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Performed by Jonathan Groff, star of the hit Netflix show Mindhunter, and featuring an exclusive conversation between John E. Douglas and Jonathan Groff at the end of the audiobook

In The Killer Across the Table, John E. Douglas, the legendary FBI criminal profiler, number one New York Times best-selling author, and inspiration for Netflix’s Mindhunter, delves deep into the lives and crimes of four of the most disturbing and complex predatory killers, offering never-before-revealed details about his profiling process and divulging the strategies used to help crack some of America’s most challenging cases. 

The Killer Across the Table is narrated by Jonathan Groff, who plays Holden Ford on Mindhunter, the character inspired by John E. Douglas. The FBI’s pioneer of criminal profiling, former special agent John Douglas has studied and interviewed many of America’s most notorious killers - including Charles Manson, ”Son of Sam Killer” David Berkowitz, and ”BTK Strangler” Dennis Rader - trained FBI agents and investigators around and the world, and helped educate the country about these deadly predators and how they operate, and has become a legend in popular culture, fictionalized in The Silence of the Lambs and the hit television shows Criminal Minds and Mindhunter.

Twenty years after his famous memoir, the man who literally wrote the book on FBI criminal profiling opens his case files once again. In this riveting work of true crime, he spotlights four of the most diabolical criminals he’s confronted, interviewed and learned from. Going deep into each man’s life and crimes, he outlines the factors that led them to murder and how he used his interrogation skills to expose their means, motives, and true evil. Like the hit Netflix show, The Killer Across the Table is centered around Douglas’ unique interrogation and profiling process. With his longtime collaborator Mark Olshaker, Douglas recounts the chilling encounters with these four killers as he experienced them - revealing for the first time his profile methods in detail. Going step by step through his interviews, Douglas explains how he connects each killer’s crimes to the specific conversation and contrasts these encounters with those of other deadly criminals to show what he learns from each one. In the process, he returns to other famous cases, killers, and interviews that have shaped his career, describing how the knowledge he gained from those exchanges helped prepare him for these.

A glimpse into the mind of a man who has pierced the heart of human darkness, The Killer Across the Table unlocks the ultimate mystery of depravity and the techniques and approaches that have countered evil in the name of justice.  

©2019 John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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"Holden" Nails it

One of his best books, and really cool to have Groff, aka Holden, narrate everything. There's a great interview between the two at the end. Really enjoyed it.

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  • Laura
  • Montgomery Village, MD, United States
  • 2019-05-08

All Around Excellent

John Douglas is a living legend and expert storyteller. Fantastic. Jonathan Groff is the best narrator I have encountered.

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  • T. Kennedy
  • 2019-05-17

Excellent narration, finally some new insight

I really do enjoy Douglas' books, I have just about all of them. But he will stop beating certain horses when they stop spitting out money. (You will hear about BTK, Kemper, Atlanta Child Murders, his near death experience, and some narcissism. But hey, he can prove his work, why not be proud.)
You will still win at John Douglas bingo with all of previous mentions.

BUT in this one he talks about killers I had never heard of. He goes in depth, explaining the methods and how they work. Really tries to do the victims justice, wants you to know how loved they were. How human they were before a monster took them away too soon. With an almost soothing narration by Johnathan Geoff, it's interesting new, and enjoyable. If you have been burnt out by John Douglas' previous books, this is a breath of fresh air.

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  • estee479
  • 2019-05-12

one of his best!

excellent insight on different approaches the FBI has perfected to tap into killers' psyches & share their secrets.

loved it!

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  • Thomas Denney
  • Hollywood, California
  • 2019-05-11

Home run!

This book was perfect. Im not just saying that either. The narration, concept, delivery, length, flow... Everything was great.

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  • Kristin P.
  • 2019-05-13

Awesome!!

Awesome narration by Jonathan Groff! Great insight into cases I wasn’t familiar with previously. John Douglas always delivers!

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  • Pitchick 5
  • 2019-05-22

Nice Listening...if you love true crime

Jonathan provides great narration and the stories are compelling. While Douglass mentions his stock profiles - the big guns, Gacy, BTK, and Williams, he does mentions them as references, not rehashing the story. I enjoyed the comparisons as they helped me better understand.

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  • Eva & Edvard Cxoi
  • Georgia
  • 2019-05-21

Best yet<br />

Certainly this book balances the personal and professional sides of Douglas in the best kind of way. Also, this book has been the most helpful to this rookie as a book that goves practical examples to become proficient using The third edition CCM. Since this student is only a year from finishing college, this would give me a huge leg-up trying to make myself valuable as an intern while getting experience to apply as an investigator.

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  • Cheryl Frank
  • 2019-05-21

Perfect execution by Jonathan Groff on a book that is superb

Not only does the book by John Douglas lends further insight into his work helping the world to understand the criminal mind, but we also have the pleasure of having Jonathan Groff narrated. Thoroughly enjoyed.

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  • Stacie Tucker
  • 2019-05-17

Douglas is never boring!

Another great account of John Douglas’ career. Also , Groff is a great narrator, very easy to listen to.