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Times Square Torso Ripper: True Story of Serial Killer Richard Cottingham by [Vronsky Ph.D, Peter]
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A shocking case of unbridled sex, sadism, prostitution, porn, singles bars, date-rape drugs, abduction, bondage, handcuffs, duct tape, torture, sexploitation, perverted paraphilic fetishes, serial killing and dismemberment on New York's notorious Times Square and the Forty-Deuce in the 1970s.

The story of Richard Cottingham, the "Times Square Ripper" or "Times Square Torso Killer", one of America's most sadistically depraved serial killers.

Historian Peter Vronsky describes his brief encounter with serial killer Cottingham in a seedy New York hotel in 1979 that later inspired him to write his bestseller history “Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters”. In “Times Square Torso Ripper” Vronsky explores the history of the notorious Forty-Deuce strip on 42nd Street near Times Square and how it spawned the sadistic monster Richard Cottingham in an era before the term "serial killer" had been coined in popular culture.

Renowned serial homicide expert Dr. Robert D. Keppel said of Richard Cottingham, “I kept asking myself what it was that ultimately intrigued me about the Cottingham case. Partly it was the level of sadistic torture that Cottingham acted out on his victims. He didn’t kill them and desecrate their bodies; he forced them to experience pain and humiliation before he killed them. Then he desecrated their bodies.”


WARNING: SOME FORENSIC CRIME SCENE EVIDENCE PHOTOS, EXPLICIT LANGUAGE AND GRAPHIC DESCRIPTIONS OF EXTREME SEXUAL VIOLENCE AND DEPRAVITY THAT SOME MAY FIND HIGHLY DISTURBING


Other True Crime Books by Dr. Peter Vronsky:


> Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters
> Female Serial Killers: How and Why Women Become Monsters
> Forensic Analysis and DNA in Criminal Investigations: Including Solved Cold Cases
> Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka: The Ken & Barbie Killers
> 2014 Serial Killers True Crime Anthology (Annual Anthology) (Volume 1)
> 2015 Serial Killers True Crime Anthology (Annual Anthology) (Volume 2)
> 2016 Serial Killers True Crime Anthology (Annual Anthology) (Volume 3)
> 2017 Serial Killers True Crime Anthology (Annual Anthology) (Volume 4)
> RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISM In America Today

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2780 KB
  • Print Length: 156 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: RJ Parker Publishing; 1 edition (Jan. 17 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01MU69ZW8
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #102,770 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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What an excellent book. I was looking forward to reading this book by Author Peter Vronsky since I first heard about it,it did NOT let me down..He gives the reader a very vivid picture of the flavor of the '70s' in all of it's glory and debauchery.. It is all necessary to show how and why Richard Cottingham,aka the Times-Square-Torso- Ripper,was able to commit the murders of prostitutes around the Forty Deuce.He also describes his brief meeting with Cottingham before anyone knew he had committed the gruesome murders,and how it impacted his life.There is so much to say about this book that I can't fit it all in this review,so I will just say you need to read it to get the whole picture. One other thing,if you get offended easily by descriptions of sex for sell or by graffic photos of victims, you might want to bypass those parts.They are included and are necessary in this book to give the reader a complete picture of the time and the murders committed by Cottingham.
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Peter Vronsky became one of my favorite true crime authors after reading Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters and Female Serial Killers: How and Why Women Become Monsters. This new book describes a ruthless and soulless monster named Richard Cottingham the author himself had the unpleasure of bumping into; and describes another killer the author met briefly: Andrei Chikatilo. The book is extemely descriptive and graphic in content as the author describes the history behind areas the murderer frequented and the lifestyle people lived that had a part in their unfortunate fate of meeting a relentless killer. Like Mr. Vronsky's works I had trouble putting it down. I highly recommend this book to all true crime buffs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thriller, January 27, 2017
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Back in the seventies, it was a crazy time being a teenager. I should know because I was one and would go to the city every weekend. When I read this book I could relate, I wonder if I ever walked through Times Square and might of crossed paths with evil. Book is very well written and very descriptive. If you enjoy reading truecrime, you need to read this book.
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This book is about the terrible crimes committed by Richard Cottingham in the 70s. The author had a brief encounter with him during the time he was doing these murders. The book is extremely graphic in the telling of this monster. A very detailed and scary story of a horrible man a must read for all true crime readers.
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Unbelievable yet true! This is the story about a serial killer in the New York/New Jersey area in the 1970s. This is scary and intriguing, getting into a killer's mind, and the author's brush with the killer makes it even more interesting.
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