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The Resource The Grim Sleeper : the lost women of South Central, Christine Pelisek

The Grim Sleeper : the lost women of South Central, Christine Pelisek

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The Grim Sleeper : the lost women of South Central
Title
The Grim Sleeper
Title remainder
the lost women of South Central
Statement of responsibility
Christine Pelisek
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. 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." --
Summary
An investigative reporter describes how she uncovered the alleged identity of a long-time serial killer who has been murdering women in South Central Los Angeles since the 1980s
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10521897
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Pelisek, Christine
Dewey number
364.152/320979494
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Serial murders
  • Women
Target audience
adult
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the lost women of South Central
Label
The Grim Sleeper : the lost women of South Central, Christine Pelisek
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn951004790
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Counterpoint hardcover edition.
Extent
344 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781619027244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)951004790
Label
The Grim Sleeper : the lost women of South Central, Christine Pelisek
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn951004790
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Counterpoint hardcover edition.
Extent
344 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781619027244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)951004790

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