And the Sea Will Tell

And the Sea Will Tell

Alone with her new husband on a tiny Pacific atoll, a young woman, combing the beach, finds an odd aluminum container washed up out of the lagoon, and beside it on the sand something glitters --a gold tooth in a scorched human skull. The investigation that follows uncovers an extraordinarily complex and puzzling true-crime story. Only Vincent Bugliosi, who recounted his su Alone with her new husband on a tiny Pacific atoll, a young woman, combing the beach, finds an odd aluminum container...

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Title:And the Sea Will Tell
Author:Vincent Bugliosi
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Genres:Crime
ISBN:And the Sea Will Tell
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:729 pages pages

And the Sea Will Tell Reviews

  • Tiger Gray
    Feb 25, 2015

    Vincent Bugliosi is the best and bravest defense lawyer who ever lived. You know how I know? He told me in this book. Not a bad account of a crime and the trial of the woman accused, but please, Vinnie, get over yourself already. ...

    This was probably one of the most interesting stories I've ever read... until you get to the actual trial. Like Helter Skelter, Bugliosi's egotistical style of writing is hard to get past but it was cool to read this after Helter Skelter because in this trial he was a defense lawyer. T...

    I did enjoy the book. It however, fall far short of my expectations. I had 3 main issues with it. 1) the write up on the back cover indicates that Bugliosi solves the mystery and pieces together what happened.. he pieces together a conjecture of what happened...don't expect this solved...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book. It's about the Palmyra murder case, which I'm extremely interested in, and it was written by Vincent Bugliosi, who became one of my all-time favourite writers after I read Helter Skelter, which was brilliant. Sadly, this book is not bri...

    Every bit the equal of Bugliosi's "Helter Skelter," this book is a comprehensive ripper of a true-crime yarn that feels structured like an Agatha Christie tale. To wit: Four people are on a remote, even spooky South Pacific island named Palmyra. Two, a married couple, disappear and...

    This book is not just a true story, but it is comprised of actual journal entries. If you like crime drama, this book is amazing. It is split into two parts, first part is journal entries, the second part is ths story of the trial. This book is definitely one of my all time favorite...

    Riveting Intense, Heart Pounding, Tragic, Haunting, Mesmerizing & Creepy! A Chilling Read! I Loved It! ...

    In 1974 I was pregnant with my second child and living in the very small and remote village of Puako on the big island of Hawaii. While visiting my best friend and neighbor, Gerri, there was a frantic knocking on her door. The woman standing on the porch said she needed to use the phon...

    This is a dichotomy of a book; the first half (presumably written by the second author) is enjoyable and everything you could want in a true crime book - if only he could have written the whole book. The second half of the book was a trudge to read; The trial sequence part of the book ...

    There was a book I read a long time ago, The Lord of the Flies, about a group of young British boys from affluent families who survived a plane crash in an isolated island. Deprived of adult supervision and having to fend for themselves in order to live, it didn't take them long to rev...

    Absolutely riveting true legal drama! But be warned, unless you're excited by the courtroom proceedings and the chess play that happens between defence and prosecution, you might find most of the book tedious and slow. The first 1/3 of it is an intriguing reenactment of the events lead...

    Probably the worst book I've ever read. So so soooo tedious, repetitive and so long winded- about 600 pages too long. Has the potential to be a great story (couple murdered on a deserted island) but it was just so badly conveyed and did nothing for me whatsoever. Admittedly I did skip ...

    this is a true story and is a movie ...

    You get the impression, reading this book, that you wouldn't want to have Vincent Bugliosi round for dinner. He is arrogant and constantly berates his client, which I found particularly egregious considering taking a plea deal--one of the things they clashed over--seemed quite sensible...

  • Laura
    Sep 30, 2008

    Vincent Bugliosi is the best and bravest defense lawyer who ever lived. You know how I know? He told me in this book. Not a bad account of a crime and the trial of the woman accused, but please, Vinnie, get over yourself already. ...

  • Greta
    Apr 04, 2013

    Vincent Bugliosi is the best and bravest defense lawyer who ever lived. You know how I know? He told me in this book. Not a bad account of a crime and the trial of the woman accused, but please, Vinnie, get over yourself already. ...

    This was probably one of the most interesting stories I've ever read... until you get to the actual trial. Like Helter Skelter, Bugliosi's egotistical style of writing is hard to get past but it was cool to read this after Helter Skelter because in this trial he was a defense lawyer. T...

    I did enjoy the book. It however, fall far short of my expectations. I had 3 main issues with it. 1) the write up on the back cover indicates that Bugliosi solves the mystery and pieces together what happened.. he pieces together a conjecture of what happened...don't expect this solved...

  • Dawn Michelle
    Apr 09, 2019

    Vincent Bugliosi is the best and bravest defense lawyer who ever lived. You know how I know? He told me in this book. Not a bad account of a crime and the trial of the woman accused, but please, Vinnie, get over yourself already. ...

    This was probably one of the most interesting stories I've ever read... until you get to the actual trial. Like Helter Skelter, Bugliosi's egotistical style of writing is hard to get past but it was cool to read this after Helter Skelter because in this trial he was a defense lawyer. T...

    I did enjoy the book. It however, fall far short of my expectations. I had 3 main issues with it. 1) the write up on the back cover indicates that Bugliosi solves the mystery and pieces together what happened.. he pieces together a conjecture of what happened...don't expect this solved...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book. It's about the Palmyra murder case, which I'm extremely interested in, and it was written by Vincent Bugliosi, who became one of my all-time favourite writers after I read Helter Skelter, which was brilliant. Sadly, this book is not bri...

    Every bit the equal of Bugliosi's "Helter Skelter," this book is a comprehensive ripper of a true-crime yarn that feels structured like an Agatha Christie tale. To wit: Four people are on a remote, even spooky South Pacific island named Palmyra. Two, a married couple, disappear and...

    This book is not just a true story, but it is comprised of actual journal entries. If you like crime drama, this book is amazing. It is split into two parts, first part is journal entries, the second part is ths story of the trial. This book is definitely one of my all time favorite...

    Riveting Intense, Heart Pounding, Tragic, Haunting, Mesmerizing & Creepy! A Chilling Read! I Loved It! ...

    In 1974 I was pregnant with my second child and living in the very small and remote village of Puako on the big island of Hawaii. While visiting my best friend and neighbor, Gerri, there was a frantic knocking on her door. The woman standing on the porch said she needed to use the phon...

    This is a dichotomy of a book; the first half (presumably written by the second author) is enjoyable and everything you could want in a true crime book - if only he could have written the whole book. The second half of the book was a trudge to read; The trial sequence part of the book ...

    There was a book I read a long time ago, The Lord of the Flies, about a group of young British boys from affluent families who survived a plane crash in an isolated island. Deprived of adult supervision and having to fend for themselves in order to live, it didn't take them long to rev...

    Absolutely riveting true legal drama! But be warned, unless you're excited by the courtroom proceedings and the chess play that happens between defence and prosecution, you might find most of the book tedious and slow. The first 1/3 of it is an intriguing reenactment of the events lead...

    Probably the worst book I've ever read. So so soooo tedious, repetitive and so long winded- about 600 pages too long. Has the potential to be a great story (couple murdered on a deserted island) but it was just so badly conveyed and did nothing for me whatsoever. Admittedly I did skip ...

    this is a true story and is a movie ...

    You get the impression, reading this book, that you wouldn't want to have Vincent Bugliosi round for dinner. He is arrogant and constantly berates his client, which I found particularly egregious considering taking a plea deal--one of the things they clashed over--seemed quite sensible...

    Okay I don't think this counts as a "spoiler" so I am just going to say it, this man can get a little long winded in places. It is over all a good book but some of it reads like some of Stephen King's works (I am a big fan of King's) there are places where I thought okay you can cut to...

    I picked this up because I loved Helter Skelter and wanted to read another Vincent Bugliosi book -- and this one is even better. I was totally pulled into the world of Jennifer, a hippy who was accused of murdering a couple on a remote Hawaiian island, and stealing their boat. As the s...

    I really liked the first third of this book but the last two thirds was drawn out and I found Vincent/lawyer/author doesn't ever hesitate to tell us how great he is!! ...

    This was a Tragedy but Bugliosi through his narrative and legal drama made it an interesting piece..... 4star ...

    I do not remember when I read this book, but I do remember not being as enamored with it as I was "Helter Skelter". ...

  • Leftbanker
    Sep 30, 2007

    Vincent Bugliosi is the best and bravest defense lawyer who ever lived. You know how I know? He told me in this book. Not a bad account of a crime and the trial of the woman accused, but please, Vinnie, get over yourself already. ...

    This was probably one of the most interesting stories I've ever read... until you get to the actual trial. Like Helter Skelter, Bugliosi's egotistical style of writing is hard to get past but it was cool to read this after Helter Skelter because in this trial he was a defense lawyer. T...

    I did enjoy the book. It however, fall far short of my expectations. I had 3 main issues with it. 1) the write up on the back cover indicates that Bugliosi solves the mystery and pieces together what happened.. he pieces together a conjecture of what happened...don't expect this solved...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book. It's about the Palmyra murder case, which I'm extremely interested in, and it was written by Vincent Bugliosi, who became one of my all-time favourite writers after I read Helter Skelter, which was brilliant. Sadly, this book is not bri...

    Every bit the equal of Bugliosi's "Helter Skelter," this book is a comprehensive ripper of a true-crime yarn that feels structured like an Agatha Christie tale. To wit: Four people are on a remote, even spooky South Pacific island named Palmyra. Two, a married couple, disappear and...

