HOUSE OF MYSTERY
EAST AREA RAPIST
Before he was the Golden State Killer, he was the Visalia Ransacker: an unholy mix of man and child, a risk-averse tactician with an animalistic impulsiveness, and a violent, sexually motivated monster with an affinity for shiny objects and pocket change. Eventually responsible for over fifty rapes and at least thirteen murders, the Visalia Ransacker went on to become one of the most notorious serial killers in history.
Peter Vronsky is an investigative historian, author, filmmaker and new media designer. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in criminal justice history and espionage in international relations. Peter Vronsky is the author of two bestselling criminal histories Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters (2004) and Female Serial Killers: How and Why Women Become Monsters (2007). His new book on the history of serial killers Sons of Cain: A History of Serial Killers From the Stone Age to the Present will be published by Berkley Books at Penguin Random House in August 2018.
Frank C. Girardot Jr
Best-selling author Frank C. Girardot has been called the "Demon dog of true crime" by none other than Black Dahlia author James
Ellroy. Praise for his writing has come from authors as varied as Walter Kirn and Michael Fleeman.
His books have ranged from "Name Dropper", a chronicle on the bizarre antics of a murdering imposter who called himself Clark Rockefeller to "Betrayal in Blue" a look at cocaine dealing cops in 1980s New York City, which was co-authored by Burl Barer and Ken Eurell, one of the actual cops
Harold Schechter is an American true crime writer who specializes in serial killers. He attended the State University of New York in Buffalo where his PhD director was Leslie Fiedler. He is professor of American literature and popular culture at Queens College of the City University of New York. Schechter is married to poet Kimiko Hahn. He has two daughters from a previous marriage: the writer Lauren Oliver and professor of philosophy Elizabeth Schechter.
In the 19th century, New York City's poor, insane, sick and punishable were thrown together and warehoused on the same narrow, two-mile-long island in the East River. It didn't go well. I spent a few years researching just what went on in the insane asylum, prisons and hospitals there, but it was quite a challenge. Most of the records were destroyed. I lucked out here and there however, like coming across diaries from former wardens, and prison records thought to be lost.
STEPHEN & JOYCE SINGULAR
Stephen Singular is the author or co-author of 22 non-fiction books, many of them about high-profile criminal cases. He’s also written sports and business biographies and social commentary. Two of the books have been “New York Times” bestsellers.
His first book, Talked to Death, set the tone for his journalistic career. Published in 1987, it chronicled the assassination of a Denver Jewish talk show host, Alan Berg, by a group of neo-Nazis known as The Order. The book was nominated for a national award — the Edgar for true crime — and became the basis for the 1989 Oliver Stone film, “Talk Radio.”
EAST AREA RAPIST
Hunting A Psychopath chronicles the on-going search for the identity of the serial rapist and murderer known both as the
East Area Rapist and Original Night Stalker. The author first lays the ground work for how the investigation was conducted. Then using what reports are still available, plus some personal insights,
he examines each assault in the order they occurred. Gradually the methods used by the EAR/ONS in first searching out his victims, then stalking them, come to light.
The EAR/ONS first surfaced in June,1976,in Sacramento, CA. He was last heard from in May, 1986,in Irvine, CA, where he brutally murdered an eighteen year old woman. In between those years he stayed busy, assaulting fifty-three people, and murdering twelve more, while spreading a blanket of fear across central CA and parts of Southern CA. It has been over thirty-years now,and still he has not been brought to justice.
DID JEFFREY DAHMER KILL ADAM WALSH!
A Note from Willis Morgan -
The Hollywood Police Department Records:
These are the files Thomas Julin fought for and the HPD wanted no one to see. Now everyone gets to see these free public records.
The State Attorney’s Office Records:
On January 4, 2012, I received a call from Susan Seltzer, public records custodian for the State Attorney’s Office. She told me that all eight boxes (7,812 pages) of the records had been sent to CopyScan to be put onto a CD-ROM.
On January 17, 2012, I finally received these records, after eight months of hounding them with phone calls, e-mails, and going down in person to the records department, without assistance from my attorney.
