Since he was seven, Cary Stayner had dreamed of capturing women . . . and killing them
They were crimes that grabbed headlines around the world and stunned America. Four women dead, their bodies charred and horribly mutilated. Now Dennis McDougal, acclaimed author of the spellbinding true crime tour de force Mother's Day, brings his considerable investigative and narrative skills to the Yosemite murders to give you the most complete account of what really happened. Drawing on several personal conversations with the confessed killer and interviews with the victims' families, McDougal presents the definitive story, and answers many lingering questions. What demons drove this quiet handyman and nudist colony habitue to burn, mutilate, and murder four women he didn't even know? How did he overpower a woman and two teenaged girls? And most disturbing, did the glory-seeking FBI actually hinder the investigation, leaving the killer free to kill once more before he was caught?
THE YOSEMITE MURDERS offers valuable insight into these savage and senseless murders in the heart of America's most beautiful wilderness.
About the Author
Dennis McDougal, writer for the"Los Angeles Times"and the "New York Times, " has won more than fifty awards for his hard-nosed coverage of the entertainment industry. He is the bestselling author of eleven books, including "The Last Mogul: Lew Wasserman, MCA, and the Hidden History of Hollywood" and "Five Easy Decades: How Jack Nicholson Became the Biggest Movie Star in Modern Times." His book "Privileged Son: Otis Chandler and the Rise and Fall of the LA Times Dynasty" was produced as a two-hour PBS documentary.