Cults that Kill

Cults that Kill

By Wendy Joan Biddlecombe Agsar

What happens when true believers go too far?


An investigative look into the world’s deadliest cults and their pathological leaders, including the Manson Family, Peoples Temple, Ant Hill Kids, Heaven’s Gate, Branch Davidians, Order of the Solar Temple, Aum Shrinrikyo, Rod Ferrell and the Vampire Cult Killings, Santa Muerte Cult, and more.


There are thousands of cults around the world active today. Groups of people have joined together for an ideological cause, such as religion, politics, or self-improvement, and are controlled by a charismatic and totalitarian leader. And though on the surface this leader might express his or her goals of living in a better world, they are driven by money, sex, power, or a combination of those three things. Not all cults are destructive, but mass suicides and murders are all too often the result…as shown by the accounts in this book.


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Author Wendy Joan Biddlecombe Agsar

Wendy Joan Biddlecombe Agsar

Wendy Joan Biddlecombe Agsar covered crime and courts for the Tampa Tribune in Hernando County, Florida, from 2012-2014. In more recent years, she has served as web editor at Tricycle: The Buddhist Review and as senior reporter at Metro New York. She received a Master of Arts in Journalism and Media studies from the University of South Florida at St. Petersburg. Her thesis, “Framing Terrorism: How the Tampa Tribune and Tampa Bay Times Portrayed Sami Al-Arian in 2001” examined how two major newspapers covered a major terrorism scandal after 9/11. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Writing from the New School. She splits her time between Germany and the United States with her husband, Sam, and their cat, Chicken. This is her first book

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Released: December 2018
Price: $15.95

ISBN-10: 1612438652
ISBN-13: 9781612438658

5.5" x 8.5"
247 pages

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