The Killer's Shadow: The FBI's Hunt for a White Supremacist Serial Killer

The Killer's Shadow: The FBI's Hunt for a White Supremacist Serial Killer

The legendary FBI criminal profiler and international bestselling author of Mindhunter and The Killer Across the Table returns with this timely, relevant book that goes to the heart of extremism and domestic terrorism, examining in-depth his chilling pursuit of, and eventual prison confrontation with Joseph Paul Franklin, a White Nationalist serial killer and one of the mo The legendary FBI criminal profiler and international bestselling author of Mindhunter and The Killer Across the Table re...

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Title:The Killer's Shadow: The FBI's Hunt for a White Supremacist Serial Killer
Author:John E. Douglas
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Genres:Crime
ISBN:B07YSM64FD
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

The Killer's Shadow: The FBI's Hunt for a White Supremacist Serial Killer Reviews

  • Molli B.
    Nov 24, 2020
    Very good. I knew nothing about Joseph Paul Franklin before reading this (that I remember), and I refrained from googling stuff while I was reading the book, because I didn't want to "spoil" the end. :) Boy, what an asshole. The one from whom Dylann Roof took inspira...
  • Jenna
    Feb 11, 2021
    A character study of a not too interesting character. ?He was ordinary and not very bright. He was not nearly as special as the many people he killed.? This is a quote from a judge in pronouncing a death sentence upon the subject of this book. Which sums up my feelings about th...
  • Andi
    Nov 29, 2020
    When the fucking Mindhunter makes an epilogue and calls Trump out on his shit, that's like being given a knighting by the queen. More to say but that epilogue was the icing on the cake. When the fucking Mindhunter makes an epilogue and calls Trump out on his shit, that's li...
  • The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
    Nov 25, 2020
    I have highly enjoyed Douglas' previous books, but this one missed the mark a bit. First, I felt the story was more focused on the killer and not the method of capture. I enjoy Douglas' books because of the unique insight into profiling. In this book that was just a TINY chap...
  • Coley
    Oct 24, 2020
    John Douglas? books are must reads for any true-crime buff. He wrote the Mindhunter book (on which the series is based) and essentially created the term ?serial killer?. He also was the head of the FBI?s original ?BSU? (Behavioral Science Unit)?essentially, he?s the rea...
  • Victoria
    Nov 27, 2020
    Thanks to Dey Street Books and Edelweiss for providing the ARC of this non-fiction title. Overall, this fell flat for me. I found it dry and closer to textbook-like than I was expecting. I would recommend this for those deeply interested in behavioral science but not so much for those ...
  • Talie
    Dec 03, 2020
    Thank you to Harper Audio for the complimentary copy of this audiobook. I don't typically read true crime novels but given the current political climate a book about a white supremacist serial killer seemed oddly compelling to me. Combine it with the fact that it is the same au...
  • Scott Rhee
    Jan 27, 2021
    Candace Owens, a conservative black pundit, recently (September 2019) tweeted that ?White supremacy? is not a problem that is harming Black America? (https://thehill.com/homenews/house/46...) Ms. Owens is, of course, perfectly entitled to her opinion, but if she is going to make ...
  • Allison
    Nov 28, 2020
    Very topical, possibly released, definitely reworked if not, to cover crimes that are increasingly relevant in today's world. Racism went from something that people were shamed into hiding to something to be publicly proclaimed with pride thanks to trump and his supporters. As muc...
  • Valerity (Val)
    Sep 15, 2020
    If you like books about criminal profilers from the FBI, and the seriously twisted killers they are after, this book fits the bill. Back in the late 1970s, profiling was just beginning to get a start, with it getting a chance to be used outside the FBI by other agencies. This case woul...
  • KC
    Oct 07, 2020
    Well-known FBI profiler John E. Douglas (Mindhunter fame) takes us back to 1977 when the country was terrorized by a string of heinous offenses, ranging from shootings to bombings targeting African Americans, Jews, and interracial couples. Behind the crime-spree was a professed racist ...
  • Ashley *Booksbrewsandbarks*
    Feb 24, 2021
    3.5 rounding up to 4. While this may not be my most favorite book from John Douglas, it certainly does a great job covering a case from the 1970's-1980's that has extreme resonance in today's climate and he does a great job expressing that. At times, this book reads ...
  • Jessica
    Feb 12, 2021
    John Douglas absolutely gives me fits. I want to hear all his stories but I also don?t want to hear him pat himself on the back every two seconds about what a great behavioral investigator he is. When you read his books, you get both, for better or for worse. I wasn?t too famil...
