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10 thoughts on “Two of a Kind

  1. Paul Bryant Paul Bryant says:

    Technology created the serial killer and fingers crossed it’s looking like technology has uncreated him too There were no serial murders before there were cities and plentiful urban transport When you stay within a 30 mile radius of your village you won’t find many victims But when you have a nice car and all of LA at your disposal then the sky is the limit However now we have DNA science so you only get to do one maybe two murders now before they’re knocking on your door at 5 am And plus the chilly effect of the internet which takes victims off the streets to a great degree Streetwalking is now done with an app And who has seen a hitchhiker in 15 years? So let’s hope there will be no of these ghastly men And you know that Emily Dickinson says that hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul I’ll second that emotion THE OLD ONE ABOUT MULTIPLE PERSONALITY DISORDER Two of a Kind is the tangled story of Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi They killed 10 women and children between the ages of 12 and 27 in a short space of time October 1977 to February 1978 in and around Glendale Los Angeles The whole thing was exceptionally gruesome It’s hard to think that there are guys who could pick up a young woman so they could watch her die just for fun But there are Before World war Two you might have thought that there wouldn’t be many guys who could machine gun a whole lot of people one day then the next day another whole lot of people But it turned out there were plenty of guys who could do this without feeling ill or fainting it was all okay with themWell I’m drifting away from the subject hereEventually there was a falling out between the cousins and Kenny decamped for Bellingham Washington where flying solo he killed two other women in one evening 11 January 1979 But without the street smarts of his older cousin to guide him Kenny made real bad mistakes you would have thought he’d have learned a thing or two and whereas the 10 LA murders were whodunits that baffled the cops these two were open and shut cases and Kenny was picked up the next day The cops found out he’d moved from LA so they contacted the LAPD and in five minutes they’d all had the lightbulb moment – this was one of the Hillside Stranglers The cops knew there were two guys working as a team After 18 months of getting nowhere finally here he was While he was cooling his heels Ken watched tv and saw a movie called Sybil starring Joanne Woodward and Sally Field He also came across The Three Faces of Eve at the same time and thought ah what I will do because I am clever is I will convince these police idiots that I have multiple personality disorder Then I will not go to prison Naturally the two shrinks they got to interview him at great vast length under hypnosis agreed that yes he had an entity inside him that had done the murders along with his cousin AngeloEventually one of the shrinks realized that people facing the death penalty will lie to the authorities to try to avoid their fate This psychiatrist was shocked It was all an act SERIAL KILLER GROUPIESAs you know when a notorious criminal is apprehended and his photos show him to be a handsome young fellow as Ken was it will not be long before some females are writing to him and saying all kinds of embarrassing nonsense One such person was Veronica Lynn Compton a wannabe playwright with substance abuse issues Before long Ken and Veronica had cooked up a cunning planOur author Darcy O’Brien did not care for Veronica much Here’s his remarkable description In every sense she was a striking woman Twenty three in appearance a dark Latin spitfire her burnished flesh emanating an euatorial heat she was a beauty except for her nose which was upturned to the point of snoutishness and lent her face a porcine effectI hasten to say that Darcy doesn’t write like this very often which is a great relief It’s fun but you wouldn’t want a whole true crime book like that TRUTH IN THIS CASE STRANGER THAN FICTIONThe cunning plan was that wait for it Veronica would visit Ken and smuggle some of his semen out of the prison Then she would strangle a woman anyone convenient and dump his semen on the victim Then when the cops found this new body the semen would be an exact match with that found on Ken’s previous victims and this would show that Ken could not have done any of these murdersWell how to get the semen out of the jail was a bit of a head scratcher but Ken was resourceful With a snipped off finger from a rubber glove a piece of twine and a smuggled book it was done On to phase two You have to keep reminding yourself this actually happenedVeronica located a victim got her to come back to her motel room surreptitiously laid out the rubber semen finger then attacked the woman from behind with a cord Had to strangle her like that to make it fit with the other Hillside murders The woman tried to draw air tried to force a scream but only gargled threw back her arms and grabbed at Veronica’s wrists held dug nails in pulled with everything she had wrenching from side to side and with one great effort flipped Veronica up and over her Veronica lost her grip cartwheeled smashed the small of her back going down against the arm of the chair and collapsed moaning to the floorSo the poor victim got the hell out of there called the cops and Veronica was arrested for attempted murder The crazy plot was discovered and she got a life sentence As far as I know she’s still insideTHE FINAL RECKONINGAngelo Buono also got life after a hugely long and ridiculous trial and he died in 2002 at the age of 67 Ken Bianchi plea bargained and avoided the gas chamber He got life and he’s still serving time in Walla Walla prison Washington He’s now 67 years old so he’s been inside for than 35 yearsThe twelve women and girls are still dead


