SARAH'S BLOG OF FUN: The Profiler Book Review

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Profiler Book Review

"In the early 1990s, Pat Brown and her then- husband took in a boarder to help pay the bills so Pat could stay home with the children.

When a young woman was strangled on the neighborhood jogging path, Pat immediately
suspected her boarder and quickly collected strong evidence against him. She took the
evidence to the police but was dismissed as a silly housewife. As it turned out, Pat's gut
instinct was right, and six years later, the police finally brought her former boarder in for
questioning. This incident proved to be the catalyst for what is now Pat's life's work,
chronicled for the first time in THE PROFILER: My Life Hunting Serial Killers and
Psychopaths (Voice; May 18, 2010; $24.99; Hardcover).

Today, Pat Brown has a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice from Boston University, but
long before that she had a natural gift for criminal profiling-the combination of
analyzing physical and behavioral evidence to come up with the most scientific
determination about what occurred at a crime scene and what type of person committed a
particular violent crime. She is now one of the preeminent criminal profilers in the United
States, one of very few women at the top of this field, and a frequent guest on many
major television news programs. She runs two agencies: the Pat Brown Criminal
Profiling Agency provides training, crime scene analysis, and behavioral profiling to
prosecutors, defense attorneys, media, and international clients, while the Sexual
Homicide Exchange provides training and helps the police solve high-profile crimes at no

THE PROFILER is the true story of how Pat became a profiler, interwoven with a series
of irresistible true-crime puzzles. In almost every case, Pat turns the police away from
their initial suspect and points them toward the more likely culprit. In THE PROFILER,
Pat opens her case files to take readers behind the scenes of bizarre sex crimes, domestic
murder, and mysterious deaths, going face-to-face with killers, rapists, and brutalized

Pat Brown is available for interviews. She can give tips on how to recognize a
psychopath, read the warning signs, stay alert, and stay safe. She can talk about her most
interesting and high-profile cases and give her expert opinion on current newsworthy
cases, such as the Michigan serial stabber, the LA "Grim Sleeper" serial killer, missing
Kyron Horman and Haleigh Cummings, and Casey Anthony and Joran van der Sloot. She
is the go-to expert on violence against women, date rape, teen bullying, serial killers,
child predators, and women who kill. She can address the pros and cons of criminal
profiling, the dangers of misunderstanding her profession, and how profiling can be the
key to closing a case and getting a dangerous criminal off the street. Finally, she can
discuss being one of the only women in her field and how she explains to the neighbors
why she's having her son point an (unloaded) gun at her head in the front yard. The
answer: role-playing to unravel the logistics of a crime.

THE PROFILER is a thrilling read that provides an up-close, first-person look at the real
world of police and profilers as they investigate crimes-the good and the bad, the cover-
ups and the successes.

About the book:
ISBN: 978-1-4013-4126-8
Publisher: Voice
Date of publish: May 18, 2010
Pages: 304
S.R.P.: $24.99

About the author:
Pat Brown is a nationally known criminal profiler, television commentator, author, and
founder and CEO of the Sexual Homicide Exchange and
The Pat Brown Criminal Profiling Agency. She can be seen regularly on CNN, MSNBC,
and FOX and is a frequent guest of the Today show, the CBS's The Early Show, Larry
King Live, Inside Edition, Nancy Grace, Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell, The Joy Behar
Show, and America's Most Wanted. Pat Brown holds a Master's Degree in Criminal
Justice from Boston University and developed the first Criminal Profiling and
Investigative Analysis certificate program in the country for Excelsior College. Pat is the
founder and director of the Society for Investigative Criminal Profiling, an organization
working to promote criminal profiling as a major tool in police investigations. She lives
in Washington, D.C."

When I was in High school, one of my favorite classes was American Government where we learned alot about crimes that took place and how they were solved.

We studied some of the most infamous killers, and what happened to them.

I could never become a Profiler just because there is the whole dead body thing, but I commend Pat for becoming one.

She started out as a normal house wife who took in boarders to help pay the bills.

Then one day she becomes suspicious of her tenant when a women is murdered near by.

I love Pat's courage to help the grieving families and battle the police.

Hearing about some of Pat's cases gave me cold chills.

This was a very interesting book for me to read. I just passed it off to hubby.

He likes reading about cases too (he is a Sheriff and all!!)

~~All opinions expressed are 100% mine. I was not paid for this review. I did receive a copy of the book to read thanks to Bostick Communications~~

1 comment:

Hannah @ Every Little Thing said...

I also help for Bostick Communications. I just posted an author interview on one of the authors, C. Lynn Barton.


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