“What a journey this has been!” is a thought that crossed my mind the other day. I was finishing up my fourth Ted Bundy book when it popped into my mind. Looking back on this journey, the most interesting aspect is that I didn’t even see … [Read More...]
‘Hidden Files on America’s Worst Serial Killer’ Completes Sullivan’s Opus
Rare Revelations Of A Murderous Rampage
Within the pages of THE BUNDY SECRETS: Hidden Files Of America’s Worst Serial Killer is a unique, never-before-published look at the investigations undertaken to stop the depredations of America’s most infamous serial killer, Ted Bundy. Presented here in an easy-to-follow chronology are the raw, unedited and most fascinating official case files as they appeared to the detectives from the Pacific Northwest to the Rocky Mountains to Florida.
THE BUNDY MURDERS: A Comprehensive History, the first book in Sullivan’s comprehensive trilogy, was a dramatic narrative of the killer’s life, and book two, THE TRAIL OF TED BUNDY: Digging Up The Untold Stories, was dedicated to recollections of various friend, witnesses and detectives associated with Bundy. Now, THE BUNDY SECRETS, completes Sullivan’s work by presenting readers with a “just the facts” rendition of the formerly classified files of the manhunt, as well as contemporary interviews, gathered by Sullivan from dozens of sources along Bundy’s trail of terror. A must-have for true crime students of Ted Bundy.include “https://wildbluepress.com/wp-content/themes/magazine-pro/wbp-maincontentsalesbuttons.php?title=the%20bundy%20secrets”;
“This final installment in Sullivan’s Ted Bundy trilogy brings significant perspective to parts of official records not generally seen. Bundy fascination never wanes, and THE BUNDY SECRETS offers new items from patient sifting through the finest case details. Anyone interested in Bundy should read this captivating book.” –Katherine Ramsland, critically acclaimed author of Confession of a Serial Killer: The Untold Story of Dennis Rader, the BTK Killer and The Mind of a Murderer
From The Book:
Within the pages of this book you’ll read complete reports, entire letters and various communications in the same way it came before the eyes of the investigators. It is a fascinating look into the Bundy case from a unique perspective. And along with the record, I will have commentary throughout, aiding your understanding of the text, and adding clarification where needed. If I could say only one thing about the official record of the Ted Bundy case, it would be this: It is rich in information. It is an inexhaustible source; almost bottomless in its density of material.
What follows is that record of the Ted Bundy case files, from the various states where Bundy committed abduction and murder, or was suspected of doing so. Without question, the case files, housed in the archives in various states, are a gold mine of information and insight concerning Ted Bundy and his crimes. Indeed, no matter how much material I used for my first book on the case, there is information here that neither I, nor any other author of any of the Bundy books has used–it’s just impossible to make use of it all, as the book would have to be in the tens of thousands of pages!
From The Author:
I must confess that this is not a book I thought I’d ever be given a chance to write, and in fact, it wasn’t even on my radar. Of course, I’m sure you’re completely lost right now, and have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about, so I’ll explain…
My first in-depth work on the Ted Bundy case was, The Bundy Murders: A Comprehensive History, published by McFarland & Company in 2009. Then in 2016, my book, The Trail of Ted Bundy: Digging Up the Untold Stories, was released by WildBlue Press; and this second book also added to the previous book by bringing out new and never-before-published testimonies from those closely involved with the case.
For both books, I drew from the thousands and thousands of pages I have of the original case files, and the stories and statements from the friends of Ted Bundy; friends of the victims, as well as the detectives who hunted him and others who were given the job of dealing with the killer in one form or another. And both of these works have met, and continue to meet, the expectations and needs of those hungry readers wanting more insight into the Bundy case. And because of this, I began to feel that perhaps, one last book on the killer was in order. At the same time I also realized that, because of the nature of what this new book would be, it was going to stand out from all of the previously written Bundy books, including mine!
Within the pages of THE BUNDY SECRETS: Hidden Files on America’s Worst Serial Killer, you’ll be reading for the first time the actual case files, completely unedited and, for the most part, in their entirety.
These files have been carefully selected by me as the most interesting to pull from the stacks, and remember, all of these were once highly classified documents, available only to law enforcement. These reports cover first, the elusive and nameless killer they were hunting, followed by Bundy being identified as their most likely suspect, and finally, after his apprehension in 1975, the work that had to be conducted to put him away for a very long time; or better yet, they reasoned, to put him in a prison death house awaiting execution.
Now, just to get back to what I said above about never believing I’d be able to write a book like this:
On both occasions when I was writing the Bundy books, I felt a sense of regret that the average person would never see the massive material that I had at my disposal. I fully understood that most folks interested in the case would enjoy perusing such fact-filled (and in some cases, highly-charged) material, but there was no way to get the material to them. And then, I had one of those wonderful Eureka moments! And it was that moment that led to the writing of this book.
As is the case whenever I write true crime books, I usually end up hearing from some of the folks involved in whatever particular murder I’m writing about; and this has been especially true concerning the Bundy case. Indeed, I have had far more contacts pertaining to the Bundy murders than any other crime or killers I’ve written about. And to be honest, given the scope of Ted Bundy’s trail of terror, and the thousands of lives he affected, I’m not surprised by this at all.
Along with the files, I have commentary throughout the book, so as to provide clarity where needed. There is also a chapter in the book devoted to the new testimony that has come my way over the last year, and knowing the nature and the scope of these newly conducted interviews, I know you’ll find them fascinating.
And with this, I welcome you into the world of THE BUNDY SECRETS!