XG Productions' First Audio Series Evil Has A Name Tops New York Times & Audible Best Sellers Lists

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Evil Has A Name – The untold story of the search for the Golden State Killer is a hit on Audible and The New York Times.

CULVER CITY, Calif. - Feb. 12, 2019 - eTradeWire -- Just weeks after reaching #4 on The New York Times Best Sellers List for non-fiction audiobooks, Evil Has A Name: The Story of the Golden State Killer Investigation, enters the Audible UK Best Sellers List at #1 across all categories. Created and produced by XG Productions, this Audible Original Series tells the horrific but true story of Detective Paul Holes and his relentless search for a serial rapist and killer who terrified residents of California and evaded capture for four decades.

"Our company is fortunate to have had success across scripted TV, non-scripted TV and podcast media formats," said XG Founder & CEO, Jim Clemente, "but we are thrilled to see our very first audiobook series do so well, right out of the gate! "This is an important story to tell," said Clemente, "and we're very happy to have partnered with Audible Studios to bring this project to life and to make it accessible to listeners on a global scale."

The Golden State Killer—whose aliases also included The East Area Rapist, The Original Night Stalker, and The Visalia Ransacker—is a depraved monster who preyed on innocent victims in Northern and Southern California from 1973 to 1986. And while numerous police sketches attempted to capture his often-masked visage based on surviving victim descriptions, the Golden State Killer spent more than 40 years not only faceless, but nameless.

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For his victims, for their families and for the investigators tasked with finding him, the senselessness and brutality of the Golden State Killer's acts were matched only by the frustration and helplessness they felt in failing to uncover the killer's true identity. To be sure, the chances of obtaining closure—or any form of justice—after more than four decades seemed slim to none.  But on April 24, 2018, authorities arrested 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo at his home in Citrus Heights, California, based on DNA evidence linking him to the GSK's crimes. After a decades long hunt for a monster, a suspect is behind bars. Could it be that evil finally has a name?

What makes, Evil Has A Name, so powerful an audio series, drawing listeners into each dramatic turn of this chilling story, are the actual voices of the people closest to the case. Paul Holes, the retired detective who first picked up the cold case files for the East Area Rapist as a rookie cop more than 25 years ago, narrates, along with Jim Clemente, the legendary retired FBI profiler and former NYC prosecutor who worked the case from BAU headquarters in Quantico, Virginia more than twenty years ago.

The series also features the voices of Carol Daly, the retired Sacramento County Undersheriff who was one of the first investigators on the case; Barbara Rae Venter, the brilliant scientist who helped Paul Holes become the first person to solve a homicide case using Investigative Genealogy; and the "Sister Survivors": Jane Sandler, Margaret Wardlow, Michelle White and Debbi Domingo, four remarkable women who were themselves victims of the GSK or surviving family members of those he murdered. Paul Holes, Jim Clemente and Peter McDonnell all serve as writers for the series, with McDonnell producing.

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Delivering all-new details about Paul Holes' relentless pursuit of a serial rapist and killer, and a stunning final act that redefines modern law enforcement techniques, this is the true story of how the suspected Golden State Killer was tracked, identified and eventually captured, as told by the people closest to the case.

About XG Productions: XG PRODUCTIONS is a highly specialized Media Production and Talent Management Company founded by brothers, and former FBI agents, Jim and Tim Clemente in 2008. The company's mission is to entertain, inform and inspire audiences through the creation and production of authentic crime, law enforcement and military content…telling stories no one else can tell. XG has built a reputation in Hollywood as the "go to" experts in the true crime genre, with credits spanning Scripted and Non-Scripted Television, Feature Films, SVOD, Podcasts, Audiobook Series and other Digital platforms. Serving as Writers, Producers, On-Air Talent and Technical Advisors, some of XG's more prominent credits include: Criminal Minds, NCIS: Los Angeles, Quantico, The Unit, Blindspot, Lie To Me, The Americans, The Case Of: JonBenet Ramsey, The Case Of: Caylee Anthony, Manhunt: Unabomber, Real Crime Profile and Best Case/Worst Case.


Peter Clemente
President & Chief Operating Officer

Source: XG Productions, Inc.
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