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

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

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by Robert Graysmith
 

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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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425237366
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/05/2010
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,380,721
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Robert Graysmith is the New York Times bestselling author of seven true crime books including Zodiac, Zodiac Unmasked, The Sleeping Lady, Auto Focus, and Amerithrax. He was a San Francisco Chronicle Journalist and cartoonist for twenty years, during the time of the Zodiac killings. In addition to being a bestselling author, he has been a Foreign Press Club Award winner, a Pulitzer Prize nominee, a prize winning syndicated political cartoonist, and a gold medal illustrator. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

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The Laughing Gorilla: The True Story of the Hunt for One of America's First Serial Killers 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
StockdaleM More than 1 year ago
Facts are not correct.  Deformation of a person that had no reason to even be put into the book. And the facts on this person is incorrect.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book!