The Night Stalker

The Life and Crimes of Richard Ramirez

Author: Philip Carlo

Publisher: Citadel

ISBN: 0806538511

Category: True Crime

Page: 432

View: 2646

“I couldn’t put the book down…very scary indeed.” —Los Angeles Times The Classic Account Of One Of The World’s Most Feared Serial Killers Decades after Richard Ramirez left thirteen dead and paralyzed the city of Los Angeles, his name is still synonymous with fear, torture, and sadistic murder. Philip Carlo’s classic The Night Stalker, based on years of meticulous research and extensive interviews with Ramirez, revealed the killer and his horrifying crimes to be even more chilling than anyone could have imagined. From watching his cousin commit murder at age eleven to his nineteen death sentences to the juror who fell in love with him, the story of Ramirez is a bizarre and spellbinding descent into the very heart of human evil. Incredibly, after The Night Stalker was first published, thousands of women from all over the world contacted Carlo, begging to be put in touch with the killer. Carlo interviewed them and here presents their disturbing stories and the dark sexual desires that would drive them towards a brutal murderer. And in an exclusive death row interview, the killer himself gives his thoughts on the “Ramirez Groupies”—and what he thinks they really want. “An astonishing portrait of a killer not seen since In Cold Blood.” —New York Daily News “An exceptionally well-told true crime tale.” —Publishers Weekly16 Pages Of Shocking Photos

The Night Stalker

A chilling serial killer thriller

Author: Robert Bryndza

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786810050

Category: Fiction

Page: 382

View: 5928

If the Night Stalker is watching, you're already dead In the dead of a swelteringly hot summer's night, Detective Erika Foster is called to a murder scene. The victim, a doctor, is found suffocated in bed. His wrists are bound and his eyes bulging through a clear plastic bag tied tight over his head. A few days later, another victim is found dead, in exactly the same circumstances. As Erika and her team start digging deeper, they discover a calculated serial killer stalking their victims before choosing the right moment to strike. The victims are all single men, with very private lives. Why are their pasts shrouded in secrecy? And what links them to the killer? As a heat wave descends upon London, Erika will do everything to stop the Night Stalker before the body count rises, even if it means risking her job. But the victims might not be the only ones being watched Erika's own life could be on the line. The global bestselling author of The Girl in the Ice is back with a heart-racing, electrifying thriller. If you love Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Peter James, you'll be hooked on Robert Bryndza. Watch out for more from DCI Erika Foster. She's fearless. Respected. Unstoppable. Detective Erika Foster will catch a killer, whatever it takes. 1. THE GIRL IN THE ICE 2. THE NIGHT STALKER What people are saying about The Night Stalker 'Erika is fast becoming one of my favourite detectivesI absolutely loved this heart-pounding, fast-paced, chilling crime thriller.' The Book Review Cafe 'Just when I thought it couldn't get any better...From the first page, we're sucked in with tension that had me holding my breath.' The Suspense is Thrilling Me 'A truly brilliant crime series!The Night Stalker made me feel like I had been swept up in a whirlwind and had me clinging on for dear life, only letting me go right at the very end.' By The Letter Book Reviews 'Intense, suspenseful, and clever__...a gripping page turner that is disturbingly real, and I highly recommend it.' What's Better Than Books?' What everyone is saying about The Girl in the Ice 'I loved, loved, loved this book and Erika Foster is most definitely my kind of heroine. She is smart, tenacious, direct and passionateI found the writing tight, evocative and enthralling. I CAN NOT wait for the next installment.' Angela Marsons 'An intriguing web of lies, secrets and suspense. I really enjoyed getting to know DCI Foster and am already looking forward to the next book.' Mel Sherratt 'A compelling read once you've started, it's hard to put down.' Rachel Abbott

