Zodiac Unmasked

The Identity of America's Most Elusive Serial Killers Revealed

Author: Robert Graysmith

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440678127

Category: True Crime

Page: 560

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Robert Graysmith reveals the true identity of Zodiac—America's most elusive serial killer. Between December 1968 and October 1969 a hooded serial killer called Zodiac terrorized San Francisco. Claiming responsibility for thirty-seven murders, he manipulated the media with warnings, dares, and bizarre cryptograms that baffled FBI code-breakers. Then as suddenly as the murders began, Zodiac disappeared into the Bay Area fog. After painstaking investigation and more than thirty years of research, Robert Graysmith finally exposes Zodiac’s true identity. With overwhelming evidence he reveals the twisted private life that led to the crimes, and provides startling theories as to why they stopped. America’s greatest unsolved mystery has finally been solved. INCLUDES PHOTOS AND A COMPLETE REPRODUCTION OF ZODIAC’S LETTERS

The Laughing Gorilla

The True Story of the Hunt for One of America's First Serial Killers

Author: Robert Graysmith

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101145188

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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During the 1920s, in more than a dozen cities, over four years, and across two continents, women were being butchered. Eyewitneses claim the perpetrator was a hulking Bible-carrying brute who lumbered on all fours, and laughed maniacally with each new slaughter. The crimes haunted San Francisco Police Captain Charles Dullea, the last honest cop in one of the most notoriously corrupt departments in the country. But nothing could have prepared Dullea for where the case- and the truth-would take him.

Zodiac

Author: Robert Graysmith

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: True Crime

Page: 355

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A San Francisco Chronicle reporter provides an account of the series of unsolved murders committed in California from 1968 to the early seventies in which letters were sent to the "Chronicle," announcing the crimes and signed with a symbol from the Zodiac. Reissue. (Tie-in to the new Paramount film, directed by David Fincher, starring Jake Gyllenhaal & Robert Downey, Jr.) (True Crime)

Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders

Author: Vincent Bugliosi,Curt Gentry

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393322238

Category: True Crime

Page: 687

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The inside story behind the Manson killings explains how Charles Manson was able to make his "family" murder for him, chronicles the investigation, and describes in detail the court trial that brought him and his accomplices to justice. Winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award. Reprint.

Bind, Torture, Kill

The Inside Story of BTK, the Serial Killer Next Door

Author: Roy Wenzl,Tim Potter,Hurst Laviana,L. Kelly

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061739111

Category: True Crime

Page: 400

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For thirty-one years, an unremarkable family man stalked, killed, and terrorized the people of Wichita, Kansas. He was a devoted husband. A helpful Boy Scout dad. A reliable, conscientious employee. A dependable church president. And behind it all, the notorious serial killer BTK—a self-anointed acronym for "bind, torture, kill." Now that he's in prison serving ten consecutive life sentences, the whole world knows that Dennis Rader is BTK. But the intricate twists and shocking turns of this story have never before been told by the people who were intimately acquainted with the BTK killer and Rader the family man, or by the dedicated cops who finally caught him. Bind, Torture, Kill: The Inside Story of the Serial Killer Next Door takes readers behind closed doors, revealing the full and horrific tale as seen through the eyes of the killer, his victims, the investigators, and the reporters who covered it all. Bind, Torture, Kill is written by four award-winning crime reporters for The Wichita Eagle with the enthusiastic help of Wichita police lieutenant Ken Landwehr and his BTK Task Force. With hours of exclusive interviews with key Task Force members; in-depth interviews with the families of victims; an interview with Jeff Rader, the notorious killer's brother; and over thirty years' worth of original reporters' notes, archival news stories, photos, documents, and material previously suppressed at the request of the police, Bind, Torture, Kill lays bare the secret story behind the BTK psychopath and the people who brought him down.

The Most Dangerous Animal of All

Author: Gary L. Stewart,Susan D. Mustafa

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0007579810

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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An explosive and historic book of true crime and an emotionally powerful and revelatory memoir of a man whose ten-year search for his biological father leads to a chilling discovery: His father is one of the most notorious-and still at large-serial killers.

