The Zodiac Revisited Update

I need to provide an update regarding my progress on the book The Zodiac Revisited. For quite a while now, I've been working toward the goal of publishing in 2016. Unfortunately, I have to report that it's not going to happen.

While I've been making solid progress, I've also been running into some difficulty. Because I'm trying to cover the subject in a comprehensive manner, the book is turning out to be quite long. Currently, it's trending toward more than 500 pages. Additionally, as I've been going through the editing process, I've had to make some organizational changes that have necessitated quite a bit of rewriting.

Between the length, the rewriting, and the standard array of life activities requiring my attention – not the least of which is a relatively time-consuming full-time job – progress has been slower than I had hoped.

While I would like to get the book done as soon as possible, I also need to be happy with the result. I need to write The Zodiac Revisited such that I'm satisfied with it at the time of publication, as well as years after the fact. This is my number one priority.

Given some of the variables I'm currently working with, I'm going to defer updating the target release date immediately. I'll provide more information as it becomes available.


Michael Cole


  1. Tony G 12 September, 2016 at 14:48 Reply

    Hey, we would rather have a definitive book-done-right than something rush released! We learn patience in this decades-old case; your site is a work of true brilliance so I am sure it will be worth the wait. Keep up the good work and I appreciate the update 🙂

  2. Marcin 8 November, 2016 at 15:04 Reply

    Hello, Mr. Michael Cole, Poland here. Even though I learned about your upcoming book just a few days ago, it saddens me deeply that it has been delayed into year 2017. On the other side, I understand that rushing your beloved work won’t do any good to it, so there is nothing left but to be patient.

    I came across your site a few months ago, while researching the newest facts about the Zodiac Killer. I like the perspective of your insight regarding this case – it’s unlike every article or book I read up to this date. I really appreciated an opinion about Zodiac Hoax theory when I needed it the most, even though it was published in 2012 – apparently nothing new in the US.

    As a closing statement, I just want to add that the Zodiac Killer case is probably the most intriguing case I know. It got me into criminology, forensic science and psychology. Although it’s infamous, it’s still fascinating in its own twisted way. Here, in Poland, I really lack good materials on the case – fortunately, the Internet provides information from the very source, also I can count on articles such as yours.

    I wish you the best of luck with the book, be sure that I’ll look into it as soon as possible.

  3. Michael Cole
    Michael Cole 30 May, 2017 at 15:20 Reply

    Thanks Benjamin, Renata, Marcin, and Shane.

    I’m making good progress again; unfortunately, I had to deal with some life issues that sidetracked me for a while. But, now I’m back on track. I’m continuing to work on the editing. I’m probably still a ways off from publication. Nevertheless, I am moving in the right direction.

    As of right now, I don’t have any plans to translate the book into other languages, mostly because I haven’t thought about it or looked into it. I suppose if there were sufficient demand, that might happen. For the moment, I’m just focusing on the one language 🙂

  4. Stephen McDonald 22 August, 2017 at 19:30 Reply

    As an ex-Police Constable and an avid follower of the case, I’m looking forward to the publication of your book.

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