The Night Stalker

A Novel

Author: James Swain

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345509444

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 9425

Hard-edged, evocative, brilliantly paced, James Swain’s novels of crime and punishment in South Florida delve into a shadowy realm where criminals, victims, and cops share the same truths, the same lies, and sometimes even the same nightmares. Abb Grimes is famous. Just ask the ghoulish tourists who flock to his former home to take photographs. Years ago, Grimes killed eighteen women, some never found. As the head of the Broward County Missing Persons Unit, Jack Carpenter was intimately involved in the Grimes case. Now, days away from execution, the notorious serial killer reaches out to ex-cop Carpenter with a surprising request. Abb Grimes’ grandson was lured from his home. The cops are convinced the boy’s father–Abb’s troubled son, Jed–is behind the boy’s disappearance, but Jack’s not so sure. With a personal connection to the kidnapped child, Carpenter takes the case, and that’s when the situation goes from terrifying to fatal. There’s another gruesome murder, and once again the evidence points straight to Jed. Have the unspeakable sins of his father taken root within this troubled young man? Carpenter races against time and a police department that wants his help but rejects his aggressive style as he searches through an underworld of predators, assembling the jagged pieces of a depraved puzzle, desperate to put an end to a murderous stalker’s blood-soaked rampage. With unremitting action and skillfully polished prose, bestselling author James Swain has written his most riveting thriller yet, delving even deeper into the fascinating psyche of misbehaving crusader Jack Carpenter. A hero immersed in the evil that is his prey, Carpenter battles a stunning betrayal–and a horrendous danger no one saw coming. From the Hardcover edition.

The Nightstalker Saga: Origins

Author: Abe Winterscheidt

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1387161830

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7777

Earth has been corrupted by an evil plague, the gods have been damned, and the universe has been under the yoke of an immortal tyrant for centuries, but Mark only learned that yesterday. Today, he is being thrust into an evil shadow army. Forced to leave everything behind, Mark, a descendant of the tyrant, must rise through the ranks, conquer the world, and learn how to kill an immortal, all while remaining undercover. If he is discovered, he will be executed, but if he succeeds he will be brought toe-to-toe with the embodiment of true evil. Only then will Mark know if he has saved the universe or destroyed it.

The Night Stalker

A brilliant serial killer thriller, featuring the unstoppable Robert Hunter

Author: Chris Carter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857202995

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 812

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER THE CALLER. When an unidentified female body is discovered laid out on a slab in an abandoned butcher's shop, the cause of death is unclear. Her body bares no marks; except for the fact that her lips have been carefully stitched shut. It is only when the full autopsy gets underway at the Los Angeles County morgue that the pathologist will reveal the true horror of the situation - a discovery so devastating that Detective Robert Hunter of the Los Angeles Homicide Special Section has to be pulled off a different case to take over the investigation But when his inquiry collides with a missing persons' case being investigated by the razor-sharp Whitney Meyers, Hunter suspects the killer might be keeping several women hostage. Soon Robert finds himself on the hunt for a murderer with a warped obsession, a stalker for whom love has become hate. Praise for Chris Carter: 'A touch of Patricia Cornwell about Chris Carter's plotting' Mail on Sunday 'Gripping . . . not for the squeamish' Heat 'A page-turner' Express

Night Stalker

The Shocking True Story of Richard Ramirez, the Serial Killer Whose Murder Terrorized Los Angeles

Author: Clifford L. Linedecker

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 1429935448

Category: True Crime

Page: 320

View: 5298

From the darkest corner of your bedroom a gaunt face suddenly looms over you. You're pulled violently from your bed and a terrifying voice screams, "Swear to Satan!" During a two year rampage, a sadistic serial killer entered the homes of families from El Paso to San Francisco. He raped, mutilated and tortured his unfortunate victims in one of the most vicious crime sprees in California history. This is the horrifying account of his bloody journey, of the strange coincidence that led to his arrest-and of the sensational trial where the Night Stalker's eerie sexual magnetism resulted in women actually demonstrating for his acquittal.

Big Book of Kolchak the Night Stalker

Author: Jeff Rice,Dennis J. Calero,C. J. Henderson,Stuart M. Kaminsky,Gordon Purcell,Cortney Skinner

Publisher: Moonstone Press

ISBN: 9781936814145

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 320

View: 5550

This tome collects the long-out-of-print first two Kolchak TPB's all in one affordable package! Contains seven complete stories: "The Night Stalker," "Get of Belial," "Fever Pitch," "Mask of Moment," "Pain Most Human," "Pain without Tears," and "Devil in the Details."

The Night Is Mine

Author: M. L. Buchman

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402258119

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 2340

NAME: Emily Beale RANK: Captain MISSION: Fly undercover to prevent the assassination of the First Lady, posing as her executive pilot. NAME: Mark Henderson, code name Viper RANK: Major MISSION: Undercover role of wealthy, ex-mercenary boyfriend to Emily Their jobs are high risk, high reward Protect the lives of the powerful and the elite at all cost. Neither expected that one kiss could distract them from their mission. But as the passion mounts between them, their lives and their hearts will both be risked...and the reward this time may well be worth it. The first book in M.L. Buchman's military Romantic Suspense series featuring the exceptionally kickass heroes and heroines of the Special Ops Aviation Regiment (SOAR). The Night Stalkers Series: The Night is Mine (Book 1) I Own the Dawn (Book 2) Wait Until Dark (Book 3) Take Over at Midnight (Book 4) Light Up the Night (Book 5) Bring on the Dusk (Book 6) Praise for The Night is Mine: "The first novel in Buchman's new military suspense series is an action-packed adventure. With a super-stud hero, a strong heroine, and a backdrop of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and the world of the Washington elite, it will grab readers from the first page."-RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

