Killing For Company

Killing For Company

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On February 9th 1983 Dennis Nilsen was arrested at his Muswell Hill home, after human remains had been identified as the cause of blocked drains. Within days he had confessed to fifteen gruesome murders over a period of four years. His victims, all young homosexual men, had never been reported missing. Brian Masters, with Nilsen's full cooperation, has produced a unique study of a serial killer's mind, revealing the disturbing psychology of a mass murderer.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 110 x 178 x 26mm | 158.76g
  • Cornerstone
  • ARROW BOOKS LTD
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Spanish
  • 1 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0099552612
  • 9780099552611
  • 170,043

Review quote

"'Killing For Company must stand as one of the most remarkable and accurate accounts ever written of the singular relationship between a mass murderer and a society. Brian Masters, in the writing, has achieved the impossible. Though dealing with sensational and horrific matters he has managed, God knows how, to treat his material with such objectivity and restraint that what we have is not a penny dreadful from the Hammer House of Horror, but a bloody masterpiece'." * Beryl Bainbridge * "'A truly awesome tale, brilliantly told'." * Literary Review * "Probably the best thing of its kind since In Cold Blood...a classic study in criminal mentality" -- Colin Wilson * Yorkshire Post * "A meticulous study of the dark intricacies of the human mind" * The Bookbag * "Killing For Company must stand as one of the most remarkable and accurate accounts ever written of the singular relationship between a mass murderer and a society. Brian Masters, in the writing, has achieved the impossible. Though dealing with sensational and horrific matters he has managed, God knows how, to treat his material with such objectivity and restraint that what we have is not a penny dreadful from the Hammer House of Horror, but a bloody masterpiece" -- Beryl Bainbridge * Observer *
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About Brian Masters

Brian Masters has written over twenty books on subjects as diverse as French literature, the dukedoms in Great Britain, E.F. Benson and Marie Corelli. He is best known for his true crime books, including biographies of Jeffrey Dahmer and Rosemary and Fred West. His groundbreaking study of mass murderer Dennis Nilsen in Killing for Company, won the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction in 1985. He is also highly regarded for his journalism.
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'Probably the best thing of its kind since In Cold Blood...a classic study in criminal mentality' -Colin Wilson, Yorkshire Post

On February 9th 1983 Dennis Nilsen was arrested at his Muswell Hill home, after human remains had been identified as the cause of blocked drains. Within days he had confessed to fifteen gruesome murders over a period of four years. His victims, all young homosexual men, had never been missed. Brian Masters, with Nilsen's full cooperation, has produced a study of a murderer's mind which is unique of its kind.

'Killing For Company must stand as one of the most remarkable and accurate accounts ever written of the singular relationship between a mass murderer and a society. Brian Masters, in the writing, has achieved the impossible. Though dealing with sensational and horrific matters he has managed, God knows how, to treat his material with such objectivity and restraint that what we have is not a penny dreadful from the Hammer House of Horror, but a bloody masterpiece'. -Beryl Bainbridge, Observer

'A truly awesome tale, brilliantly told' -Literary Review
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Review Text

"Killing For Company must stand as one of the most remarkable and accurate accounts ever written of the singular relationship between a mass murderer and a society. Brian Masters, in the writing, has achieved the impossible. Though dealing with sensational and horrific matters he has managed, God knows how, to treat his material with such objectivity and restraint that what we have is not a penny dreadful from the Hammer House of Horror, but a bloody masterpiece"
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