I came into this with a lot of apprehension. I mean, this IS the History Channel. How they have covered true crime in the past has been fair to good, but they also back projects like Hunting for Hitler which was a bizarre waste of viewing time. What compelled me to watch was that fellow true crime author Ken Mains was involved. We write for the same publisher (Wild Blue Press) and I loved his book on cold cases, Unsolved No More. His involvement meant there might be hope for this series.
I was not disappointed.
Mains and retired LAPD homicide detective, Sal LaBarbera host the show and have come at Zodiac from a completely different angle than I expected. They are targeting those crimes that Zodiac claimed credit for beyond the ones he was confirmed to have been involved with. This is proving an awesome approach. It means…
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