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The Profiler

Brown, Pat


On Sale Date: 5/18/10
Print Run: 75,000
Format: Hardcover
336 pgs.
Price: $24.99
ISBN: 1401341268
ISBN 13: 9781401341268

One of the nation’s few female criminal profilers takes readers behind the scenes as she solves serial murders and sexual homicides against women. This rare, down-to-earth accounting of how killers are caught and mysteries are solved pulls readers along on a gripping journey through trailer parks, urban back alleys, and pristine suburbs. Pat Brown and her husband, young parents in suburban Maryland, took in a boarder to help pay the bills so Pat could stay home with the children. When a murder occurred in their town—a young woman was strangled on a jogging path—Pat suspected their boarder, but when she took her suspicions to the police, they rejected her as a “silly housewife.” Many years later, the police finally caught up to what Pat had known immediately, and admitted that the boarder was a prime suspect in the case.

As it turns out, Pat had a gift for criminal profiling: the combination of analyzing physical and behavioral evidence to come up with the most scientific determination about who committed a crime. She went on to get a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Boston University, but the night she solved that murder for herself was the true beginning of her life’s work.

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