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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Hunting the Devil by Lourie, Richard

Richard Lourie creeaza o pov Infiorator studiu If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? A great actor, he played good cop-bad cop, first scaring Chikatilo, then flattering him, until he got his confession. Putting Kostoev and Chikatilo side by side makes mincemeat of most of Chikatilo’s attempts at self-exculpation.

Refresh and try again. What was the extent of Chikatilo’s crimes? It’s hard to believe that evil like this truly exists, but it obviously does. It was almost entirely frustrating, since there were times when it seemed they’d NEVER find this dude!

Awesome read and only pages. Please try again later. Most of the Kostoev biography can be skipped if you really thd want to read it.

Now, I agree with him, Issa Magamedovich Kostoev, the head of Russia’s Department of Crimes of Special Importance, is a much more interesting person than Chikatilo, and Lourie could actually have done more than he did with the parallels between the two men. He was convicted of 52 murders and sentenced to death last year, but his case is being appealed. I have to say that only one third of the book was really good.


Lee rated it really liked it Jan 12, That being said, this is still a very interesting and scary read. Lourie is a little too “human interest” for my taste: This ghe flowed well from the history, to the men involved, the events, the interrogation and trial. Has wear to the cover and pages.

One of my biggest problems is when a author spend It’s scary to know people like this exist. Ten days to obtain suspect Andrei Chikatilo’s confession or he goes free.

As is often the case with these types of books the police come across pretty poorly and it seems that they could bought Chikatilo richhard justice a lot sooner than they did, a lot of this appears to dwvil 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.

Jaime White rated it it was amazing Jun 02, A very quick read and there were no parts that I felt devvil boring and should have just been left out. Good true crime book, if you can handle the devol nature of the crimes. I can’t deny that I was thankful for that. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. And got handed the dreadful clusterfuck that was the investigation of the serial killer working in Rostov-on-Don.

From Library Journal This is the story of Andrei Chikatilo, a sadistic sexual serial killer convicted in Rostov of 53 murders of women and children. Kostoev’s dream was actually to become a test pilot, but he got ths out of the stiff competition for admission for brawling.


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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Not a shred of evidence. Lists with This Book. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. It was definitely good – hard-core nonfiction fans lurie disagree, but I did like that most of the time it read like a novel.

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Jun 22, Emily rated it liked it. It gave just enough details of this madman to keep one involved, and just enough detail to explain why he got away with these murders for 12 years. Greener Books Ltd Published: Jun 18, Leah rated it it was amazing. Volumul ii este dedicat acestuia cat si detectivului Viktor Burakov care l-a vanat si prins, pana la urma, pe Macelar. Kostoev became a master interrogator, solved a number of difficult cases including indicting basically the entire legal and judicial structure of Rostov-on-Don for corruptionand became head of the Department of Crimes of Special Importance.

I found this book at a book store bargain bin hknting bought it without knowing anything about it. Nov 03, Lee rated it really liked it. An incompetent local investigation. This is a true story. Also good was the interrogation finally! Kentz rated it liked lourei Jan 19, First edition first printing ISBN: