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Encyclopedia > Robert Graysmith

Robert Graysmith (born September 17, 1942) is a true-crime author of the books Zodiac; Zodiac Unmasked: the Identity of America's Most Exclusive Serial Killer; Unabomber: a Desire to Kill; The Murder of Bob Crane: Who Killed the Star of Hogan's Heroes?; The Bell Tower:The Case of Jack the Ripper Finally Solved [1] and Amerithrax: The Hunt for the Anthrax Killer. September 17 is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... A crime writer is an author of crime fiction. ... Zodiac (1988) is Neal Stephensons second novel, which tells the story of an environmentalist uncovering a conspiracy involving industrialist pollutors and bicameral minded Satanists in the Boston Harbor. ... Unabomber is a nickname applied to three people: Theodore Kaczynski, an American terrorist. ... Bob Crane as Col. ... Jack the Ripper is the pseudonym given to an unidentified serial killer active in the largely impoverished Whitechapel area of London, England in the second half of 1888. ... The 2001 anthrax attacks in the United States, also known as Amerithrax from its FBI case name, occurred over the course of several weeks beginning on September 18, 2001 (a week after the September 11, 2001 attacks). ...

Graysmith first became involved in the Zodiac Killer case when he was a cartoonist for the San Francisco Chronicle during the period in which the Zodiac Killer was active. Although his conclusions are controversial, he is considered one of the leading experts on the facts of the Zodiac case; for instance, the New York Post contacted him for his insights when a copycat shooter was active in New York in the early 1990s.[2] The Zodiac Killer was a serial killer who operated in Northern California for ten months in the late 1960s. ... Todays San Francisco Chronicle was founded in 1865 as The Daily Dramatic Chronicle by teenage brothers Charles de Young and Michael H. de Young. ... The New York Post is the 13th-oldest newspaper published in the United States and the oldest to have been published continually as a daily. ... Heriberto Eddie Seda (born 1969 or 1970) is a serial killer who struck New York City from 1990 to 1994. ...

Two of his books have been made into films: Auto Focus and Zodiac. Graysmith is portrayed in Zodiac by Jake Gyllenhaal. A device connected to an optical system. ... Zodiac, a Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. ... Zodiac, a Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. ... Jacob Benjamin Jake Gyllenhaal[2] (born December 19, 1980) is an Academy Award-nominated and BAFTA Award-winning American actor. ...

He was born in Pensacola, Florida as Robert Gray Smith. After divorcing his first wife, Margaret Ann, he changed his name to Graysmith in 1976. Graysmith met his second wife Melanie, an artist, at the Chronicle. They had a daughter together, named Margot, but divorced in 1980. Nickname: Location of Pensacola, Florida (top left) Coordinates: Country United States State Florida County Escambia Government  - Mayor John Fogg Area  - City 39. ...


  1. ^ The Bell Tower:The Case of Jack the Ripper Finally Solved
  2. ^ Howard, Amanda and Smith, Martin: River of Blood: Serial Killers and Their Victims (Boca Raton: Universal Publishers, 2004), p. 301



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