Described by the Sydney Morning Herald as "the quintessential L.A. noir writer," John Gilmore was internationally acclaimed for his hard-boiled true crime books, Hollywood memoirs and biting, literary fiction. He was the author of Severed, Laid Bare, Cold-Blooded, Live Fast, Die Young, Fetish Blonde, Inside Marilyn Monroe, L.A. Despair and other works.
"Fascinating" --Library Journal "A detailed examination of
the Tate/La Bianca killings, draws from personal acquaintance with
the Manson Clan." -- Index Magazine "John Gilmore is one of the
best nonfiction writers of our time, the type of writer that grabs
the reader alternately by the throat and by the heart . . . " --
"Gilmore's style is somewhere between Jack Kerouac and Charles Bukowski" --Sight and Sound
"Vividly recounts in the Manson Family's own words the harrowing story of the Manson murders and Manson's bizarre life." --LA Times Book Review