“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 it coming. For those of you who’ve been with me, you already know what I’m talking about. But for those who don’t, here’s a brief explanation:
HOW IT ALL STARTED
In 2005, I met Jerry Thompson. He’s the retired detective from Utah who worked the Bundy case in that state. From this meeting, I ended up writing, The Bundy Murders: A Comprehensive History, published in 2009. The book brought forth new and never-before published revelations about a number of the murders. Of course, having written a biography of Ted Bundy, I figured (naturally) I was finished with him. Life, however, has a way of changing things. Folks started contacting me after the book’s release, and soon I was gathering new interview material on the case.
BIRTH OF THE SECOND BOOK
In 2015, because of this new information, as well as some other factors, I decided to write a companion volume to The Bundy Murders. That book, The Trail of Ted Bundy: Digging Up the Untold Stories, was released in 2016. This book, like my first book, unearthed a lot of new information on this most infamous case. After this, I believed I could move on. Wrong!
A TED BUNDY TRILOGY
Because of my two Bundy books being on the market, more individuals came my way. And before too long, I found myself conducting new interviews. Because of this new activity, I knew a third book would eventually be in the offing. That book, The Bundy Secrets: Hidden Files on America’s Worst Serial Killer, was published in 2017. For this work I took a large portion of the Bundy case file material and published them verbatim, along with commentary from me. I knew that adding these full reports would be of great interest to people, and I was correct.
THE 4TH BOOK IS BORN
My current book: Ted Bundy’s Murderous Mysteries: The Many Victims of America’s Most Infamous Serial Killer, was recently released, and here too, I have new and very revealing interviews from important players in the case. I have also added case file material that doesn’t appear in any of my previous Bundy books. And as you might suspect, throughout the book, there is commentary from me.
Now, having written four books on this serial killer, totaling over 1000 pages, I’m going to assume this 4-volume set will complete my work on Ted Bundy. That said, I do recall myself saying similar things in the past, wink, wink.