Few serial killers in history have garnered as much attention as Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer. Although Dahmer killed seventeen young men and boys, it was not so much the number of people he killed that makes him stand out among famous serial killers, but more so the acts of depravity that he committed on the corpses of his victims. In this true crime story you will read how Dahmer transitioned from a loner to serial killer, committing numerous unnatural acts along the way such as necrophilia and cannibalism. Following in the macabre tradition of another infamous Wisconsin serial killer—Ed Gein—Jeffrey Dahmer terrorized Milwaukee for most of the 1980s until he was finally captured in 1991.
Perhaps one of the most frightening aspects of Jeffrey Dahmer’s serial killer career was how easy he was able to lure his victims into his trap. Dahmer possessed above average intellect, was conventionally good looking, and usually had a calm demeanor that could disarm even the most paranoid of people. Because of these traits, Dahmer was able to evade justice numerous times, which allowed him to keep killing. Truly, Dahmer was able to fool his family, the police, his neighbors, and even the judicial system into believing that he was not a threat; but during the entire time his kill count increased and the body parts of his victims began to pile up around his apartment.
Open the pages of this book to read a story that is among the most disturbing of all true crime serial killers. You will follow the course of Dahmer’s life from an alcoholic outcast in high school to a vicious predator who stalked the streets of Milwaukee. Finally, you will read about Dahmer’s trial, his jail house murder, and the impact that his many crimes had on Milwaukee.
The material in this book is fascinating and hard to put down, By Piaras March 30, 2017
Just when I thought I knew it all about this case, author Jack Rosewood covers this horrific story in a well written and informative way. I think I was about 25 years old at the time when Dahmer was arrested. It was worldwide news. The scale of his depravity literally reached the four corners of the globe.
I remember watching a movie about him, Jeffrey Dahmer: The Secret Life. The film is a firsthand account of Dahmer’s lifestyle as a serial killer. When he was finally caught, it was revealed that his apartment was a chamber of horrors, where, according to the movie, he tortured his young victims to death. Then he sliced up the bodies and stored the parts in his freezer, amongst other places. The Secret Life was produced one year before Dahmer was himself murdered in prison.
What really hits home to me about this book is that it reminds me of a guy I grew up and worked with here in Ireland. When the author describes Dahmer in this way: ‘one of the most frightening aspects of Jeffrey Dahmer’s serial killer career was how easy he was able to lure his victims into his trap. Dahmer possessed above average intellect, was conventionally good looking, and usually had a calm demeanor that could disarm even the most paranoid of people. Because of these traits, Dahmer was able to evade justice numerous times, which allowed him to keep killing. Truly, Dahmer was able to fool his family, the police, his neighbors, and even the judicial system into believing that he was not a threat; but during the entire time his kill count increased and the body parts of his victims began to pile up around his apartment.’ With the exception of only a few details, this describes the guy I know down to a tee. What’s even scarier is that after spending 10 years in a prison for the criminally insane, he’s now walking around the neighborhood again!!
Anyway, back to the book! This is yet another great read that’s really hard to put down. It’s an insightful and graphically detailed account of one of the most horrific serial killers’. In fact, while reading yet another of Jack Rosewoods books, I just had to keep turning the pages yet again. Not necessarily because it’s all that enjoyable in any way, shape or form, to delve a little too deeply into the malefic mind of such a murderous man, but because I sincerely believe that most people are fascinated in one way or another by serial killers. Perhaps it’s the human morbid fascination with death. I’m not exactly sure. However, maybe it just astounds the average person as to how depraved another individual can be.
Even if you are a seasoned campaigner of true crime, Jeffrey Dahmer: A Terrifying True Story of Rape, Murder & Cannibalism, will surely raise more than a few hairs on the back of your neck. It was a good read and the author gave a perspective to these horrific crimes that was both fascinating and intriguing. This was one of the better true crime books that I have read recently.
I would highly recommend this read to all fans of the true crime genre. I’m also a big fan of Jack Rosewood so it’s another 5 Stars from me. Well done again!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
For the last 15 years, Jack Rosewood has pursued his dream job as a full-time author – and he’s loved every second of it. The son of a crime journalist, he grew up fascinated by the stories of criminals and serial killers his father would tell, inspiring him to pick up the pen create his very own tales of murder and madness.
Jack lives in Jupiter, Florida with his wife, two kids, and Golden Retriever, Vincent. If you’d like to know more, or sign up to receive a FREE E-book, visit his website at http://JackRosewood.com and check out his Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/jack.rosewood.author