Hunting the Devil by Richard Lourie – book cover, description, publication history. He savagely murdered 53 women and children in a frenzy of mutilation and cannibalism. There was not a single witness nor a shred of evidence. Five years . “Richard Lourie has had the exclusive cooperation of Chief Inspector Kostoev in the Hunting the Devil is a remarkable book: an absorbing story of the brilliant.

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But inwardly, he was very different.

He was convicted of 52 murders and sentenced to death last year, but his case is being appealed. As is often the case with these types of books the police come across pretty poorly and it seems that they could bought Chikatilo to justice a lot sooner than they did, a lot of this appears to be down to the politics in Russia at the time something which I won’t profess to being overly clued up on I think one of the most disturbing things about this book Chikatilo aside was just how many other peodophiles, murderers and rapists there seemed to be in Russia who the police seemed to stumble upon accidentally and at times haphazardly.

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The Story of Gary Heidnik. Much of what went on when behind the scenes when this killer was in pursuit is left unsaid, or perhaps it’s simply unknown. Certain to join the classic accounts of true crime, Hunting the Devil is the story of how a master detective, an expert in the psychology of serial killers, ensnares a cunning, seemingly bland, but terrifying psychopath. Citizen X huntinng Evilenko.


I like that Kostoev was clearly the book’s protagonist and we learnt so much about him – I just wish we had learnt even more about Chikatilo. Kostoev became a master interrogator, solved a number of difficult cases including hunhing basically the entire legal and judicial structure of Rostov-on-Don for corruptionand became head of the Department of Crimes of Special Importance.

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Share your thoughts with other customers. What makes Biblio different? Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The price was reasonable. World of Books Ltd Condition: Given the subject, this is a rather bland effort, lacking the supporting details and dramatic intensity found in compelling crime writing.

This book arrived promptly and in good condition. Five years later, inafter extraordinary efforts, his hunt comes to a taut climax when he locks eyes with lkurie prisoner. The judicial system in Russia seemed quite a bit more A good read for true crime fans.

A little slow at the beginning.

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Outwardly, he was a henpecked husband and a doting grandfather. Also good was the interrogation finally! English Choose a language for shopping.

Jan 15, Katherine Addison rated it really liked it Shelves: Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. This is the story of Andrei Chikatilo, a sadistic sexual serial killer convicted in Rostov of 53 murders of women and children. Oct 08, Eric Keese rated it liked it. Louri more Read less. Roberta Morgan rated it it was amazing Oct 07, Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.


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I found this book at a book store bargain bin and bought it without knowing anything about it. His version of the inside of Chikatilo’s head is based on imagery and metaphor, but is in its own way effective. Richard Lourie has had the exclusive cooperation of Chief Inspector Kostoev in the writing of this book and unrivaled access to most of the other personalities involved in the case. See all 12 reviews.