Catch Me a Killer: Serial Murders: A Profiler's True Story

Catch Me a Killer Serial Murders A Profiler s True Story When I interrogate a serial killer I dive into the blackness of his soul I am familiar with his feelings of emptiness loneliness depression death omnipotence and fear I dive deeply to get a grip o

  • Title: Catch Me a Killer: Serial Murders: A Profiler's True Story
  • Author: Micki Pistorius
  • ISBN: 9780140297225
  • Page: 168
  • Format: Paperback
  • When I interrogate a serial killer I dive into the blackness of his soul I am familiar with his feelings of emptiness, loneliness, depression, death, omnipotence and fear I dive deeply to get a grip on his torment A profiler who wants to understand the mind of the serial killer must have been prepared by life experiences before he or she can dare to venture into the When I interrogate a serial killer I dive into the blackness of his soul I am familiar with his feelings of emptiness, loneliness, depression, death, omnipotence and fear I dive deeply to get a grip on his torment A profiler who wants to understand the mind of the serial killer must have been prepared by life experiences before he or she can dare to venture into the abyss A person who has led a protected life will not survive.

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    1. Phew! An interesting book but it’s quite heavy reading about one serial murderer after another! No wonder she had to move on! The writing style makes it easy to read but after a while it got me down a bit. Then I couldn’t wait to finish reading the book. Highly recommended for anyone who is interested in crime and particularly in serial murders.

    2. An insightful Profile of South Africa’s leading Profiler This is Micki Pistorius’s much acclaimed autobiography as an investigative psychologist with the South African police service. It documents her involvement in the country’s most notorious serial killing investigations, and offers an excellent behind-the-scenes account of how, amongst others, Moses Sithole, the Saloon Killer, the Phoenix Killer and the Station Strangler were captured. Concurrent with the story of the killers and killi [...]

    3. Could have been much more than it turned out to be if the author at least some of the time shifted the spotlight from herself. Her insistance that she is eccentric, different etc became a bugbear throughout the book. Even when she complimented her fellow profilers and officers she would quickly snatch it back and shine the spotlight on herself again - essentially taking back every compliment she gave. No-one is as good as she is and as worthy of a relationship. She just does not understand why i [...]

    4. 4.5!This is a great book; being South African it was a rude awakening to how ignorant and self absorbed one can be in one’s own lifet to any idea what is happening in the world around you.Micki is definitely eccentric maybe even more than she professes to be in her book but one hell of women! To achieve what she has in a man dominated industry / career, is amazing. \But more importantly to face and deal with death, heartache, and sorrow and extremely SICK individuals, in her everyday life, and [...]

    5. So this was quite an interesting read after Byleveld. It's very different. It's differently written and I guess it's a different side to the investigative story. I think I definitely preferred Byleveld. There is something about the way this was written that I didn't quite like. Sometimes it got confusing and I felt like she hadn't been clear about things. And I'm also not into this whole "and then I swam into the abyss" nonsense. But whatevs. It's her story, it's what she believes and feels. I d [...]

    6. This one is different from the common ruck of profilers' memoirs. Micki Pistorius is a distinctly unusual personality in the police world, to say the least -- telling us as much about her personal life, deepest belief system and private habits as she does about the killers she's helping to catch. This book packs 5 years of high-paced profiling into 253 pages, and she really captures the feeling of being presented with one killing after another at a rapid pace, all day long, every day. No wonder [...]

    7. An absolutely phenomenal account of serial killers in South Africa. Pistorius is considered one of the best profilers in the world, by the best profilers in the world. She has worked with and learned from the most talented profilers at the FBI, and is perhaps single-handedly responsible for the numerous records South Africa has broken in the solving of serial crimes and the speedy apprehension of serial killers. I own another one of her books and a second one is doing the rounds in my books club [...]

    8. I usually love reading things written about serial killers and profilers so this was seriously disappointing. The author is just so impressed with herself that her inflated ego gets in the way of the narration. Don't bother.

    9. It's a cutthroat, gripping and well thought book. If you would like to get into the criminal mind and understand how they think, it's worth a read. Not bad at all.

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