  • Lisa Jordan
    Nov 15, 2020
    You pretty much know when you pick up a John Douglas book what you are going to get. A deep dive into the criminal mind, what motivates them; the how's, when's and why's. Sticking to his tried and true method, Douglas uses this book to pick apart a cowardly sniper/seri...
  • Paige Turner
    Dec 22, 2020
    An interesting procedural look into the mind of a serial killer who hates others based only on race and/or religion. I found it intriguing how the author brought up the advancement of social media which has allowed these kind of sick minded people to have a platform to reach millions t...
  • Heather
    Jan 04, 2021
    FFS. Not one statistic covered about violent crime in the USA. So I?ll do it for them. Based on Obama era DOJ, 85% of all violent crimes (including homicide of course) are within the same race. In other words, most crimes are white-on-white, black-on-black, hispanic-on-hispanic. Of t...
  • Joshua
    Jan 19, 2021
    The Killer's Shadow is an interesting book, detailing how the FBI and state/local law enforcement agencies tracked down neo-nazi serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin (named after Joseph Paul Goebbels and, oddly enough, Benjamin Franklin). This story was particularly engaging to me b...
  • Matt  Goncalves
    Feb 12, 2021
    Another chilling and informative book from John Douglas. This time centering around a single individual who carried out a vicious and horrific crusade of racial homicide in America. I was surprised that this killer was not well know publicly, even among other readers of true crime nonf...
  • Angus McKeogh
    Dec 04, 2020
    The opening featured some rehash material if you?re a reader of Douglas?s previous books. Then it gets down to the data about capturing a white supremacist sniper who started in the 70s. The whole account in my opinion was a little anemic. The trial and everything was covered in ve...
  • Shaun
    Feb 05, 2021
    I tend to avoid reading anything from John Douglas but wanted to read about Joseph Paul Franklin. I find Douglas is too quick to pat himself on the back repeatedly in each of his books and digress from the main topic to brag about one of his other accomplishments that are sometimes, so...
  • Brittany
    Jan 15, 2021
    Warning: Racist Language and Violence The Killer's Shadow is a non-fiction book about the profiling and eventual capture of a white supremacist serial killer. It's a look into how this particular serial killer changed the way some serial killers are profiled and how it help...
  • Riana Autumn
    Feb 15, 2021
    One of the first books I read as an adult that got me back into reading was Mindhunter by John Douglas. I hadn't read much true crime before that and totally loved it. Since then, I've read most of John Douglas's other books and they've been hit or miss. This one wa...
  • CrabbyPatty
    Oct 22, 2020
    Joseph Paul Franklin wanted to become famous - famous for killing interracial couples, Jews, young black boys, white girls who dated black boys, and ultimately for starting a race war and being embraced as a hero. I wasn't familiar with Franklin prior to reading this book, but...
  • Stacey OBrien
    Nov 30, 2020
    Perfect for today's uptick in white supremacist violence One of my favorite authors, John Douglas (with Olshaker) goes into detail about possibly the most prolific serial killer in American history. And his murders were based solely on killing Jews and any white person who woul...
  • Tara Yglesias
    Dec 20, 2020
    3.5 The prose is as if an American flag somehow wrote true crime but the topic is fascinating and horribly timely. ...
  • John
    Nov 20, 2020
    Story - 4/5 Narration - 5/5 Interesting story, but not the typical Douglas case. ...
  • Jessica
    Dec 17, 2020
    Thanks to the publisher for the free copy in exchange for my honest review After reading and watching MINDHUNTER I?ve been wanting to pick up more from John Douglas. Despite this being true crime and nonfiction, it doesn?t read that way. I will forever love the profiling and get...
  • Beth
    Nov 29, 2020
    So, if you are like me maybe you are wondering why John Douglas is writing another book as he has written so many, covered so many killers and mind hunting psycho babble, what else could there be left to go over in mind numbing detail? Well, the answer became clear to me somewhat early...
  • Reading Mama
    Oct 26, 2020
    The authors of Mindhunter and The Killer Across the Table (which are both phenomenal btw) are back with a new true crime book. I have been sitting on my thoughts on this one for awhile because there was so much, for me emotionally, to process. TKS is a horrifying, true account of Black...
  • Bruna (bruandthebooks)
    Oct 07, 2020
    4.5 If you like true crime books, John Douglas? books are mandatory reads. He was the head of the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit in the 70s and him and his group basically created the term "serial killer." He has interviewed and studied hundreds of serial killers to ...