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The true story behind the most infamous mass murder case ever and its perpetrator, the notorious criminal Charles Manson.

THE BEST-SELLING TRUE CRIME BOOK IN HISTORY
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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. For decades, this has been the definitive account of the Manson murders.

Reviews

The fullest story of the Manson case anybody ever is likely to get.

Wall Street Journal

Bugliosi… is a fiend for detail… you believe these things truly happened. It will appal you.

Evening Standard

A valuable book on a lurid subject...A record of savagery and official bungling.

Time

Continuously fascinating .. .Bugliosi does not disappoint.

New York Magazine

A real-crime classic that should always be the first port of call for the subject

Real Crime

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781787461185

    April 30, 2018

    Arrow

    736 pages

    RRP $22.99

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