  2. Christian Engler Christian Engler says:

    I was always aware of Darcy O'Brien as an impeccable fiction writer especially for his book A Way of Life Like Any Other which won the prestigious Ernest Hemingway Award However I did not know that he was eually adept at writing true crime and The Hillside Stranglers is indeed his pièce de résistance O'Brien gets into the nitty gritty of the underbelly of the deviant Los Angeles sex scene where booze violence and pimping all went hand in hand Added to that is the depictions of the gruff cynical and world weary mentality of the investigators particularly Detectives Frank Salerno and especially Bob Grogan whose rough edged view of the California seedier side was reminiscent to that of a sewer system a man who yearned for a Biblical flood to wash all the garbage awayLurking in that garbage were two men Angelo Buono and Kenny Bianchi cousins who were linked by their conscious less sex fetish depravity to abduct rape torture sodomize and strangle ten females without remorse; the horrific they could be the better they liked it and from 1977 to 1979 the hills of Los Angeles would be the dumping ground where these innocent victims would be placed O'Brien does a very good job at detailing the crimes without being too graphic and macabre Yet he shows a sympathetic respect for the victims their families and all those involved A difficult treading act to be sure The backgrounds of the victims while not always rosy and happy depicted some of them as woman or young girls on the edge but they had the potential to be than what they were often portrayed as in the mass mediaHow does a serial killer come into being? What are the ingredients that makes someone indifferent to the tortured pains of another human being? Darcy O'Brien is also very good at exploring this dynamic While not a sociologist or psychiatrist he lets the simple facts of the case speak for itself Merging case points of the crime with a human profile of the killers he is able to create a reliable picture that brings to the forefront the grim backgrounds of Angelo Buono and Kenny Bianchi They were two peas in a pod and the former certainly had a dark and disturbing affection for the latter for he called him Mi Numi a Sicilian phrase that means something close to blood brother or something in that vein Both of their backgrounds oozed serious problems that would definitely manifest itself in later life and without a doubt they hated women to the fullest They were animalistic conniving indifferent and violent Angelo especially Ken was just a fast talking con man who followed his gutter talking violent cousin When they came together citizens paid the ultimate priceThe crimes aside the most fascinating part of the book was the actual court case the longest criminal court case in US history Judge Ronald George who happened to be the author's old roommate while at Princeton University played a pivotal role in bringing the case forward for criminal proceedings The defense did everything humanly possible to not work and do the job at hand; their dismissal excuses also verged on the ridiculous and often than not Judge George had to deal with the idiocy of the male ego as well as manipulative defense lawyers Added to the circus was Ken Bianchi whose defense tactic of Multiple Personality Disorder was such a farce that he was a hinderance than a help These things were all seen as a collective charade and the case was able to continue forward and justice ultimately did prevail Darcy O'Brien's The Hillside Strangler was a disturbing and compelling read richly detailed and scary a work not for the faint of heart It will be the definitive book for years to come


  3. BAM The Bibliomaniac BAM The Bibliomaniac says:

    Gruesome just gruesome One of the best true crime books I’ve read


  4. Rebecca McNutt Rebecca McNutt says:

    Disturbing beyond belief yet definitely well researched The Hillside Stranglers is like reading a criminology file and it's one of the most extensive and suspenseful books I've ever read


  5. Helga Helga says:

    I read this book due to a strong sense of curiosity I lived in Glendale at the time of these murders and well remember the fear we all lived under I was in junior high at the time As I read I could picture all the places mentioned I remember that after we all found out of Buono's guilt we were especially horrified when we realized that we had used his shop He did auto upholstery and he had done one of our cars Then as I read the book I also discovered that one of the teachers at my school which was about a mile from Buono's shop was involved in the case having literally rescued one of the girls when Buono and Bianchi tried to force her into their car She certainly never told her students about that I deeply admire the detectives and others who did not uit on this case over 5 years until the monsters were put away for good Buono has since died amd Bianchi lives in prison in Washington It is a very interesting read but also very graphic both in scenes depicted and in language


