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Secret Origin of the Golden State Killer: Visalia Ransacker
Before he was the Golden State Killer, he was the Visalia Ransacker: an unholy mix of man and child, a risk-averse tactician with an animalistic impulsiveness, and a violent, sexually motivated monster with an affinity for shiny objects and pocket change. Eventually responsible for over fifty rapes and at least thirteen murders, the Visalia Ransacker went on to become one ...more
Kindle Edition, 473 pages
Published June 24th 2018
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The Secret Origin of the Golden State Killer: Visalia Ransacker is a fact based compendium of the crimes of the Visalia Ransacker. It's a thorough, well-written account of the crimes of the Golden State Killer at the beginning of his criminal career. I believe the original intention of this book was to give an objective, detailed account of the crimes for those interested in doing a deep-dive (perhaps with the intention of research) into the GSK case. However, before the publication of the book, ...more
I am exhausted from reading this book. Boy this burglar, possible rapist, and or killer has or had so much energy. I cant imagine stalking, preparing, peeping, or any of his other activities constantly for multiple years. It took me a while to get through the book, not because of the writer, but because i refused to read it at night, and there is so much information to absorb. It will be interesting to see how JJD, that is the only reference i will give the man who is suspected of being the ...more
Oct 01, 2019 BRNTerri rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
Excellent book. Kat and Keith have done an outstanding job yet again of compiling criminal information on Joe DeAngelo during his VR/EAR/ONS spree.
Like in their last book, Case Files of the East Area Rapist / Golden State Killer, this one is plagued by at least thirty errors, such as missing words or extra words added, which is very hard to understand. Some examples: For the first half of the book they kept incorrectly calling a pair of earrings a "set" then all of a sudden during the second ...more