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The Red RipperA Moscow based journalist explores the flaws and successes of Soviet law enforcement as he examines the bizarre a. Probably the best book on Chikatilo to be written in English Very well researched with detailed accounts of Chikatilo's crimes and information on his victims that I've ever thought possible to find

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The Red Ripper review » 3 Ë A Moscow based journalist explores the flaws and successes of Soviet law enforcement as he examines the bizarre and terrifying case of Citizen Chi as he is known in the Russian media a seemingly steadfast member of the Communist Party and father of two children who embarked on a 12 year killing spree murdering and mutilating thNd terrifying case of Citizen Chi as he is known in the Russian media a seemingly steadfast member of the Communi. A few years ago I watched a documentary about Andrei Chikatilo the most famous Soviet serial killer I'm not sure why because I remember it being stomach turning Initially I'd heard of him after reading the popular thriller Child 44 which has a plot line inspired by these notorious crimes What I learned from the novel was that part of the difficulty in catching the killer was that the Soviet Union denied the possibility of a serial killer's existence and so missed the opportunity to link many of the obviously related murdersChikatilo's crimes many against children and adolescents are incredibly disturbing What's interesting about this story is the connection to the Soviet culture of the time late 1970s 1990 and how the Communist government and police investigators dropped the ball so many times in so many ways on this investigation There shouldn't have been any possibility for this man to kill 50 people especially because he wasn't entirely unknown to police especially at the beginning of his serial killing career He was even let go from his teaching work for creeping out and trying to molest the children and around the same time happened to be in the vicinity of child murders He was arrested too and let go But with a lot of factors at play like his job's travel reuirement the vastness of the territory including very secluded areas Soviet indoctrination and prevailing culture lack of initial publicity about the murders and the aforementioned inability to accept a serial killer he was able to get away with being very prolific and very disgustingThe highlight of the writing is this weaving in of the culture and happenings in the Soviet state that contributed to both the murders playing out as they did and to the murderer's own unhinged mentality I really liked reading about that and that's what I remember made me even watch something about this previously Reading the gory details of even a handful of the murders is really hard however They're ghastly I had to take a break and I wasn't sure I could finish even though I already knew some of this from seeing the documentary Still it's well researched and written I hesitate to call it a true crime guilty pleasure but I'm not sure what other category it falls under Definitely should appeal to those interested in Soviet history as the whole ordeal was a byproduct of this broken system as well as to anyone interested in the real story behind this plot line from Child 44 Truth is definitely stranger than fiction in this caseI received an advance copy of the new ebook edition courtesy of the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for review

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St Party and father of two children who embarked on a 12 year killing spree murdering and mutilating than 50 peop. This is a Truly exceptional True Crime book it is one of the very best i have read it took me around three days to read I had just finished a turgid and amateurish book about the BTK killer by an Author whom spent 25 years at the FBI and could not keep HIMSELF out of the book the difference between the Red Ripper and that book are night and day My review of That book is written for those that may want to lookbefore you buyThis book The Red ripper is very well written amazingly well researched he is a British author about a Russian subject and frankly truly Haunting for instance imagine the scene a Lone Police officer tasked with standing on a Train and watching those onboard the Train stops at a remote deserted Forest Station miles from anywhere out of the mist comes a middle aged man with blood on him the cop asks him his business as he boards the train and the man bluffs his way past the officer days later a body is discovered in that forest of a child murdered by that very manIf you read this type of genre i'm sure you will like the book