Suspect Zero Message Board: Zodiac Media: Suspect Zero

By Tom Voigt (Admin) ( - on Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - 02:49 pm:

If you're looking for a good book on the Zodiac case, author Mike Kelleher's latest release, Suspect Zero, is now available to order.

Here's a link to for more info.

By Jake (Jake) ( - on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 09:07 pm:

With no fanfare that I was aware of, Mike Kelleher's latest book is out. It's not really a Zodiac book, but it may be of interest to some of the completists out there, since it's about a character who appears to be based on Arthur Allen, and it seems to link him with the Santa Rosa Hitchhiker Murders. At least, this is what I gather from what little I've read of it online: it's listed and available on, but not at Amazon, and I haven't checked the bookstores yet. I posted the book's introduction at my site last year, if anyone's interested.


By Mike Kelleher (Mike_Kelleher) ( - on Friday, September 05, 2003 - 08:22 am:

NOTICE DATE: 3 September 2003

At Dead End Street, we periodically re-proof our existing titles to ensure the highest quality product. In this regard, we have removed certain typographical and formatting errors that were present in our fast-selling title SUSPECT ZERO, by Michael D. Kelleher. These errors are attributable solely to us, as publisher (and, those familiar with Mr. Kelleher’s work can attest, are rarely found in his books). We apologize to Mr. Kelleher and to his fans and our customers for our failure to catch these errors earlier.

Every customer that has purchased SUSPECT ZERO before today may, in the next 30 calendar days, return his/her copy of the book to us at the address below. We will thereafter provide you with a corrected version free-of-charge. Please direct any questions directly to our President, John Rutledge –

Thank you for your business. We apologize for the inconvenience.

By Mike Kelleher (Mike_Kelleher) ( - on Friday, September 05, 2003 - 08:23 am:

Woops, forgot the address . . .

Dead End Street, LLC
813 Third Street
Hoquiam, WA 98550

By Jim (Jim) ( - on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 - 03:52 pm:

I have read both of the books ...Zodiac Speaking and Suspect Zero. My questions concern Suspect Zero. Why did you mix and match real names and places with fictional names and places? Some real names for the papers and yet the Santa Rosa Journal? no real names to the "dumping" locations yet even Grrrrrrrrrrreysmith named the actual locations in his first Z book when trying to tie the Hwy 101 murders to Z, so why not you? i live around Santa Rosa and would be interested in setting the record straight on location and be able to orient myself with the different locations. How close was "Byron Avion" to being a legitimate Z suspect? What ever happened to all of those neatly tied boxes? to the albums? i found the book to be a fast read and fascinating because of my attachment to the area and the possible Z connections (that always gets my interest). Care to share any comments on the book and the things you learned from it?

By Mike Kelleher (Mike_Kelleher) ( - on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 - 06:17 pm:


I guess my comment is this: Bob Graysmith goes his way and I go mine. As to why I wrote it the way I did, that's a question best left unanswered for now, if ever. It just made sense, given the two books and what I know about the cases involved. Perhaps the next book will be different still.

Glad you enjoyed the read.


By Jim (Jim) ( on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 - 12:11 pm:

the Grrrrrr in Grrrrrrrrrrrreysmith is a Grrrrrrr of frustation and his inconsistencies and imaginative musings on paper........
thanks for the response but are there any answers to any of the other inqueries?

By Mike Kelleher (Mike_Kelleher) ( - on Wednesday, October 15, 2003 - 02:56 pm:

In the order of your questions: Pretty darn close; the boxes are in the custody of an individual appointed by the Public Guardian; the same with the albums.

As a sidenote, Graysmith did not have all the locations correct.

And, as they say, "that's all folks . . ."