I'll Be Gone in the Dark

One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer

Author: Michelle McNamara

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062319809

Category: True Crime

Page: 352

View: 3460

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The haunting true story of the elusive serial rapist turned murderer who terrorized California during the 70s and 80s, and of the gifted journalist who died tragically while investigating the case—which was solved in April 2018. Introduction by Gillian Flynn • Afterword by Patton Oswalt “A brilliant genre-buster.... Propulsive, can’t-stop-now reading.” —Stephen King For more than ten years, a mysterious and violent predator committed fifty sexual assaults in Northern California before moving south, where he perpetrated ten sadistic murders. Then he disappeared, eluding capture by multiple police forces and some of the best detectives in the area. Three decades later, Michelle McNamara, a true crime journalist who created the popular website TrueCrimeDiary.com, was determined to find the violent psychopath she called "the Golden State Killer." Michelle pored over police reports, interviewed victims, and embedded herself in the online communities that were as obsessed with the case as she was. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark—the masterpiece McNamara was writing at the time of her sudden death—offers an atmospheric snapshot of a moment in American history and a chilling account of a criminal mastermind and the wreckage he left behind. It is also a portrait of a woman’s obsession and her unflagging pursuit of the truth. Utterly original and compelling, it has been hailed as a modern true crime classic—one which fulfilled Michelle's dream: helping unmask the Golden State Killer.

The Night Stalker

Author: Robert Bryndza

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 9781538730249

Category: Fiction

Page: 382

View: 1464

If the Night Stalker is watching, you're already dead... In the dead of a swelteringly hot summer's night, Detective Erika Foster is called to a murder scene. The victim, a doctor, is found suffocated in bed. His wrists are bound and his eyes bulging through a clear plastic bag tied tight over his head. A few days later, another victim is found dead, in exactly the same circumstances. As Erika and her team start digging deeper, they discover a calculated serial killer - stalking their victims before choosing the right moment to strike. The victims are all single men, with very private lives. Why are their pasts shrouded in secrecy? And what links them to the killer? As a heat wave descends upon London, Erika will do everything to stop the Night Stalker before the body count rises, even if it means risking her job. But the victims might not be the only ones being watched... Erika's own life could be on the line. The global bestselling author of The Girl in the Ice is back with a heart-racing, electrifying thriller. If you love Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Peter James, you'll be hooked on Robert Bryndza.

The Night Stalkers

Top Secret Missions of the U.S. Army's Special Operations Aviation Regiment

Author: Michael J. Durant,Steven Hartov,Robert L. Johnson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440625169

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 7455

From the New York Times bestselling authors of In the Company of Heroes. In the world of covert warfare, Special Operations pilots are notoriously close- lipped about what they do. They don't talk about their missions to anyone outside their small community. But now, Michael J. Durant and Steven Hartov shed fascinating light on the mysterious elite commandos known as SOAR (Special Operations Aviation Regiment) and take readers into a shadowy world of combat they have only imagined.

The Night Stalker Companion

A 25th Anniversary Tribute

Author: Mark Dawidziak

Publisher: Pomegrante Press (CA)

ISBN: 9780938817444

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 207

View: 6647

Stalks Carl Kolchak as he in turn pursues vampires, zombies & extraterrestrials ... credited as the inspiration for the X-Files.

The Night Stalker (Fantasy and Horror Classics)

Author: Jeff Rice

Publisher: Fantasy and Horror Classics

ISBN: 144740386X

Category:

Page: 20

View: 7972

Many of the earliest and most interesting vampire stories, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Deadly Secrets

An absolutely gripping crime thriller

Author: Robert Bryndza

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786814277

Category: Fiction

Page: 325

View: 2931


Richard Ramirez

The Night Stalker

Author: Biographiq

Publisher: Biographiq

ISBN: 9781599861463

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 52

View: 8261

Richard Ramirez - The Night Stalker is the biography of Richard Ramirez, a convicted American serial killer awaiting execution on California's death row at San Quentin State Prison. Prior to his capture, Ramirez was dubbed the "Night Stalker" by the news media as he terrorized California. On September 20, 1989, Ramirez was found guilty of 13 counts of murder, 5 attempted murders, 11 sexual assaults, and 14 burglaries. During the penalty phase of the trial on November 7, 1989, he was sentenced to die in California's gas chamber. The trial of Richard Ramirez was one of the most difficult and longest criminal trials in American history. Richard Ramirez - The Night Stalker is highly recommended for those interested in learning more about this notorious serial killer."

