The Psychopathic Mind O A Serial Killer

Brian Parkin Author Interview

Manifesto for a Serial Killer follows a brilliant and likable young socialite woman who also happens to be a serial killer. What was the inspiration for the setup of your story?

Manifesto for a Serial Killer was a complete diversion from my normal self-help books, photography books, and my cookbook.  While I had written a couple of other novellas, I hadn’t delved into the psychopathic mind of a serial killer, particularly a female one!

I got the idea for a murder app for a phone from different conversations I have had with friends and relatives.  Someone said how there seems to be an app for everything.  We talked about possibilities for apps that might make money, and I said “wouldn’t it be strange if there was one for confusing the police about motives, locations, and types of crime? If the crimes were completely random, could they determine a modus operandi?

That got me thinking about a possible book based on this premise.  How about  I made it into a female psychopath serial killer?  Lots of opportunities for an app to come up with random variations of the theme.

I chose Australia as the base of operations because I live here and it’s huge! The killer could travel for hundreds of kilometers and not double back on themselves ever.

When will book 2 be available? Can you give us an idea of where that book will take readers?

There is a sequel to “Manifesto for a Serial Killer” and it will be entitled “Emergency Services.  Who do you want to kill today?” (Yes, I know it should be “Whom” but that’s my choice).  As you would surmise, Jessica Harper, our socialite psychopath has grown tired of killing average Joe Blows and wishes to move on to something a bit more exciting.  She plans to use the Manifesto app to murder first responders at accident scenes.  Accident scenes she causes, mind you!  

I’m not sure whether everyone will be happy with my choice of victims, but these types of attacks happen in real life too. Killers do set up traps for emergency services personnel, just like the enemy does in war situations.

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Jessica Harper is a young woman who kills for the thrill of it. She murdered her first victim at the age of 12. By age 16, she was a millionairess – after killing her parents! At 21 years old, she has killed 20 people. She would continue to do so, and without getting caught by the police. To completely randomize the whole process of killing, she devises an app that dictates the who, the when and where of her next kills. Press a button for the kind of victim she is looking for. Another button provides the date of the next murder. Yet another button and she knows which town in all of Australia will be her killing field. Jessica Harper is thorough, meticulous and dispassionate about her chosen career.

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