TWO OF A KIND The Hillside Stranglers Author:Darcy O'Brien "The Hillside Strangler." That name became part of headlimes that chilled Los Angeles for over a year, as one after another, the corpses of sexually violated, brutally murdered young women were found on hillsides around the city. But even that horror paled beside the revelations that emerged in what became the lonest criminal trial in American... more » history-- and one of the most controversial. "Two of a Kind" is the first book to make the shocking dislosure that "the Hillside Strangler" was not one man but two, as it examines the unsavory symbiotic relationship between the murderers and the drive behind their hideously evil crimes.
Writing with the riveting storytelling skill of an award-winning novelist and the detailed accuracy of a brilliant reporter, Darcy O'Brien tells the entire story of the Hillside Stranglers as it has never been told before. He begins with the stranglers themselves: physically magnetic superstud Angelo Buono, and his handsome, charming, fast-talking cousin, Kenny Bianchi, who joined in an unholy alliance of insatiable lust and inquenchable hate for women; then he describes the crimes themselves, and the women who were victims.
Just as compellingly, O'Brien depicts the other side of the drama-- the side of the law. We see Sergeant Bob Grogan, the police detective for whom catching and convicting the criminals became an obsession; Judge Ronald George, who took drastic measures to see justice carried out; the array of "expert witnesses" who were duped by Bianchi's "multiple personality" impersonation; and the incredible behind-the-scenes story of the defense lawyers and prosecutors whose courtroom clashes took on historic proportions.« less