Murder for Profit

Murder for Profit This Is Not Exactly A Police Procedural, But Is A Good Example Of The Early True Crime Account Bolitho Summarizes The Careers Of Six Real Murderers, Who Slew For Money, Including Burke And Hare, The Edinburgh Grave Robbers, And Landru, The French Bluebeard

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  • Hardcover
  • 332 pages
  • Murder for Profit
  • William Bolitho
  • 16 December 2019
  • 9780910395021

10 thoughts on “Murder for Profit

  1. says:

    An early 20th century treatise on the psychology of mass murder, this thing is full of holes and crypto racist But lord, lord the prose is just drop dead gorgeous on every page.

  2. says:

    William Bolitho, Murder for Profit Time, 1926 South African expatriate William Bolitho a pen name for a chap named Charles Ryall wrote Murder for Profit in the mid twenties, looking at the antics of five at the time notorious murderers most of whom, save Werewolf of Hanover Fritz Haarmann, have now pretty much faded into obscurity He was a journalist, a regular contributor to the Manchester Guardian and New York World at the time, and fleshed out some of his articles to compile the book Were it just a look at cases of murder, it would probably have faded into well deserved obscurity now like Bolitho s previous book, Studies in Murder, has But Murder for Profit is something different, and something that should be recognized to my knowledge, it is the first book ever written which consciously attempts to profile the serial killer As profiling of serial killers is held in high regard these days, it would seem to me that however inaccurate and colored Bolitho s conclusions, that he put people on the road should be enough to immortalize his name in the annals of crime literature forever.Bolitho looks at the Burke and Hare murders would be grave robbers who decided murder was easier than digging , J B Troppmann who killed for no other reason, Bolitho would have us believe, than that he found a victim from the same town he grew up in , G J Smith the Brides in the Bath Murderer , Desire Landru The Ladykiller , and Fritz Haarmann the Werewolf of Hanover The cases are presented in varying formats, which can get annoying at times Landru s murders, for example, receive not an inch of the book , but does keep the interest better than a case study template covering five serial killers would Bolitho focuses on the upbringings and lives of the murderers before they committed their crimes, for the most part, in an attempt to determine what forces shape the serial killer Some of what he finds would fit today s profile enmity towards their fathers, for example , while some would be laughed at all were dealers in secondhand goods, in various ways.But whether a book is important is, in the general scheme of things, not going to impress the casual reader all that much the question to be asked is how s it read And Murder for Profit reads very well for a book from the pre television read back when people still had attention spans greater than those of a gerbil on crack days Bolitho hooks the interest, spends a good, but not inordinate, amount of time on each case, and saves his own conclusions for the section where he talks extensively about the serial killer profile Oddly, this is not at the end it is at the beginning of the section on Haarmann One wonders what Bolitho would write today, had he not died an untimely death, about our own serial killers Lord knows he d do a better job than most who write about them at present This is a fascinating read, well worth taking the time to track down.

  3. says:

    Originally published in 1926, Bolitho s examination and analysis of five of the most infamous mass murders of western Europe until that time at least murders that had left extensive public records soon reveal about the author than his theories His attempts to place blame seem to evolve as his essays continue Beginning with William Burke, as a grave robber turned murdering entrepreneur, in the early 1800 s and ending with Fritz Haarmann, the butcher of Hanover, who was accused of cannibalism in addition to mass murder, following World War I, he first places emphasis on the industrial revolution and then continues on with government, the legal system and society overall But it becomes obvious that Bolitho is searching for some answer to all of mankind s inhumanity to his fellow man His writing style, one of almost detached superiority, belies the fact that as a veteran of the horrors of the Great War , he could find no answers or acceptable excuses for why man feels justified in taking the lives of others He died at age 39 in 1930 of a burst appendix after pursuing the subject in many other publications and articles Had he lived another few years he would have witnessed another great inexplicable blood bath the rise of the Nazis and World War II.

  4. says:

    Extremely interesting, though not quite what I had expected This was a thorough examination of several infamous serial killers I had thought there would be discussion of possible theories as to why they acted as they did, or a intimate view of their actions Overall, an interesting historical look at early study of a particular breed of serial killers.

  5. says:

    As a detective story fan I ve long wanted to sample a true crime book The is one of the older classics in the field, and I found it interesting, but only to a point In the midst of the third murderer s story G J Smith I realized the appeal was primarily sensationalistic, similar to a good newspaper account I should say a very good account Bolitho is an excellent writer On a desert isle I would finish it with relish, but there are too many other books I want to read this summer.

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