    This book is not just a true story, but it is comprised of actual journal entries. If you like crime drama, this book is amazing. It is split into two parts, first part is journal entries, the second part is ths story of the trial. This book is definitely one of my all time favorite...

    Riveting Intense, Heart Pounding, Tragic, Haunting, Mesmerizing & Creepy! A Chilling Read! I Loved It! ...

    In 1974 I was pregnant with my second child and living in the very small and remote village of Puako on the big island of Hawaii. While visiting my best friend and neighbor, Gerri, there was a frantic knocking on her door. The woman standing on the porch said she needed to use the phon...

    This is a dichotomy of a book; the first half (presumably written by the second author) is enjoyable and everything you could want in a true crime book - if only he could have written the whole book. The second half of the book was a trudge to read; The trial sequence part of the book ...

    There was a book I read a long time ago, The Lord of the Flies, about a group of young British boys from affluent families who survived a plane crash in an isolated island. Deprived of adult supervision and having to fend for themselves in order to live, it didn't take them long to rev...

    Absolutely riveting true legal drama! But be warned, unless you're excited by the courtroom proceedings and the chess play that happens between defence and prosecution, you might find most of the book tedious and slow. The first 1/3 of it is an intriguing reenactment of the events lead...

    Probably the worst book I've ever read. So so soooo tedious, repetitive and so long winded- about 600 pages too long. Has the potential to be a great story (couple murdered on a deserted island) but it was just so badly conveyed and did nothing for me whatsoever. Admittedly I did skip ...

    this is a true story and is a movie ...

    You get the impression, reading this book, that you wouldn't want to have Vincent Bugliosi round for dinner. He is arrogant and constantly berates his client, which I found particularly egregious considering taking a plea deal--one of the things they clashed over--seemed quite sensible...

    Okay I don't think this counts as a "spoiler" so I am just going to say it, this man can get a little long winded in places. It is over all a good book but some of it reads like some of Stephen King's works (I am a big fan of King's) there are places where I thought okay you can cut to...

    I picked this up because I loved Helter Skelter and wanted to read another Vincent Bugliosi book -- and this one is even better. I was totally pulled into the world of Jennifer, a hippy who was accused of murdering a couple on a remote Hawaiian island, and stealing their boat. As the s...

    I really liked the first third of this book but the last two thirds was drawn out and I found Vincent/lawyer/author doesn't ever hesitate to tell us how great he is!! ...

    This was a Tragedy but Bugliosi through his narrative and legal drama made it an interesting piece..... 4star ...

    I do not remember when I read this book, but I do remember not being as enamored with it as I was "Helter Skelter". ...

    I read and loved Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders and Outrage: The Five Reasons Why O.J. Simpson Got Away with Murder, so even though I'd been warned that this one wasn't nearly as good, I decided to give it a shot. Bugliosi has his problems, no doubt, his overweeni...

    Whoa, the this book is a thorough recounting of a crime, from the background of the main players in the murder -- both victims and alleged killers -- written by the female defendant's defense attorney. Vincent Bugliosi, who achieved his initial fame as the prosecutor of Charles Manson ...

    I haven?t been able to get this book out of my mind. I first read it several years ago, and enjoyed re-reading it again this year. Many crave the romantic, albeit unrealistic, idea of living off the land on a deserted island; I have. The first half of this book is beautifully des...

    Not to be missed. This is a fascinating case even though at times I thought the book was never going to end. This is a dreadful case of murder and, I guess, piracy. In this one we have Bugliosi in the role of the defense attorney, trying to establish for the jury that his client was to...

    My son snagged this from the family lake cottage; it was a discard from the local library which my sister had picked up. I was sucked in immediately by the mystery in Book One, "The Crime." However, Book Two, "Justice," began about a third of the way in, and it was hard going from then...

    That's why I love this site; it forces me to remember things I've read. I was handed this book before boarding a rather long airplane flight and I devoured it. A creepy story of murder and the high seas. Completely readable, instantly forgettable (unless you are racking your brain here...

  • Todd
    Sep 26, 2007

    Vincent Bugliosi is the best and bravest defense lawyer who ever lived. You know how I know? He told me in this book. Not a bad account of a crime and the trial of the woman accused, but please, Vinnie, get over yourself already. ...

    This was probably one of the most interesting stories I've ever read... until you get to the actual trial. Like Helter Skelter, Bugliosi's egotistical style of writing is hard to get past but it was cool to read this after Helter Skelter because in this trial he was a defense lawyer. T...

    I did enjoy the book. It however, fall far short of my expectations. I had 3 main issues with it. 1) the write up on the back cover indicates that Bugliosi solves the mystery and pieces together what happened.. he pieces together a conjecture of what happened...don't expect this solved...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book. It's about the Palmyra murder case, which I'm extremely interested in, and it was written by Vincent Bugliosi, who became one of my all-time favourite writers after I read Helter Skelter, which was brilliant. Sadly, this book is not bri...

    Every bit the equal of Bugliosi's "Helter Skelter," this book is a comprehensive ripper of a true-crime yarn that feels structured like an Agatha Christie tale. To wit: Four people are on a remote, even spooky South Pacific island named Palmyra. Two, a married couple, disappear and...

    This book is not just a true story, but it is comprised of actual journal entries. If you like crime drama, this book is amazing. It is split into two parts, first part is journal entries, the second part is ths story of the trial. This book is definitely one of my all time favorite...

    Riveting Intense, Heart Pounding, Tragic, Haunting, Mesmerizing & Creepy! A Chilling Read! I Loved It! ...

    In 1974 I was pregnant with my second child and living in the very small and remote village of Puako on the big island of Hawaii. While visiting my best friend and neighbor, Gerri, there was a frantic knocking on her door. The woman standing on the porch said she needed to use the phon...

    This is a dichotomy of a book; the first half (presumably written by the second author) is enjoyable and everything you could want in a true crime book - if only he could have written the whole book. The second half of the book was a trudge to read; The trial sequence part of the book ...

    There was a book I read a long time ago, The Lord of the Flies, about a group of young British boys from affluent families who survived a plane crash in an isolated island. Deprived of adult supervision and having to fend for themselves in order to live, it didn't take them long to rev...

    Absolutely riveting true legal drama! But be warned, unless you're excited by the courtroom proceedings and the chess play that happens between defence and prosecution, you might find most of the book tedious and slow. The first 1/3 of it is an intriguing reenactment of the events lead...

    Probably the worst book I've ever read. So so soooo tedious, repetitive and so long winded- about 600 pages too long. Has the potential to be a great story (couple murdered on a deserted island) but it was just so badly conveyed and did nothing for me whatsoever. Admittedly I did skip ...

    this is a true story and is a movie ...

    You get the impression, reading this book, that you wouldn't want to have Vincent Bugliosi round for dinner. He is arrogant and constantly berates his client, which I found particularly egregious considering taking a plea deal--one of the things they clashed over--seemed quite sensible...

    Okay I don't think this counts as a "spoiler" so I am just going to say it, this man can get a little long winded in places. It is over all a good book but some of it reads like some of Stephen King's works (I am a big fan of King's) there are places where I thought okay you can cut to...

    I picked this up because I loved Helter Skelter and wanted to read another Vincent Bugliosi book -- and this one is even better. I was totally pulled into the world of Jennifer, a hippy who was accused of murdering a couple on a remote Hawaiian island, and stealing their boat. As the s...

    I really liked the first third of this book but the last two thirds was drawn out and I found Vincent/lawyer/author doesn't ever hesitate to tell us how great he is!! ...

    This was a Tragedy but Bugliosi through his narrative and legal drama made it an interesting piece..... 4star ...

    I do not remember when I read this book, but I do remember not being as enamored with it as I was "Helter Skelter". ...

    I read and loved Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders and Outrage: The Five Reasons Why O.J. Simpson Got Away with Murder, so even though I'd been warned that this one wasn't nearly as good, I decided to give it a shot. Bugliosi has his problems, no doubt, his overweeni...

    Whoa, the this book is a thorough recounting of a crime, from the background of the main players in the murder -- both victims and alleged killers -- written by the female defendant's defense attorney. Vincent Bugliosi, who achieved his initial fame as the prosecutor of Charles Manson ...

    I haven?t been able to get this book out of my mind. I first read it several years ago, and enjoyed re-reading it again this year. Many crave the romantic, albeit unrealistic, idea of living off the land on a deserted island; I have. The first half of this book is beautifully des...

    Not to be missed. This is a fascinating case even though at times I thought the book was never going to end. This is a dreadful case of murder and, I guess, piracy. In this one we have Bugliosi in the role of the defense attorney, trying to establish for the jury that his client was to...

    My son snagged this from the family lake cottage; it was a discard from the local library which my sister had picked up. I was sucked in immediately by the mystery in Book One, "The Crime." However, Book Two, "Justice," began about a third of the way in, and it was hard going from then...

    That's why I love this site; it forces me to remember things I've read. I was handed this book before boarding a rather long airplane flight and I devoured it. A creepy story of murder and the high seas. Completely readable, instantly forgettable (unless you are racking your brain here...

    A yuppie couple takes there yacht to a remote south pacific island. They encounter a hippie couple from hell. Aren't they all? Murder happens. The best part it is a true story. Even better Diedre Hall and Rachel Ward stared in the amazing TV Miniseries in the mid 90's. ...

