"This is the Zodiac Speaking": Into the Mind of a Serial Killer

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California was thrown into a paralysis of fear in 1969, horrified by the elusive Zodiac serial killer. The Zodiac became the most enigmatic and frustrating adversary ever encountered by the law enforcement community in the San Francisco Bay Area. Over 30 years later, the Zodiac killings remain unsolved. The authors analyze the Zodiac's crimes and supply psychological insight to his letters providing a glimpse into the mind of a mysterious murderer.

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Contents

chapter
5
chapter
29
chapter three
63
chapter four
91
Slipping Away
127
chapter
175
chapter seven
183
chapter eight
203
chapter nine
219
chapter
239
Abbreviated Zodiac Timeline
241
The Armchair Investigator
247
selected bibliography
253
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About the author (2002)

MICHAEL D. KELLEHER, who has written widely on the subject of violence, specializes in threat assessment, strategic management, and human resources management for organizations in the private and public sectors. He is the author of When Good Kids Kill (1998), Murder Most Rare (1998), Profiling the Lethal Employee (1997), Flash Point: The American Mass Murderer (1997), and New Arenas for Violence (1996), all published by Praeger.

DAVID VAN NUYS is Chair of the Psychology Department at Sonoma State University in Northern California. He serves on the board of directors of Division 32 (Humanistic Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. Van Nuys earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan and has worked as a licensed psychotherapist in both New Hampshire and California. A frequent public speaker, he has also published in professional journals, popular magazines and was the author of a nationally syndicated newspaper column. In addition to his university teaching, Van Nuys is President of e-FocusGroups, a market research consulting firm.

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