Ed Kemper: Conversations with a Killer

The Shocking True Story of the Co-Ed Butcher

By Dary Matera (Author)

Series Conversations with a Killer


Pub Date 7/20/2021

ISBN 9781454943150

Format Paperback



Ed Kemper: Conversations with a Killer

The Shocking True Story of the Co-Ed Butcher

by Dary Matera
The third title in our Conversations with a Killer series focuses on one of the most notorious serial killers of the 1970s, Ed Kemper, a key character in the hit Netflix series Mindhunter.

If there ever was a human monster that walked this earth, it was the highly intelligent, psychotic, 6’9” killer Edward “Big Ed” Kemper. As a troubled 15-year-old, Kemper shot and killed his grandparents. Eight years later, he went on an 11-month reign of terror slaughtering and dismembering six college co-eds in California, brutally killing his mother with a hammer, and breaking her best friend’s neck. Kemper, 71, remains alive at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville, more intimidating now than ever. Masterful crime writer Dary Matera tells Kemper’s full, shocking story, interweaving insights from the killer himself.

Dary Matera is the author of 14 books, including the bestseller Are You Lonesome Tonight and Sterling’s Charles Manson: Conversations with a Killer, co-authored with Edward George. He’s worked closely with the FBI on such previous books as Quitting the MobThe FBI’s Ten Most Wanted, and John Dillinger. His books have been featured on 20/2060 Minutes48 HoursPrimetime LiveNightlineGood Morning AmericaInside Edition, and CBS This Morning, among others. They have been reviewed and featured in The New York TimesThe  Wall Street JournalLos Angeles TimesWashington PostNewsweekTimePeopleLife, and many additional publications. Matera has appeared in more than a dozen TV documentaries featuring his book subjects, and on the TV series America: Fact or Fiction and William Shatner’s The UnXplained.

Title Details

Pages 288 pages

Trim 5.5 x 8.5 x 0 Inches

Territories World

Category Reference