EDMUND KEMPER: The True Story of the Co-ed Killer
Author: Jack Rosewood
Series: Historical Serial Killers and Murderers – True Crime by Evil Killets: Volume Two
Type of Book: eBook
Length: 72 pages
Genre: Non-Fiction, True Crime
Release Date: June 22, 2015
Publisher: Wiq Media
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐
* I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Edmund Kemper is probably the sickest serial killer ever to have walked the Earth. His crimes are still talked about today and his deviant behavior both fascinates and appalls many people still to this day.
Edmund Kemper was born in Burbank, California in December of 1948. His was a troubled childhood with a mother that should have never been allowed to procreate.
Edmund was always awkward. His body was massive; weighing almost 300 pounds and reaching a height of six feet, nine inches.
His deviant thoughts started long before his killing spree did. He harbored gory and elaborate fantasies full of rage.
This book is his story. Readers need to be warned that this is not a story with a happy ending, and those who have sensitive stomachs should not read this book.
Kemper began his decapitation fantasies as a child and practiced by beheading the dolls of his sisters. This was soon not gratifying enough for this twisted psychopath and he moved on to torturing and killing the family’s pet cats. “Kemper’s rage against women – revealed first through the dolls with long, blond hair, and later through the cats – was a result of his abysmal relationship with his mother.”
He would eventually kill ten people; including hitchhiking co-eds, his mother and both his grandfather and grandmother.
To learn how he became the vicious psychopath that he is today, you need to read this book.
I have mixed feelings about this type of book. While I find deviant psychology fascinating, I hate that the killers get so much more attention than their victims. However, it is a sad truth that people are more interested in the killer than the killed.
I would have liked it if there was a bit more detail about each of the victims.
Despite that, the author has done a good job of condensing the story into only 72 pages.
There are some editing/proof-reading errors, but once I pointed them out to the author, he has assured me that they will be fixed immediately.
I rate this book as 3.5 out of 5 stars. ⭐⭐⭐