Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

The Trailside Killer of San Francisco


Douglas, John.  Mindhunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit. New York: Scribner, 1995.

Frasier, David K.  Murder Cases of the Twentieth Century.  North Carolina: McFarland, 1996.

Graysmith, Robert.  The Sleeping Lady: The Trailside Murders above the Golden Gate.  Onyx, New York, 1990.

Lane, Brian and Wilfred Gregg.  The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers.  Berkley, 1992.

PEOPLE v. MCDERMAND (1984) 162 CA3d 770

Purcell, Catherine E. and Bruce Arrigo.  The Psychology of Lust Murder: Paraphilia, Sexual Killing, and Serial Homicide.  Academic Press, 2006.

Schechter, Harold.  The Serial Killer Files.  New York: Ballantine.

"Allen is First of Many Sick, Aged in Line at Death Row," The San Francisco Chronicle, January 15, 2006.

"Man Charged in 'Trailside' Slayings," Chillicothe Constitution, May 15, 1981.

"Trailside Killer Faces Charges," Chronicle Telegram, May 18, 1981.

"Ex-convict Charged in Hiker Killing," The Post Standard, May 191, 1981.

"Body of Woman who Worked with Killer Found," Chronicle Telegram," May 25, 1981.

"X-ray technician Held in Nine Slayings," Syracuse Herald Journal, November 17, 1984.

"Murder and Madness," Teresa Allen, Marin Independent Journal, April 1985.

"State Supreme Court Refuses New Trial for Trailside Killer," The San Francisco Chronicle, March 7, 1995.

"Death Penalty Upheld for Trailside Killer," The San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 30, 1999.

"Tracking Down the Trailside Killer," The San Francisco Chronicle, May 10, 1990.

"Trailside Killer Faces Charges," Chronicle-Telegram, May 181, 1981.

"Trailside Killing Evidence Mounts," Syracuse Herald-Journal, May 27, 1981.


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