The Killer within: In the Company of Monsters

The Killer within: In the Company of Monsters


By (author) Philip Carlo

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  • Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 18mm | 216g
  • Publication date: 3 March 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Edinburgh
  • ISBN 10: 1845967119
  • ISBN 13: 9781845967116
  • Illustrations note: 1 x 8pp b/w
  • Sales rank: 202,393

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Philip Carlo's successful and acclaimed books reveal the truth about notorious characters such as LA serial killer Richard Ramirez, Mafia contract killer Richard Kuklinski and crime-family boss Anthony Casso. Working closely with the DEA , Carlo also wrote the definitive account of Bonanno Mafia family assassin Tommy 'Karate' Pitera. Carlo's investigative achievements were remarkable, but what wasn't known to his readers was that, while working on The Ice Man, he learned he had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a form of motor neuron disease. Suddenly, after years of penetrating the minds of killers, Carlo was himself being pursued by the grim reaper. But rather than lying down and succumbing to the disease, Carlo continued to work right up until his death in 2010. In The Killer Within, Carlo provides an intimate account of his relationships with Ramirez, Kuklinski and Casso and reveals intriguing information about writing his bestsellers while simultaneously coping with ALS as it slowly began to steal his life away.

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Philip Carlo was the bestselling author of The Ice Man, The Night Stalker, Gaspipe and The Butcher. He lived in New York until his death in November 2010.

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Praise for Philip Carlo "The dean of true-crime horror writers and the sometime muse of Mickey Rourke and Robert De Niro."--"The New York Times" "A hell of a book, a brutal page-turner."--Larry King "We've all read novelists and true crime writers who try to put you inside-the-mind-of-the-serial-killer, but I can't remember one that succeeded with the physical and psychological intimacy of this collaboration between the writer and the killer himself.""New York Press" "I couldn't put the book down. The details are amazing, told from many points of view; very scary indeed."--"Los Angeles Times" "Carlo has given us an astonishing portrait of a killer not seen since "In Cold Blood.""--Denis Hamill, "New York Daily News" Early Praise for "The Killer Within" "It's fascinating to see how he copes day to day with his illness as well bringing his experiences to the fore. It's a brave offering from the author and one that will hopefu