Due to Sullivan’s extensive writing about Ted Bundy (which has produced six books), he’s become a sort of magnet over the years, drawing out many people who were part of the Bundy story, but have otherwise kept a low profile over the decades; and these first-person contacts continue to this day. As such, this is the first book in a new series of books, whose aim is to bring new revelations to the public about Bundy, the victims, the murders, and the almost murders that failed Bundy for one reason or another.
This first offering, Ted Bundy: The Yearly Journal Volume One, contains a great deal of never before published information from a number of women who barely escaped his grasp. It also reveals Bundy’s geographic hunting pattern after his arrival in Salt Lake City, Utah in September 1974; a surprising discovery the author never expected to make, but did, and it all came about through the valid testimonies of the women who encountered him during this period.
The book also delves into what the author believes is perhaps an accurate, albeit it conservative estimate, of how many women or young girls Bundy approached but failed to abduct during his years of murder. Each new volume will also focus on particular aspects of the case where further investigation is warranted. There are still “unknowns” out there, and as the author has experienced, where unknowns exit, the possibility of discovery awaits.
“With all the material we have on Ted Bundy, it’s easy to think we’ve thoroughly covered his life and crimes. But there still are holes, still things to learn. Reading Sullivan’s latest Bundy-based effort reminds me of when I sat in a London pub with a group of Ripperologists debating case minutiae. It has that feel. Newly discovered facts, some speculation, and some clarification – they’re all here. For those who can’t get enough of Bundy, the items in this illuminating volume show that we can still chip away at his secrets.” – Katherine Ramsland, author of Confession of a Serial Killer: The Untold Story of Dennis rader, the BTK Killer
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Scott Martin says
Got all of Kevin’s books, looking forward to this one, does anyone know when Bundy wore that skimask that was part of his murder kit? when he was raping his victims?
Kevin Sullivan says
Well, we know Bundy wore a pantyhose mask when he entered Cheryl Thomas’ apartment in Florida, as the police found it on her bedroom floor. So, he May have used the ski mask when he entered homes at night, and I’m sure he wore it when he was dragging bodies in really cold weather. But that’s Really all we know. I can say it’s doubtful he wore it during a rape, unless he intended to not kill a particular woman and wanted to hide his face. For those he planned on killing, Bundy wanted them to see his face.
Matt Stapleton says
Hi Kevin. Thank you for the work you do on research etc, it’s great. Bit of musing I’ve had for some time really, RE the famous Georgann Hawkins confession (well the one you can find online the easiest!) what in that confession, does he really tell us that only the killer would know. The spot where remains were left yes, but nothing was found (albeit years later). Everything else could of been read in Dilberate Stranger, Stranger Beside Me, Only Living Witness- Spanish test, friends called her George, what she was wearing- Books I am SURE being the narcissistic man he was, would of read. Thoughts?
Kevin Sullivan says
Hi Matt, and thanks for the contact…
When Keppel was interviewing Bundy at the end, he asked him if there was something only he and the investigators would know about Georgann’s abduction. And Bundy immediately mentioned that her pants were held together by a safety pin. Keppel said when he heard this he knew for a fact Ted was her killer. And what’s interesting is that Bundy failed to mention it up until that moment and perhaps believed it was unimportant.
I hope this helps. 🙂