Stalemate - John Philpin


By John Philpin

  • Release Date: 1997-09-02
  • Genre: True Crime
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings


Is a suspected child abductor laughing in the faces of the police and the victims’ families?
For years, little girls have been disappearing from the streets of the San Francisco Bay Area. Their bodies have never been found. One man ties the cases together. He contacts the police. He helps search for the missing children. He offers support and love to the grieving families.

Is he guilty? Or, is he the victim of his own eccentricities?

Timothy James Bindner has appeared on talk shows, attended victims’ memorials, and offered meticulously detailed theories of the crimes themselves. Yet, in spite of years of intensive investigation, surveillance, and interrogation, Bindner has never been charged. Steadfastly maintaining his innocence, Bindner has infuriated the authorities with his public and outspoken challenges to make their case or leave him alone.

This inside account—featuring the words of Bindner himself—takes us into the mind of a suspected child abductor as well as the complex realm of modern forensic investigation. A shocking indictment of our flawed legal system, Stalemate asks the even more disturbing question of whether Timothy James Bindner is playing a sinister game of cat and mouse—and getting away with it.


  • Stalemate

    By Bible on iPad mini
    This story is well written with very few typos. The author is very frank in his description of investigative procedures of the time and the interaction between the different investigators involved. The writer gave a detailed insight into the mind of suspect Timothy Bindner and the statements he made to investigators. Unfortunately, the story has no closure yet as it is still under investigation after all this time. We can only hope Bindner makes a slip up that exposes him as the abductor/murderer I'm sure he is. Good story.
  • Convoluted

    By Coloradoandrea
    This book was very repetitive, convoluted and just not a good read. And then, after slogging through it, no resolution in the end. Would NOT recommend this to anyone.