  • lp
    Jul 21, 2013

    Vincent Bugliosi is the best and bravest defense lawyer who ever lived. You know how I know? He told me in this book. Not a bad account of a crime and the trial of the woman accused, but please, Vinnie, get over yourself already. ...

    This was probably one of the most interesting stories I've ever read... until you get to the actual trial. Like Helter Skelter, Bugliosi's egotistical style of writing is hard to get past but it was cool to read this after Helter Skelter because in this trial he was a defense lawyer. T...

    I did enjoy the book. It however, fall far short of my expectations. I had 3 main issues with it. 1) the write up on the back cover indicates that Bugliosi solves the mystery and pieces together what happened.. he pieces together a conjecture of what happened...don't expect this solved...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book. It's about the Palmyra murder case, which I'm extremely interested in, and it was written by Vincent Bugliosi, who became one of my all-time favourite writers after I read Helter Skelter, which was brilliant. Sadly, this book is not bri...

    Every bit the equal of Bugliosi's "Helter Skelter," this book is a comprehensive ripper of a true-crime yarn that feels structured like an Agatha Christie tale. To wit: Four people are on a remote, even spooky South Pacific island named Palmyra. Two, a married couple, disappear and...

    This book is not just a true story, but it is comprised of actual journal entries. If you like crime drama, this book is amazing. It is split into two parts, first part is journal entries, the second part is ths story of the trial. This book is definitely one of my all time favorite...

    Riveting Intense, Heart Pounding, Tragic, Haunting, Mesmerizing & Creepy! A Chilling Read! I Loved It! ...

    In 1974 I was pregnant with my second child and living in the very small and remote village of Puako on the big island of Hawaii. While visiting my best friend and neighbor, Gerri, there was a frantic knocking on her door. The woman standing on the porch said she needed to use the phon...

    This is a dichotomy of a book; the first half (presumably written by the second author) is enjoyable and everything you could want in a true crime book - if only he could have written the whole book. The second half of the book was a trudge to read; The trial sequence part of the book ...

    There was a book I read a long time ago, The Lord of the Flies, about a group of young British boys from affluent families who survived a plane crash in an isolated island. Deprived of adult supervision and having to fend for themselves in order to live, it didn't take them long to rev...

    Absolutely riveting true legal drama! But be warned, unless you're excited by the courtroom proceedings and the chess play that happens between defence and prosecution, you might find most of the book tedious and slow. The first 1/3 of it is an intriguing reenactment of the events lead...

    Probably the worst book I've ever read. So so soooo tedious, repetitive and so long winded- about 600 pages too long. Has the potential to be a great story (couple murdered on a deserted island) but it was just so badly conveyed and did nothing for me whatsoever. Admittedly I did skip ...

    this is a true story and is a movie ...

    You get the impression, reading this book, that you wouldn't want to have Vincent Bugliosi round for dinner. He is arrogant and constantly berates his client, which I found particularly egregious considering taking a plea deal--one of the things they clashed over--seemed quite sensible...

    Okay I don't think this counts as a "spoiler" so I am just going to say it, this man can get a little long winded in places. It is over all a good book but some of it reads like some of Stephen King's works (I am a big fan of King's) there are places where I thought okay you can cut to...

    I picked this up because I loved Helter Skelter and wanted to read another Vincent Bugliosi book -- and this one is even better. I was totally pulled into the world of Jennifer, a hippy who was accused of murdering a couple on a remote Hawaiian island, and stealing their boat. As the s...

  • Rebecca
    Oct 01, 2016

    Vincent Bugliosi is the best and bravest defense lawyer who ever lived. You know how I know? He told me in this book. Not a bad account of a crime and the trial of the woman accused, but please, Vinnie, get over yourself already. ...

    This was probably one of the most interesting stories I've ever read... until you get to the actual trial. Like Helter Skelter, Bugliosi's egotistical style of writing is hard to get past but it was cool to read this after Helter Skelter because in this trial he was a defense lawyer. T...

    I did enjoy the book. It however, fall far short of my expectations. I had 3 main issues with it. 1) the write up on the back cover indicates that Bugliosi solves the mystery and pieces together what happened.. he pieces together a conjecture of what happened...don't expect this solved...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book. It's about the Palmyra murder case, which I'm extremely interested in, and it was written by Vincent Bugliosi, who became one of my all-time favourite writers after I read Helter Skelter, which was brilliant. Sadly, this book is not bri...

    Every bit the equal of Bugliosi's "Helter Skelter," this book is a comprehensive ripper of a true-crime yarn that feels structured like an Agatha Christie tale. To wit: Four people are on a remote, even spooky South Pacific island named Palmyra. Two, a married couple, disappear and...

    This book is not just a true story, but it is comprised of actual journal entries. If you like crime drama, this book is amazing. It is split into two parts, first part is journal entries, the second part is ths story of the trial. This book is definitely one of my all time favorite...

    Riveting Intense, Heart Pounding, Tragic, Haunting, Mesmerizing & Creepy! A Chilling Read! I Loved It! ...

    In 1974 I was pregnant with my second child and living in the very small and remote village of Puako on the big island of Hawaii. While visiting my best friend and neighbor, Gerri, there was a frantic knocking on her door. The woman standing on the porch said she needed to use the phon...

    This is a dichotomy of a book; the first half (presumably written by the second author) is enjoyable and everything you could want in a true crime book - if only he could have written the whole book. The second half of the book was a trudge to read; The trial sequence part of the book ...

    There was a book I read a long time ago, The Lord of the Flies, about a group of young British boys from affluent families who survived a plane crash in an isolated island. Deprived of adult supervision and having to fend for themselves in order to live, it didn't take them long to rev...

    Absolutely riveting true legal drama! But be warned, unless you're excited by the courtroom proceedings and the chess play that happens between defence and prosecution, you might find most of the book tedious and slow. The first 1/3 of it is an intriguing reenactment of the events lead...

    Probably the worst book I've ever read. So so soooo tedious, repetitive and so long winded- about 600 pages too long. Has the potential to be a great story (couple murdered on a deserted island) but it was just so badly conveyed and did nothing for me whatsoever. Admittedly I did skip ...

    this is a true story and is a movie ...

    You get the impression, reading this book, that you wouldn't want to have Vincent Bugliosi round for dinner. He is arrogant and constantly berates his client, which I found particularly egregious considering taking a plea deal--one of the things they clashed over--seemed quite sensible...

    Okay I don't think this counts as a "spoiler" so I am just going to say it, this man can get a little long winded in places. It is over all a good book but some of it reads like some of Stephen King's works (I am a big fan of King's) there are places where I thought okay you can cut to...

    I picked this up because I loved Helter Skelter and wanted to read another Vincent Bugliosi book -- and this one is even better. I was totally pulled into the world of Jennifer, a hippy who was accused of murdering a couple on a remote Hawaiian island, and stealing their boat. As the s...

    I really liked the first third of this book but the last two thirds was drawn out and I found Vincent/lawyer/author doesn't ever hesitate to tell us how great he is!! ...

    This was a Tragedy but Bugliosi through his narrative and legal drama made it an interesting piece..... 4star ...

    I do not remember when I read this book, but I do remember not being as enamored with it as I was "Helter Skelter". ...

    I read and loved Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders and Outrage: The Five Reasons Why O.J. Simpson Got Away with Murder, so even though I'd been warned that this one wasn't nearly as good, I decided to give it a shot. Bugliosi has his problems, no doubt, his overweeni...

  • Susan
    Jan 20, 2008

    Vincent Bugliosi is the best and bravest defense lawyer who ever lived. You know how I know? He told me in this book. Not a bad account of a crime and the trial of the woman accused, but please, Vinnie, get over yourself already. ...

    This was probably one of the most interesting stories I've ever read... until you get to the actual trial. Like Helter Skelter, Bugliosi's egotistical style of writing is hard to get past but it was cool to read this after Helter Skelter because in this trial he was a defense lawyer. T...

    I did enjoy the book. It however, fall far short of my expectations. I had 3 main issues with it. 1) the write up on the back cover indicates that Bugliosi solves the mystery and pieces together what happened.. he pieces together a conjecture of what happened...don't expect this solved...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book. It's about the Palmyra murder case, which I'm extremely interested in, and it was written by Vincent Bugliosi, who became one of my all-time favourite writers after I read Helter Skelter, which was brilliant. Sadly, this book is not bri...

    Every bit the equal of Bugliosi's "Helter Skelter," this book is a comprehensive ripper of a true-crime yarn that feels structured like an Agatha Christie tale. To wit: Four people are on a remote, even spooky South Pacific island named Palmyra. Two, a married couple, disappear and...

    This book is not just a true story, but it is comprised of actual journal entries. If you like crime drama, this book is amazing. It is split into two parts, first part is journal entries, the second part is ths story of the trial. This book is definitely one of my all time favorite...

    Riveting Intense, Heart Pounding, Tragic, Haunting, Mesmerizing & Creepy! A Chilling Read! I Loved It! ...

    In 1974 I was pregnant with my second child and living in the very small and remote village of Puako on the big island of Hawaii. While visiting my best friend and neighbor, Gerri, there was a frantic knocking on her door. The woman standing on the porch said she needed to use the phon...

    This is a dichotomy of a book; the first half (presumably written by the second author) is enjoyable and everything you could want in a true crime book - if only he could have written the whole book. The second half of the book was a trudge to read; The trial sequence part of the book ...

    There was a book I read a long time ago, The Lord of the Flies, about a group of young British boys from affluent families who survived a plane crash in an isolated island. Deprived of adult supervision and having to fend for themselves in order to live, it didn't take them long to rev...

