When I began to write this book, I wanted to understand what went on in the mind of such a criminal as Delmer Smith. There are several first rate books on the issue. One I came across was written by Dr. Samenow who developed a test to reveal the depth of a persons level of being a sociopath. Delmer Smith is a first class model of a sociopath. He feels nothing where his victims are concerned.
The Criminal Mind
Doctor Samenow in his book, Inside the Criminal Mind, exhorts us to remember that “… we must begin with the clear understanding that the criminal chooses crime. He chooses his associates, his way of life, the kinds of crime he commits. He rejects society long before society rejects him; he is victimizer, not victim. The criminal values people to the extent that they can be manipulated; he believes he is entitled to whatever he desires; he does not justify his actions to himself.”
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“She lay face down. At least that is how they found her—-face down.” That is the opening line of Predator: The Man Who Didn’t Exist. It is the story of a serial rapist and murderer who began his career as a criminal when in his early teens.
I have been working on the narrative nonfiction true crime for 1 1/2 years. I have almost 300 pages written and more to come.
So, why am I telling you this? It is because you are going to want to buy this book when it comes out. Because of that I am setting up a Constant Contact link for those who are interested. But, in order for me to do that I need your help. I will supply regular reports of where I am at with the book, what I am doing, excerpts, photographs, and more on a weekly basis sent directly to your email address. BUT, in order for me to do that I need your email address. So, in order for me to build the data base….. and, oh, by the way… I will be holding contests… yep… and if you buy any of my books they will be autographed by me.
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