The Grim Sleeper (Hardcover)

The Lost Women of South Central

By Christine Pelisek

Counterpoint LLC, 9781619027244, 325pp.

Publication Date: June 13, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (4/17/2018)

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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

The Grim Sleeper is one of the most brutal serial killers in L.A. history, preying on the women of South Central for decades. No one knows this story better than Christine 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.

About the Author

CHRISTINE PELISEK is an award-winning journalist who's a senior writer with People Magazine. She received a Certificate of Appreciation from the City of Los Angeles for her work on the Grim Sleeper case. She lives in Los Angeles.