    Absolutely riveting true legal drama! But be warned, unless you're excited by the courtroom proceedings and the chess play that happens between defence and prosecution, you might find most of the book tedious and slow. The first 1/3 of it is an intriguing reenactment of the events lead...

    Probably the worst book I've ever read. So so soooo tedious, repetitive and so long winded- about 600 pages too long. Has the potential to be a great story (couple murdered on a deserted island) but it was just so badly conveyed and did nothing for me whatsoever. Admittedly I did skip ...

    this is a true story and is a movie ...

    You get the impression, reading this book, that you wouldn't want to have Vincent Bugliosi round for dinner. He is arrogant and constantly berates his client, which I found particularly egregious considering taking a plea deal--one of the things they clashed over--seemed quite sensible...

    Okay I don't think this counts as a "spoiler" so I am just going to say it, this man can get a little long winded in places. It is over all a good book but some of it reads like some of Stephen King's works (I am a big fan of King's) there are places where I thought okay you can cut to...

    I picked this up because I loved Helter Skelter and wanted to read another Vincent Bugliosi book -- and this one is even better. I was totally pulled into the world of Jennifer, a hippy who was accused of murdering a couple on a remote Hawaiian island, and stealing their boat. As the s...

    I really liked the first third of this book but the last two thirds was drawn out and I found Vincent/lawyer/author doesn't ever hesitate to tell us how great he is!! ...

    This was a Tragedy but Bugliosi through his narrative and legal drama made it an interesting piece..... 4star ...

    I do not remember when I read this book, but I do remember not being as enamored with it as I was "Helter Skelter". ...

    I read and loved Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders and Outrage: The Five Reasons Why O.J. Simpson Got Away with Murder, so even though I'd been warned that this one wasn't nearly as good, I decided to give it a shot. Bugliosi has his problems, no doubt, his overweeni...

    Whoa, the this book is a thorough recounting of a crime, from the background of the main players in the murder -- both victims and alleged killers -- written by the female defendant's defense attorney. Vincent Bugliosi, who achieved his initial fame as the prosecutor of Charles Manson ...

    I haven?t been able to get this book out of my mind. I first read it several years ago, and enjoyed re-reading it again this year. Many crave the romantic, albeit unrealistic, idea of living off the land on a deserted island; I have. The first half of this book is beautifully des...

    Not to be missed. This is a fascinating case even though at times I thought the book was never going to end. This is a dreadful case of murder and, I guess, piracy. In this one we have Bugliosi in the role of the defense attorney, trying to establish for the jury that his client was to...

    My son snagged this from the family lake cottage; it was a discard from the local library which my sister had picked up. I was sucked in immediately by the mystery in Book One, "The Crime." However, Book Two, "Justice," began about a third of the way in, and it was hard going from then...

    That's why I love this site; it forces me to remember things I've read. I was handed this book before boarding a rather long airplane flight and I devoured it. A creepy story of murder and the high seas. Completely readable, instantly forgettable (unless you are racking your brain here...

    A yuppie couple takes there yacht to a remote south pacific island. They encounter a hippie couple from hell. Aren't they all? Murder happens. The best part it is a true story. Even better Diedre Hall and Rachel Ward stared in the amazing TV Miniseries in the mid 90's. ...

    The first 150 pages of this book are amazing. The long court battle...no so much. I've also admired Bugliosi since reading Helter Skelter. He writes great crime. ...

    Incredible read. Couldn't put it down. ...

    Kindness repaid by unbelievable evil....so happy the sea gave up the secret. ...

  • Lisa
    Feb 23, 2008

    Vincent Bugliosi is the best and bravest defense lawyer who ever lived. You know how I know? He told me in this book. Not a bad account of a crime and the trial of the woman accused, but please, Vinnie, get over yourself already. ...

    This was probably one of the most interesting stories I've ever read... until you get to the actual trial. Like Helter Skelter, Bugliosi's egotistical style of writing is hard to get past but it was cool to read this after Helter Skelter because in this trial he was a defense lawyer. T...

    I did enjoy the book. It however, fall far short of my expectations. I had 3 main issues with it. 1) the write up on the back cover indicates that Bugliosi solves the mystery and pieces together what happened.. he pieces together a conjecture of what happened...don't expect this solved...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book. It's about the Palmyra murder case, which I'm extremely interested in, and it was written by Vincent Bugliosi, who became one of my all-time favourite writers after I read Helter Skelter, which was brilliant. Sadly, this book is not bri...

    Every bit the equal of Bugliosi's "Helter Skelter," this book is a comprehensive ripper of a true-crime yarn that feels structured like an Agatha Christie tale. To wit: Four people are on a remote, even spooky South Pacific island named Palmyra. Two, a married couple, disappear and...

    This book is not just a true story, but it is comprised of actual journal entries. If you like crime drama, this book is amazing. It is split into two parts, first part is journal entries, the second part is ths story of the trial. This book is definitely one of my all time favorite...

  • Joseph
    Jun 03, 2012

    Vincent Bugliosi is the best and bravest defense lawyer who ever lived. You know how I know? He told me in this book. Not a bad account of a crime and the trial of the woman accused, but please, Vinnie, get over yourself already. ...

    This was probably one of the most interesting stories I've ever read... until you get to the actual trial. Like Helter Skelter, Bugliosi's egotistical style of writing is hard to get past but it was cool to read this after Helter Skelter because in this trial he was a defense lawyer. T...

    I did enjoy the book. It however, fall far short of my expectations. I had 3 main issues with it. 1) the write up on the back cover indicates that Bugliosi solves the mystery and pieces together what happened.. he pieces together a conjecture of what happened...don't expect this solved...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book. It's about the Palmyra murder case, which I'm extremely interested in, and it was written by Vincent Bugliosi, who became one of my all-time favourite writers after I read Helter Skelter, which was brilliant. Sadly, this book is not bri...

    Every bit the equal of Bugliosi's "Helter Skelter," this book is a comprehensive ripper of a true-crime yarn that feels structured like an Agatha Christie tale. To wit: Four people are on a remote, even spooky South Pacific island named Palmyra. Two, a married couple, disappear and...

    This book is not just a true story, but it is comprised of actual journal entries. If you like crime drama, this book is amazing. It is split into two parts, first part is journal entries, the second part is ths story of the trial. This book is definitely one of my all time favorite...

    Riveting Intense, Heart Pounding, Tragic, Haunting, Mesmerizing & Creepy! A Chilling Read! I Loved It! ...

    In 1974 I was pregnant with my second child and living in the very small and remote village of Puako on the big island of Hawaii. While visiting my best friend and neighbor, Gerri, there was a frantic knocking on her door. The woman standing on the porch said she needed to use the phon...

    This is a dichotomy of a book; the first half (presumably written by the second author) is enjoyable and everything you could want in a true crime book - if only he could have written the whole book. The second half of the book was a trudge to read; The trial sequence part of the book ...

    There was a book I read a long time ago, The Lord of the Flies, about a group of young British boys from affluent families who survived a plane crash in an isolated island. Deprived of adult supervision and having to fend for themselves in order to live, it didn't take them long to rev...

    Absolutely riveting true legal drama! But be warned, unless you're excited by the courtroom proceedings and the chess play that happens between defence and prosecution, you might find most of the book tedious and slow. The first 1/3 of it is an intriguing reenactment of the events lead...

    Probably the worst book I've ever read. So so soooo tedious, repetitive and so long winded- about 600 pages too long. Has the potential to be a great story (couple murdered on a deserted island) but it was just so badly conveyed and did nothing for me whatsoever. Admittedly I did skip ...

    this is a true story and is a movie ...

    You get the impression, reading this book, that you wouldn't want to have Vincent Bugliosi round for dinner. He is arrogant and constantly berates his client, which I found particularly egregious considering taking a plea deal--one of the things they clashed over--seemed quite sensible...

    Okay I don't think this counts as a "spoiler" so I am just going to say it, this man can get a little long winded in places. It is over all a good book but some of it reads like some of Stephen King's works (I am a big fan of King's) there are places where I thought okay you can cut to...

    I picked this up because I loved Helter Skelter and wanted to read another Vincent Bugliosi book -- and this one is even better. I was totally pulled into the world of Jennifer, a hippy who was accused of murdering a couple on a remote Hawaiian island, and stealing their boat. As the s...

    I really liked the first third of this book but the last two thirds was drawn out and I found Vincent/lawyer/author doesn't ever hesitate to tell us how great he is!! ...

    This was a Tragedy but Bugliosi through his narrative and legal drama made it an interesting piece..... 4star ...

    I do not remember when I read this book, but I do remember not being as enamored with it as I was "Helter Skelter". ...

    I read and loved Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders and Outrage: The Five Reasons Why O.J. Simpson Got Away with Murder, so even though I'd been warned that this one wasn't nearly as good, I decided to give it a shot. Bugliosi has his problems, no doubt, his overweeni...

    Whoa, the this book is a thorough recounting of a crime, from the background of the main players in the murder -- both victims and alleged killers -- written by the female defendant's defense attorney. Vincent Bugliosi, who achieved his initial fame as the prosecutor of Charles Manson ...

    I haven?t been able to get this book out of my mind. I first read it several years ago, and enjoyed re-reading it again this year. Many crave the romantic, albeit unrealistic, idea of living off the land on a deserted island; I have. The first half of this book is beautifully des...

