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The real Mindhunter: inside the head of FBI 'serial killer whisperer' John E Douglas

Cameron Britton, left, and Jonathan Groff in Mindhunter
Cameron Britton, left, and Jonathan Groff in Mindhunter

Towards the end of his career with the FBI, celebrated serial killer "whisperer" John E Douglas arrived home from work to discover his wife had cut her knee. Rather than rush to help tend the injury he was instinctively drawn to the spattered blood – analysing the angle at which it had splashed on the carpet for evidence of foul play. Everywhere he looked, he saw dark deeds and twisted minds.

Douglas’s groundbreaking work profiling and consulting some of the most notorious serial killers of the past 40 years is the inspiration for Netflix’s absorbing true crime drama, Mindhunter (loosely adapted from Douglas’s 1995 book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit, and returning for a...

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