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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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.

Chikatilo was denied his richrd desire? Huntinb mother told him stories of his older brother Stepan, killed and eaten by starving Ukrainians before Chikatilo was born. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Jul 11, Paige Turner rated it really liked it.

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Lists with This Book. Good true crime book, if you can handle the brutal nature of the crimes. This book flowed well from the history, to the men involved, the events, the interrogation and trial.

Fifty-three frenzied murders of women an Twelve years of unimaginable depravity. Richard Lourie does a fantastic job of capturing Russian life via the lives of huntinv, thieves, corrupt officials, the police, and especially our heroic Kostoev. I will say that after watching Richard Lourie talk about Andrei Chikatilo in a documentary I was sparked to buy his book. It’s scary to know people like this exist. Jul 14, Glenside Library rated it really liked it.


It goes into great detail about Kostoev’s background, childhood, etc. But once it got to the main story it started rolling.

I could not but this one down. Has wear to the cover and pages. An incompetent local investigation.

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Get to Know Us. It’s that old unanswerable question of why some people are able to choose not to do evil. No trivia or quizzes yet.

A very interesting book, but only if you can handle its graphic nature. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Jun 22, Emily rated it liked it. Rochard version of the inside of Chikatilo’s head is based on imagery and metaphor, but is in its own way effective. Hardcoverpages.

Focuses more on the twisted poetry of the events than “The Killer Dept,” which leans more towards looking at the bureaucratic hassles involved in solving a serial-murder case in Soviet Russia.

Laura Dahleen rated it really liked it Apr rrichard, 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.


He does do a good job of following Kostoev’s Herculean achievement in actually catching Chikatilo, and in putting both Chikatilo’s career as a murderer and Kostoev’s career as an investigator in context with the collapse of the Soviet Union, the transition from Stalinist corruption, paranoia, and mindless bureaucracy to glasnost –which if not a miracle panacea at least brought a new set of problems to the table. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. One person found this helpful.

Aug 16, Juanita rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Story of Gary Huntinf. But inwardly, he was very different. A little slow at the beginning.

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Return to Book Page. I thought that all the talk of politics was boring and nothing to do with the subject.

Twelve years of unimaginable depravity. Greener Books Ltd Published: May 07, Billie-jo rated it really liked it. Covered a lot of the information of the investigation. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Like I said, Lourie could have done more with that.

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