    Not to be missed. This is a fascinating case even though at times I thought the book was never going to end. This is a dreadful case of murder and, I guess, piracy. In this one we have Bugliosi in the role of the defense attorney, trying to establish for the jury that his client was to...

    My son snagged this from the family lake cottage; it was a discard from the local library which my sister had picked up. I was sucked in immediately by the mystery in Book One, "The Crime." However, Book Two, "Justice," began about a third of the way in, and it was hard going from then...

    That's why I love this site; it forces me to remember things I've read. I was handed this book before boarding a rather long airplane flight and I devoured it. A creepy story of murder and the high seas. Completely readable, instantly forgettable (unless you are racking your brain here...

    A yuppie couple takes there yacht to a remote south pacific island. They encounter a hippie couple from hell. Aren't they all? Murder happens. The best part it is a true story. Even better Diedre Hall and Rachel Ward stared in the amazing TV Miniseries in the mid 90's. ...

    The first 150 pages of this book are amazing. The long court battle...no so much. I've also admired Bugliosi since reading Helter Skelter. He writes great crime. ...

  • Bernie
    Jul 29, 2008

    Vincent Bugliosi is the best and bravest defense lawyer who ever lived. You know how I know? He told me in this book. Not a bad account of a crime and the trial of the woman accused, but please, Vinnie, get over yourself already. ...

    This was probably one of the most interesting stories I've ever read... until you get to the actual trial. Like Helter Skelter, Bugliosi's egotistical style of writing is hard to get past but it was cool to read this after Helter Skelter because in this trial he was a defense lawyer. T...

    I did enjoy the book. It however, fall far short of my expectations. I had 3 main issues with it. 1) the write up on the back cover indicates that Bugliosi solves the mystery and pieces together what happened.. he pieces together a conjecture of what happened...don't expect this solved...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book. It's about the Palmyra murder case, which I'm extremely interested in, and it was written by Vincent Bugliosi, who became one of my all-time favourite writers after I read Helter Skelter, which was brilliant. Sadly, this book is not bri...

    Every bit the equal of Bugliosi's "Helter Skelter," this book is a comprehensive ripper of a true-crime yarn that feels structured like an Agatha Christie tale. To wit: Four people are on a remote, even spooky South Pacific island named Palmyra. Two, a married couple, disappear and...

    This book is not just a true story, but it is comprised of actual journal entries. If you like crime drama, this book is amazing. It is split into two parts, first part is journal entries, the second part is ths story of the trial. This book is definitely one of my all time favorite...

    Riveting Intense, Heart Pounding, Tragic, Haunting, Mesmerizing & Creepy! A Chilling Read! I Loved It! ...

    In 1974 I was pregnant with my second child and living in the very small and remote village of Puako on the big island of Hawaii. While visiting my best friend and neighbor, Gerri, there was a frantic knocking on her door. The woman standing on the porch said she needed to use the phon...

    This is a dichotomy of a book; the first half (presumably written by the second author) is enjoyable and everything you could want in a true crime book - if only he could have written the whole book. The second half of the book was a trudge to read; The trial sequence part of the book ...

    There was a book I read a long time ago, The Lord of the Flies, about a group of young British boys from affluent families who survived a plane crash in an isolated island. Deprived of adult supervision and having to fend for themselves in order to live, it didn't take them long to rev...

    Absolutely riveting true legal drama! But be warned, unless you're excited by the courtroom proceedings and the chess play that happens between defence and prosecution, you might find most of the book tedious and slow. The first 1/3 of it is an intriguing reenactment of the events lead...

    Probably the worst book I've ever read. So so soooo tedious, repetitive and so long winded- about 600 pages too long. Has the potential to be a great story (couple murdered on a deserted island) but it was just so badly conveyed and did nothing for me whatsoever. Admittedly I did skip ...

    this is a true story and is a movie ...

    You get the impression, reading this book, that you wouldn't want to have Vincent Bugliosi round for dinner. He is arrogant and constantly berates his client, which I found particularly egregious considering taking a plea deal--one of the things they clashed over--seemed quite sensible...

    Okay I don't think this counts as a "spoiler" so I am just going to say it, this man can get a little long winded in places. It is over all a good book but some of it reads like some of Stephen King's works (I am a big fan of King's) there are places where I thought okay you can cut to...

    I picked this up because I loved Helter Skelter and wanted to read another Vincent Bugliosi book -- and this one is even better. I was totally pulled into the world of Jennifer, a hippy who was accused of murdering a couple on a remote Hawaiian island, and stealing their boat. As the s...

    I really liked the first third of this book but the last two thirds was drawn out and I found Vincent/lawyer/author doesn't ever hesitate to tell us how great he is!! ...

    This was a Tragedy but Bugliosi through his narrative and legal drama made it an interesting piece..... 4star ...

    I do not remember when I read this book, but I do remember not being as enamored with it as I was "Helter Skelter". ...

    I read and loved Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders and Outrage: The Five Reasons Why O.J. Simpson Got Away with Murder, so even though I'd been warned that this one wasn't nearly as good, I decided to give it a shot. Bugliosi has his problems, no doubt, his overweeni...

    Whoa, the this book is a thorough recounting of a crime, from the background of the main players in the murder -- both victims and alleged killers -- written by the female defendant's defense attorney. Vincent Bugliosi, who achieved his initial fame as the prosecutor of Charles Manson ...

    I haven?t been able to get this book out of my mind. I first read it several years ago, and enjoyed re-reading it again this year. Many crave the romantic, albeit unrealistic, idea of living off the land on a deserted island; I have. The first half of this book is beautifully des...

    Not to be missed. This is a fascinating case even though at times I thought the book was never going to end. This is a dreadful case of murder and, I guess, piracy. In this one we have Bugliosi in the role of the defense attorney, trying to establish for the jury that his client was to...

    My son snagged this from the family lake cottage; it was a discard from the local library which my sister had picked up. I was sucked in immediately by the mystery in Book One, "The Crime." However, Book Two, "Justice," began about a third of the way in, and it was hard going from then...

    That's why I love this site; it forces me to remember things I've read. I was handed this book before boarding a rather long airplane flight and I devoured it. A creepy story of murder and the high seas. Completely readable, instantly forgettable (unless you are racking your brain here...

    A yuppie couple takes there yacht to a remote south pacific island. They encounter a hippie couple from hell. Aren't they all? Murder happens. The best part it is a true story. Even better Diedre Hall and Rachel Ward stared in the amazing TV Miniseries in the mid 90's. ...

    The first 150 pages of this book are amazing. The long court battle...no so much. I've also admired Bugliosi since reading Helter Skelter. He writes great crime. ...

    Incredible read. Couldn't put it down. ...

  • Rob
    Feb 12, 2009

    Vincent Bugliosi is the best and bravest defense lawyer who ever lived. You know how I know? He told me in this book. Not a bad account of a crime and the trial of the woman accused, but please, Vinnie, get over yourself already. ...

    This was probably one of the most interesting stories I've ever read... until you get to the actual trial. Like Helter Skelter, Bugliosi's egotistical style of writing is hard to get past but it was cool to read this after Helter Skelter because in this trial he was a defense lawyer. T...

    I did enjoy the book. It however, fall far short of my expectations. I had 3 main issues with it. 1) the write up on the back cover indicates that Bugliosi solves the mystery and pieces together what happened.. he pieces together a conjecture of what happened...don't expect this solved...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book. It's about the Palmyra murder case, which I'm extremely interested in, and it was written by Vincent Bugliosi, who became one of my all-time favourite writers after I read Helter Skelter, which was brilliant. Sadly, this book is not bri...

    Every bit the equal of Bugliosi's "Helter Skelter," this book is a comprehensive ripper of a true-crime yarn that feels structured like an Agatha Christie tale. To wit: Four people are on a remote, even spooky South Pacific island named Palmyra. Two, a married couple, disappear and...

    This book is not just a true story, but it is comprised of actual journal entries. If you like crime drama, this book is amazing. It is split into two parts, first part is journal entries, the second part is ths story of the trial. This book is definitely one of my all time favorite...

    Riveting Intense, Heart Pounding, Tragic, Haunting, Mesmerizing & Creepy! A Chilling Read! I Loved It! ...

    In 1974 I was pregnant with my second child and living in the very small and remote village of Puako on the big island of Hawaii. While visiting my best friend and neighbor, Gerri, there was a frantic knocking on her door. The woman standing on the porch said she needed to use the phon...

    This is a dichotomy of a book; the first half (presumably written by the second author) is enjoyable and everything you could want in a true crime book - if only he could have written the whole book. The second half of the book was a trudge to read; The trial sequence part of the book ...

    There was a book I read a long time ago, The Lord of the Flies, about a group of young British boys from affluent families who survived a plane crash in an isolated island. Deprived of adult supervision and having to fend for themselves in order to live, it didn't take them long to rev...

  • Rena
    Dec 17, 2008

    Vincent Bugliosi is the best and bravest defense lawyer who ever lived. You know how I know? He told me in this book. Not a bad account of a crime and the trial of the woman accused, but please, Vinnie, get over yourself already. ...

    This was probably one of the most interesting stories I've ever read... until you get to the actual trial. Like Helter Skelter, Bugliosi's egotistical style of writing is hard to get past but it was cool to read this after Helter Skelter because in this trial he was a defense lawyer. T...

    I did enjoy the book. It however, fall far short of my expectations. I had 3 main issues with it. 1) the write up on the back cover indicates that Bugliosi solves the mystery and pieces together what happened.. he pieces together a conjecture of what happened...don't expect this solved...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book. It's about the Palmyra murder case, which I'm extremely interested in, and it was written by Vincent Bugliosi, who became one of my all-time favourite writers after I read Helter Skelter, which was brilliant. Sadly, this book is not bri...

