NEW! "The Zodiac Killer Is My Father"

NEW! "The Zodiac Killer Is My Father"

Postby Seagull » Mon May 12, 2014 6:58 pm

There is a new book about to be published by Harper Collins by someone claiming that Zodiac was his father. The author's name is Gary L. Stewart. What sets this book apart from the many, many others is that this guy got a publisher and it's not self-published! It has an index, too, YAY!

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/20 ... -book.html


‘The Zodiac Killer Is My Father,’ Claims a New HarperCollins Book That’s Been Kept Secret for Months
By Elon Green

Dozens of HarperCollins staff — sales, marketing, publicity, and legal — have, for months, kept a book almost entirely under the radar. The Most Dangerous Animal of All, by Gary L. Stewart (Amazon rank, as of 1:30 p.m. Monday: #140,113), has no cover art. Its subject matter has been kept out of the press. But the book, which will be published tomorrow, does have an intriguing plot summary that reads, in part:


An explosive and historic book of true crime and an emotionally powerful and revelatory memoir of a man whose ten-year search for his biological father leads to a chilling discovery: His father is one of the most notorious-and still at large-serial killers in America.

Not mentioned in the summary: Stewart, a vice-president at Delta Tech Service in Baton Rouge, alleges that his father was the Zodiac Killer, who is believed to have killed at least five people in Northern California, and famously sent letters and cryptograms to Bay Area newspapers.

He reached this conclusion after twelve years of research, Tina Andreadis, a publicist at HarperCollins, told me this afternoon.

Approximately fifteen months ago, B.G. Dilworth Agency brought a proposal to HarperCollins’s Michael Signorelli (an editor who has since left for Henry Holt). It was acquired within a week or two, for an amount HarperCollins declined to disclose. “It was a standard acquisition process,” another publicist told me, “except for the NDA.” Stewart was paired with writer Susan Mustafa, a veteran of the true crime genre.

The book — 367 pages, including the index — was vetted by HarperCollins lawyers, including Fabio Bertoni, who is now general counsel at The New Yorker. “Our lawyers felt it was legally sound,” said Andreadis.

I asked if HarperCollins had contact with the San Francisco Police Department, for verification purposes. No, and apparently for good reason. According to the book, Andreadis said, the San Francisco Police Department “knew more than they’re willing to admit.”

She didn’t share many details of the book, but told me that Stewart’s father had a criminal record in San Francisco (“forgeries, bad checks”), and there was a strong resemblance between his father’s mug shot and the police sketch.

Apparently, the police sketch was a good one. Said Andreadis: “If you look at Gary’s photo next to the sketch of the Zodiac next to his father’s mug shot, you can see that there is very clearly more than just a passing resemblance. They look alike.”

“He didn’t want to believe,” she said. “I don’t think most people want to know that their father is a notorious serial killer.”
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Re: NEW! "The Zodiac Killer Is My Father"

Postby Seagull » Mon May 12, 2014 8:35 pm

Here is a picture of the suspect.

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Re: NEW! "The Zodiac Killer Is My Father"

Postby morf13 » Mon May 12, 2014 8:51 pm

Did I miss it? What is the name of his suspect?
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Re: NEW! "The Zodiac Killer Is My Father"

Postby Seagull » Mon May 12, 2014 9:00 pm

They haven't said the name of the suspect but since the author's last name is Stewart, I'm guessing it's the suspect's last name, too, providing the author didn't take the last name of his step-father or something like that. I'm trying to figure it out now.

There was someone on the forums a couple of years back that was from Louisiana, where this author is from, saying he had a real good suspect. Don't remember the details but maybe someone else will. The only other alternative is to buy the book! The only reason I posted this was because a fairly reputable publishing house is publishing this book.
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Re: NEW! "The Zodiac Killer Is My Father"

Postby Theforeigner » Mon May 12, 2014 9:02 pm

Link to info and picture of Gary L Stewart, klick on the picture of GLS and you get a bigger picture:

http://www.amazon.com/Gary-L.-Stewart/e/B00JLJGHPI
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Re: NEW! "The Zodiac Killer Is My Father"

Postby morf13 » Mon May 12, 2014 9:03 pm

There was a guy on the old forum from Louisiana. Let me go back and take a look
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Re: NEW! "The Zodiac Killer Is My Father"

Postby Theforeigner » Mon May 12, 2014 9:34 pm

GLS is 51 years old born ca 1962/1963

STEWART, GARY L (Age 51)

Possible Employment / Business Associations:

E R S BUILDING MAINTENANCE INC Lighting Maintenance Services
E R S BUILDING MAINTENANCE, INC
DELTA TECH SERVICE, INC

BATON ROUGE, LA
SAINT AMANT, LA
GONZALES, LA
BENBROOK, TX
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Re: NEW! "The Zodiac Killer Is My Father"

Postby Theforeigner » Mon May 12, 2014 9:39 pm

Seagull wrote:Here is a picture of the suspect.

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Do you know his name?
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Re: NEW! "The Zodiac Killer Is My Father"

Postby morf13 » Mon May 12, 2014 9:47 pm

Theforeigner wrote:GLS is 51 years old born ca 1962/1963

STEWART, GARY L (Age 51)

Possible Employment / Business Associations:

E R S BUILDING MAINTENANCE INC Lighting Maintenance Services
E R S BUILDING MAINTENANCE, INC
DELTA TECH SERVICE, INC

BATON ROUGE, LA
SAINT AMANT, LA
GONZALES, LA
BENBROOK, TX


That's definitely him, I will Pm his Dad's info
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Re: NEW! "The Zodiac Killer Is My Father"

Postby morf13 » Mon May 12, 2014 9:54 pm

Something does not seem to be adding up with his account.
Here's his Father's info, and you can see ,he is not the same guy in the photo that looks a bit like Z, and appeared to be a lifelong Louisiana resident.
http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignit ... cale=en-US
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