Carlton Smith, Tomas Guillen – The Search for the Green River Killer


In the 1980s and 1990s, 49 women in the Seattle area were brutally murdered, their bodies dumped along the Green River and Pacific Highway South in Washington State. Despite an exhaustive investigation – even serial killer Ted Bundy was consulted to assist with psychological profiling – the sadistic killer continued to elude authorities for nearly 20 years.

Then, in 2001, after mounting suspicion and with DNA evidence finally in hand, King County police charged a 52-year-old truck painter, Gary Ridgway, with the murders. His confession and the horrific details of his crimes only added fuel to the notoriety of the Green River Killer.

Journalists Carlton Smith and Tomas Guillen covered the murders for the Seattle Times from day one, receiving a Pulitzer Prize nomination for their work. They wrote the first edition of this book before the police had their man. Revised after Ridgway’s conviction, The Search for the Green River Killer is the ultimate authoritative account of the Pacific Northwest killing spree that held a nation spellbound – and continues to horrify and fascinate, spawning dramatizations and documentaries of a demented killer who seemed unstoppable for decades.

Author: Carlton Smith, Tomas Guillen
Narrator: Keith Sellon-Wright
Duration: 17 hours 27 minutes
Released: 19 Sep 2004
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Language: English

User Review:

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I realize the original book was written long before they actually caught Gary Ridgway, It was hard for me to stay interested in it but I finished… i guess I am more fascinated with a profile of the killer rather than most of the other details this book gives. Keith sellon-wright is great at what he does, I also have the Btk book he narrated, but this just wasnt interesting really.