The Real Mindhunter Books You Can Read Now

Mindhunter, the TV show, was based on the career and writings of John Douglas, recently retired FBI profiler, and you can now read the Mindhunter Books to delve further into the crimes of particularly disturbing perpetrators. Inspiring not only Mindhunter but Silence of the Lambs and the TV series Criminal Minds. The next season of Mindhunter is set to premiere on Netflix in August this year, so prepare yourselves with these books from the FBI’s pioneering profiler and number one best selling author.

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The Killer Across the Table: From The Authors Of Mindhunter

Recently released (16/5/19), the new book from John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker delves into the particularly disturbing lives of four criminals and shares how those four killers helped him to refine is profiling technique. Discovering how psychopaths and predators think from the criminals themselves.

If you want to understand the artist, look at his art.

John Douglas

Mindhunter: Inside the FBI Elite Serial Crime Unit

Re-released in November 2017, this book has been around for a few years now and inspired the Netflix series. Mindhunter: Inside the FBI Elite Serial Crime Unit was also written by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker. Giving you an insight into what it was like for John Douglas to submerge himself in the mind of the serial killer. Including individual cases like Jeffrey Dahmer, Charles Manson, Ted Bundy and the Atlanta child murders.

John Douglas knows more about serial killers than anybody in the world

Jonathan Demme, director of The Silence of the Lambs 

Journey Into Darkness | Second of the Mindhunter Books

The follow up to Mindhunter: Inside the FBI Serial Crime Unit, Journey into Darkness profiles suspects from OJ Simpson to the Unabomber (also a Netflix series: Manhunter: Unabomber), amongst others. Revealing the fascinating circumstances of the crimes and looking at the bigger picture.

Inside the Mind of BTK: The True Story Behind the Thirty-Year Hunt for the Notorious Wichita Serial Killer

The fascinating investigation and tracking of a serial killer, calling himself BTK (Bind, Torture, Kill), over 31 years who turned out to be a 61 year old married man with children.

Crime Classification Manual: A Standard System for Investigating and Classifying Violent Crime | From the Author of the Mindhunter Books

And for those looking for a more textbook style read, how about this, a book that gives you the standardized language, terminology, and classifications used throughout the criminal justice system?