    Every bit the equal of Bugliosi's "Helter Skelter," this book is a comprehensive ripper of a true-crime yarn that feels structured like an Agatha Christie tale. To wit: Four people are on a remote, even spooky South Pacific island named Palmyra. Two, a married couple, disappear and...

    This book is not just a true story, but it is comprised of actual journal entries. If you like crime drama, this book is amazing. It is split into two parts, first part is journal entries, the second part is ths story of the trial. This book is definitely one of my all time favorite...

    Riveting Intense, Heart Pounding, Tragic, Haunting, Mesmerizing & Creepy! A Chilling Read! I Loved It! ...

    In 1974 I was pregnant with my second child and living in the very small and remote village of Puako on the big island of Hawaii. While visiting my best friend and neighbor, Gerri, there was a frantic knocking on her door. The woman standing on the porch said she needed to use the phon...

    This is a dichotomy of a book; the first half (presumably written by the second author) is enjoyable and everything you could want in a true crime book - if only he could have written the whole book. The second half of the book was a trudge to read; The trial sequence part of the book ...

    There was a book I read a long time ago, The Lord of the Flies, about a group of young British boys from affluent families who survived a plane crash in an isolated island. Deprived of adult supervision and having to fend for themselves in order to live, it didn't take them long to rev...

    Absolutely riveting true legal drama! But be warned, unless you're excited by the courtroom proceedings and the chess play that happens between defence and prosecution, you might find most of the book tedious and slow. The first 1/3 of it is an intriguing reenactment of the events lead...

    Probably the worst book I've ever read. So so soooo tedious, repetitive and so long winded- about 600 pages too long. Has the potential to be a great story (couple murdered on a deserted island) but it was just so badly conveyed and did nothing for me whatsoever. Admittedly I did skip ...

    this is a true story and is a movie ...

    You get the impression, reading this book, that you wouldn't want to have Vincent Bugliosi round for dinner. He is arrogant and constantly berates his client, which I found particularly egregious considering taking a plea deal--one of the things they clashed over--seemed quite sensible...

    Okay I don't think this counts as a "spoiler" so I am just going to say it, this man can get a little long winded in places. It is over all a good book but some of it reads like some of Stephen King's works (I am a big fan of King's) there are places where I thought okay you can cut to...

    I picked this up because I loved Helter Skelter and wanted to read another Vincent Bugliosi book -- and this one is even better. I was totally pulled into the world of Jennifer, a hippy who was accused of murdering a couple on a remote Hawaiian island, and stealing their boat. As the s...

    I really liked the first third of this book but the last two thirds was drawn out and I found Vincent/lawyer/author doesn't ever hesitate to tell us how great he is!! ...

    This was a Tragedy but Bugliosi through his narrative and legal drama made it an interesting piece..... 4star ...

    I do not remember when I read this book, but I do remember not being as enamored with it as I was "Helter Skelter". ...

    I read and loved Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders and Outrage: The Five Reasons Why O.J. Simpson Got Away with Murder, so even though I'd been warned that this one wasn't nearly as good, I decided to give it a shot. Bugliosi has his problems, no doubt, his overweeni...

    Whoa, the this book is a thorough recounting of a crime, from the background of the main players in the murder -- both victims and alleged killers -- written by the female defendant's defense attorney. Vincent Bugliosi, who achieved his initial fame as the prosecutor of Charles Manson ...

    I haven?t been able to get this book out of my mind. I first read it several years ago, and enjoyed re-reading it again this year. Many crave the romantic, albeit unrealistic, idea of living off the land on a deserted island; I have. The first half of this book is beautifully des...

    Not to be missed. This is a fascinating case even though at times I thought the book was never going to end. This is a dreadful case of murder and, I guess, piracy. In this one we have Bugliosi in the role of the defense attorney, trying to establish for the jury that his client was to...

    My son snagged this from the family lake cottage; it was a discard from the local library which my sister had picked up. I was sucked in immediately by the mystery in Book One, "The Crime." However, Book Two, "Justice," began about a third of the way in, and it was hard going from then...

    That's why I love this site; it forces me to remember things I've read. I was handed this book before boarding a rather long airplane flight and I devoured it. A creepy story of murder and the high seas. Completely readable, instantly forgettable (unless you are racking your brain here...

    A yuppie couple takes there yacht to a remote south pacific island. They encounter a hippie couple from hell. Aren't they all? Murder happens. The best part it is a true story. Even better Diedre Hall and Rachel Ward stared in the amazing TV Miniseries in the mid 90's. ...

    The first 150 pages of this book are amazing. The long court battle...no so much. I've also admired Bugliosi since reading Helter Skelter. He writes great crime. ...

    Incredible read. Couldn't put it down. ...

    Kindness repaid by unbelievable evil....so happy the sea gave up the secret. ...

    The story was riveting, but I was disillusioned by Bugliosi's gullibility in believing he had an innocent client. Hey, this was the guy who put Manson behind bars... what happened? ...

  • Andrea
    Jan 21, 2014

    Vincent Bugliosi is the best and bravest defense lawyer who ever lived. You know how I know? He told me in this book. Not a bad account of a crime and the trial of the woman accused, but please, Vinnie, get over yourself already. ...

    This was probably one of the most interesting stories I've ever read... until you get to the actual trial. Like Helter Skelter, Bugliosi's egotistical style of writing is hard to get past but it was cool to read this after Helter Skelter because in this trial he was a defense lawyer. T...

    I did enjoy the book. It however, fall far short of my expectations. I had 3 main issues with it. 1) the write up on the back cover indicates that Bugliosi solves the mystery and pieces together what happened.. he pieces together a conjecture of what happened...don't expect this solved...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book. It's about the Palmyra murder case, which I'm extremely interested in, and it was written by Vincent Bugliosi, who became one of my all-time favourite writers after I read Helter Skelter, which was brilliant. Sadly, this book is not bri...

    Every bit the equal of Bugliosi's "Helter Skelter," this book is a comprehensive ripper of a true-crime yarn that feels structured like an Agatha Christie tale. To wit: Four people are on a remote, even spooky South Pacific island named Palmyra. Two, a married couple, disappear and...

    This book is not just a true story, but it is comprised of actual journal entries. If you like crime drama, this book is amazing. It is split into two parts, first part is journal entries, the second part is ths story of the trial. This book is definitely one of my all time favorite...

    Riveting Intense, Heart Pounding, Tragic, Haunting, Mesmerizing & Creepy! A Chilling Read! I Loved It! ...

    In 1974 I was pregnant with my second child and living in the very small and remote village of Puako on the big island of Hawaii. While visiting my best friend and neighbor, Gerri, there was a frantic knocking on her door. The woman standing on the porch said she needed to use the phon...

    This is a dichotomy of a book; the first half (presumably written by the second author) is enjoyable and everything you could want in a true crime book - if only he could have written the whole book. The second half of the book was a trudge to read; The trial sequence part of the book ...

    There was a book I read a long time ago, The Lord of the Flies, about a group of young British boys from affluent families who survived a plane crash in an isolated island. Deprived of adult supervision and having to fend for themselves in order to live, it didn't take them long to rev...

    Absolutely riveting true legal drama! But be warned, unless you're excited by the courtroom proceedings and the chess play that happens between defence and prosecution, you might find most of the book tedious and slow. The first 1/3 of it is an intriguing reenactment of the events lead...

  • Jim Thomsen
    Sep 05, 2009

    Vincent Bugliosi is the best and bravest defense lawyer who ever lived. You know how I know? He told me in this book. Not a bad account of a crime and the trial of the woman accused, but please, Vinnie, get over yourself already. ...

    This was probably one of the most interesting stories I've ever read... until you get to the actual trial. Like Helter Skelter, Bugliosi's egotistical style of writing is hard to get past but it was cool to read this after Helter Skelter because in this trial he was a defense lawyer. T...

    I did enjoy the book. It however, fall far short of my expectations. I had 3 main issues with it. 1) the write up on the back cover indicates that Bugliosi solves the mystery and pieces together what happened.. he pieces together a conjecture of what happened...don't expect this solved...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book. It's about the Palmyra murder case, which I'm extremely interested in, and it was written by Vincent Bugliosi, who became one of my all-time favourite writers after I read Helter Skelter, which was brilliant. Sadly, this book is not bri...

    Every bit the equal of Bugliosi's "Helter Skelter," this book is a comprehensive ripper of a true-crime yarn that feels structured like an Agatha Christie tale. To wit: Four people are on a remote, even spooky South Pacific island named Palmyra. Two, a married couple, disappear and...

  • Bridget
    Oct 18, 2010

    Vincent Bugliosi is the best and bravest defense lawyer who ever lived. You know how I know? He told me in this book. Not a bad account of a crime and the trial of the woman accused, but please, Vinnie, get over yourself already. ...

    This was probably one of the most interesting stories I've ever read... until you get to the actual trial. Like Helter Skelter, Bugliosi's egotistical style of writing is hard to get past but it was cool to read this after Helter Skelter because in this trial he was a defense lawyer. T...

  • Bodosika Bodosika
    Jan 13, 2017

    Vincent Bugliosi is the best and bravest defense lawyer who ever lived. You know how I know? He told me in this book. Not a bad account of a crime and the trial of the woman accused, but please, Vinnie, get over yourself already. ...

