The Grim Sleeper

The Grim Sleeper

The Lost Women of South Central

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"In 2006, Christine Pelisek broke the story of a terrifying serial killer who went unchecked in Los Angeles for decades. Two years later, in her cover article for L.A. Weekly, Pelisek dubbed him "The Grim Sleeper" for his long break between murders. The killer preyed on a community devastated by crime and drugs and left behind a trail of bodies—all women of color, all murdered in a similar fashion, and all discarded in the alleys of Los Angeles. The case of the Grim Sleeper is unforgettably singular. But it also tells a wider story about homicide investigations in areas beset by poverty, gang violence, and despair; about how a serial killer could continue his grisly work for two decades in part due to society’s lack of concern for his chosen victims; and about the power and tenacity of those women’s families and the detectives who refused to let the case go cold"--
Publisher: Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, 2017
Edition: First Counterpoint hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781619027244
Branch Call Number: HV6534.L7 P45 2017x
364.1523 Pelisek
Characteristics: 344 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm


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Jun 20, 2017

The book does have some flaws, yet it is quite readable. A lot of serial killers sneaking around
L A during the 80's and 90's.


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