Murder, Salinas Style

 True stories about the history of murderers
 and their crimes in and around Salinas, CA
    by Lisa Eisemann of Eisemann & Gunter Investigations

Book Cover for The First Policewoman

 

Book: Murder, Salinas Style: Book One

 

Murder, Salinas Style: Book Two Murder, Salinas Style: Book Two Book: Murder, Salinas Style: Book One

 

Murder Salinas Style Book Three

 

Escape from Soledad Prison

 

Roll Call - The Mayors of Salinas

 

 

Murder is serious business, and Lisa Eisemann's interest in this history is genetic: her grandmother was the first policewoman in Salinas during a time of growth and turbulence in the history of that town.

Licensed as a private investigator in 1995, and encouraged by the Salinas Police Department's interest in a historical yearbook, she was able to research and write a book not only about Mae Eisemann, but one which included all the characters of the police department from the time it was authorized in 1903. The First Policewoman, A History of the Salinas Police Department is a history of the police department in Salinas, including Eisemann's grandmother, Mae Eisemann, the first policewoman of that town.

She has earned high praise from the Salinas Police Department for her careful research:

 "Lisa Eisemann took on the task of researching over 100 years of police history, including the story of her grandmother as the first police woman in Salinas, and provided this department with an outstanding book detailing events long forgotten.  The importance of knowing our history and of having the current staus of this department recorded has benefited the entire department.  In particular, Lisa found that one of our officers had been killed in the line of duty, something unknown to our department until discovered by her.  That officer's name has since been placed on the fallen officer's memorials and his family is forever thankful."    -- Chief Daniel Ortega, Salinas Police Department

The success of her first book prompted her to continue her research, which has resulted in an ongoing series of Murder, Salinas Style books. The murder stories are fascinating accounts of actual cases, many of which are still unresolved.

Unlike the first book, which contained no gang related murders, Murder, Salinas Style: Book Two details the birth of the Nuestra Familia prison gang and street gangs in Salinas.  The graphic and bloody murders of the 1970s tell the story of a conflict that continues to plague the city that now boasts one of the highest murder rates per capita in the country. Murder, Salinas Style: Book Three relates the details surrounding the death of the city's youngest lawman.

Newest Releases

Lisa's latest releases include the exciting "Escape from Soledad Prison" and "Roll Call - The Mayors of Salinas".

Lisa Eisemann Lisa Eisemann is married to now retired homicide detective Joe Gunter, whom she met while investigating a murder for the defense. Both are experts in crime scene processing and gangs, and work together as Eisemann & Gunter Investigations. The two continue to live in Salinas with their daughter, Terrin, who plans to become a police officer and hopes to work as a canine unit someday. Eisemann also owns the Salinas School of Dance, where she teaches ballet, tap, jazz and Irish dancing to hundreds of students each week. As the director of the Spirit of Salinas Irish Dancers, she and her team have traveled to Ireland to compete in a world level competition.

Book Orders

Special Five Book Deal: Order all five soft-cover books for $90*, including tax. Shipping cost is additional. (*"Roll Call" not included, and must be ordered separately.)

To order, contact the author at detjoe1@aol.com

For further information about each book or for ordering, see:

The First Policewoman, A History of the Salinas Police Department

Murder, Salinas Style: Book One

Murder, Salinas Style: Book Two

Murder, Salinas Style: Book Three

Escape from Soledad Prison

Roll Call - The Mayors of Salinas (not included in the "Five-Book Deal", above.)

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