Zodiac Unmasked: The Identity of America's Most Elusive Serial Killer Revealed

Zodiac Unmasked: The Identity of America's Most Elusive Serial Killer Revealed

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by Robert Graysmith
     
 

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After painstaking investigation, and more than 30 years of research, Robert Graysmith finally exposes infamous Zodiac killer’s true identity. With overwhelming evidence he reveals the twisted private life that led to the crimes, and provides startling theories as to why they stopped. America’s greatest unsolved mystery has finally been solved.Includes

Overview

After painstaking investigation, and more than 30 years of research, Robert Graysmith finally exposes infamous Zodiac killer’s true identity. With overwhelming evidence he reveals the twisted private life that led to the crimes, and provides startling theories as to why they stopped. America’s greatest unsolved mystery has finally been solved.Includes photos and a complete reproduction of the Zodiac’s letters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425212738
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/02/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
125,580
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.50(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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Zodiac Unmasked 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Shamus1 More than 1 year ago
This ebook edition is marred by the fact that the extensive photo and illustration section featured in the printed edition are not included. That section is of major importance to the book.
sunnieskye More than 1 year ago
Graysmith is hung on the idea that Arthur Leigh Allen was the Zodiac, despite ANY hard evidence to back that up, despite 20+ years of evidence gathering and investigation by various police forces and agencies. I got seriously weary of his statements such as "The girl had gone swimming...ALA was also a swimmer." The book jumped around so much in time that it was difficult to follow, and Graysmith is just not a writer. I will give him kudos for his tenacity. I also read part of his book on the murder of the Hogan's Heroes star, and it was as puffy and poorly written, just as unconvincing. I give up on Graysmith. Some mysteries are just that, and the Zodiac will go down in history with Jack the Ripper. I truly wonder if either of those sprees could have been solved with today's criminology tools...but I doubt it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm not sure who reviewed this book first, however, the person appears to be a child in hopes of getting attention. Unmasked has been a good reading so far. It mainly focuses on the behind the scenes aspect of what was going on durring the Zodiac era. In order to really understand this book you should have a fairly good understanding of Graysmith's other book titled 'Zodiac'. I personally enjoy reading this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Arthur Leigh Allen fingerprints, handwriting, and DNA do not match the Zodiac. This does not stop Graysmith from trying to make a buck off him. Writing is terrible and sections are repeated 2-3 times. Don't waste your money like I did. Do some research on line first.
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I did like the book, but it was hard to read because of the repeats of information. There was a couple times I felt was reading the same chapter over. The book was fair and much too long. All the information in the first part was repeated in the second part. Some people may like this book but I am not one of them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great follow up to the original book!
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Amazing
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juluiscaesar More than 1 year ago
A GREAT INFORMATIVE BOOK THAT COULD BE WRITTEN BETTER---- MEDRIOC AT BEST!
Guest More than 1 year ago
a must have for poeple like me that love a good book about killers and who they were u will love is book i could not sleep most night till i got to the end if u are looking for a book to remmber this would be it :)
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Guest More than 1 year ago
What do you think about Banana Joe's* latest investigative cook&crime book? (*names were exchanged in order to protect the identity of the person, since we don't know where nor who Zodiac is!) Btw, what was the title of his book again....ahm, right....'Bug Al and Zodiac Unasked - But I Solved It!' So, in case you¿re into good comedy go right ahead and buy three copies of one and the same book! One for marking all the facts which he misquoted or misconstrued. Another one to indicate all the lies and fairytale stories regarding several persons he wrote about. And last but not least, you'll need one additional example to underline all those inconsistencies when it comes to either the prime suspect ALA, or the real Zodiac. Only far greater comedians, like for example Stan&Ollie with their www.Zoodiackiller.foam fanpage, are debile enough to top Joe Bananas work in its entirety. By the way, not only did Banana Joe `solve¿ the ¿Zombiac¿ but also 'Dumbo, The Clipper' case. He participated in the investigation of the famous 'UHTbomber' case as well. Actually, given some time he'll probably present himself as the man who cracked the J.F.K. case too. Release date: 1. April 2012 Working title: 'Who Really Shot Him In His Left Toe and Why This Caused Rigid Mortise ¿ Now for first time solved!' So, will you guys out there still continue to take these kinds of 'true crime' books that seriously? Yours truly, Comedian¿s Tractor P.S. Maybe we would be more inclined to understand what the hell Joe Banana ment with his work if we were to record his entire book, in one session, into a 'reverse speech' sound file? Kind of a `book on tape¿ - kind of Dr. Herold¿s bluffstuff.