Berkley Books, January 2007. Mass Market PaperBack. Used - Very Good. Item #293354
Robert Graysmith's New York Times bestselling account of the desperate hunt for a serial killer and his own investigation of California's unsolved Zodiac murders. A sexual sadist, the Zodiac killer took pleasure in torture and murder. His first victims were a teenage couple, stalked and shot dead in a lovers' lane. After another slaying, he sent his first mocking note to authorities, promising he would kill more. The official tally of his victims was six. He claimed thirty-seven dead. The real toll may have reached fifty. Robert Graysmith was on staff at the San Francisco Chronicle in 1969 when Zodiac first struck, triggering in the resolute reporter an unrelenting obsession with seeing the hooded killer brought to justice. In this gripping account of Zodiac's eleven-month reign of terror, Graysmith reveals hundreds of facts previously unreleased, including the complete text of the killer's letters.
Horrifying in a way no fiction can be, Zodiac is the gripping story of the serial murderer who terrorized the San Francisco bay area from 1966 to 1978. The book contains reproductions of the killer's communiques to the police as well as the author's own chilling speculations on Zodiac's true identity--and his whereabouts today. Martin's.