The Devil's Dozen

The Devil’s Dozen

12 Notorious Serial Killers Caught by Cutting-Edge Forensics

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Mass Market Paperback
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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN 9780425270776
  • 336 Pages
  • Berkley
  • Adult


What led authorities to the murder castle of H. H. Holmes? What cast a cloud of suspicion over cannibal Albert Fish? What drove Russia’s Killer X to confess?
How many victims were actually buried on that Vancouver pig farm?
In The Devil’s Dozen, Katherine Ramsland explores the true stories of twelve of the most notorious serial killers of the last century and the cutting-edge forensics that delivered their downfalls. Through their compelling case histories, she traces the fascinating evolution of forensic investigation. What clues did these killers unwittingly leave behind? How were the unpredictable twists and turns of their criminal behavior thwarted by the weapons of science and logic?
From the developing stages of the nineteenth century’s earliest investigative tools and ingenious police procedures to the first DNA dragnet to the remarkable twentieth century CSI advances, The Devil’s Dozen provides a fascinating window into the world of those who kill—and those who dedicate their lives to bringing them to justice.


Praise for Katherine Ramsland and her books:
“Ramsland has brilliantly captured the insights and drama of some fascinating cases.”—Dr. Henry Lee
 “Highlights [Ramsland’s] command of history and forensic knowledge, fusing it with her interesting and approachable narrative voice…The Devil’s Dozen is a collection of some of the most fascinating cases and instances of innovative investigation.”—