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Michael F. Cole, "The Zodiac Revisited"

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"The Zodiac Revisited — New Insights Into History’s Most Enigmatic Serial Killer"

http://zodiackillerciphers.com

 
Posted : October 7, 2015 1:58 pm
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That is a very professional looking book cover.

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Posted : October 7, 2015 3:25 pm
Pettibon Junction
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Reading some of the blog posts on Cole’s website, his approach seems logical, level-headed, and non-agenda/suspect-driven. That’s at least refreshing given the tenor of most current works on the subject.

"There are such devils."
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Posted : October 7, 2015 3:40 pm
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Yeah, I LIKE Mike Cole. He is an engineer at Intel, and a programmer, and I respect him. That said, I’m not sure that the world needs yet another Zodiac book. Not sure what he could present that is new…

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Posted : October 7, 2015 3:50 pm
Pettibon Junction
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Yeah, I LIKE Mike Cole. He is an engineer at Intel, and a programmer, and I respect him. That said, I’m not sure that the world needs yet another Zodiac book. Not sure what he could present that is new…

-glurk

Well, with Butterfield’s book in limbo, Kelleher’s appealing to a decidedly niche audience, and the factually-challenged Graysmith reigning supreme (to say nothing of hucksters and frauds like Steve Hodel and Gary Stewart), a decent mass-market overview of the case might go a ways toward correcting some of the wrongheaded ideas about Zodiac that have taken root in the public consciousness and likely contributed to his crimes going unpunished. It could be a good thing.

"There are such devils."
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Posted : October 7, 2015 4:13 pm
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Wow! I had no idea he was writing a book. Hopefully he will chime in here…

That is one I would actually read as I don’t believe he pushes a POI. Not that I’d agree with everything. ;)


…they may be dealing with one or more ersatz Zodiacs–other psychotics eager to get into the act, or perhaps even other murderers eager to lay their crimes at the real Zodiac’s doorstep. L.A. Times, 1969

 
Posted : October 8, 2015 12:00 am
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Yeah, I’m definitely going to give this one a read when it’s out.

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Posted : October 8, 2015 12:11 am
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Thanks Dave, for starting this thread, and everyone else for your comments.

Yes, I’ve been working at this project for quite a while. My goal is to provide a comprehensive, objective analysis. As Tahoe27 mentions, I have no POI. In fact, I personally believe that the killer was none of the usual suspects and that he’s managed to avoid suspicion all of these years.

That said, I’m not sure that the world needs yet another Zodiac book.

This thought has crossed my mind on more than one occasion. I hope that the book will not fill a much needed gap :)

The first way in which I answer the question of "yet another Zodiac book" (when I ask it to myself) is somewhat selfish. I need to write this book. Even if I publish it and somehow fail to convince a single one of the world’s seven billion people to read it, I will still achieve some degree of meaningful satisfaction. The simple fact of the matter is that I have invested such a significant part of my life into thinking about this case, researching it, and analyzing it, that I’ve developed a strong desire to document my thoughts in some substantive way. This book is, first and foremost, a means to that end.

Moving beyond that starting point, I do feel that I will be able to offer something of value in terms of insight into the case. For those who are familiar with my beliefs (from old message boards, etc.), all of my fundamental positions are represented (of course), albeit I’ve evolved on a few details here and there. Additionally, there will be some new material that I haven’t presented before. Personally, I’m looking forward to having all of my thoughts pulled together in one place where I can attempt to explain how I see all the pieces of the puzzle fitting together.

Finally, given some of the recent (and not-so-recent, for that matter) submissions in the Zodiac-book space, I’m sure we’ll be able to squeeze in one more serious treatment of the subject.

I still have nontrivial work to do before I can publish. The posting I made on my website and some of my other activities are intended to start the ball rolling in terms of generating some prepublication awareness. If you’re interested in developments related to publication of The Zodiac Revisited, please sign up for my newsletter on zodiacrevisited.com.

Thanks,
Mike

The Zodiac Revisited, Volumes 1-3

 
Posted : October 8, 2015 9:19 am
Pettibon Junction
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ZR,

Spent a long time reading the blogs on your site yesterday. With contributors like Kelleher and Morf and given the tone of your own posts, I’ll be looking forward to picking up your book.

"There are such devils."
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Posted : October 8, 2015 4:35 pm
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This should be a good one. I understand why there could be some apprehension about "another Zodiac book", but I think that is kind of an unusual way of thinking.

A lot of websites I visit have book discussions/ promotions of material written by members, and a lot of them have frequent collaborations of articles published by members. Not just true crime, but I know that casebook the Ripper site does it.

It’s odd, there are a lot of Zodiac research websites, but almost none of the written material comes from people who are actively, or at least openly, involved in them. That might be part of the problem.

 
Posted : October 18, 2015 11:42 am
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Sorry to chime in late, but glad to see the book out Mike. This is one I will be happy to read,as opposed to the complete Z junk books out there.

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Posted : October 20, 2015 11:08 pm
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Thanks Pettibon Junction, duckking2001, and Morf.

The Zodiac Revisited, Volumes 1-3

 
Posted : October 21, 2015 8:27 am
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Apparently, Cole had to do more work on the book, according to it´s latest update on September of 2016. He hasn´t updated since then. Whenever he launches his book, I have to say this is the best time for book releases about the Zodiac: this one, plus the Mark Hewitt books. Something good and refreshing, after the "daddy did it" non-sense we had to deal with.

 
Posted : April 29, 2017 6:21 pm
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i really want to read this book .

 
Posted : June 3, 2017 9:36 pm
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Definitely looking forwards to this book as I’ve really enjoyed the refreshing take of the articles at zodiacrevisited.com. Hopefully he manages to publish soon!

 
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