[Ads-l] Serial Killer

Bill Mullins amcombill at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 16 22:09:22 EST 2017

OED has 1975 for the subject term.

Washington DC _Evening Star_  30 May 1967 p 12 col 4

"There is the mass murderer, or what he calls the "serial" killer, who 
may be actuated by greed, such as insurance, or retention or growth of 
power, like the Medicis or Renaissance Italy, or Landru, the "bluebeard" 
of the World War I period, who murdered numerous wives after taking 
their money."

The citation is from a review of _The Meaning of Murder_ by John 
Brophy.  Presumably the term exists in that book as well.

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