The Killer Across the Table · Criminal Confe…

Is The Killer Across the Table just more of the same from John Douglas? The Killer Across the Table: Unlocking the Secrets of Serial Killers and Predators with FBI’s Original Mindhunter is John Douglas’ first offering since the Netflix miniseries bearing his moniker dropped. I’ve read many of Douglas’ books (co-written with Mark Olshaker) over the years, and in retrospect, it’s hard to distinguish between them. I recall liking some more than others (and loving one in particular), but they all pretty much follow the same formula: Douglas shares his war stories of coming face-to-face with violent offenders, details his methodology for figuring out the “why” behind their crimes, and often resorts to score-settling with law enforcement officials who would have been better off if they’d just listened to him earlier.

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