Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders
Obviously the most famous Manson book published, it has sold over 7 million copies, making it the best-selling True-Crime book of all time. Written by prosecuting attorney Vincent Bugliosi with author Curt Gentry, Helter Skelter provides the reader with a front row seat for both the investigation and trial. In exhaustive fashion, Bugliosi reveals the details of the Manson family, the Helter Skelter motive, and the nightmarish murders themselves. A must read.
Book Description: A national bestseller — over 7 million copies sold. “[A] social document of rare importance.” — The New Republic
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.
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. 50 pages of black-and-white photographs
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Older Edition edition (December 2001)