Evil Has A Name: The Untold Story of the Golden State Killer Investigation

Evil Has A Name: The Untold Story of the Golden State Killer Investigation Review

The Golden State Killer. The East Area Rapist. The Original Night Stalker. The Visalia Ransacker.

The monster who preyed on Californians from 1976 to 1986 was known by many aliases. And while numerous police sketches tried to capture his often-masked visage, the Golden State Killer spent more than 40 years not only faceless, but nameless.

For his victims, for their families and for the investigators tasked with finding him, the senselessness and brutality of the Golden State Killer's acts were matched only by the powerlessness they felt at failing to uncover his identity. To be sure, the chances of obtaining closure—or any form of justice—after so many years were slim to none, at best.

Then, on April 24, 2018, authorities arrested 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo at his home in Citrus Heights, Calif., based on DNA evidence linked to the crimes. After a decades-long hunt, a suspect was behind bars. Could it be that evil finally had a name?

Delivering all-new details about the investigation and a stunning final act to the events of Michelle McNamara's haunting bestseller, I'll Be Gone in the Dark, this is the true story of how the suspected Golden State Killer was captured, as told, first-hand, by those closest to the case:

Paul Holes—the forensic criminologist and retired Costa County detective who spent 20 years trying to crack the Golden State Killer case, and finally did.

Jim Clemente (Host)—a retired FBI profiler and former New York City prosecutor who has investigated some of the highest profile criminal cases in U.S. history, including the Unabomber.

Please note: This work contains descriptions of violent crime and sexual assault and may not be suitable for all listeners.

Title:Evil Has A Name: The Untold Story of the Golden State Killer Investigation
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Peter Monn

    Omg this was so good! If you liked I’ll Be Gone in the Dark you’ll love this. My full review will be up on my booktube channel at http://YouTube.com/peterlikesbooks...

  • Kathleen

    Wow! This compels binge listening! This Audible Original is comprised of interviews with both investigators and victims. It feels very much like a true crime documentary; and is the perfect follow-up ...

  • Renee (itsbooktalk.com)

    Chilling and the perfect companion to I'll Be Gone in the Dark...

  • Natalie Alsis-Benninghoff

    I loved this “book” but I can’t honestly review it without staying the obvious: This is clearly an Audible podcast series that they decided to change into a “book” so that they could charge ...

  • The Story Girl

    The first 5 of 6 hours of this is just a re-hash of what was already covered in Michelle McNamara's I'll Be Gone in the Dark, which was excellent, but that made this quite a disappointing read. It mig...

  • Jade Wright

    What's great about Evil Has a Name is that it's all about HOW they caught The Golden State Killer. The East Area Rapist. The Original Night Stalker. The Visalia Ransacker. The hideous man with many al...

  • Allison

    There was a time when I read all the true crime I could get my hands on. Then I stopped. A friend told me about a true crime podcast and that she enjoyed The Golden State Killer episodes. I also knew ...

  • Lindsay

    Paul Holes is my nerd hero. Audible is up to something really interesting here re: the book format. This story unfolds with similar editing techniques to miniseries. At times, the story doesn’t offe...

  • Becks

    This is more like a well-produced podcast than an audiobook due to the numerous interviews and music. Definitely informative and provided a great sense of closure to the case. ...

  • Jaime Arkin

    Interesting listen from the perspective of the investigators and the victims...