• Brian Masters has given us a full, well-ordered, dispassionate account of Nilsen's life and crimes

    The Times
  • A comprehensive and compelling account

    Financial Times
  • Brian Masters can rest assured that the job he undertook with such obvious doubts was one worth doing

  • Simultaneously gripping and repellent... I feel confident that I will not read again in 1985 a more fascinating and repulsive tale, be it fact or fiction

    Literary Review
  • The book is a perceptive and at times coldly brutal assessment of Nilsen's psychology

    Daily Mirror
  • A compelling and remarkable book... through Masters' fine writing the reader suspends his nausea for the crimes, and concentrates with Nilsen on his motives and himself

    The Listener
  • Without any doubt one of the most remarkable, complete and most humanely informative accounts of a murderer's mind ever achieved... the book is far superior to any previous English book of its kind and deserves to serve as a model for all future attempts in this genre

    New Society
  • Masters has written an extraordinary book, and his achievement has been the ability to recount horrific details without descending to the lurid sensationalism of the instant books and Fleet Street reports

  • 'Killing For Company must stand as one of the most remarkable and accurate accounts ever written of the singular relationship between a mass murderer and a society. Brian Masters, in the writing, has achieved the impossible. Though dealing with sensational and horrific matters he has managed, God knows how, to treat his material with such objectivity and restraint that what we have is not a penny dreadful from the Hammer House of Horror, but a bloody masterpiece'.

    Beryl Bainbridge
  • Probably the best thing of its kind since In Cold Blood...a classic study in criminal mentality

    Yorkshire Post

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