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"An astonishing portrait of a killer not seen since In Cold Blood." -New York Daily News A bestselling masterpiece of true crime on par with Helter Skelter, this definitive account of one of America's most feared and notorious serial killers takes you deep into the psychology of a murderer, his terrifying crimes, and the cult following that is shockingly revealed in this revised and updated edition of a true crime classic. Decades after Richard Ramirez left thirteen dead and paralyzed the city of Los Angeles in the 1980s, 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. 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 presents their disturbing stories in this updated edition along with an exclusive death row interview where the killer himself gives his thoughts on the "Ramirez Groupies"-and what he thinks they really want. "I couldn't put the book down…very scary indeed." -Los Angeles Times "An exceptionally well-told true crime tale." -Publishers Weekly Includes 16 Pages Of Photos
WITH EXCLUSIVE DEATH ROW INTERVIEWYears after Richard Ramirez left thirteen dead and brought the city of Los Angeles to a standstill, his name is still synonymous with fear, torture and sadistic murder.Based on three years of meticulous research and extensive interviews with Ramirez himself, Philip Carlo's US bestseller The Night Stalker reveals the killer and his horrifying crimes to be even more chilling than anyone could have imagined.With an exclusive death row interview, The Night Stalker is a spellbinding descent into the very heart of human evil.'WITH BRUTAL HONESTY, CARLO WRITES FROM THE HEART ' ROBERT DE NIRO
Philip Carlo's successful and acclaimed books reveal the truth about notorious characters such as LA serial killer Richard Ramirez, Mafia contract killer Richard Kuklinski and crime-family boss Anthony Casso. Working closely with the DEA , Carlo also wrote the definitive account of Bonanno Mafia family assassin Tommy 'Karate' Pitera.
Written by the bestselling author of The Ice Man, The Butcher is a gripping and disturbing fly-on-the-wall account of the US Drug Enforcement Administration's four-year hunt to bring down Tommy 'Karate' Pitera, a drug-dealing, murderous capo in the Bonanno crime family.
Richard 'the Ice Man' Kuklinski led a double life, becoming one of the most notorious professional assassins in American history while hosting neighbourhood barbecues in suburban New Jersey. This work gives an insight into the mind of one of the world's most prolific contract killers.