The Most Dangerous Animal of All

New York Times Best Seller

San Francisco Chronicle Best Seller

Earl Van Best Jr.

Earl Van Best Jr.

An explosive and historic book of true crime and an emotionally powerful and revelatory memoir of a man whose ten-year search for his biological father leads to a chilling discovery: His father is one of the most notorious-and still at large-serial killers in America.


Judy Chandler

Written with award-winning author and journalist Susan D. Mustafa, The Most Dangerous Animal of All tells the story of Stewart’s decade-long search for his father following a complex trail of startling twists and connections. Combing through government records and news reports and through conversations with his father’s relatives and friends, Stewart turns up a host of clues, including forensic evidence, identifying his father as one of the most infamous and still-wanted serial killers in American history.

UK Cover

UK Cover

The result is a singular work of true crime at its finest—a compelling, unbelievable story told with the pacing of a page-turning novel—as well as a sensational and powerful memoir.

Now available in the U.S. and U.K., The Most Dangerous Animal of All will soon be available in other countries around the world. For more information, please visit

CMYK_C24_M95_Y91_K19-RED-Cyrus-2-190x300Forensic Document Examiner Michael Wakshull compared Earl Van Best Jr.’s handwriting to that of the Zodiac Killer and compiled his evidence into a book available now at For more information, please visit