Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1994 - True Crime - 528 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.

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.
 

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this a really really good book parts of it was scary some of it where okay i would reccomend not reading it in the dark unless you don't want to go to sleep that's how you know its like being there live and in the flesh and if you died in your dream reading it then you wake up in a cold sweet and never sleep again 

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Didn't like it at all.
Vincent Bugliosi speaks as if he had a hand in everything. Being the DA, you don't have a hand in everything. He's not a police officer, he's not a detective, he's not an interrogator.
Didn't like it at all.

Contents

THE MURDERS I
1
August 9October 14 1969 3
70
October 15November 17 1969 75
99
THE INVESTIGATIONPHASE TWO
115
The Bible the Beatles and Helter
209
DONT YOU KNOW WHO YOURE CRUCIFYING?
255
THE TRIAL
301
MURDER IN THE WIND
385
FIRES IN YOUR CITIES
415
A Shared Madness
461
AFTERWORD
491
INDEX
517
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About the author (1994)

Vincent Bugliosi (1934--2015), was the prosecutor of Charles Manson and author of Helter Skelter, Outrage, and other #1 bestselling books.

Curt Gentry (1931-2014), an Edgar winner, was the author of J. Edgar Hoover: The Man and the Secrets, Frame-Up: The Incredible Case of Tom Mooney and Warren Billings, and co-author of Helter Skelter with Vincent Bugliosi.

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