Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

The Wonderland Murders


Abele, Robert. "Ties that forever bind," Los Angeles Times, January 26, 2003.

Associated Press. "Holmes Held Without Bail," February 18, 1982.

Associated Press. "L.A. Jury Acquits 2 Men in 1981 Clubbing Deaths," January 19, 1991.

Becklund, Laurie. "Two Acquitted in Second Trial for '81 Laurel Canyon Murders," Los Angeles Times January 18, 1991.

Connors, Joanna. "The Dark World of Porn Star Holmes." The Plain Dealer. March 11, 2000.

Friedman, Arnie. "Five Years Later: The Laurel Canyon Murders. Grisly Deaths of 4 Haunt Survivor, Police, Suspects," Daily News of Los Angeles, July 6, 1986.

Gibbons, Sandi. "Robber Describes Holdup at Nash's Home," Daily News of Los Angeles, January 6, 1989.

Holmes, John C., Laurie Homes, and Fred E. Basten. "Porn King: The Autobiography John C. Holmes," John Holmes Inc. e-book, 1998.

Houston Chronicle. "Porn actor linked to theft; Robbery led to 4 revenge killings in '81, prosecutors say," January 6, 1989.

Hunter, Stephen. "'Wonderland': Down in the Valley, the Valley So Low," Washington Post, October 17, 2003.

Kandel, Jason. "Feds Arrest Suspect in '81 Killings on Racketeering Charges," Daily News of Los Angeles. May 20, 2000.

Lemons, Stephen. "Return to Wonderland,", June 9, 2000.

Los Angeles Times. "Porn Star John Holmes, Central Figure in Laurel Canyon Murders, Dead at 43," March 14, 1988.

Lovett, Anthony R. "Requiem for a Heavy Wadd: John C. Holmes's journey from scum sack to body bag," Hustler Magazine, August 1988.

MacDonell, Allan. "In Too Deep," LA Weekly, October 3 - 9, 2003.

Meyer, Josh. "Surprise Plea Ends Lurid Case. Crime: Eddie Nash was suspected of ordering four killings tied to the decadent nightclub and drug scene of early '80s," Los Angeles Times, September 11, 2001.

Meyer, Norma. "Crime scene fascination: Director works actual site of notorious L.A. murders into creepy 'Wonderland,'" The San Diego Union-Tribune, October 14, 2003.

Patterson, Joan. "Holmes shares story of her famous husband in book 'Porn King,'" Las Vegas Review-Journal, July 12, 1998.

Riccardi, Nicholas. "'Drug' Seized in Arrest of Eddie Nash Is a Mothball".

Narcotics: "No charges are filed against the man who was acquitted of the 1981 killings of four people in Laurel Canyon," Los Angeles Times, September 26, 1995.

Rosenzweig, David. "Retired Club Owner Arrested in 1981 Laurel Canyon Killings."

Crime: "Eddie Nash, cleared in 1991 trial, is accused of racketeering in the notorious drug-related beating deaths." Los Angeles Times, May 20, 2000.

Sager, Mike. "The Devil and John Holmes," Rolling Stone, June 15, 1989.

Stewart, Robert W. "Liberace's Ex-Lover Reportedly Tied Nash to Deaths," Los Angeles Times, September 16, 1988.

Stewart, Robert W. "Drug Boss, Bodyguard Charged With 4 Laurel Canyon Murders," Los Angeles Times, September 9, 1988.

Stewart, Robert W. "Holmes' Confession in Bathtub: Told Wife of Role in 4 Murders," Los Angeles Times, April 14, 1988.

Stewart, Robert W. "Holmes Told Author He Never Knew Killers' Identities," Los Angeles Times, March 15, 1988.

Stewart, Robert W. "Porn Actor Questioned Anew Over 4 Killings," Los Angeles Times,  March 1, 1988.

Soble, Richard. "John C. Holmes, 'King' of 1,000 Porno Films, Dies at 43," Los Angeles Times, March 14, 1988.

Timnick, Lois. "Mistrial Declared for Diles in Laurel Canyon Slayings," Los Angeles Times, May 31, 1990

Timnick, Lois. "Revenge Against Burglars Led to Slayings, Court Told. Trial: After Laurel Canyon murders, defendant Eddie Nash lamented the 'bloody mess,' Liberace's former lover testifies," Los Angeles Times, March 27, 1990.

Timnick, Lois. "Trial Begins for 2 in Grisly Laurel Canyon Murders of Mid-1981"

Courts: "In unusual proceeding, separate juries hear evidence for Nasrallah and Diles in one courtroom," Los Angeles Times, March 21, 1990.

Tyrrell, R. Emmett Jr. "Problems of a Porn Star," The Washington Post, January 18, 1982.

United Press International. "Drug Dealer, Bodyguard on Trial for 1981 Laurel Canyon Killings," March 13, 1990.

United Press International. "AIDS Confirmed As Porn Actor's Cause of Death." March 18, 1988., the Val Kilner Newsletter.

Wilkins, Barbara. "John Holmes: Murder, Sex, Drugs & Jail," Hustler Magazine, June 1983.

Webber, Dawn. "Witness Describes Robbery, Says Porn Star Drew Map of Nash Home," Daily News of Los Angeles, November 9, 1990.

Webber, Dawn. "2 Acquitted in Canyon Slayings. Jury in 3rd Trial finds Nash, Diles Not Guilty." Daily News of Los Angeles, January 18, 1991

Webber, Dawn. "Witnesses Describes Robbery Says Porn Star Drew Map of Nash Home," Daily News of Los Angeles, November 9, 1990.

Webber, Dawn. "Witness Says Sex-Film Star Planned Robbery," Daily News of Los Angeles, March 14, 1990.

Webber, Dawn. "'81 Killings Called 'Savage, Bloody' Prosecutor Details Case in Nash Trial," Daily News of Los Angeles, March 13, 1990.

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