Kate Zaliznock - The San Francisco Doodler Murders (Ferry Building Store)

Kate Zaliznock

The San Francisco
Doodler Murders

An In-Person Event • Book Passage (SF Ferry Building)

Sun., October 30th • 2:00pm PT

This event will be hosted live at Book Passage's San Francisco Store. Please contact webmaster@bookpassage.com with questions regarding live events.
*Please note that masks are recommended for all Ferry Building events.


In 1974, one of San Francisco's most horrific unsolved serial murder cases began.

In less than two years, the man police called The Doodler took at least five lives, terrorized the LGBTQ community, and left three survivors forever changed. Initial reports claimed the murderer didn't approach his victims with the knife he used to kill them, but that the suspect shared skilled drawings — sketches of faces and animals — before leaving a string of gay men to bleed out on the sands of Ocean Beach. Police investigations and activist efforts to uncover the killer led to several suspects, but no definitive identification of the artist of death.

Author Kate Zaliznock shines a light on this riveting cold case.


Kate Zaliznock photo courtesy of author 



Book Passage Ferry Building
1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111
The San Francisco Doodler Murders (True Crime) By Kate Zaliznock Cover Image
ISBN: 9781467149877
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: History Press - September 26th, 2022