I have been obsessed with Zodiac Killer over the last few weeks after watching several documentaries about it so I am pretty excited by this news. According to a report in the New York Magazine, HarperCollins has kept secret a new book by a man claiming to have irrefutable evidence that the Zodiac Killer is his father.
The publisher acquired the tale more than a year ago but kept the book secret until last week. The book is titled “The Most Dangerous Animal of All” and has hit shelves last week.
The author, Gary Stuart” is the vice president at a Baton Rouge construction company, who claims to have discovered the connection while searching for his birth father. Then about 15 months ago he approached HarperCollins with his story and began writing the book with true-crime writer Susan Mustafa.
While this is not the first time someone has claimed their father was the notorious killer, but according to a HarperCollins publicist told New York Magazine that the company’s lawyer vetted Stuart’s claims and found them “legally sound.”
She didn’t share many details of the book, but told me that Stewart’s father had a criminal record in San Francisco (“forgeries, bad checks”), and there was a strong resemblance between his father’s mug shot and the police sketch.
Apparently, the police sketch was a good one. Said Andreadis,
“If you look at Gary’s photo next to the sketch of the Zodiac next to his father’s mug shot, you can see that there is very clearly more than just a passing resemblance. They look alike.”
The book’s official description also cites the existence of forensic evidence.