Kill 'Em All: A True Story of Abuse, Revenge and the Making of a Monster

Kill 'Em All: A True Story of Abuse, Revenge and the Making of a Monster

“I have no desire whatever to reform myself. My only desire is to reform people who try to reform me. And I believe that the only way to reform people is to kill 'em. My motto is, Rob em all, Rape em all and Kill em all.” - Carl Panzram

In 1902, at the age of 11, Carl Panzram broke into a neighbour’s home and stole some apples, a pie, and a revolver. As a frequent troublemaker, the court decided to make an example of him and placed him into the care of the Minnesota State Reform School. During his two-year detention, Carl was repeatedly beaten, tortured, humiliated and raped by the school staff.

At 15-years old, Carl enlisted in the army by lying about his age but his career was short-lived. He was dishonourably discharged for stealing army supplies and was sent to military prison. The brutal prison system sculpted Carl into the man that he would remain for the rest of his life. He hated the whole of mankind and wanted revenge.

When Carl left prison in 1910, he set out to rob, burn, rape and kill as many people as he could, for as long as he could. His campaign of terror could finally begin and nothing could stand in his way.

Kill 'Em All is a chilling and gripping account of one of the most brutal and gruesome true crime stories in American history. Ryan Green’s riveting narrative draws the reader into the real-live horror experienced by the victims and has all the elements of a classic thriller.

CAUTION: This book contains descriptive accounts of abuse and violence. If you are especially sensitive to this material, it might be advisable not to read any further

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  • Peggy Tree

    This is a well researched and written book. This historical case takes place in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. There weren't child protection agencies and if you were abused, bruta...

  • Armand Rosamilia

    Crazy, brutal and out of control is the only ways to describe the subject of this unflinching story. More perverse than any horror fiction, no Hollywood sappy ending for our antihero, and a compelling...

  • Bettye McKee

    This is how to make a monsterFictional horror stories cannot compare to the real-life horror that was Carl Panzram. From his earliest days, Carl was not destined to live a normal life. His whole life ...

  • Michael

    Quick read. Very nasty dude. There was much more to Panzram's story than I thought. I'm interested in reading a more detailed book about this looney. A great true crime series book for a good, quick r...

  • Emily Ross

    This was a really good book. It was informative, and relatively easy to follow, though it is quite gruesome and graphic. It makes you want to dig a bit deeper into the man to know more....

  • L J Field

    The most remarkable serial killer book I’ve ever readThis book was written as if it were a novel. Carl Panzram himself wrote his own autobiography just prior to his execution and the writer, Ryan Gr...

  • Zelda

    The more I read this book, the further my jaw dropped. The many and gruesome acts of violence committed by this one human being almost beggar belief. There is always the argument of nature versus nurt...

  • Deborahanndilley

    Overall this was an easy read but I have no desire to read anything from this author again. This book reminded me a lot of the de Sade’s Justine, where you read about one horrible thing after one ho...

  • Kayla Krantz

    Carl Panzram was a real example of what happens when someone loses faith in all humanity. And it’s terrifying.He didn’t have an easy life. As a child, he pretty much suffered through every atrocit...

  • Alyce Alexander

    Ryan Green really made this serial killer come vividly to life. I truly couldn't imagine how one man could do such things to other men! I got so entranced into this book that I definitely couldn't put...