Zodiac: Auf der Spur eines Serienkillers by Robert  Graysmith

Zodiac: Auf der Spur eines Serienkillers

byRobert Graysmith, Norbert Jakober

Kobo ebook | October 2, 2009 | German

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„Ich töte Menschen, weil es mir so viel Spaß macht.“

Jahrelang versetzte ein als Zodiac berühmt gewordener Serienkiller Kalifornien in Angst und Schrecken und spielte mit der Polizei ein grausames Katz-und-Maus-Spiel. Regisseur David Fincher (Se7en, Fight Club) verfilmt die Geschichte einer unglaublichen Mordserie mit u. a. Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr. und Gary Oldman.

Title:Zodiac: Auf der Spur eines SerienkillersFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 2, 2009Publisher:Heyne VerlagLanguage:German

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3641028922

ISBN - 13:9783641028923

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting read I seen the movie before I had the chance to read this book and loved it, but the book gives such a good look into the mind of the Zodiac. It was interesting to see the actual letters that were sent to the newspapers by the Zodiac.
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for the True-Crime Obsessed While not as compelling as the movie (in my personal opinion), the book is definitely a page-turner. The detailed recollection of the events is outstanding. If you're obsessed with true crime novels, this should definitely be on your list.
Date published: 2018-01-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from interesting got to know so much thru the book
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was okay Having not known anything about the Zodiac murders prior to the book, I was surprised about how much was known and how many suspects there were without anyone ever actually being caught by the police. The book itself is an incredible account and clearly has years of research put into it. Unfortunately the author started to lose me towards the middle of the book. He seemed to jump around a lot, not just in stories but in years which caused confusion and by about midway I just stopped reading the dates entirely. Some of the ideas put forward (particularly the part where they were trying to figure out his zodiac sign based on his actions) were rather odd and hard to take seriously but I suppose after so many years of hunting I'd be pulling at strings too. Not a bad read, just a little slow at points.
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read A page-turning account of the Zodiac killings. Some theories are far-fetched, but a thrilling read
Date published: 2017-11-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting and wonderful A great read! Love it and wanted more
Date published: 2017-10-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting Lots of interesting information, just a bit hard to read at parts.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very well researched I found the topic intriguing and fascinating but sometimes in certain parts of the book, it was a bit tiresome to go through. The film was amazing and it helped that I had read the book. The story still has me wondering to this day. I also like the added photos and drawings submitted by the killer to the newspaper editors.
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Interesting story, DRY execution I fairly recently discovered that I enjoy reading true crime, and Zodiac was the book that helped me realize I don't enjoy reading ALL true crime. Although the details of the story are fascinating (and the David Fincher film adaptation is great), this book is terribly dry... hence why it took me 6 months to finish it.
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Just maybe... Let's say you're a serial killer. Now let's say what gets you off more than anything except your killings, is to taunt the cops with letters that mock their inability to catch you. You, of course, do not want to be caught, but there is always the possibility. Now let's say you just happen to work at a famous newspaper, one of the papers to which you like to send your letters. How lucky for you, or how wonderfully designed, because as a member at the paper you are insinuated into the investigation, giving you access to evidence and the actual police working on the case. Now let's say you're an artist. An artist who is capable of duplicating the "killer's" writing if you want. No one will later suspect when you "figure out" how the killer writes his cryptograms. But then you take it a step further and announce you are going to write the definitive book on the killer. Suddenly you have even more evidence being heaped in your lap, and now you are able to fix many of the mistakes of the police. No one would possibly suspect you. Now you want everyone to know who you've killed, so you reveal all your victims in the book, suggesting that they are "possible" victims while knowing they are far more than "possible." How marvelously taunting, and how much more superior does it make you than the police? But it gets better. Now that you are writing the book, you can talk to the police, in every county, about their suspects, and you can choose the suspect they most like and speculate at will about that suspect's guilt, fully deflecting the investigation from yourself while you gleefully go on with your life, writing about yourself and your life's great work until Hollywood comes knocking and asks to make a movie of not just your obsessive killing life but your obsessive writing life. Everything that you've written, the fiction of you and the fact of your killings, is now being made by one of Hollywood's greatest living directors, and unbeknownst to him or anyone else -- you are the killer. It is the ultimate joke. The ultimate gag. The ultimate mystery. And you can now die as the most famous uncaught serial killer since Jack the Ripper (or is that Walter Sickert?). Now wouldn't that be something?
Date published: 2008-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific and Terrifying In this book Robert Graysmith is able to put you in the mind of the victims and have you feeling the way they must have been feeling those nights they were attaked. He was able to give you insight to what was going on in the case and all the clues they had against the notorious killer. Fantastic book for true crime lovers.
Date published: 2007-03-13