Killer Instinct

Having a mind for murder

Donald Grant
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Killer Instinct

Having a mind for murder

Donald Grant
Fact leaves fiction for dead.
Forensic psychiatrist Donald Grant asks, what is it about murder that fascinates us? Is it the chill whisper of fear reminding us we too can kill?

Grant describes ten true murder cases, each with unique triggers. For most of us, murder is an arm's length experience, close enough to frighten and fascinate yet far enough not to traumatise. For those directly affected, murder can be scarring.

Our restless chatter about murder, our state of heightened alert, our endless appetite for news, may all just be play therapy, reassuring us that our own killer instincts are under control.
Forensic psychiatrist Donald Grant asks, what is it about murder that fascinates us? Is it the chill whisper of fear reminding us we too can kill?

Grant describes ten true murder cases, each with unique triggers. For most of us, murder is an arm's length experience, close enough to frighten and fascinate yet far enough not to traumatise. For those directly affected, murder can be scarring.

Our restless chatter about murder, our state of heightened alert, our endless appetite for news, may all just be play therapy, reassuring us that our own killer instincts are under control.

Donald Grant is offering his expertise to help create a roadmap for victims of serious crime to access expert information from trials and judgements. He will donate a proportion of his author royalties from Killer Instinct to help support victims’ families through a support agency to do this.

Fascinating, extraordinary … wonderful work.”
Alan Jones

Absolutely engrossing. Probably the most insightful book about killers ever published in Australia.”
Michael Duffy, former crime reporter at Sydney Morning Herald

It is a terrifying insight into the killer within....more compelling than any crime fiction, Killer Instinct should be required reading, for it reveals how the line between good and evil lies very close to home.”
Dan Box

Donald Grant

Donald Grant

Leading forensic psychiatrist Donald Grant was the first State Director of Forensic Psychiatry in Queensland and sat on the bench of the state's unique Mental Health Court for five years. His life's work has been understanding the murderous mind.

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