THE TRAIL OF TED BUNDY: Digging Up the Untold Stories
A look into the life of serial killer Ted Bundy, from those who knew him, to those who chased him, and from those who mourned his many victims…
The Trail of Ted Bundy: Digging Up the Untold Stories, is a journey back in time, to when Ted Bundy was killing young women and girls in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. It’s told by those who knew him, and you’ll hear their revealing stories, many being voiced and put to print for the very first time. The friends of the victims are here as well, and they too share their insights about the victims, and some of what they tell here had been held back from the investigators, such was their commitment to their deceased friends.
The book also offers fresh information from the official record in areas not covered in the first book. To have added these “extras” in The Bundy Murders, wouldn’t have made any sense at the time, yet they do make perfect sense here. And finally, for this book, I travelled to every state where Bundy operated except Florida to tell this tale, and I’ve added many of the insights I’ve gained from my years of study into this very elusive and diabolical killer.
Catch up with Kevin Sullivan’s On the Trail of Ted Bundy video blog series here!
From the book:
“Anyone today visiting the house where Lynda Ann Healy lived with her friends, as I did in July 2015, will find it in a very nice neighborhood that is well maintained; perhaps better maintained now than in 1974. Standing in front of the structure, there is no obvious reminder that evil once invaded this dwelling in the middle of the night. Just off to the right of the front door, on the side of the house, is the door leading to the basement. It was through this door that Bundy would carry Lynda out into the chilly night air.
As I walked up the steps my mind was riveted on that night. I thought of Bundy, and how he also had walked up these steps before slowly turning the doorknob that cold evening to see if it was unlocked. Having already written The Bundy Murders, I was well aware of what transpired there, and, at such a moment, it all becomes so very real. Indeed, in my view, the Lynda Healy abduction is the strangest of his career, and I don’t ever expect to hear of one more bizarre, either from the past or in the future.”
From the author:
As I have mentioned in a previous blog and in conversations with friends, I never expected to write another book about Ted Bundy. After The Bundy Murders was published in 2009, writing anything about Bundy, beyond the occasional article, was out. I had no interest in delving again into his madness and his many victims; victims I have come to “know” so well, that it sometimes feels like I knew them long ago in real life. So writing another book was off my radar, and my stance was non-negotiable. And then, in the spring of 2015, I learned that one of the participants in the case was undergoing serious medical issues.
This brought to mind several of the folks who had died in the past couple of years; and this included my friend, Lorraine Fargo, a close friend of Bundy victim, Kathy Parks, who contacted me after The Bundy Murders was published. And in an instant, I knew one last Bundy book was in order. This time, however, I determined to add those voices whose stories had not yet been told. As a historian, I knew this was the right thing to do.
And so my journey began. And before too long I was uncovering important stories that had been hidden within the hearts and minds of so many, but are now presented to you and all those who read these pages in the future. And with this, my last contribution to the Bundy saga, I bid you all a happy reading!
“Despite the multitude of books about Bundy, The Bundy Murders offers fresh material and ideas about Bundy’s predatory movements. Well researched and highly recommended, for Bundy scholars and true crime fans alike.“–Katherine Ramsland, author of The Human Predator and The Devil’s Dozen
‘Insightful, well researched, and well written…highly recommend[ed] for any true crime reader, or any reader wanting to know more about Bundy or about deviant personalities. In fact, this book should be required reading for any student of psychology or criminal law.’–Psychotic State.com
‘Unearths new and horrifying evidence of other murders and graphic new details about the most notorious and fascinating serial killer of all time…provides the most in-depth examination of the killer and his murders ever conducted…a must-read for all true crime fans.’–Dan Zupansky, author of Trophy Kill: The Shall We Dance Murder and host of True Murder: The Most Shocking Killers in True Crime History
‘The Bundy Murders is scholarly and yet, at the same time, compelling and mesmerizing. Couldn’t put it down. This is crime writing at its very best!‘–Gary C. King, author of The Murder of Meredith Kercher and Rage