Bestselling true crime writer Caitlin Rother will be at The Book Catapult on Tuesday, June 5 at 7:30pm to discuss and sign her new book (which she co-authored) Hunting Charles Manson: The Quest for Justice in the Days of Helter Skelter.
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In the late summer of 1969, the nation was transfixed by a series of gruesome murders in the hills of Los Angeles. Newspapers and television programs detailed the brutal slayings of seven people, including a beautiful actress - twenty six years old and eight months pregnant with her first child - as well as a hair stylist, an heiress, and a businessman. The City of Angels was plunged into a nightmare of fear and dread. In the weeks and months that followed, law enforcement faced intense pressure to solve these crimes as well as two additional murders that they believed had no connection. Finally, after months of dead-ends, false leads, and near-misses, Charles Manson and members of his "Family" were arrested. The bewildering trials that followed once again captured the nation and forever secured Manson as a byword for the evil that men do. Acting as cold case investigators, former federal prosecutor/Fox News legal analyst Lis Wiehl and bestselling true crime author Caitlin Rother drew upon deep archival research, exclusive personal interviews and groundbreaking revelations from recent parole hearings to offer a fresh perspective laden with new details in this propulsive, page-turning historical thriller. And in the process, they show that the social and political context that gave rise to Manson is eerily similar to our own today.
New York Times best-selling author Caitlin Rother has written or co-authored 12 books, ranging from narrative non-fiction crime to memoir and crime fiction. Her other titles include the recent Then No One Can Have Her and updated Dead Reckoning as well as local favorites Poisoned Love, Lost Girls, and Naked Addiction. A Pulitzer-nominated investigative reporter at daily newspapers for 19 years, she’s been published in Cosmopolitan, the San Diego Union-Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and The Daily Beast. Rother has appeared more than 100 times on TV and radio on shows including Crime Watch Daily, Nancy Grace, Snapped, Greta Van Susteren’s On the Record, America at Night, and numerous shows on Investigation Discovery, A&E, REELZ, C-SPAN, XM Radio, and various PBS affiliates. Rother also works as a coach/consultant in writing, research and publishing, and teaches at San Diego Writer’s Ink. For more information, please visit caitlinrother.com.