  6. Kimberly Pilya Kimberly Pilya says:

    Very disturbing but a graphic and grotesue wake up call to the kind of evil present in our society


  7. Lauren Huff Lauren Huff says:

    Sexualizes murder victims including underage girls Too gross to finish


  8. Lynn Lynn says:

    Comprehensive and thorough investigation into the crimes and trials of the Hillside StranglersMr O'Brien has written the uintessential account of the murder spree perpetrated by Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi and done so in a manner that reads like a novel The nearly 450 pages are filled with facts that are so bizarre the story probably wouldn't have been accepted it offered in the form of a novel While these murders occurred nearly forty years ago the crimes were so horrendous and the two cousins who committed them so lacking in any sense of compassion or remorse they are still unfathomable to most people today Those who try to understand the motives and thought processes of these two men will find the journey fascinating Many people will be prone to dismiss the killers' actions as the work of lunatics I believe to do this would allow these men to escape responsibility for their actions Rather than insane they are purely and simply evil and this book makes the facts supporting my belief very clear


  9. Paul Paul says:

    Gleeful in its depravity The Hillside Stranglers is targeted for the sort of people who get their jollies googling crime scene photos Granted rare is the book about serial killers that ranks very high on the taste o meter but O'Brien aims for the lowest common denominator and barely manages to hit the ground it stands on When one picks up a book about two cousins who strangle women the misogyny is a given; you don't need it enthusiastically spelled out at every opportunity It's just the sort of situation where the author needs to show not tell Unfortunately O'Brien tells and tells and tells and tells some If you've never pulled the wings off flies you can safely pass this one by knowing you've missed nothing If you have you should spend your time in therapy and not reading this graffiti on the underside of the bottom of the true crime barrel


  10. Valerie Zink Valerie Zink says:

    This book took me awhile but not because it wasn't good It was amazing and incredibly disturbing This is the first true crime I have read in awhile and the author was great at starting by getting into the minds of the killers and that is what was creepy and disturbing Excellent writing The last part about the trial and all the players therein was also amazing I would highly recommend this one I learned a lot that I did not know I was a child when this was going on and I do remember it making national news


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10 thoughts on “Two of a Kind

