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The Acid Bath Murderer: A Terrifying True Story of one of the Worst… (edição: 2016)

de Jack Rosewood (Autor)

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One of the more unique British serial killers, John George Haigh killed simply because he wanted more. He had an exaggerated sense of entitlement, and would seek out victims who could support his lavish lifestyle. What is most abhorrent in this true crime murder story is not that he killed six people, but rather what he did with them after they were dead. Newspapers and tabloids would shout out headlines of John being a 'vampire', a man with a blood lust who drank the blood of those he killed. But was he really a vampire? Or was John just a very clever man? The undoing of John Haigh came about when a missing person case quickly progressed to a homicide investigation. The police officers involved stumbled across a scene so horrific, it would stay in their minds forever. You see John had learned an interesting skill while incarcerated for fraud - how to dissolve a body in sulfuric acid. Of all the true crime serial killers, John was different because he didn't kill out of some need to hurt people. He murdered to gain access to his victims bank accounts. A man from a deeply religious home, John grew up to want more money, the flash cars and the fancy clothing. When he started to run out of money, he sought out his next victim to bankroll his lifestyle. A cold-hearted ruthless man with no thought or care for others, does John's motive make classify him as one of the worst serial killers of all time? Read about the Acid Bath Murderer and decide for yourself.… (mais)
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Título:The Acid Bath Murderer: A Terrifying True Story of one of the Worst British Serial Killers (True Crime Serial Killers)
Autores:Jack Rosewood (Autor)
Informação:(2016), 268 pages
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Jack Rosewood has done it again. He has managed to keep me on the edge of my seat as I read The Acid Bath Murderer. This gruesome individual killed people that he befriended just for their money. These were people he called his friends! It makes my skin crawl.
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  angbenton | Dec 28, 2016 |
Review: The Acid Bath Murderer by Jack Rosewood.

Jack Rosewood in fascinated with serial killers and as a journalist he covers grim crimes and writes about their development psychologically, their planning for their life of crime, and details of how they made their gruesome marks on society. In this book he gives the reader a couple of stories and some other mentions of other serial killers. His writing was good and he never overdeveloped his scenes throughout his researched stories

The first story is only 86 pages very disturbing but also interesting. John George Haigh of Great Britain enjoyed killing. He didn’t kill for love or revenge; it was for money and the lust of blood as if it was a fine wine. He had killed six people before he was caught in 1949. However, his killing spree was far and in-between because he would live off the money of rich people until it was almost gone and then move on to the next victim. He was a solitary killer who wanted the money he felt he was entitle too.

Rosewood gave the reader some background on this serial killer that Britain was calling “The Acid Bath Killer” because that’s how he got rid of his victims and left very little evidence to be discovered until the day he started getting sloppy. John was a child of a strict religious family where the weakness of sinning was repeated into him day after day. He wasn’t allowed to associate with the public and his parents kept him behind a high cement wall constructed by his father to protect the family from the outside world.

The second story was about Herbert Mullin living in California who in four short months killed thirteen people using a range of weapons at random. In fact, there were two other serial killers also committing a killing rampage across California at the same time. They were Edmund Kemper III and John Linley Frazier. However, Herbert Mullin had mental illness problems and addictions issues but they never determined if that boosted his killing spree or not. Mullin’s beliefs that killing innocent people would prevent a major earthquake from occurring which, indicated his brain function wasn’t normal. Among Mullin’s victims there was a priest, a homeless man, small children, and a drug dealer, supposedly his victims were random, they were in the wrong place at the wrong time….

Rosewood also wrote about a few other serial killers and just wrote a short entry about them. I didn’t want to get into any details but I will say there were some graphic details thought-out these stories. I read them out of interest and curiosity and the author; even though he used some graphic scenes he did it with just refinement…. ( )
  Juan-banjo | Dec 17, 2016 |
As a fan of true crime, I found this interesting and informative because I had never heard of John Haigh before. The book covers Haigh's background and crimes, and also looks into why he committed these atrocities. It is very direct and to-the-point, and at times can be a little repetitive. Those who prefer more of a narrative may be disappointed, but this was still a good read.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. ( )
  JenGarland | Dec 5, 2016 |
What an amazing book to read! I found it completely fascinating, as I absolutely love learning more about true crime. I once wanted to get into law, but life took me in a different direction, so now I fill that fascination with books and TV shows.

This book is very well written, and very informative. If you enjoy reading about true crime, I would highly recommend this book! ( )
  LadyRavenSA | Nov 29, 2016 |
I received this book from a librarything.com giveaway.

I always love a good serial killer/true crime book and I had never read one about someone that was not in the United States.

This killer was very calculated in how he went about getting rid of the evidence (bodies), but then never thought through the stories he was going to tell about what happened to his victims. He had a lot of loose strings.

This book was a very quick read and I liked how it gave the story about John before he became a serial killer, when he was a serial killer and what happened after.

I too did not like all the ads at the end. It made me think that there was going to be a lot more pages to read in the story, according to how many pages the book was listed as. ( )
  Sara2012 | Nov 28, 2016 |
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One of the more unique British serial killers, John George Haigh killed simply because he wanted more. He had an exaggerated sense of entitlement, and would seek out victims who could support his lavish lifestyle. What is most abhorrent in this true crime murder story is not that he killed six people, but rather what he did with them after they were dead. Newspapers and tabloids would shout out headlines of John being a 'vampire', a man with a blood lust who drank the blood of those he killed. But was he really a vampire? Or was John just a very clever man? The undoing of John Haigh came about when a missing person case quickly progressed to a homicide investigation. The police officers involved stumbled across a scene so horrific, it would stay in their minds forever. You see John had learned an interesting skill while incarcerated for fraud - how to dissolve a body in sulfuric acid. Of all the true crime serial killers, John was different because he didn't kill out of some need to hurt people. He murdered to gain access to his victims bank accounts. A man from a deeply religious home, John grew up to want more money, the flash cars and the fancy clothing. When he started to run out of money, he sought out his next victim to bankroll his lifestyle. A cold-hearted ruthless man with no thought or care for others, does John's motive make classify him as one of the worst serial killers of all time? Read about the Acid Bath Murderer and decide for yourself.

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