    This was probably one of the most interesting stories I've ever read... until you get to the actual trial. Like Helter Skelter, Bugliosi's egotistical style of writing is hard to get past but it was cool to read this after Helter Skelter because in this trial he was a defense lawyer. T...

    I did enjoy the book. It however, fall far short of my expectations. I had 3 main issues with it. 1) the write up on the back cover indicates that Bugliosi solves the mystery and pieces together what happened.. he pieces together a conjecture of what happened...don't expect this solved...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book. It's about the Palmyra murder case, which I'm extremely interested in, and it was written by Vincent Bugliosi, who became one of my all-time favourite writers after I read Helter Skelter, which was brilliant. Sadly, this book is not bri...

    Every bit the equal of Bugliosi's "Helter Skelter," this book is a comprehensive ripper of a true-crime yarn that feels structured like an Agatha Christie tale. To wit: Four people are on a remote, even spooky South Pacific island named Palmyra. Two, a married couple, disappear and...

    This book is not just a true story, but it is comprised of actual journal entries. If you like crime drama, this book is amazing. It is split into two parts, first part is journal entries, the second part is ths story of the trial. This book is definitely one of my all time favorite...

    Riveting Intense, Heart Pounding, Tragic, Haunting, Mesmerizing & Creepy! A Chilling Read! I Loved It! ...

    In 1974 I was pregnant with my second child and living in the very small and remote village of Puako on the big island of Hawaii. While visiting my best friend and neighbor, Gerri, there was a frantic knocking on her door. The woman standing on the porch said she needed to use the phon...

    This is a dichotomy of a book; the first half (presumably written by the second author) is enjoyable and everything you could want in a true crime book - if only he could have written the whole book. The second half of the book was a trudge to read; The trial sequence part of the book ...

    There was a book I read a long time ago, The Lord of the Flies, about a group of young British boys from affluent families who survived a plane crash in an isolated island. Deprived of adult supervision and having to fend for themselves in order to live, it didn't take them long to rev...

    Absolutely riveting true legal drama! But be warned, unless you're excited by the courtroom proceedings and the chess play that happens between defence and prosecution, you might find most of the book tedious and slow. The first 1/3 of it is an intriguing reenactment of the events lead...

    Probably the worst book I've ever read. So so soooo tedious, repetitive and so long winded- about 600 pages too long. Has the potential to be a great story (couple murdered on a deserted island) but it was just so badly conveyed and did nothing for me whatsoever. Admittedly I did skip ...

    this is a true story and is a movie ...

    You get the impression, reading this book, that you wouldn't want to have Vincent Bugliosi round for dinner. He is arrogant and constantly berates his client, which I found particularly egregious considering taking a plea deal--one of the things they clashed over--seemed quite sensible...

    Okay I don't think this counts as a "spoiler" so I am just going to say it, this man can get a little long winded in places. It is over all a good book but some of it reads like some of Stephen King's works (I am a big fan of King's) there are places where I thought okay you can cut to...

    I picked this up because I loved Helter Skelter and wanted to read another Vincent Bugliosi book -- and this one is even better. I was totally pulled into the world of Jennifer, a hippy who was accused of murdering a couple on a remote Hawaiian island, and stealing their boat. As the s...

    I really liked the first third of this book but the last two thirds was drawn out and I found Vincent/lawyer/author doesn't ever hesitate to tell us how great he is!! ...

    This was a Tragedy but Bugliosi through his narrative and legal drama made it an interesting piece..... 4star ...

  • Bonnie Murray
    Dec 25, 2012

    Vincent Bugliosi is the best and bravest defense lawyer who ever lived. You know how I know? He told me in this book. Not a bad account of a crime and the trial of the woman accused, but please, Vinnie, get over yourself already. ...

    This was probably one of the most interesting stories I've ever read... until you get to the actual trial. Like Helter Skelter, Bugliosi's egotistical style of writing is hard to get past but it was cool to read this after Helter Skelter because in this trial he was a defense lawyer. T...

    I did enjoy the book. It however, fall far short of my expectations. I had 3 main issues with it. 1) the write up on the back cover indicates that Bugliosi solves the mystery and pieces together what happened.. he pieces together a conjecture of what happened...don't expect this solved...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book. It's about the Palmyra murder case, which I'm extremely interested in, and it was written by Vincent Bugliosi, who became one of my all-time favourite writers after I read Helter Skelter, which was brilliant. Sadly, this book is not bri...

    Every bit the equal of Bugliosi's "Helter Skelter," this book is a comprehensive ripper of a true-crime yarn that feels structured like an Agatha Christie tale. To wit: Four people are on a remote, even spooky South Pacific island named Palmyra. Two, a married couple, disappear and...

    This book is not just a true story, but it is comprised of actual journal entries. If you like crime drama, this book is amazing. It is split into two parts, first part is journal entries, the second part is ths story of the trial. This book is definitely one of my all time favorite...

    Riveting Intense, Heart Pounding, Tragic, Haunting, Mesmerizing & Creepy! A Chilling Read! I Loved It! ...

    In 1974 I was pregnant with my second child and living in the very small and remote village of Puako on the big island of Hawaii. While visiting my best friend and neighbor, Gerri, there was a frantic knocking on her door. The woman standing on the porch said she needed to use the phon...

    This is a dichotomy of a book; the first half (presumably written by the second author) is enjoyable and everything you could want in a true crime book - if only he could have written the whole book. The second half of the book was a trudge to read; The trial sequence part of the book ...

    There was a book I read a long time ago, The Lord of the Flies, about a group of young British boys from affluent families who survived a plane crash in an isolated island. Deprived of adult supervision and having to fend for themselves in order to live, it didn't take them long to rev...

    Absolutely riveting true legal drama! But be warned, unless you're excited by the courtroom proceedings and the chess play that happens between defence and prosecution, you might find most of the book tedious and slow. The first 1/3 of it is an intriguing reenactment of the events lead...

    Probably the worst book I've ever read. So so soooo tedious, repetitive and so long winded- about 600 pages too long. Has the potential to be a great story (couple murdered on a deserted island) but it was just so badly conveyed and did nothing for me whatsoever. Admittedly I did skip ...

    this is a true story and is a movie ...

    You get the impression, reading this book, that you wouldn't want to have Vincent Bugliosi round for dinner. He is arrogant and constantly berates his client, which I found particularly egregious considering taking a plea deal--one of the things they clashed over--seemed quite sensible...

    Okay I don't think this counts as a "spoiler" so I am just going to say it, this man can get a little long winded in places. It is over all a good book but some of it reads like some of Stephen King's works (I am a big fan of King's) there are places where I thought okay you can cut to...

    I picked this up because I loved Helter Skelter and wanted to read another Vincent Bugliosi book -- and this one is even better. I was totally pulled into the world of Jennifer, a hippy who was accused of murdering a couple on a remote Hawaiian island, and stealing their boat. As the s...

    I really liked the first third of this book but the last two thirds was drawn out and I found Vincent/lawyer/author doesn't ever hesitate to tell us how great he is!! ...

  • Kim Condas
    Jan 18, 2013

    Vincent Bugliosi is the best and bravest defense lawyer who ever lived. You know how I know? He told me in this book. Not a bad account of a crime and the trial of the woman accused, but please, Vinnie, get over yourself already. ...

    This was probably one of the most interesting stories I've ever read... until you get to the actual trial. Like Helter Skelter, Bugliosi's egotistical style of writing is hard to get past but it was cool to read this after Helter Skelter because in this trial he was a defense lawyer. T...

    I did enjoy the book. It however, fall far short of my expectations. I had 3 main issues with it. 1) the write up on the back cover indicates that Bugliosi solves the mystery and pieces together what happened.. he pieces together a conjecture of what happened...don't expect this solved...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book. It's about the Palmyra murder case, which I'm extremely interested in, and it was written by Vincent Bugliosi, who became one of my all-time favourite writers after I read Helter Skelter, which was brilliant. Sadly, this book is not bri...

    Every bit the equal of Bugliosi's "Helter Skelter," this book is a comprehensive ripper of a true-crime yarn that feels structured like an Agatha Christie tale. To wit: Four people are on a remote, even spooky South Pacific island named Palmyra. Two, a married couple, disappear and...

    This book is not just a true story, but it is comprised of actual journal entries. If you like crime drama, this book is amazing. It is split into two parts, first part is journal entries, the second part is ths story of the trial. This book is definitely one of my all time favorite...

    Riveting Intense, Heart Pounding, Tragic, Haunting, Mesmerizing & Creepy! A Chilling Read! I Loved It! ...

    In 1974 I was pregnant with my second child and living in the very small and remote village of Puako on the big island of Hawaii. While visiting my best friend and neighbor, Gerri, there was a frantic knocking on her door. The woman standing on the porch said she needed to use the phon...

    This is a dichotomy of a book; the first half (presumably written by the second author) is enjoyable and everything you could want in a true crime book - if only he could have written the whole book. The second half of the book was a trudge to read; The trial sequence part of the book ...

    There was a book I read a long time ago, The Lord of the Flies, about a group of young British boys from affluent families who survived a plane crash in an isolated island. Deprived of adult supervision and having to fend for themselves in order to live, it didn't take them long to rev...

    Absolutely riveting true legal drama! But be warned, unless you're excited by the courtroom proceedings and the chess play that happens between defence and prosecution, you might find most of the book tedious and slow. The first 1/3 of it is an intriguing reenactment of the events lead...

