All of us have a friend who is a little bit odd, a tad weird, or a tiny bit strange - whether it's how they dress, who they date, what they say, when they eat, or where they shop - just because their quirky customs, curious choices and unusual actions cause you to question "could my kooky best friend be a serial killer?", they don't have to actually have bodies buried in their basement to be totally bonkers. But unless you've looked... how would you know?
Murder Mile Walks, hailed as one of the "three best themed walks in London" by Time Out magazine investigates the "eight ways to tell if your best friend (whether a work colleague, school chum, or possible marriage partner) is a potential serial killer".* Click on any article below:
What do serial killers do as a job? Strangely enough, killing doesn't pay all that well, and isn't what you could call a career or full-time occupation, so what job type is a serial killer most likely to do, when they need to pay the rent? Find out here.
What do serial killers eat? Human flesh? No, that's cannibals. Bogies? That's kids. But - just like regular people - serial killers, evil despots and powerful people all have quirky diets. Find out about the unusual diets of serial killers and the last meal requests of Death Row inmates here.
What music do serial killers like? Well, surely serial killers are either they're highly educated or severely mentally deranged, so either their musical tastes consist of death metal or classical, right? Wrong. Oddly, serial killers have a more eclectic taste in music than you'd expect. Find out what they listen to here.
What is a serial killer's favourite drink? Blood? Nope. And yet, even though serial killers and mass murderers have tastes similar to all of us, there's one drink in particular which will make you wonder if your best friend is a serial killer. What is it? Find out here.
What is the most popular names for serial killers? Murder Mile blog has carefully researched and calculated the most popular names for serial killers across the United Kingdom and United States of America, and have drawn up a list of those names most likely be a serial killer. Is your name on the list? Find out here.
What pets do serial killers have? You'd think that evil people might hate animals, and anything as sensitive as caring for a pet, But oddly enough, some serial killers, despots and the world's most evil people, have been someone of the most loving, caring and dedicated pet owners in history. Who were they? Find out here.
And if you're still unsure whether your best friend is a (potential) serial killer with homicidal tendencies? Read these articles on How to spot if your work colleague is a serial killer? and London's most dangerous pubs.
Michael J Buchanan-Dunne is a writer, crime historian and tour-guide who runs Murder Mile Walks, a guided tour of Soho’s most notorious murder cases, hailed as “one of the top ten quirky & unusual things to do in London” and featuring 18 murderers, 3 serial killers, across 21 locations, totalling 75 deaths, over just a one mile walk.
Michael J Buchanan-Dunne is a crime historian, writer and tour guide of Murder Mile Walks.