Helter Skelter - The True Story of the Manson Murders
The shocking true story of the Manson murders, revealed in this harrowing, often terrifying book. Helter Skelter won a Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award in 1975 for Best Fact Crime Book. On August 9th 1969, seven people were found shot, stabbed and bludgeoned to death in Los Angeles. America watched in fascinated horror as the killers were tried and convicted. But the real questions went unanswered. How did Manson make his 'family' kill for him? What made these young men and women kill again and again with no trace of remorse? Did the murders continue even after Manson's imprisonment? No matter how much you think you know about this case, this book will still shock you.
The true story behind the most infamous mass murder case ever and its perpetrator, the notorious criminal Charles Manson.
Winner of Edgar Allan Poe Awards: Best Fact Crime 1975.
"The fullest story of the Manson case anybody ever is likely to get." Wall Street Journal "A valuable book on a lurid subject...A record of savagery and official bungling." Time "Continuously fascinating .. .Bugliosi does not disappoint." New York Magazine
Vincent Bugliosi received his law degree in 1964 from UCLA Law School. His most famous trial was the Manson case, which became the basis of his bestselling book Helter Skelter. He lives with his wife, Gail, and children, Wendy and Vince Jr., in Los Angeles, where he is in private practice. Curt Gentry is an American author who has written a number of historical and true crime books.