A milkman shares a take-out supper with his cousin and then fatally stabs him.…A man breaks into a shelter for abused women and snuffs out the life of his wife who has taken refuge there.…A youth rapes and kills a woman on the landing of her apartment building.…The boyfriend of a single mother batters her eighteen-month-old daughter to death. . . .
In Men of Blood, Elliott Leyton, described by William Langley in the London Sunday Telegraph as “probably the world's most widely consulted expert on serial killing and a godhead of modern criminal psychology,” reviews a decade's worth of real murders and analyses their common features. Sometimes surprising, often shocking, always compelling, the result is an important addition to the literature of murder.
About the Author
Elliott Leyton is a professor of anthropology at Memorial University in Newfoundland. He holds research and faculty appointments in Ireland and England, has delivered lectures throughout Europe, the United States, and Canada, and is a past president of the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association. Because of his recognized expertise in the psychology of the multiple killer he has established close links with police forces around the world. His books include Dying Hard, The Myth of Delinquency, Hunting Humans, Men of Blood and Touched by Fire (with photographer Greg Locke).