America's Jack The Ripper: The Crimes and Psychology of the Zodiac Killer

Author: S¿ren Roest Korsgaard

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1365885739

Category: True Crime

Page: 356

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In the 1960s, a full-blown maniac murdered his way onto the front pages of the California newspapers. In his bloodstained letters and phone calls, he proudly commemorated his murderous accomplishments and provided clues to his identity. He called himself the Zodiac. Based on the original police reports and new revealing interviews, this book delves into the mind, methods, and madness of America's Jack the Ripper.

The Zodiac Killer

Terror and Mystery

Author: Brenda Haugen

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0756543576

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Examines the details of the Zodiac Killer case in 1960s San Francisco, including the victims, the crimes, and speculations as to the identity of the Zodiac Killer.

The Killer Book of Serial Killers

Incredible Stories, Facts and Trivia from the World of Serial Killers

Author: Tom Philbin,Michael Philbin

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402241623

Category: True Crime

Page: 352

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The Killer Book of Serial Killers is the ultimate resource (and gift) for any true crime fan and student of the bizarre world of serial killers. Filled with stories, trivia, quizzes, quotes, photos, and odd facts about the world's most notorious murderers, this is the perfect bathroom reader for anyone fascinated with serial killers. The stories and trivia cover such killers as: John Wayne Gacy Ted Bundy The BTK Killer Jack the Ripper The Green River Killer Serial killers around the world And many more Bathroom readers have enjoyed considerable success as a format, selling millions of copies. The Killer Book series brings this format to the rabid true crime audience. Including more than 40 black & white photos, this is a must for true crime fans.

I'll Be Gone in the Dark

One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer

Author: Michelle McNamara

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062319809

Category: True Crime

Page: 352

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The haunting true story of the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California during the 70s and 80s, and of the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case—which was solved in April 2018. Introduction by Gillian Flynn • Afterword by Patton Oswalt “A brilliant genre-buster.... Propulsive, can’t-stop-now reading.” —Stephen King For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated ten sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of the best detectives in the area. Three decades later, Michelle McNamara, a true crime journalist who created the popular website TrueCrimeDiary.com, was determined to find the violent psychopath she called "the Golden State Killer." Michelle pored over police reports, interviewed victims, and embedded herself in the online communities that were as obsessed with the case as she was. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark—the masterpiece McNamara was writing at the time of her sudden death—offers an atmospheric snapshot of a moment in American history and a chilling account of a criminal mastermind and the wreckage he left behind. It is also a portrait of a woman’s obsession and her unflagging pursuit of the truth. Utterly original and compelling, it has been hailed as a modern true crime classic—one which fulfilled Michelle's dream: helping unmask the Golden State Killer.

Green River, Running Red

The Real Story of the Green River Killer--America's Deadliest Serial Murderer

Author: Ann Rule

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743276412

Category: True Crime

Page: 448

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In the most extraordinary book Ann Rule has ever undertaken, America's master of true crime has spent more than two decades researching the story of the Green River Killer, who murdered more than forty-nine young women. The quest to discover the most prolific serial killer in American history has been an intimate part of Ann Rule's life, with some of the corpses found only a mile or so from where she lived and raised her own daughters. She did not know the killer, but he apparently knew her and attended many of her book signings. For twenty-one years, the killer carried out his self-described "career" as a killing machine, ridding the world of women he considered evil. His eerie ability to lure his victims to their deaths and hide their bodies made him far more dangerous than any infamous multiple murderer in the annals of crime. A few men -- including a law student, a truck painter, and a taxi driver -- eventually emerged as the prime suspects among an unprecedented forty thousand scrutinized by the Green River Task Force. Still, there was no physical evidence linking any of them to the murders until 2001, when investigators used a new DNA process on a saliva sample they had preserved since 1987, with stunning results. Ann Rule has followed the case since July 1982, when the first body -- that of teenager Wendy Lee Coffield -- was found in the Green River, snagged on pilings under a bridge. Rule has compiled voluminous files, working through an incredible 95,000 pages of official police records, transcripts, photographs, and maps, winnowing out the chaff and identifying what is truly important. Over the years, she gained unparalleled access to all the key players -- from King County Sheriff Dave Reichert to those close to the killer and his victims. When finally apprehended and convicted, the killer made a detailed confession -- of his twisted sexual obsessions -- that will shock even the most jaded reader. Green River, Running Red is a harrowing account of a modern monster, a killer who walked among us undetected. It is also the story of his quarry -- of who these young girls were, and who they might have become. A chilling look at the darkest side of human nature, this is the most important and most personal book of Ann Rule's long career.