That itself was an achievement!
RICHARD T CAHILL
Lindburgh Baby Kidnap & Murder case
As the sun rises ovIn 1936, Bruno Richard Hauptmann was executed for the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh Jr. Almost all of America believed Hauptmann guilty; only a few magazines and tabloids published articles questioning his conviction. In the ensuing decades, many books about the Lindbergh case have been published. Some have declared Hauptmann the victim of a police conspiracy and frame-up, and one posited that Lindbergh actually killed his own son and fabricated the entire kidnapping to mask the deed.Because books about the crime have been used as a means to advance personal theories, the truth has often been sacrificed and readers misinformed. Hauptmann's Ladder is a testament to the truth that counters the revisionist histories all too common in the true crime genre
Richard t cahill website
Lis Wiehl is one of the nation’s most prominent trial lawyers and highly regarded commentators. For fifteen years, she was a legal analyst and reporter on the Fox News Channel. Prior to that she was the co-host on the nationally syndicated show The Radio Factor. She is also a Professor of Law at New York Law School
SHERIFF DAVID REICHART
Reichert brought national recognition to the Sheriff’s Office as head of the Green River Task Force solving the largest serial murder case in U.S. history. As Sheriff, Reichert also brought an unprecedented $28 million in federal funding to King County law enforcement efforts.
DR HELEN MORRISON
In My Life Among the Serial Killers, Dr. Morrison relates how she profiled the Mad Biter, Richard Otto Macek who chewed on his victims' body parts, stalked Dr. Morrison, then believed she was his wife. She did the last interview with Ed Gein, who was the inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho.
ROBERT J HOSHOWSKY
The Murder That Changed a City The tragic story of Shoeshine Boy Emanuel Jaques has been the basis of novels, short stories, a documentary, a play, songs, a children’s book on the dangers of abduction, and dozens of essays, but never a True Crime book…until now. The torture and killing of Emanuel over a 12-hour period above a seedy Toronto body rub parlour outraged citizens who demanded change to Toronto’s Yonge Street strip, which by 1977 resembled New York’s grimy 42nd Street with its many X-rated movie theatres, massage parlours, pornographic bookstores, and prostitutes. Through a series of original interviews, archival research, and previously unpublished documents, author Robert J. Hoshowsky recreates in detail Emanuel’s brutal death, the hunt for the boy’s killers, the shocking trial and press coverage, the controversial Yonge Street clean-up, and what remains one of the most sensational True Crime cases in Canadian history.
Amanda Howard is a traditionally published true crime author and fiction writer as well as a violent crimes consultant who has written 25 books over the past 14 years including fifteen books on a wide range of true crime cases. As part of her research she has interviewed some of the world's most heinous serial killers and has collected a vast pool of information on various types of killers, their motives and rituals. For her work with violent murderers she has been dubbed the "Serial Killer Whisperer" by the media.
Amanda Howard's tenth true crime book investigates the history of hangings and those who found themselves at the end of the hangman's noose.
How has hanging changed during the course of human history? Whether for criminal offences, political purposes or self inflicted, the rope has been a popular choice when disposing of people.
Among other awards, two of his books, “Drugs Lords” and “Gangsters of Harlem”, were selected finalists for Foreword magazine's 2007 True Crime Book of the Year. “Gangsters of Harlem “won honorable mention. A third book, Black Gangsters of Chicago won a silver medal in the Independent Book Publishers Association's 2007 True Crime Book of the Year. Black Gangsters of Chicago also won first place in the African American nonfiction category of the U.S. Book News "Best Books 2007" award. Both "Black Gangsters of Chicago” and “Gangsters of Harlem” were finalists for the award in the true crime category. “Drug Lords” won honorable mention in the general nonfiction category of the 2008 London Book Festival, while “Black Gangsters of Chicago” won honorable mention in the 2008 New England Book Festival. “Black Gangsters of Chicago” also won first place in African American nonfiction category of the 2009 National Indie Excellence Award. “Gangsters of Harlem” won the award in the True Crime category.