Til Death Us Do Part Author:Vincent Bugliosi with Ken Hurwitz This book will take its place alongside Anatomy of a Murder, In Cold Blood, and Helter Skelter as a classic in the literature on crime and the criminal mind. It is a story you will not easily forget. — Following a series of unsolved attempted murders in the southern California area, on December 11, 1966, a murder is committed in a blue-collar nei... more »ghborhood of Los Angeles. The victim is a pleasant young man with no known enemies. Sometime after midnight, the killer enters the house, shoots the young man three times in the head from point-blank range and twice in the chest, then sets fire to the house. The police have no murder weapon, no eyewitnesses, and no suspects.
Sixteen months later, again in Los Angeles, another murder takes place. This time the victim is a beautiful young woman, recently married, who is shot and bludgeoned to death in her Jaguar in the carport of a luxury apartment complex. Again, the police find no murder weapon, no eyewitnesses, and no obvious suspects.
These two murders were the result of bizarre conspiracies rooted in passion and greed. Taken separately, the murders appeared unrelated, but they were linked by a single criminal mind. Shreds of evidence-jottings in an appointment calendar, suspicious bank transactions, a spending spree in Las Vegas-were the starting points of a fascinating investigation and a trial that generated more tension and unexpected reverals than the finctional courtroom dramas seen on television. The principal figure in the investigation and trial was Vincent Bugliosi, co-author of Helter Skelter, the man who put Charles Manson behind bars.« less