True Crime Journal
In October 2018, 59-year-old true crime creator Paul Harrison launched his newest ebook, Mind Games, during which he claimed to have personally interviewed over 100 most infamous serial killers.
Described because the “grasp of the true crime style,” the creator of over 30 true crime books claimed to have labored as a police officer within the UK for 3 many years, “serving as a canine handler, intelligence officer, as a detective and later as a profiler”. Harrison additionally claimed he “labored intently” with the FBI’s Behavioural Science Unit in Quantico, Virginia for six months in 1982.
At his reside occasions and press releases, the self-proclaimed “grasp of true crime” bragged about coming face-to-face with essentially the most infamous serial killers, reminiscent of John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, Henry Lee Lucas, Aileen Wuornos, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Peter Sutcliffe, who supposedly advised the creator, “You appear utterly detached to me. I’m afraid of you.”
Nonetheless, lower than a 12 months later, the ebook has been withdrawn from sale after Harrison’s claims to have interviewed serial killers had been known as into query.
Seven former FBI brokers who Harrison claimed to have labored with advised the reporters that they had no concept who the disgraced creator was.
“Any declare that he carried out interviews of these serial killers is totally false,” now-former FBI profiler Mark Safarik advised the media.
When the story got here to mild, Peter Sutcliffe additionally used the chance to bash Harrison’s claims. “Paul Harrison is an absolute charlatan, a conman. He by no means corresponded with me, nor did he ever go to me.”
“He must be uncovered for the downright liar he’s! What a wazzock,” he added, utilizing British slang for a silly or annoying particular person.
After the proof surfaced, Harrison deleted all of his social media accounts – however not earlier than he left an apology message on Fb, saying he was “weak and weak and completely ineffective at resolution making” and “was launched into sensationalizing occasions by promoters who usually despatched out the deceptive blurb.”