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

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

by Robert Graysmith

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ISBN-13: 9780425212738
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/02/2007
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 183,346
Product dimensions: 4.13(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.42(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Robert Graysmith is the New York Times bestselling author of several true crime novels including Zodiac, Zodiac Unmasked, Auto Focus, and Amerithrax. The major motion pictures Zodiac and Auto Focus are based on his books. A San Francisco Chronicle political cartoonist and artist for fifteen years, he lives in San Francisco.

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Zodiac Unmasked 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 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.
jadestar31 on LibraryThing 17 hours ago
Zodiac taught me that serial killers are either paranoid schizophrenics that have voices telling them to kill or they¿re sociopaths. There was a lot of careful research done for this book, and I can appreciate that. I think the Zodiac is a fascinating example of a serial killer, but you can't help but cringe when you're reading some of the descriptions of the murders. It¿s definitely creepy that a killer that sadistic and psychotic was never caught.
EnriqueFreeque on LibraryThing 3 months ago
After seeing Zodiac in theatres in early '07 (and how is it this fascinating film did not garner an academy award nomination?) I had high expectations of what I figured would be an equally fascinating, compelling read. Big disappointment. While the movie flows and builds toward a suspenseful conclusion, Zodiac Unmasked regresses to most of the material in its precursor, Zodiac, making the narrative of the sequel choppy and frustratingly redundant. Had I not read Zodiac first, perhaps I would have found the sequel more compelling, but there simply was not a whole lot of new information to glean from Unmasked that I didn't already know from either the first book or the first-rate film. And while I admire (sort of) the amount of misanthropic, obsessional research that went into the writing of the book, I don't admire the plain, drab writing style. This story could have been a true crime classic in the hands of a skilled writer. I can heartily recommend the film, but I'm sorry to say the books leave a lot to be desired.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Zodiac killings originally happened long before I was born, but Zodiac II and III happened when I was a small child. I had always heard about the murders but never really knew anything about them. Extrememly informative and entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book very in-depth
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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!