  1. Paul Bryant Paul Bryant says:

    Technology created the serial killer and fingers crossed it’s looking like technology has uncreated him too There were no serial murders before there were cities and plentiful urban transport When you stay within a 30 mile radius of your village you won’t find many victims But when you have a nice car and all of LA at your disposal then the sky is the limit However now we have DNA science so you only get to do one maybe two murders now before they’re knocking on your door at 5 am And plus the chilly effect of the internet which takes victims off the streets to a great degree Streetwalking is now done with an app And who has seen a hitchhiker in 15 years? So let’s hope there will be no of these ghastly men And you know that Emily Dickinson says that hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul I’ll second that emotion THE OLD ONE ABOUT MULTIPLE PERSONALITY DISORDER Two of a Kind is the tangled story of Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi They killed 10 women and children between the ages of 12 and 27 in a short space of time October 1977 to February 1978 in and around Glendale Los Angeles The whole thing was exceptionally gruesome It’s hard to think that there are guys who could pick up a young woman so they could watch her die just for fun But there are Before World war Two you might have thought that there wouldn’t be many guys who could machine gun a whole lot of people one day then the next day another whole lot of people But it turned out there were plenty of guys who could do this without feeling ill or fainting it was all okay with themWell I’m drifting away from the subject hereEventually there was a falling out between the cousins and Kenny decamped for Bellingham Washington where flying solo he killed two other women in one evening 11 January 1979 But without the street smarts of his older cousin to guide him Kenny made real bad mistakes you would have thought he’d have learned a thing or two and whereas the 10 LA murders were whodunits that baffled the cops these two were open and shut cases and Kenny was picked up the next day The cops found out he’d moved from LA so they contacted the LAPD and in five minutes they’d all had the lightbulb moment – this was one of the Hillside Stranglers The cops knew there were two guys working as a team After 18 months of getting nowhere finally here he was While he was cooling his heels Ken watched tv and saw a movie called Sybil starring Joanne Woodward and Sally Field He also came across The Three Faces of Eve at the same time and thought ah what I will do because I am clever is I will convince these police idiots that I have multiple personality disorder Then I will not go to prison Naturally the two shrinks they got to interview him at great vast length under hypnosis agreed that yes he had an entity inside him that had done the murders along with his cousin AngeloEventually one of the shrinks realized that people facing the death penalty will lie to the authorities to try to avoid their fate This psychiatrist was shocked It was all an act SERIAL KILLER GROUPIESAs you know when a notorious criminal is apprehended and his photos show him to be a handsome young fellow as Ken was it will not be long before some females are writing to him and saying all kinds of embarrassing nonsense One such person was Veronica Lynn Compton a wannabe playwright with substance abuse issues Before long Ken and Veronica had cooked up a cunning planOur author Darcy O’Brien did not care for Veronica much Here’s his remarkable description In every sense she was a striking woman Twenty three in appearance a dark Latin spitfire her burnished flesh emanating an euatorial heat she was a beauty except for her nose which was upturned to the point of snoutishness and lent her face a porcine effectI hasten to say that Darcy doesn’t write like this very often which is a great relief It’s fun but you wouldn’t want a whole true crime book like that TRUTH IN THIS CASE STRANGER THAN FICTIONThe cunning plan was that wait for it Veronica would visit Ken and smuggle some of his semen out of the prison Then she would strangle a woman anyone convenient and dump his semen on the victim Then when the cops found this new body the semen would be an exact match with that found on Ken’s previous victims and this would show that Ken could not have done any of these murdersWell how to get the semen out of the jail was a bit of a head scratcher but Ken was resourceful With a snipped off finger from a rubber glove a piece of twine and a smuggled book it was done On to phase two You have to keep reminding yourself this actually happenedVeronica located a victim got her to come back to her motel room surreptitiously laid out the rubber semen finger then attacked the woman from behind with a cord Had to strangle her like that to make it fit with the other Hillside murders The woman tried to draw air tried to force a scream but only gargled threw back her arms and grabbed at Veronica’s wrists held dug nails in pulled with everything she had wrenching from side to side and with one great effort flipped Veronica up and over her Veronica lost her grip cartwheeled smashed the small of her back going down against the arm of the chair and collapsed moaning to the floorSo the poor victim got the hell out of there called the cops and Veronica was arrested for attempted murder The crazy plot was discovered and she got a life sentence As far as I know she’s still insideTHE FINAL RECKONINGAngelo Buono also got life after a hugely long and ridiculous trial and he died in 2002 at the age of 67 Ken Bianchi plea bargained and avoided the gas chamber He got life and he’s still serving time in Walla Walla prison Washington He’s now 67 years old so he’s been inside for than 35 yearsThe twelve women and girls are still dead

  2. Christian Engler Christian Engler says:

    I was always aware of Darcy O'Brien as an impeccable fiction writer especially for his book A Way of Life Like Any Other which won the prestigious Ernest Hemingway Award However I did not know that he was eually adept at writing true crime and The Hillside Stranglers is indeed his pièce de résistance O'Brien gets into the nitty gritty of the underbelly of the deviant Los Angeles sex scene where booze violence and pimping all went hand in hand Added to that is the depictions of the gruff cynical and world weary mentality of the investigators particularly Detectives Frank Salerno and especially Bob Grogan whose rough edged view of the California seedier side was reminiscent to that of a sewer system a man who yearned for a Biblical flood to wash all the garbage awayLurking in that garbage were two men Angelo Buono and Kenny Bianchi cousins who were linked by their conscious less sex fetish depravity to abduct rape torture sodomize and strangle ten females without remorse; the horrific they could be the better they liked it and from 1977 to 1979 the hills of Los Angeles would be the dumping ground where these innocent victims would be placed O'Brien does a very good job at detailing the crimes without being too graphic and macabre Yet he shows a sympathetic respect for the victims their families and all those involved A difficult treading act to be sure The backgrounds of the victims while not always rosy and happy depicted some of them as woman or young girls on the edge but they had the potential to be than what they were often portrayed as in the mass mediaHow does a serial killer come into being? What are the ingredients that makes someone indifferent to the tortured pains of another human being? Darcy O'Brien is also very good at exploring this dynamic While not a sociologist or psychiatrist he lets the simple facts of the case speak for itself Merging case points of the crime with a human profile of the killers he is able to create a reliable picture that brings to the forefront the grim backgrounds of Angelo Buono and Kenny Bianchi They were two peas in a pod and the former certainly had a dark and disturbing affection for the latter for he called him Mi Numi a Sicilian phrase that means something close to blood brother or something in that vein Both of their backgrounds oozed serious problems that would definitely manifest itself in later life and without a doubt they hated women to the fullest They were animalistic conniving indifferent and violent Angelo especially Ken was just a fast talking con man who followed his gutter talking violent cousin When they came together citizens paid the ultimate priceThe crimes aside the most fascinating part of the book was the actual court case the longest criminal court case in US history Judge Ronald George who happened to be the author's old roommate while at Princeton University played a pivotal role in bringing the case forward for criminal proceedings The defense did everything humanly possible to not work and do the job at hand; their dismissal excuses also verged on the ridiculous and often than not Judge George had to deal with the idiocy of the male ego as well as manipulative defense lawyers Added to the circus was Ken Bianchi whose defense tactic of Multiple Personality Disorder was such a farce that he was a hinderance than a help These things were all seen as a collective charade and the case was able to continue forward and justice ultimately did prevail Darcy O'Brien's The Hillside Strangler was a disturbing and compelling read richly detailed and scary a work not for the faint of heart It will be the definitive book for years to come

