Dallas, TX (PRWEB) February 06, 2012
Ted Bundy is the most darkly fascinating, and widely analyzed, serial killer of the past century, possibly ever. No sex criminal, from Jack the Ripper to Zodiac to the Green River Killer, inhabits the popular mind as does Bundy. Now, the two men who know Bundy’s criminal nature best – Robert Keppel and Stephen Michaud – have teamed to write the definitive narrative of Bundy’s bloody career, as well as the inside story of how Keppel tracked the elusive killer for 15 years, from his first days as a rookie Seattle homicide investigator to a series of tense encounters within the Florida State Prison where Bundy, in a doomed attempt at forestalling his execution, finally gave up some of his Terrible Secrets ($11.99 Authorlink Press 2012).
The story of Keppel’s long struggle to identify the handsome, articulate onetime law student, and confront him with his crimes, is abundantly illustrated with photos, drawings and documents from the investigator’s personal file. The book’s dozens of pictures include a map of Bundy’s Issaquah, Washington, hillside body dump that Ted drew for Keppel at the prison. Also shown for the first time are handwritten notes from Bundy’s investigative file. The book is available in both enhanced format for iPad/iPhone and Kindle for iPad, and in a standard graphic version for many other e-reading devices.
Text in the enhanced version is interspersed with numerous video clips, plus audio files of Bundy from the hours he spent talking with Keppel at the prison, grooming the detective to take his confessions when the time came, and sharing with Keppel his deepest, bizarre reflections on serial murder as a way of life – even claiming at several points that he and his brother murderers are victims, too, of the powerful urges that shape their killing careers. Above all, Bundy repeatedly told Keppel, a serial killer must suppress his “terrible secrets,” the ghastly particulars of his degenerate crimes, lest they rise up, overwhelm and destroy him.
The authors also draw from Keppel’s extensive mail correspondence with Bundy. The result is a riveting, close-up portrait of a “diabolical genius,” as a federal judge described Bundy, stripped of myths and misinformation and revealed - in his own words – for the archly-sly, murder-obsessed predator he became. There’s never been a book quite like Terrible Secrets. Available at major e-book retailers and at http://www.authorlink.com.
Note to the Media: To request a sample audio clip, Bundy on the “Morality of Murder,” telephone, or podcast interviews, or photos of the authors contact: Doris Booth, Authorlink Press, 972 402-0101, dbooth(at)authorlink(dot)com
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