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The Snapshot Killer

The shocking true story of predator and serial killer Christopher Wilder - from Sydney's beaches to America's Most Wanted
Narrated by: Michael Carman
Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
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Summary

Christopher Wilder was about as bad as they get.   

A predator and serial killer, he first came to the attention of police in Sydney when, as a teenager in 1963, he was charged with rape. A good behaviour bond was not a deterrent, and over the years his crimes escalated.   

After moving to the USA in his early 20s, Wilder continued to perfect his vile and deadly trade. He was a chameleon with a modus operandi refined over the decades, luring young teenage girls with the promise of a career as a photographic model. His final depravity was a six-week spree of abduction, sexual assault and murder, crisscrossing the USA and putting him at number one on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list.   

Wilder's horrors are still being uncovered. He is now a prime suspect for the infamous 1965 Wanda Beach murders, one of Australia's most notorious unsolved crimes. The Snapshot Killer is a masterful and shocking account, by the best-selling author of Roger Rogerson, of how this monster was able to hide in plain sight. And how he was finally caught.

©2019 Duncan McNab (P)2019 Hachette Australia Audio

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  • Jen Roy
  • 11-04-19

Definitely worth the listen

This was an incredible book that the author took a lot of time to research, talk with the victims of Christopher Wilder and with his family. A thorough detailed account of his life to the end.

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  • William G.
  • 03-05-19

Not for the feint of heart

The evil that man is capable of is in full display by Christopher Wilder. The horrors that he put his victims through is shocking. For the families of the victims who have never been found the nightmare will never end. He benefited from the time period of these crimes, use of DNA years away from being a useful tool for police.

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  • Judy
  • 19-05-19

Ugly Killer

This is a straightforward account of Christopher Wilder's lengthy and far-flung killing rampage. His method of entrapment was as clever as it was evil, and reminds us to warn our daughters against stranger danger, no matter how enticing the offer.

Narration is fine, once you adjust to the Australian accent.