Book about the golden state killer

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The Case of the Golden State Killer by Michael Morford

In 1976, a serial rapist terrorized Sacramento County in California. The masked predator made his way into the homes of his unsuspecting victims, leaving a trail of devastation and destruction behind him. He moved on to other areas in Northern California, and then onward to Southern California where he sank to an all new level of depravity, and his evil urges drove him to murder; again, and again.

In Northern California, he was known as the East Area Rapist. In Southern California, he was called the Original Night Stalker. When his crimes all over California were finally connected, he would become known as the Golden State Killer, and by 1986, he had racked up a staggering tally of over 100 home break-ins or burglaries, 50 or more rapes, and at least 12 murders.

On the heels of their wildly popular 2017 Season One podcast series on the Zodiac killer, veteran podcaster Mike Morford, and true crime research/blogger Mike Ferguson, the hosts of true crime podcast Criminology teamed again in Spring 2018 to unmask this killer in a story that spans more than 40 years. Joined by the investigators who hunted him, the witnesses who saw him, and the survivors who lived to tell their stories, Criminology Season Two: The Case of the Golden State Killer examines the story of the most prolific serial rapist and murderer in American history.

Now, Criminology True Crime Podcast presents Season One: The Case of the Zodiac Killer based on the podcast with additional commentary, photographs and documents is available in digital and print book formats.

About the authors:

Mike Ferguson hosts and produces several popular true crime podcasts through his media company Emash Digital. These podcasts include Criminology, True Crime All The Time, and True Crime All The Time Unsolved.

In addition to being a co-host of Criminology podcast, Mike Morford is a true crime researcher, consultant, blogger, and victims advocate.
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Joseph James DeAngelo: The Golden State Killer

Evil Has A Name: The Untold Story of the Golden State Killer Investigation

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Maybe it's the murderous heat that bumps off our better angels, but something about summer brings out the outlaw in the Chronicle crew. So we have decided July is Crime Month, and given our writers and editors license to celebrate the unlawful. For more reviews of crime fiction; author interviews; plugs for crime-related shows, screenings, podcasts, and events; and appreciations of classic crime sagas, go to austinchronicle. Michelle McNamara's persistent and painstaking sleuthing for answers about the serial killer and rapist known as the Golden State Killer previously known as the East Area Rapist and the Original Night Stalker is formidable. I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer chronicles the stones turned over by McNamara herself and the countless people she interviews — internet enthusiasts, detectives, surviving victims, neighbors — to find or eliminate connections between tall, large-calved, small-penised men the main points of consistency in surviving victims' descriptions of him and the macabre dots left spattered across California neighborhoods from the s through the s. Joseph James DeAngelo, whose April arrest came less than two months after the book's publication, was a former police officer living quietly in Sacramento until he was identified as the chief suspect in the string of a dozen gruesome murders and 50 sickening rapes. McNamara, both a spelunker traveling deep within the caverns of the internet and a sociable Los Angeles journalist, was eager to interview anyone who had worked on the case, view decades-cold evidence, learn the history and limitations of DNA testing, and accept as homework the review of 37 boxes of copied police files, storing them in her daughter's playroom.

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The First 48

It was a bittersweet week for people following the case of the Golden State Killer , who was captured this week. True crime writer and reporter Michelle McNamara, who died in her sleep in due to an undiagnosed heart condition, spent her life tracking him and her book about her quest was published posthumously in February The story of the Golden State Killer is pretty scary, even for a true crime buff. He was a former police officer and many of his crimes took place while he was in law enforcement. Ugh, so now that this case is finally closed, here are some other good ones to get into.

The book was released posthumously on February 27, , nearly two years after McNamara's death, by HarperCollins ' HarperLuxe imprint. After becoming interested in the Golden State Killer cases, McNamara wrote a Los Angeles magazine article about the serial killer, and ultimately signed a book deal with HarperCollins to write about the case. McNamara, with her book two-thirds completed, [3] died in her sleep of an accidental prescription drug overdose on April 21, , at age DeAngelo, a former police officer in Auburn and Exeter, California , [10] was arrested and charged with six counts of first-degree murder. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Books portal California portal Criminal justice portal. Retrieved April 30,

Today, in a string of truth-is-stranger-than-fiction. Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, was arrested on two counts of murder; police say they are preparing more charges. In one twist, McNamara, a true-crime writer and late wife of actor Patton Oswalt, who died in her sleep at age 46, passed away two years ago this week and would have celebrated her 48th birthday two weeks ago. McNamara no doubt would have been pleased and perhaps vindicated by the arrest of year-old former police officer Joseph James DeAngelo on two counts of murder; Sacramento police, who made the arrest, said they are preparing more charges. The Golden State Killer was linked to 12 murders, 45 rapes and more than home burglaries that spanned from Northern California to Ventura and Orange counties. Ended with me saying. And in yet another coincidence, today was DNA Day.


  1. Tammy D. says:

    Evil Has A Name: The Untold Story of the Golden State Killer Investigation by Paul Holes

  2. Piuque C. says:

    Either way, when news broke in April that the infamous Golden State Killer had finally, finally been caught, I. Was. The Golden State Killer—also known as the East Area Rapist/Original Night Stalker (abbreviated as EAR/ONS) and as the Visalia Ransacker—terrorized Californians.

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