The Night Stalker

The Night Stalker

The Life and Crimes of Richard Ramirez

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Random House, Inc.
“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

Baker & Taylor
Based on Death Row interviews with Ramirez, an account of his murderous crime spree follows his criminal odyssey from his first brush with the law, to his Los Angeles murders, to the investigation that brought him to justice. Reprint.

Publisher: New York, NY :, Citadel Press/Kensington Publishing Corp.,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780806538419
Characteristics: 447 pages, 16 pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm


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athompson10 Mar 01, 2017

True story of a notorious serial killer. Much of the section on the trial is repetitive and not insightful. The author summarizes the trial transcript in often numbingly boring detail, especially the ins and outs of various motions and objections.


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