Black Fire

The True Story of the Original Tom Sawyer--And of the Mysterious Fires That Baptized Gold Rush-Era San Francisco

Author: Robert Graysmith

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307720578

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 268

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Traces the lesser-known story of a volunteer fireman, marine engineer and poker buddy of Mark Twain who inspired the character of Tom Sawyer, describing his pivotal contributions to the hunt for a serial arsonist in 1850s San Francisco. 30,000 first printing.

Sleeping Lady

The Trailside Murders Above the Golden Gate Bridge

Author: Robert Graysmith

Publisher: E P Dutton

ISBN: N.A

Category: Golden Gate National Recreation Area (Calif.)

Page: 431

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The author follows the life of serial killer David J. Carpenter, the Trailside Killer who terrorized northern California with a series of rape-murders beginning in 1979

Zodiac Code: Solved! Confession of the Zodiac Killer

Author: Michael D. Sechrest

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483597865

Category: True Crime

Page: 178

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In the 1960’s and early 1970’s, the infamous Zodiac Killer terrorized the California Bay Area and mesmerized the rest of the country with a haunting string of unsolved murders and violent attacks. With seven confirmed victims, including five brutal fatalities, the Zodiac eluded police for years, taunting them with bizarre ciphers and threatening letters. Authorities challenged the Zodiac to create another of his famous cryptograms and reveal his identity. With his outrageous ego at stake, the killer responded by sending them the 340 Cipher... which was never solved. But now, 47 years later, in his book Zodiac Code: Solved! author Michael D. Sechrest – with the historical advantage of all the killers’ enigmatic correspondence, taunting clues, and cryptic lyrics from Gilbert and Sullivan – has finally cracked the 340 Cipher. The Zodiac killer’s TRUE IDENTITY is exposed at last in his own confession! Mr. Sechrest, a board certified trial expert, has accomplished what the homicide investigators and code-cracking experts, have set out to do over the last 50 years...solve the Zodiac Killer Code. He is so certain of the solution, he wagers $10,000.00 against all readers.

The Good Nurse

A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder

Author: Charles Graeber

Publisher: Twelve

ISBN: 1455506125

Category: True Crime

Page: 320

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After his December 2003 arrest, registered nurse Charlie Cullen was quickly dubbed "The Angel of Death" by the media. But Cullen was no mercy killer, nor was he a simple monster. He was a favorite son, husband, beloved father, best friend, and celebrated caregiver. Implicated in the deaths of as many as 300 patients, he was also perhaps the most prolific serial killer in American history. Cullen's murderous career in the world's most trusted profession spanned sixteen years and nine hospitals across New Jersey and Pennsylvania. When, in March of 2006, Charles Cullen was marched from his final sentencing in an Allentown, Pennsylvania, courthouse into a waiting police van, it seemed certain that the chilling secrets of his life, career, and capture would disappear with him. Now, in a riveting piece of investigative journalism nearly ten years in the making, journalist Charles Graeber presents the whole story for the first time. Based on hundreds of pages of previously unseen police records, interviews, wire-tap recordings and videotapes, as well as exclusive jailhouse conversations with Cullen himself and the confidential informant who helped bring him down, THE GOOD NURSE weaves an urgent, terrifying tale of murder, friendship, and betrayal. Graeber's portrait of Cullen depicts a surprisingly intelligent and complicated young man whose promising career was overwhelmed by his compulsion to kill, and whose shy demeanor masked a twisted interior life hidden even to his family and friends. Were it not for the hardboiled, unrelenting work of two former Newark homicide detectives racing to put together the pieces of Cullen's professional past, and a fellow nurse willing to put everything at risk, including her job and the safety of her children, there's no telling how many more lives could have been lost. In the tradition of In Cold Blood, THE GOOD NURSE does more than chronicle Cullen's deadly career and the breathless efforts to stop him; it paints an incredibly vivid portrait of madness and offers a penetrating look inside America's medical system. Harrowing and irresistibly paced, this book will make you look at medicine, hospitals, and the people who work in them, in an entirely different way.

