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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The book is wrote almost as a story, it isn’t bogged down with fact after fact and is fast paced, I have to admit that I would have almost preferred it if it was llurie more of a case study on Chikatilo as the story telling kind of makes him feel like a fictional character, he’s like a much less charming version of Hanibal Lector. Sep tthe, Martyna rated it liked it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. But once it got to the main story it started rolling.

Richard Lourie creeaza o poveste antrenanta, un fel de poveste de si cu detectivi despre un caz real. Find Rare Books Book Value. Still, the setting is intriguing and there will be interest in reading about Russia’s “Jack the Ripper.


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Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. His mother told him stories of his older brother Stepan, killed and eaten by starving Ukrainians before Chikatilo was born. See and discover other items: Mar 07, Meaghan rated it really liked it Richrd Jul 21, Holden rated it really liked it.

Jan 17, Staci rated it really liked it. This is a true story.

Hunting the Devil: The Search for the Russian Ripper – Richard Lourie – Google Books

May 07, Billie-jo rated it really liked it. But inwardly, he was very different. He was impotent much of his life, huntinb he did father several children, and he says that made him take his revenge on his victims. Please try again later.

This is a fascinating detective story that happens to be true. A word of warning: Lourie is a little too “human interest” for my taste: Much of what went on when behind the scenes when this killer was in pursuit is left unsaid, junting perhaps it’s simply unknown.

His oddly laid back demeanor and sense of familiarity was mesmerizing.


Richard Lourie does a fantastic job of capturing Russian life via the lives of killers, thieves, corrupt officials, the police, and especially our heroic Kostoev.

Jun 18, Leah rated it it was amazing.

Hunting the Devil by Richard Lourie

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Given the subject, this is a rather bland effort, lacking the supporting details and dramatic intensity found in compelling crime writing.

He was a gray man; no one ever noticed him. Trivia About Hunting the Devil Ordering more than one book will reduce your overall postage cost. This purchase was a gift to a niece.

Ships from the UK. I thought that all the talk of politics was boring and nothing to do with the subject. Jul 11, Paige Turner rated it really liked it.

Covered a lot of the information of the investigation. Most of the Kostoev biography can richadd skipped if you really don’t want to read it.

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