The Viney Agency


Robert GraysmithRobert Graysmith is America’s leading exponent of true-crime writing with a string of New York Times bestsellers to his name. He is best-known for his writings on the Zodiac Killer and first became involved in the case when he was a cartoonist for the San Francisco Chronicle. Two major films have been based on his books: Auto Focus and Zodiac. Graysmith is portrayed in Zodiac by Jake Gyllenhaal.

The Viney Agency handles sub-rights for Robert Graysmith in the United Kingdom on behalf of his primary agents Intellectual Property Group, Los Angeles.


David AmbroseMarli Renfro was a model who played a part in one of the most iconic scenes in American movies- as Janet Leigh's nude body double in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho-only to fade into obscurity, a footnote in Hollywood history. It wasn't until 1988 that Marli Renfro made news again - raped and murdered by a serial killer with a fetish for the classic Hitchcock shocker. But as Graysmith investigated Marli's story, a nagging doubt entered his mind. What if Marli was still alive? What if another woman had been murdered in her place? And if Marli was still alive, would he ever find her?

The line between art and reality is blurred in this astonishing coda to one of the most memorable screen murders of all time, and to a real- life crime that one man was determined to solve.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: The Girl in Alfred Hitchcock’s Shower, Berkley, 2010, Titan, 2010. Zodiac Unmasked, Berkley, 2007. Unabomber, Berkley, 1998. The Murder of Bob Crane, Crown, 1993. The Bell Tower, Regnery Publishing, 1999, Amerithrax, Jove, 2008.