Helter Skelter

Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders

by Vincent Bugliosi, Curt Gentry

687 pages

Prosecuting attorney in the Manson trial, Vincent Bugliosi held a unique insider's position in one of the most baffling and horrifying cases of the twentieth century: the cold-blooded Tate-LaBianca murders carried out by Charles Manson and four of his followers. What motivated Manson in his seemingly mindless selection of victims, and what was his hold over the young women who obeyed his orders? Here is the gripping story of this famous and haunting crime. 50 pages of b/w photographs.

Both Helter Skelter and Vincent Bugliosi's subsequent Till Death Us Do Part won Edgar Allan Poe Awards for best true-crime book of the year. Bugliosi is also the author of Outrage: The Five Reasons Why O. J. Simpson Got Away with Murder (Norton, 1996) and other books. Curt Gentry, an Edgar winner, is the author of J. Edgar Hoover: The Man and the Secrets ) and Frame-Up: The Incredible Case of Tom Mooney and Warren Billings

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  • Kathleen L.

    I enjoyed the book. I learned a lot about Charlie and his band of murdering misfits

    November 22, 2013

  • Nanette

    Sorry for the late change of plans and that I'm going to miss this discussion. (The book was fascinating.) I'm picking up a new temporary foster dog Thursday and I'm not sure that my husband will be ok managing the entire pack on his own. He might be ok, but I don't want to take up a spot if doggie chaos breaks out.

    November 18, 2013

  • Kathleen L.

    Some of the books given has no author names. May I get them

    August 23, 2013

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