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“People simply will not accept the fact that there is such a thing as a homicidal mind,” Truman Capote once said, “People who would kill as easily as they would write a bad check.” But people like this do exist—and in Homicidal, journalist and crime writer Paul Alexander profiles one of the most brutal homicidal minds in criminal history.

According to allegations, Lonnie Franklin Jr. killed at least ten women—maybe more—in the Los Angeles area over 25 years. Because of serious mistakes in the LAPD’s handling of the case, Franklin stayed active for decades—a terrifyingly normal “serial killer next door” who met his victims mostly through random encounters.

The best-selling author of true crime titles Accused, Murdered, and Mistried, Alexander delves deep into law enforcement records and collects never-before-heard firsthand accounts to cast new light on this complicated case. Combining the attention to detail of a crime journalist with the eloquent style of a literary master, Alexander will leave you wondering—could you recognize the serial killer next door?


A leading journalist with a career spanning decades, Paul Alexander has published hundreds of major articles in publications including The New York Times and Rolling Stone. He has published eight acclaimed books about the lives and careers of prominent people including James Dean, J.D. Salinger, John McCain, Karl Rove, and Sylvia Plath, and is the author of the best-selling true-crime titles Murdered, Accused, Mistried, and Homicidal.ABOUT THE SERIES

The Paul Alexander True Crime Collection offers Paul Alexander’s four best-selling titles Murdered, Accused, Mistried, and Homicidal exclusively in ebook form. Combining gripping pace with gritty literary style, these books provide compelling true accounts of high-profile crimes and trials—each with new evidence leading to startling revelations.

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