The definitive account of the notorious California serial killer examines the psychology of a murderer, his crimes, and his cult following
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.
Carlo’s interviews with Ramirez are featured in Netflix’s Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer.
“An astonishing portrait of a killer not seen since In Cold Blood.” —New York Daily News
“I couldn’t put the book down . . . very scary indeed.” —Los Angeles Times
“An exceptionally well-told true crime tale.” —Publishers Weekly
Perfect for true crime readers of I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, Zodiac, and Helter Skelter.
Revised and Updated. Includes 16 Pages Of Photos.