Let s say you re a serial killer Now let s say what gets you off more than anything except your killings is to taunt the cops with letters that mock their inability to catch you You of course do
Let's say you're a serial killer. Now let's say what gets you off more than anything except your killings, is to taunt the cops with letters that mock their inability to catch you. You, of course, do not want to be caught, but there is always the possibility. Now let's say you just happen to work at a famous newspaper, one of the papers to which you like to send your letters. How lucky for you, or how wonderfully designed, because as a member at the paper you are insinuated into the investigation, giving you access to evidence and the actual police working on the case. Now let's say you're an artist. An artist who is capable of duplicating the "killer's" writing if you want. No one will later suspect when you "figure out" how the killer writes his cryptograms. But then you take it a step further and announce you are going to write the definitive book on the killer. Suddenly you have even more evidence being heaped in your lap, and now you are able to fix many of the mistakes of the police. No one would possibly suspect you. Now you want everyone to know who you've killed, so you reveal all your victims in the book, suggesting that they are "possible" victims while knowing they are far more than "possible." How marvelously taunting, and how much more superior does it make you than the police?But it gets better. Now that you are writing the book, you can talk to the police, in every county, about their suspects, and you can choose the suspect they most like and speculate at will about that suspect's guilt, fully deflecting the investigation from yourself while you gleefully go on with your life, writing about yourself and your life's great work until Hollywood comes knocking and asks to make a movie of not just your obsessive killing life but your obsessive writing life. Everything that you've written, the fiction of you and the fact of your killings, is now being made by one of Hollywood's greatest living directors, and unbeknownst to him or anyone else -- you are the killer. It is the ultimate joke. The ultimate gag. The ultimate mystery. And you can now die as the most famous uncaught serial killer since Jack the Ripper (or is that Walter Sickert?).Now wouldn't that be something?Bestseller Zodiac By Robert Graysmith Viral Books Who was Zodiac A serial killer who claimed 37 dead A sexual sadist who taunted police with anonymous notes A madman who was never apprehended This is the first, complete account of Zodiac s reign of terror Is he still out there. Robert Graysmith was born in Pensacola, Florida as Robert Gray Smith He changed his name to Graysmith in 1976.Graysmith is a true crime author of the books Zodiac Zodiac Unmasked The Identity of America s Most Elusive Serial Killer Unabomber A Desire to Kill The Sleeping Lady The Trailside Murders Above the Golden Gate The Murder of Bob Crane Who Killed the Star of Hogan s Heroes The Bell Tower The Case of Jack the Ripper Finally Solved Amerithrax The Hunt for the Anthrax Killer The Laughing Gorilla The True Story of the Hunt for One of America s First Serial Killers and The Girl in Alfred Hitchcock s Shower.Graysmith s latest book Black Fire The True Story of the Original Tom Sawyer and of the Mysterious Fires That Baptized Gold Rush Era San Francisco is out now Also available as an audio book read by the author Graysmith has written on the Zodiac Killer case He first became involved in the case when he was a cartoonist for the San Francisco Chronicle In his book Serial Killers and Their Victims, Graysmith blames the Zodiac murders on one time suspect Arthur Leigh Allen Graysmith based his book and case on actual police files.Two films have been based on his books Auto Focus and Zodiac Graysmith is portrayed in the film Zodiac by Jake Gyllenhaal.. A viral Book Zodiac 2.75-3 starsI decided to pick this book up after watching Zodiac which was completely enthralling, however this was not the case for this book.The book was definitely well researched as it contains information from various sources,witnesses and reports.The book goes into extreme detail which was interesting at times but most of the time, it was just too much.It feels as if Robert Graysmith just dumped all of his findings into the book without editing anything.Some of the details feel completely irrelevant or miniscule enough to leave out, like the fact the witness was wearing a watch or how their hair looked.The massive loads of information dumps made the book incredibly hard to read at times and nearly put me to sleep.Zodiacis a short enough book but I really did find it hard to sift through this,I kept telling myself I'd read more but most days I couldn't force myself to pick up the book again.I constantly found myself zoning out, despite the gripping facts but they were presented in such a boring manner as the important aspects of the book, were attached to plenty of irrelevant facts.The mystery of the Zodiac himself was intriguing along with his numerous letters and writings.The rare photographs inside of the book were interesting and I enjoyed examining them.The book did get exciting when it came to the two main suspects who act in peculiar ways.I much preferred the film to this, this could have been a great book if it was edited better and the writing was adjusted.