11th September 2019

Bestselling Talking with Serial Killers to be released as “industry-leading” audiobook

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Bestselling Talking with Serial Killers to be released as “industry-leading” audiobook

Bonnier Books UK is to publish bestselling true crime classic Talking with Serial Killers: The World’s Most Evil by Christopher Berry-Dee in audiobook format for the first time this November.

In an industry first, the audiobook will feature chilling extracts of the convicts talking from death row, providing a “truly immersive, chilling, and memorable audio experience” for listeners. The extracts were recorded during author Berry-Dee’s original interviews in the 1990s. Over 216,000 copies of Talking with Serial Killers have been sold since its publication.

“Through this innovative collaboration with Finadin and Zia Films, we’re able to include rare audio extracts of the felons talking from death row, creating what promises to be a truly immersive, chilling and memorable audio experience.”

Jon Watt, Head of Audio, Bonnier Books UK

The audiobook exclusive is the result of a collaboration between Bonnier Books UK and the owners and distributors of The Serial Killers (Finadin Ltd and Zia Film Distribution), a 13-episode series currently available on Amazon Prime.

Talking with Serial Killers examines with shocking detail and clarity the lives and lies of those have killed and includes interviews with the killers, the police and key members of the prosecution alongside careful analysis of the cases themselves. The combination of verbatim interview and in-depth analysis gives unprecedented insight into some of the most diabolical minds in the world. Author Berry-Dee is a world-renowned investigative criminologist.

“It has been very exciting to collaborate with Bonnier Books UK in creating this unique audiobook production. It was over 25 years ago when the TV series The Serial Killers was first released, but these chilling stories and interviews still resonate today …”

Bobbi Valentine, President of Zia Film Distribution

Jon Watt, Head of Audio, Bonnier Books UK, said: “When Talking with Serial Killers was first published 15 years ago it was a pioneer in the true crime genre; taking readers into the minds of the criminals in their own words and providing a level of authenticity that was new and exciting — it’s been a consistent bestseller ever since. This November we’re proud to add to the success story of this book with an equally trailblazing audiobook. Through this innovative collaboration with Finadin and Zia Films, we’re able to include rare audio extracts of the felons talking from death row, creating what promises to be a truly immersive, chilling and memorable audio experience.”

Bobbi Valentine, President of Zia Film Distribution said: “It has been very exciting to collaborate with Bonnier Books UK in creating this unique audiobook production. It was over 25 years ago when the TV series The Serial Killers was first released, but these chilling stories and interviews still resonate today and we’re delighted that new audiences can continue to enjoy series, the book and the audiobook.”

Talking with Serial Killers: World’s Most Evil by Christopher Berry-Dee is to be published in audiobook from on 14 November 2019.