CASEBOOK OF A CRIME PSYCHIATRIST by

CASEBOOK OF A CRIME PSYCHIATRIST

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Dr. Brussel has been dubbed ""the Sherlock Holmes of the couch,"" a label he modestly disclaims. However his deductive reasoning has produced a killer out of chaos as in the case of New York's ""Mad Bomber,"" when, with nothing but threatening referrals to Con Edison and homemade bombs to go on, he produced this portrait: a paranoid, athletically built loner, a meticulous but old-fashioned dresser of Slavic origin, and a middle-aged ex-employee of Con Ed's. . . the description tallied perfectly when George Metesky finally confessed. Dr. Brussel also predicted that a second bomber, the ""Sunday Bomber"" would quit after at least one person had been killed and probably never be caught. He was the only consultant in the Boston Strangler investigation who contended that there was only one strangler and again came up with a descriptive personality. In the six cases recorded here, he describes how he reaches his conclusions--mostly through Freud but with some interesting theories about criminal body types along with superb general knowledge and an amazing ability to project himself into a criminal mind. Readers will find his conclusions about the Wylie case very interesting (Richard Robles is not the murderer). One other deduction: ""I'm in a profession that happens to make good newspaper copy"" and you can carry that one right over into hardcover sales.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1968
Publisher: Geis