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The Jigsaw Man: | Paperback (a format)

Author: Paul Britton | Format: Paperback (a format)

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  Some sick stuff but brilliant read

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This book is without a doubt one of the best i've read it has some horrible stuff in it but its very interesting, couldn't put it down

  Fantastic read....

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Could not put this book down. Its quite detailed and not always the sort of thing you want to read late at night, but I just found myself having to read more.
Very very interesting

  Astonishing read

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Please beware that this book is brutally honest, and each horrific crime is described in detail... many will find it upsetting and not the sort of book to read before bed time!

This is one of the most gripping books I have ever read. Brittion is a remarkable man, as he takes you through his journey being involved with some of the most horrific crimes the UK has ever known. These include Fred and Rose West, and the James Bulger case.

A great read, that makes you wonder what we would do without such brave individuals as Britton.

  A fascinating read that is highly recommended

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This book offers a fascinating and true to life insight of the work of a psychologist in some of the most notorious murders to grip the UK in the 1980s and 1990s.

The book begins by giving you an insight into the authors life growing up, going through school in a time when the type school you went to and the career you eventually entered depended more upon your class than ability, through to his eventual qualification as a clinical psychologist.

The book then quickly turns to a series of vicious murders that the author was drafted in by the police to work on during the 1980s and 1990s, some of which benefited from more media coverage than others.

The authors role was, as outlined in the book, to aid the police inquiry by giving them a psychological profile of the killer based upon what was evident at a crime scene in order that they be caught before they strike again. This was at the time, like DNA, a relatively new tool in police investigations, so was under an intensely critical spotlight, not only be the media, but also from those who were schooled in traditional British policing.

Interestingly, in the final chapter the author also makes a note about how in the next 10-20 years that psychological profiling would become a routine part of serious crime investigations and that it would become 'sexy' enough to be serialised on TV.

This really is a book that is gripping, easy to read and very difficult to put down. A recommended read!

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  Couldn't put it down

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This book gives a fantastic insight into how the police solve crimes, with lots of detailed information on some very well publicised murders. I have recommended this book to lots of people and they have all agreed that it is well worth reading.


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For anyone interested in true crime and forensic psychology, this really is worth a look. It is very well written and you will find yourself struggling to close it.

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  Wicked read

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I thought this would be a hard book to get into but it was gripping. Thought it lost it a bit in the middle but it was good to see what goes on in the mind of a killer.

  Hard but interesting

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this is the hardest book i ve had to read in well over 10 years and i ve had to read the old testament and all 32 chronicles of the pre-existent punishment for blasphemy. though it did contain a lot of interesting facts of true events i was more interested in how far i had left to read. it was neither an autobiography or a unbiased none fiction book and the way it was writen wasnt able to hold my attention it was a mix between crime reports and the way news reads sound! over all if you put alot of effoert in you might enjoy it for me it just wasnt worth my effort!

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  The Jigsaw Man

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An fantastic read. Paul Britton draws on his real life experiences as a psychological profiler. I thought that this might be too disturbing as we are often given detailed descriptions of crime scenes and people who has been brutally murdered, but this is truly gripping read. The second book in the series is very different but equally enjoyable. The only criticism that i have is that it is a bit of a slow starter.