Although not coined until the 1970s, the term ‘serial killer’ is now one of morbid fascination and dark curiosity, sparking a vast canon of literature, film and television concerned with only the most shocking crimes.

In his new book, Sons of Cain, investigative historian Peter Vronsky takes us back through the grizzly history of serial killing, focusing on sexual serial killers: “thrill killers” who engage in murder, rape, torture, cannibalism, and necrophilia.

From Stone Age Reptilian Zombies, through Jack the Ripper, to America in the 50s – 00s and what has been described as “The Golden Age” of serial killers, Vronsky taps into our cultural obsession with serial killers and their crimes, delving deep into the human psyche to examine what led them to kill and why we can’t stop talking about it.

About The Author

Peter Vronsky

Peter Vronsky, Ph.D., is an investigative-historian, author and filmmaker. He is the author of ‘Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters‘ (2004); ‘Female Serial Killers: How and Why Women Become Monsters‘ (2007); and ‘Sons of Cain: A History of Serial Killers From the Stone Age to the Present‘ (2018).