The Crucifix Killer

Author: Chris Carter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1847378412

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 7886

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER THE CALLER. When the body of a young woman is discovered in a derelict cottage in Los Angeles, Robert Hunter is thrown into a nightmare case. The victim suffered a terrible death, and on the nape of her neck has been carved a strange double-cross: the signature of a psychopath known as the Crucifix Killer. But that's impossible. Because two years ago, the Crucifix Killer was caught and executed. Could this therefore be a copycat killer? Or could the unthinkable be true? Is the real killer still out there, ready to embark once again on a vicious and violent killing spree, selecting his victims seemingly at random, taunting Robert Hunter with his inability to catch him? Hunter and his rookie partner, Garcia, need to solve this case and fast. 'A gripping debut ... Not for the squeamish' Heat 'A page turner' Express

The Atlanta Child Murders

The Night Stalker

Author: Jack Mallard

Publisher: Booksurge Publishing

ISBN: 9781439263372

Category: True Crime

Page: 390

View: 4991

"The Atlanta Child Murders" is a true-crime thriller chronicling a city frozen in fear for two years and 28 murders of young people, ending with the sensational trial of Wayne B Williams in 1982.

Dark Water

A totally gripping thriller with a killer twist

Author: Robert Bryndza

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786810689

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 6460

Beneath the water the body sank rapidly. Above her on dry land, the nightmare was just beginning. When Detective Erika Foster receives a tip-off that key evidence for a major narcotics case was stashed in a disused quarry on the outskirts of London, she orders for it to be searched. From the thick sludge the drugs are recovered, but so is the skeleton of a young child. The remains are quickly identified as seven-year-old Jessica Collins. The missing girl who made headline news twenty-six years ago. As Erika tries to piece together new evidence with the old, she must dig deeper and find out more about the fractured Collins family and the original detective, Amanda Baker. A woman plagued by her failure to find Jessica. Erika soon realises this is going to be one of the most complex and demanding cases she has ever taken on. Is the suspect someone close to home? Someone is keeping secrets. Someone who doesn't want this case solved. And they'll do anything to stop Erika from finding the truth.

Kolchak the Night Stalker

Compendium

Author: Max Allan Collins,Christopher Golden,Joe Gentile,Cortney Skinner,Stuart M. Kaminsky

Publisher: Moonstone Press

ISBN: 9781933076928

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

View: 9197

Carl Kolchak was TV's first paranormal investigator, albeit a reluctant one. His exploits have been the inspiration for the X-Files and beyond! Kolchak is a talented newspaper reporter who used to handle all of the big stories, but his reputation has taken a few hits over the years as his stories have become more and more strange, surreal, and unknown. He is a relentless truth-seeker, no matter how bizarre that truth may be. The fact that no one believes him, and that his stories rarely get printed anymore, only fuels his desire to get to the beating heart of the matter!

Why We Love Serial Killers

The Curious Appeal of the World's Most Savage Murderers

Author: Scott Bonn

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1632201895

Category: True Crime

Page: 272

View: 2411

For decades now, serial killers have taken center stage in the news and entertainment media. The coverage of real-life murderers such as Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer has transformed them into ghoulish celebrities. Similarly, the popularity of fictional characters such as Hannibal "The Cannibal” Lecter or Dexter demonstrates just how eager the public is to be frightened by these human predators. But why is this so? Could it be that some of us have a gruesome fascination with serial killers for the same reasons we might morbidly stare at a catastrophic automobile accident? Or it is something more? In Why We Love Serial Killers, criminology professor Dr. Scott Bonn explores our powerful appetite for the macabre, while also providing new and unique insights into the world of the serial killer, including those he has gained from his correspondence with two of the world’s most notorious examples, David Berkowitz ("Son of Sam”) and Dennis Rader ("Bind, Torture, Kill”). In addition, Bonn examines the criminal profiling techniques used by law enforcement professionals to identify and apprehend serial predators, he discusses the various behaviors—such as the charisma of the sociopath— that manifest themselves in serial killers, and he explains how and why these killers often become popular cultural figures. Groundbreaking in its approach, Why We Love Serial Killers is a compelling look at how the media, law enforcement agencies, and public perception itself shapes and feeds the "monsters” in our midst.