Murder for Profit

Murder for ProfitThis Is Not Exactly A Police Procedural, But Is A Good Example Of The Early True Crime Account Bolitho Summarizes The Careers Of Six Real Murderers, Who Slew For Money, Including Burke And Hare, The Edinburgh Grave Robbers, And Landru, The French Bluebeard. An early 20th century treatise on the psychology of mass murder, this thing is full of holes and crypto racist But lord, lord the prose is just drop dead gorgeous on every page. William Bolitho, Murder for Profit Time, 1926 South African expatriate William Bolitho a pen name for a chap named Charles Ryall wrote Murder for Profit in the mid twenties, looking at the antics of five at the time notorious murderers most of whom, save Werewolf of Hanover Fritz Haarmann, have now pretty much faded into obscurity He was a journalist, a regular contributor to the Manchester Guardian and New York World at the time, and fleshed out some of his articles to compile the book Were it just a look at cases of murder, it would probably have faded into well deserved obscurity now like Bolitho s previous book, Studies in Murder, has But Murder for Profit is something different, and something that should be recognized to my knowledge, it is the first book ever written which consciously attempts to profile the serial killer As profiling of serial killers is held in high regard these days, it would seem to me that however inaccurate and colored Bolitho s conclusions, that he put people on the road should be enough to immortalize his name in the annals of crime literature forever.Bolitho looks at the Burke and Hare murders would be g
Originally published in 1926, Bolitho s examination and analysis of five of the most infamous mass murders of western Europe until that time at least murders that had left extensive public records soon reveal about the author than his theories His attempts to place blame seem to evolve as his essays continue Beginning with William Burke, as a grave robber turned murdering entrepreneur, in the early 1800 s and ending with Fritz Haarmann, the butcher of Hanover, who was accused of cannibalism in addition to mass murder, following World War I, he first places emphasis on the industrial revolution and then continues on with government, the legal system and society overall But it becomes obvious that Bolitho is searching for some answer to all of mankind s inhumanity to his fellow man His writing style, one of a
Extremely interesting, though not quite what I had expected This was a thorough examination of several infamous serial killers I had thought there would be discussion of possible theories as to why they acted as they did, or a
As a detective story fan I ve long wanted to sample a true crime book The is one of the older classics in the field, and I found it interesting, but only to a point In the midst of the third murderer s story G J

BOOKS ⚣ Murder for Profit Author William Bolitho –
  • Hardcover
  • 332 pages
  • Murder for Profit
  • William Bolitho
  • 20 January 2018
  • 9780910395021