The Grim Sleeper

The Grim Sleeper

The Lost Women of South Central

Book - 2017
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"This upsetting account of a Los Angeles serial killer, written with passion by Christine Pelisek, an investigative crime reporter who spent 10 years working the case, blurts out a hard truth that no one wants to acknowledge . . . [She] tries to restore dignity to some of the victims by drawing sympathetic and carefully detailed life histories for each and every one of them." --Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review

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, allmurdered 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.

No one knows this story better than Pelisek, the reporter who followed it for more than ten years. Based on extensive interviews, reportage, and information never released to the public, The Grim Sleeper captures the long, bumpy road to justice in one of the most startling true crime stories of our generation.
Publisher: Berkeley, CA :, Counterpoint Press,, [2017]
Edition: First Counterpoint Press hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781619027244
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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