Two Little Dicky Birds

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Prologue

Two little dicky birds sitting on a wall
One named Peter, one named Paul.


Psychopath

A person suffering from chronic mental disorder with abnormal or violent social behaviour.


Serial Killer

Someone who murders three or more people with a 'cooling off' period between each act (largely psychological gratification). All serial killers suffer from some form of Antisocial Personality Disorder, but rarely psychopathy. They are usually not psychotic, and thus appear to be quite normal and often even charming, a state of adaptation which is referred to as the "mask of sanity." There is sometimes a sexual element to the murders. These may have been completed/attempted in a similar fashion, and the victims may have had something in common, for example occupation, race, sex, etc. Also, the victims of a serial killer generally belong to the same race as the killer.
The classic depiction of the psychopath in Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’ in 1960 as a man, Norman Bates, suffering from the mental disorder schizophrenia, allows us to suppose that the criminal’s behaviour pattern will inevitably lead him to commit the crucial mistake which results in his downfall. A serial killer is not necessarily a psychopath, although the terms have been entwined by the media in modern times.
The serial killer also, typically, leaves a pattern for the forces of law and order to follow, and ultimately rid society of the menace. But what if such a killer existed who did not fit any known criteria? What if the only pattern were the complete lack of one as revealed by the facts surrounding each killing? What then?
Past members of this ‘fellowship’ have performed their acts on sections of society. They have included Peter Sutcliffe (prostitutes), Donald Nielson (young white males) and Fred West (young females).
A ‘volume’ killer who varied the location of each kill, the method of despatch, the modus operandi and the weapon involved, would be extremely hard to track down and apprehend. If such an individual was also one of the millions of anonymous citizens who walk our streets and go about their daily lives unnoticed, the task becomes even more difficult. If that person was also a member of the very forces of law and order which are set up to protect the rest of us, he then simply turns invisible.
Such a person would need to commit the most monumental of blunders in order to be caught, or come up against an opponent possessing a level of skill and determination which he could not have reasonably foreseen. This is the story of two such people.

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Two Little Dicky Birds

Submitted: March 26, 2010

Prologue

Two little dicky birds sitting on a wall
One named Peter, one named Paul.


Psychopath

A person suffering from chronic mental disorder with abnormal or violent social behaviour.


Serial Killer

Someone who murders three or more people with a 'cooling off' period between each act (largely psychological gratification). All serial killers suffer from some form of Antisocial Personality Disorder, but rarely psychopathy. They are usually not psychotic, and thus appear to be quite normal and often even charming, a state of adaptation which is referred to as the "mask of sanity." There is sometimes a sexual element to the murders. These may have been completed/attempted in a similar fashion, and the victims may have had something in common, for example occupation, race, sex, etc. Also, the victims of a serial killer generally belong to the same race as the killer.
The classic depiction of the psychopath in Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’ in 1960 as a man, Norman Bates, suffering from the mental disorder schizophrenia, allows us to suppose that the criminal’s behaviour pattern will inevitably lead him to commit the crucial mistake which results in his downfall. A serial killer is not necessarily a psychopath, although the terms have been entwined by the media in modern times.
The serial killer also, typically, leaves a pattern for the forces of law and order to follow, and ultimately rid society of the menace. But what if such a killer existed who did not fit any known criteria? What if the only pattern were the complete lack of one as revealed by the facts surrounding each killing? What then?
Past members of this ‘fellowship’ have performed their acts on sections of society. They have included Peter Sutcliffe (prostitutes), Donald Nielson (young white males) and Fred West (young females).
A ‘volume’ killer who varied the location of each kill, the method of despatch, the modus operandi and the weapon involved, would be extremely hard to track down and apprehend. If such an individual was also one of the millions of anonymous citizens who walk our streets and go about their daily lives unnoticed, the task becomes even more difficult. If that person was also a member of the very forces of law and order which are set up to protect the rest of us, he then simply turns invisible.
Such a person would need to commit the most monumental of blunders in order to be caught, or come up against an opponent possessing a level of skill and determination which he could not have reasonably foreseen. This is the story of two such people. Read Chapter


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