  3. BAM The Bibliomaniac BAM The Bibliomaniac says:

    Gruesome just gruesome One of the best true crime books I’ve read

  4. Rebecca McNutt Rebecca McNutt says:

    Disturbing beyond belief yet definitely well researched The Hillside Stranglers is like reading a criminology file and it's one of the most extensive and suspenseful books I've ever read

  5. Helga Helga says:

    I read this book due to a strong sense of curiosity I lived in Glendale at the time of these murders and well remember the fear we all lived under I was in junior high at the time As I read I could picture all the places mentioned I remember that after we all found out of Buono's guilt we were especially horrified when we realized that we had used his shop He did auto upholstery and he had done one of our cars Then as I read the book I also discovered that one of the teachers at my school which was about a mile from Buono's shop was involved in the case having literally rescued one of the girls when Buono and Bianchi tried to force her into their car She certainly never told her students about that I deeply admire the detectives and others who did not uit on this case over 5 years until the monsters were put away for good Buono has since died amd Bianchi lives in prison in Washington It is a very interesting read but also very graphic both in scenes depicted and in language

  6. Kimberly Pilya Kimberly Pilya says:

    Very disturbing but a graphic and grotesue wake up call to the kind of evil present in our society

  7. Lauren Huff Lauren Huff says:

    Sexualizes murder victims including underage girls Too gross to finish

  8. Lynn Lynn says:

    Comprehensive and thorough investigation into the crimes and trials of the Hillside StranglersMr O'Brien has written the uintessential account of the murder spree perpetrated by Angelo Buono and Kenneth Bianchi and done so in a manner that reads like a novel The nearly 450 pages are filled with facts that are so bizarre the story probably wouldn't have been accepted it offered in the form of a novel While these murders occurred nearly forty years ago the crimes were so horrendous and the two cousins who committed them so lacking in any sense of compassion or remorse they are still unfathomable to most people today Those who try to understand the motives and thought processes of these two men will find the journey fascinating Many people will be prone to dismiss the killers' actions as the work of lunatics I believe to do this would allow these men to escape responsibility for their actions Rather than insane they are purely and simply evil and this book makes the facts supporting my belief very clear

  9. Paul Paul says:

    Gleeful in its depravity The Hillside Stranglers is targeted for the sort of people who get their jollies googling crime scene photos Granted rare is the book about serial killers that ranks very high on the taste o meter but O'Brien aims for the lowest common denominator and barely manages to hit the ground it stands on When one picks up a book about two cousins who strangle women the misogyny is a given; you don't need it enthusiastically spelled out at every opportunity It's just the sort of situation where the author needs to show not tell Unfortunately O'Brien tells and tells and tells and tells some If you've never pulled the wings off flies you can safely pass this one by knowing you've missed nothing If you have you should spend your time in therapy and not reading this graffiti on the underside of the bottom of the true crime barrel

  10. Valerie Zink Valerie Zink says:

    This book took me awhile but not because it wasn't good It was amazing and incredibly disturbing This is the first true crime I have read in awhile and the author was great at starting by getting into the minds of the killers and that is what was creepy and disturbing Excellent writing The last part about the trial and all the players therein was also amazing I would highly recommend this one I learned a lot that I did not know I was a child when this was going on and I do remember it making national news

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