"This is the Zodiac Speaking"

Into the Mind of a Serial Killer

Author: Michael D. Kelleher,David Van Nuys

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 261

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The unsolved Zodiac killings in Southern California are probed deeply in a fresh, lively, informed account of the crimes that takes readers into the heart of one of the great unsolved serial murder cases.

The End of the Zodiac Mystery

How Forensic Science Helped Solve One of the Most Infamous Serial Killer Cases of the Century

Author: Michael N. Wakshull

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780985729424

Category: True Crime

Page: 130

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The Most Dangerous Animal of All was co-written by the estranged son of California's infamous Zodiac killer to reveal his father's true identity. When the book hit the streets the skeptics were in full force. Just like those who mocked the boy who cried wolf, no one could blame them. Too many people had already claimed to either be the killer or to know who he really was. The problem is-the skeptics weren't considering the handwriting comparisons skillfully performed by Document Examiner, Michael Wakshull, to finally crack the case. The End of the Zodiac Mystery will enable you to reach your own conclusion whether this decades-long cold case has finally been solved. In it, Wakshull walks you step-by-step through his intriguing forensic analysis, revealing the methodology he used to solve the case other document examiners refused to accept. There is a twist to every story, and his methodology required a twist, too, in order to ensure a credible conclusion. Where The Most Dangerous Animal of All leaves off, The End of the Zodiac Mystery picks up, sharing actual handwriting comparisons between Earl Van Best Jr. and the self-named Zodiac killer. It is virtually certain the documents were written by the same man. If you like surprise endings, don't start reading from the back of the book. Save the thrill in the epilogue for the end!

Hunted

The Zodiac Murders

Author: Mark Hewitt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990857570

Category: True Crime

Page: 392

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This compendium of the Zodiac Serial Killer murders takes the reader through the case, the killings, the letters, and the history behind one of the great unsolved mysteries of our time.

It's Me, Edward Wayne Edwards

The Serial Killer You Never Heard Of

Author: Josh Willaert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781732237421

Category:

Page: N.A

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Meet Edward Wayne Edwards, the most evil serial killer you've never heard of. In this chilling case-by-case analysis and story of the killer's life, former detective John A. Cameron argues that Edwards was not only responsible for the five torture-murders he confessed to and was eventually convicted for, but for dozens more across the U.S., over decades. Tracing the murderer's life from his beginnings as a misguided boy who witnessed his mother's suicide, Cameron conducted hundreds of interviews, including exchanging phone calls and letters with the killer and interviewing his family. The result is a complex, terrifying, and fascinating analysis of Edwards' travels across the U.S. in the periods of his life: as a young itinerant handy man, an escaped fugitive on the run after a jailbreak, and of all things, an author on tour to promote a book about his life as a reformed criminal, followed years later by his arrest and confession. Each part of this haunting timeline is tied by Cameron to murder cases in the areas Edwards lived, based on his MO and his sick joy in taunting police, attending trials on the cases, and getting people wrongfully convicted for the murders he claims he did. These cases and ties include links to the famed Zodiac Killer, and more.

Amerithrax

Author: Robert Graysmith

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101127929

Category: True Crime

Page: 528

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More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.