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  • Murder for Profit
  • William Bolitho
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  • 03 May 2020
  • 9780910395021

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characters ô Murder for Profit å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Me account Bolitho summarizes the careers of six real murderers who slew for money. William Bolitho Murder for Profit Time 1926South 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 foreverBolitho looks at the Burke and Hare murders would be grave robbers who decided murder was easier than digging J B Troppmann who killed for no other reason Bolitho would have us believe than that he found a victim from the same town he grew up in G J Smith the Brides in the Bath Murderer Desire Landru The Ladykiller and Fritz Haarmann the Werewolf of Hanover The cases are presented in varying formats which can get annoying at times Landru s murders for example receive not an inch of the book but does keep the interest better than a case study template covering five serial killers would Bolitho focuses on the upbringings and lives of the murderers before they committed their crimes for the most part in an attempt to determine what forces shape the serial killer Some of what he finds would fit today s profile enmity towards their fathers for example while some would be laughed at all were dealers in secondhand goods in various waysBut whether a book is important is in the general scheme of things not going to impress the casual reader all that much the uestion to be asked is how s it read And Murder for Profit reads very well for a book from the pre television read back when people still had attention spans greater than those of a gerbil on crack days Bolitho hooks the interest spends a good but not inordinate amount of time on each case and saves his own conclusions for the section where he talks extensively about the serial killer profile Oddly this is not at the end it is at the beginning of the section on HaarmannOne wonders what Bolitho would write today had he not died an untimely death about our own serial killers Lord knows he d do a better job than most who write about them at present This is a fascinating read well worth taking the time to track down

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characters ô Murder for Profit å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Including Burke and Hare the Edinburgh grave robbers and Landru the French Bluebear. 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 almost detached superiority belies the fact that as a veteran of the horrors of the Great War he could find no answers or acceptable excuses for why man feels justified in taking the lives of others He died at age 39 in 1930 of a burst appendix after pursuing the subject in many other publications and articles Had he lived another few years he would have witnessed another great inexplicable blood bath the rise of the Nazis and World War II Wild Storm years he would have witnessed another great inexplicable blood bath the rise of the Nazis and World War II

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characters ô Murder for Profit å PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free This is not exactly a police procedural but is a good example of the early true cri. 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