The Night Stalker: The Life and Crimes of One of America's Deadliest Killers

The Night Stalker: The Life and Crimes of One of America's Deadliest Killers


By (author) Philip Carlo

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  • Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 528 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 228mm x 40mm | 680g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Edinburgh
  • ISBN 10: 1845966171
  • ISBN 13: 9781845966171
  • Illustrations note: 1 x 8pp b/w
  • Sales rank: 159,788

Product description

Twenty-five years after Richard Ramirez left thirteen dead, paralysing the city of Los Angeles, his name is still synonymous with fear, torture and sadistic murder. Philip Carlo's US bestseller The Night Stalker, based on three 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 started to contact Carlo, begging to be put in touch with the killer. Carlo began to interview them and, in this compelling new edition, presents their disturbing stories and the dark sexual desires that would drive them towards a brutal murderer. Also, in an exclusive death-row interview, the killer himself gives his thoughts on the 'Ramirez Groupies' - and what he thinks they really want.

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Author information

Philip Carlo was the author of several bestselling true-crime books, including The Ice Man, Gaspipe and The Butcher. He lived in New York until his death in November 2010.

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"An astonishing portrait of a killer not seen since In Cold Blood" New York Daily News "An exceptionally well-told true crime tale" Publishers Weekly "The details are amazing, told from many points of view; very scary indeed" Los Angeles Times