CALIFORNIA’S DEADLIEST WOMEN – DAVID KULCZYK, AUTHOR PRESENTATION
7 – 8:30pm
David Kulczyk, the dean of California weird history, presents his new book California’s Deadliest Women: Dangerous Dames and Murderous Moms at this special Los Angeles premiere at The Last Bookstore. California’s Deadliest Women is the definitive guide to the murderesses of the Gold State. David will sign copies and share stories of the chilling murders documented in his new book, including the murder of comedian Phil Hartman, the strange story of LAPD detective/murderer Stephanie Lazarus, chemist Larissa Schuster (who drowned her husband in an acid bath), dominatrix Omaima Aree Nelson (who killed, cooked, and ate her husband) plus many more bizarre and horrifying stories of women who kill.
A masterpiece of pure trashy tabloid fun, this is the definitive guide to the murderesses of the Golden State, a horrifying compendium of women driven to kill by jealousy, greed, desperation, or their own inner demons. California’s Deadliest Women presents 28 mini-tragedies — sardonic, tightly written profiles of some of the most ghastly crimes ever committed in California. Each lethal vignette presents a murderer’s early life, the circumstances that drove her to murder, her detection, her punishment, and the aftermath of her terrible deeds, plus quirky, disturbing caricatures of the killers by artist Olaf Jens.
These aren’t passive instruments of male masterminds, like the women of the Manson Family. These are women who got their hands bloody, personally killing their victims, who often were their own husbands, lovers or children. The killers profiled in California’s Deadliest Women show that the fairer sex can be as evil — and as deadly — as any man. The stories are shocking and lurid, but also filled with compassion for victim and murderer alike. There are no heroes in this book and no happy endings. The crimes are so bizarre, so puzzling, so corrupt, so disgusting, so gory, so inhumane and so despicable that they are unforgettable … and perversely fascinating and entertaining.
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