Terror In Ypsilanti: John Norman Collins Unmasked


Between the summers of 1967 through 1969, before the term serial killer  was coined, a predatory killer stalked the campuses of Eastern Michigan  University and the University of Michigan seeking prey, until he made  the arrogant mistake of killing his last victim in the basement of his  uncle's home. All-American boy John Norman Collins was arrested, tried,  and convicted of the strangulation murder of Karen Sue Beineman. The  other murders attributed to Collins never went to trial and soon became  cold cases--with one notable exception.

With  the benefit of fifty years of hindsight, hundreds of vintage newspaper  articles, thousands of pages of police reports, and countless  interviews, Terror in Ypsilanti tells the stories of the other  victims, recreates the infamous trial that took Collins off the streets,  and details Collins's time spent in Michigan prisons.

International Book Award 2017

Independent Author Network Award 2017

Literary Classics Silver Award 2017

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 Gregory  A. Fournier's thoroughly researched and highly readable account is  certain to stand as the definitive work on this all-American monster."   --Harold Schechter, author of THE SERIAL KILLER FILES. 

 "An  insightful and engrossing account of Michigan's worst sexually sadistic  serial killer. Gregory A. Fournier details the relentless 'boots on the  ground' investigation... and the complexity of the forensic expert  testimony with authentic and intense detail.  --Mark Safarik, Director  of Forensic Behavioral Services International and FBI Profiler (Ret.)