female Serial Killers by Don Rauf (Jan 2016)
Presents an in-depth approach to evaluating the life and crimes of some of the world's most vicious women, including Lady Elizabeth Bathory, Bell Gunness, and Aileen Wuornos. Other titles in the Psychology of Serial Killers series include: Historical Serial Killers, Cannibal Serial Killers, Medical Serial Killers, and Modern-Day Serial Killers.
Burn Baby Burn by Meg Medina (Mar 2016)
During the summer of 1977 when New York City is besieged by arson, a massive blackout, and a serial killer named Son of Sam, seventeen-year-old Nora must also face her family's financial woes, her father's absence, and her brother's growing violence.

The Killer in Me by Margot Harrison (Jul 2016)
A girl's unsettling connection with a serial killer leads her on a potentially deadly manhunt.

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