He was known as the .22 Caliber Killer and the Midtown Slasher. His crimes sparked one of the most intense investigations in New York history.
"A gripping account of a complex and controversial case." -John Douglas, former unit chief of the FBI's National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime
"An authentic and remarkable approach to a captivating, complex, and compelling investigation...A superior work of investigative journalism." -Detective Garry McFadden, I Am Homicide
"A real-life police procedural and a distinguished addition to modern case studies of serial killers." -Larry Harnisch, LA Daily Mirror
New Book About WNY .22 Caliber Killer
Michael Wooten, WGRZ
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The author of a New York Times bestseller is now writing a book about Western New York's infamous .22-caliber killer, who started his murder spree 36 years ago this month.
Catherine Pelonero was a child when Joseph Christopher committed his killings, so she can't remember much. However, she's spent the past year researching the case.
"I thought, this story is stunning," Pelonero said. "I've got to write this book." continue reading
A new look at the .22-Caliber Killer
Gene Warner interviews Catherine Pelonero about her forthcoming book, ABSOLUTE MADNESS, the true story of serial killer Joseph Christopher.
Buffalo News, Sunday, July 3, 2016