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Hearts of Darkness

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781399610476

Price: £16.99

ON SALE: 19th October 2023

Genre: Biography & True Stories

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For fans of Mindhunter, Criminal Minds, and My Favorite Murder, a riveting memoir of a trailblazing woman’s life hunting down serial killers as one of the first female profilers of the FBI Behavioral Sciences Unit and the real-life model for Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs.

‘Jana Monroe is the single most influential woman to ever serve in the FBI.’ -Joe Navarro, bestselling author of What Every BODY Is Saying

The gripping true account of one woman’s encounters with some of the darkest criminal minds in history.

Jana Monroe was no ordinary cop: over the course of her career she consulted on more than 850 homicide cases. Through her work, she crossed paths with Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, Edmund Kemper, Aileen Wuornos, and hundreds of other murderers.

Over the course of an utterly astonishing career in law enforcement and intelligence analysis, Monroe has come face-to-face with hundreds of the darkest criminals in American history. Her notoriety even led her to become the person whom the character of Clarice (Jodie Foster) in The Silence of the Lambs was modelled, and she even trained Foster for the role.

Hearts of Darkness
is Monroe’s incredible story, stepping out from the shadows to tell a range of gripping, sometimes gruesome, and always remarkable tales from the top moments of a life fighting the evil among us.

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Former FBI profiler Jana Monroe's fascinating book is in part the story of some of history's most troubling serial killers. But it's also the story of a smart, capable woman building a career in the male-dominated field of law enforcement. The result is an addictively readable, insightful, and occasionally inspiring book.
Deborah Blum, bestselling author of The Poisoner's Handbook
Jana Monroe was an outstanding FBI Agent and leader who made important and long-term valuable contributions to the Bureau. As Director, I was very grateful for Jana's and her family's leadership while serving at FBI headquarters.
Louis J. Freeh, former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and New York Times bestselling author of My FBI
A shot of pure adrenaline for true crime fans, this vivid, fast-paced memoir charts the barrier-breaking career of its remarkable author: a real-life Clarice Starling whose work as the only female member of the FBI's fabled Behavioral Science Unit demonstrated that a woman could be just a coolly competent and tough-minded as any man.
Harold Schechter, author of The Serial Killer Files