The Sleeping Lady by Robert Graysmith
The Trailside Murders Above The Golden Gate

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The author follows the life of serial killer David J. Carpenter, the Trailside Killer who terrorized northern California with a series of rape-murders beginning in 1979.
 

About Robert Graysmith

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Robert Graysmith is the New York Times bestselling author of seven true crime books including Zodiac, Zodiac Unmasked, The Sleeping Lady, Auto Focus, and Amerithrax. He was a San Francisco Chronicle Journalist and cartoonist for twenty years, during the time of the Zodiac killings. In addition to being a bestselling author, he has been a Foreign Press Club Award winner, a Pulitzer Prize nominee, a prize winning syndicated political cartoonist, and a gold medal illustrator. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.
 
Published May 25, 1990 by Dutton Adult. 431 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences, Crime. Non-fiction

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A California serial killer now awaiting his third trial, David Carpenter endured a miserable childhood with a mother who beat him and a remote father. He stuttered badly and that, along with his statu

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Childhood abuse from parents and bullies alike ostensibly taught California serial killer David Carpenter to vent his adult rage sexually. ``The details of the crimes--and the bumbling police work tha

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