Book Review & Giveaway: Out of the Mouths of Serial Killers by Mary Brett

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

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.

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

True crime has always interested me, and when I saw that these serial killers were going to share letters about their crimes, I thought this should be very interesting. I was disappointed, however, because most of the letters the author received were to profess their innocence or to politely decline her request.

What Out of the Mouths of Serial Killers does give is each killer’s background, the crimes they committed, the victims, and quotes from various sources. A lot of the information was interesting, and it’s obvious that the author did a lot of research on the subject, but the title and summary of the book are misleading.

I would have probably read this book anyway but because I felt misled, I ended up too focused on that and didn’t appreciate it as much as I could have.

About the Author

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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