Book Title: Out of the Mouths of Serial Killers by Mary Brett
Category: Adult Non-Fiction (18 +), 350 pages
Genre: True Crime
Publisher: Wildblue Press
Release date: Jan 19, 2020
Tour dates: Mar 22 to Apr 2, 2021
Content Rating: R. VIOLENCE, CRIME SCENE PHOTOS
OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF SERIAL KILLERS by author Mary Brett is as close as you will ever come to discovering the answer … and in the killer’s own words! In this one-of-a-kind book, author Mary Brett corresponded with some of America’s most evil convicted serial killers and asked just one question: WHY? Their return letters give an insightful look into the dark mind of each killer. The reader also will be able to scrutinize direct quotes, unedited, from interrogation statements, trial testimony, media interviews, and parole hearing inquests 75 Serial Killers are included in the book, some only known to the unfortunate victims’ family, friends, and community, while others are the most infamous in the annals of serial killers. All bios feature the crime, the capture, the victims, and background facts. Crime scene photos, some graphic, are featured.
I’ve always been fascinated with true crime. I recently have been watching a lot of documentaries and true crime YouTubers. So, when Out of the Mouths of Serial Killers by Mary Brett came into my email, I jumped at the chance to read and review.
This is a very interesting concept, and I did enjoy it quite a bit. However, I have a few issues with it, that I’ll address here, quickly. While the blurb specifically states that direct quotes from different sources, I expected more direct letters from the killers to the authors. Some couldn’t be contacted because they’d died, and some declined to respond. I wish there were more direct letters.
The plus sides to this book are excellent though. I enjoyed learning more of the background of some serial killers I hadn’t heard about or didn’t know a lot about. There is a decent amount of info about each killer’s past and crimes, which helps us get more insight into why they killed.
When the killers cooperated and replied in letters, I found that the most compelling part of the book. I also found it interesting when a killer would state they were innocent. It really made me think, and research into some of the cases.
Overall, Out of the Mouths of Serial Killers is a solid book. As a true crime junkie, I enjoyed it.
*I received a free copy of this book from iReads Book Tours to review honestly on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
Autographed copy of OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF SERIAL KILLERS (USA only) (1 winner) (ends Apr 9)
I have just finished my 4th book, OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF SERIAL KILLERS. I wrote to convicted serial killers asking just one question: Why? Their letters back to me formed the basis of what I hope is a fascinating read as well as a chilling look into the mindset of 75 psychopathic killers who walked among us. WildBlue Press is the Publisher and I thank them and their amazing staff for producing my book in both paperback and Kindle format. In presales, my book hit #1 on Kindle in VIOLENCE IN SOCIETY. I am a Virginia native, living in Florida. I hold a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University.
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