"Once the reader gets into the somewhat voyeuristic rhythm of wondering who's going to 'get it' next and how, Kulczyk's assemblage of well-researched stories becomes very addictive." Chico News & Review
"A quirky compendium . . . an unforgettably compelling account of grisly mishaps, dark twists of fate, and ill luck of the worst kind." Midwest Book Review California Bookwatch
"Tells a story of thirty-one shocking murders and accidents that stunned the very soul of the state and took place between 1852 and 2007." Sacramento Book Review
"[This book] pairs regional history with a fine survey of death . . . packed with irony and strange circumstances and perfect for any general California lending library." Midwest Book Review California Bookwatch, (March 2011)
About the Author
David Kulczyk is a historian and author whose work has appeared in the Chico News and Review, the East Bay Express, the Sacramento News and Review, and the San Francisco Guardian. He is the author of California Justice. He lives in Sacramento, California.