The magnetic power of charismatic psychopath Ted Bundy has spawned five books that have received national distribution, including several that have gone on to become best sellers. One of those books, "The Deliberate Stranger," even became a popular miniseries, with Bundy portrayed by Mark Harmon, who was earlier voted People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive."

More than a decade after Bundy was sentenced to death in Florida, the books remain so well-read, according to Sharon Shirley, Salt Lake County reference librarian, they are hard to keep on the shelves. "Bundy's a real popular subject."*****

Books about Ted Bundy

"The Only Living Witness," Stephen Michaud and Hugh Aynesworth; Linden Press/Simon and Schuster; 1983; 332 pages.

"Bundy: The Deliberate Stranger," Richard W. Larsen; Prentice Hall; 1980; 303 pages.

"Ted Bundy: The Killer Next Door," Steven Winn; Bantam Books; 1979; 359 pages.

"The Phantom Prince: My Life With Ted Bundy," Elizabeth Kendall; Madrona Publishers; 1981; 183 pages.

"The Stranger Beside Me," Ann Rule; W. W. Norton & Co.; 1980; 350 pages.

Of interest locally is "Who Is the Real Ted Bundy," a 45-page collection of articles by various writers reprinted from Utah Holiday magazine in 1979.