Bourgoin’s fascination with serial killers, he liked and often told, had arisen in 1976. He was living in California with his girlfriend when disaster struck. One day, Bourgoin came home and found his girlfriend’s gruesome body. The killer was found two years later and was found to have committed a dozen other murders. The man was sentenced to death, but would still be on death row. Lost a girlfriend, richer in life: Bourgoin would try to fathom serial killers from now on. Thanks to the agents who solved his girlfriend’s case, he managed to speak to several convicted serial killers and learn more about them. In the end, he would even manage to compel a South African serial killer to confess.
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