The Serial Killers Whisperer

The Serial Killers Whisperer

How One Man's Tragedy Helped Unlock the Deadliest Secrets of the World's Most Terrifying Killers

Book - 2012
Average Rating:
Rate this:
"From New York Times bestselling author Pete Earley comes the true story of a young man who suffers a traumatic brain injury that renders him incapable of judging or feeling repulsion, and subsequently becomes the most trusted confidant of numerous imprisoned serial killers"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012
ISBN: 9781439199022
Characteristics: xviii, 317 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Ciaglia, Anthony


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Apr 26, 2017

I am glad this helped Tony; my only problem is where are the victims mentioned and why is the serial killer presented as a "person" and not a monster! I would like to see a book that is about the victims of each serial killer and the only place the serial killer is listed is as the person that took these victims' lives away!

Jul 17, 2014

For me, reading this book was like watching episode after episode of late night murder mystery episodes on television. While the content is sometimes horrifying, you just can't look away. Tony's story is pretty incredible from the accident to recovery to learning to interact in the world with a severely changed personality, but I did have a hard time stomaching some of the letters his serial killer correspondents sent him. Not a book for the faint of heart.

ChristchurchLib Jul 16, 2013

"After 15-year-old Tony Ciaglia recovered from a severe head injury, he exhibited odd behaviour and a tendency to develop obsessions, including a strong interest in serial killers. He began corresponding with several murderers who were in prison, and the killers seemed pleased to send him details about their crimes. Ciaglia began sharing some of these letters with victims' families, offering them closure after the deaths of loved ones, and later with police, who reopened some cold cases as a result. The book includes unedited descriptions of many of these crimes, so it's not for sensitive readers, but it offers fascinating insight into the criminals' minds as well as the investigations." July 2013 Biography and Memoir newsletter


Add Notices

Aug 11, 2012

Violence: There are accounts directly from the killers.

Aug 11, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: There are accounts directly from the killers.

Aug 11, 2012

Coarse Language: F-words (due to letter correspondence).


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings


Find it at CSM

To Top