    Probably the worst book I've ever read. So so soooo tedious, repetitive and so long winded- about 600 pages too long. Has the potential to be a great story (couple murdered on a deserted island) but it was just so badly conveyed and did nothing for me whatsoever. Admittedly I did skip ...

    this is a true story and is a movie ...

    You get the impression, reading this book, that you wouldn't want to have Vincent Bugliosi round for dinner. He is arrogant and constantly berates his client, which I found particularly egregious considering taking a plea deal--one of the things they clashed over--seemed quite sensible...

    Okay I don't think this counts as a "spoiler" so I am just going to say it, this man can get a little long winded in places. It is over all a good book but some of it reads like some of Stephen King's works (I am a big fan of King's) there are places where I thought okay you can cut to...

    I picked this up because I loved Helter Skelter and wanted to read another Vincent Bugliosi book -- and this one is even better. I was totally pulled into the world of Jennifer, a hippy who was accused of murdering a couple on a remote Hawaiian island, and stealing their boat. As the s...

    I really liked the first third of this book but the last two thirds was drawn out and I found Vincent/lawyer/author doesn't ever hesitate to tell us how great he is!! ...

    This was a Tragedy but Bugliosi through his narrative and legal drama made it an interesting piece..... 4star ...

    I do not remember when I read this book, but I do remember not being as enamored with it as I was "Helter Skelter". ...

    I read and loved Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders and Outrage: The Five Reasons Why O.J. Simpson Got Away with Murder, so even though I'd been warned that this one wasn't nearly as good, I decided to give it a shot. Bugliosi has his problems, no doubt, his overweeni...

    Whoa, the this book is a thorough recounting of a crime, from the background of the main players in the murder -- both victims and alleged killers -- written by the female defendant's defense attorney. Vincent Bugliosi, who achieved his initial fame as the prosecutor of Charles Manson ...

    I haven?t been able to get this book out of my mind. I first read it several years ago, and enjoyed re-reading it again this year. Many crave the romantic, albeit unrealistic, idea of living off the land on a deserted island; I have. The first half of this book is beautifully des...

    Not to be missed. This is a fascinating case even though at times I thought the book was never going to end. This is a dreadful case of murder and, I guess, piracy. In this one we have Bugliosi in the role of the defense attorney, trying to establish for the jury that his client was to...

    My son snagged this from the family lake cottage; it was a discard from the local library which my sister had picked up. I was sucked in immediately by the mystery in Book One, "The Crime." However, Book Two, "Justice," began about a third of the way in, and it was hard going from then...

  • Fishface
    Sep 15, 2012

    Vincent Bugliosi is the best and bravest defense lawyer who ever lived. You know how I know? He told me in this book. Not a bad account of a crime and the trial of the woman accused, but please, Vinnie, get over yourself already. ...

    This was probably one of the most interesting stories I've ever read... until you get to the actual trial. Like Helter Skelter, Bugliosi's egotistical style of writing is hard to get past but it was cool to read this after Helter Skelter because in this trial he was a defense lawyer. T...

    I did enjoy the book. It however, fall far short of my expectations. I had 3 main issues with it. 1) the write up on the back cover indicates that Bugliosi solves the mystery and pieces together what happened.. he pieces together a conjecture of what happened...don't expect this solved...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book. It's about the Palmyra murder case, which I'm extremely interested in, and it was written by Vincent Bugliosi, who became one of my all-time favourite writers after I read Helter Skelter, which was brilliant. Sadly, this book is not bri...

    Every bit the equal of Bugliosi's "Helter Skelter," this book is a comprehensive ripper of a true-crime yarn that feels structured like an Agatha Christie tale. To wit: Four people are on a remote, even spooky South Pacific island named Palmyra. Two, a married couple, disappear and...

    This book is not just a true story, but it is comprised of actual journal entries. If you like crime drama, this book is amazing. It is split into two parts, first part is journal entries, the second part is ths story of the trial. This book is definitely one of my all time favorite...

    Riveting Intense, Heart Pounding, Tragic, Haunting, Mesmerizing & Creepy! A Chilling Read! I Loved It! ...

    In 1974 I was pregnant with my second child and living in the very small and remote village of Puako on the big island of Hawaii. While visiting my best friend and neighbor, Gerri, there was a frantic knocking on her door. The woman standing on the porch said she needed to use the phon...

    This is a dichotomy of a book; the first half (presumably written by the second author) is enjoyable and everything you could want in a true crime book - if only he could have written the whole book. The second half of the book was a trudge to read; The trial sequence part of the book ...

    There was a book I read a long time ago, The Lord of the Flies, about a group of young British boys from affluent families who survived a plane crash in an isolated island. Deprived of adult supervision and having to fend for themselves in order to live, it didn't take them long to rev...

    Absolutely riveting true legal drama! But be warned, unless you're excited by the courtroom proceedings and the chess play that happens between defence and prosecution, you might find most of the book tedious and slow. The first 1/3 of it is an intriguing reenactment of the events lead...

    Probably the worst book I've ever read. So so soooo tedious, repetitive and so long winded- about 600 pages too long. Has the potential to be a great story (couple murdered on a deserted island) but it was just so badly conveyed and did nothing for me whatsoever. Admittedly I did skip ...

    this is a true story and is a movie ...

    You get the impression, reading this book, that you wouldn't want to have Vincent Bugliosi round for dinner. He is arrogant and constantly berates his client, which I found particularly egregious considering taking a plea deal--one of the things they clashed over--seemed quite sensible...

    Okay I don't think this counts as a "spoiler" so I am just going to say it, this man can get a little long winded in places. It is over all a good book but some of it reads like some of Stephen King's works (I am a big fan of King's) there are places where I thought okay you can cut to...

    I picked this up because I loved Helter Skelter and wanted to read another Vincent Bugliosi book -- and this one is even better. I was totally pulled into the world of Jennifer, a hippy who was accused of murdering a couple on a remote Hawaiian island, and stealing their boat. As the s...

    I really liked the first third of this book but the last two thirds was drawn out and I found Vincent/lawyer/author doesn't ever hesitate to tell us how great he is!! ...

    This was a Tragedy but Bugliosi through his narrative and legal drama made it an interesting piece..... 4star ...

    I do not remember when I read this book, but I do remember not being as enamored with it as I was "Helter Skelter". ...

    I read and loved Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders and Outrage: The Five Reasons Why O.J. Simpson Got Away with Murder, so even though I'd been warned that this one wasn't nearly as good, I decided to give it a shot. Bugliosi has his problems, no doubt, his overweeni...

    Whoa, the this book is a thorough recounting of a crime, from the background of the main players in the murder -- both victims and alleged killers -- written by the female defendant's defense attorney. Vincent Bugliosi, who achieved his initial fame as the prosecutor of Charles Manson ...

    I haven?t been able to get this book out of my mind. I first read it several years ago, and enjoyed re-reading it again this year. Many crave the romantic, albeit unrealistic, idea of living off the land on a deserted island; I have. The first half of this book is beautifully des...

    Not to be missed. This is a fascinating case even though at times I thought the book was never going to end. This is a dreadful case of murder and, I guess, piracy. In this one we have Bugliosi in the role of the defense attorney, trying to establish for the jury that his client was to...

  • Amity-noël
    Feb 16, 2013

    Vincent Bugliosi is the best and bravest defense lawyer who ever lived. You know how I know? He told me in this book. Not a bad account of a crime and the trial of the woman accused, but please, Vinnie, get over yourself already. ...

    This was probably one of the most interesting stories I've ever read... until you get to the actual trial. Like Helter Skelter, Bugliosi's egotistical style of writing is hard to get past but it was cool to read this after Helter Skelter because in this trial he was a defense lawyer. T...

    I did enjoy the book. It however, fall far short of my expectations. I had 3 main issues with it. 1) the write up on the back cover indicates that Bugliosi solves the mystery and pieces together what happened.. he pieces together a conjecture of what happened...don't expect this solved...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book. It's about the Palmyra murder case, which I'm extremely interested in, and it was written by Vincent Bugliosi, who became one of my all-time favourite writers after I read Helter Skelter, which was brilliant. Sadly, this book is not bri...

    Every bit the equal of Bugliosi's "Helter Skelter," this book is a comprehensive ripper of a true-crime yarn that feels structured like an Agatha Christie tale. To wit: Four people are on a remote, even spooky South Pacific island named Palmyra. Two, a married couple, disappear and...

    This book is not just a true story, but it is comprised of actual journal entries. If you like crime drama, this book is amazing. It is split into two parts, first part is journal entries, the second part is ths story of the trial. This book is definitely one of my all time favorite...

    Riveting Intense, Heart Pounding, Tragic, Haunting, Mesmerizing & Creepy! A Chilling Read! I Loved It! ...

    In 1974 I was pregnant with my second child and living in the very small and remote village of Puako on the big island of Hawaii. While visiting my best friend and neighbor, Gerri, there was a frantic knocking on her door. The woman standing on the porch said she needed to use the phon...

    This is a dichotomy of a book; the first half (presumably written by the second author) is enjoyable and everything you could want in a true crime book - if only he could have written the whole book. The second half of the book was a trudge to read; The trial sequence part of the book ...

    There was a book I read a long time ago, The Lord of the Flies, about a group of young British boys from affluent families who survived a plane crash in an isolated island. Deprived of adult supervision and having to fend for themselves in order to live, it didn't take them long to rev...

    Absolutely riveting true legal drama! But be warned, unless you're excited by the courtroom proceedings and the chess play that happens between defence and prosecution, you might find most of the book tedious and slow. The first 1/3 of it is an intriguing reenactment of the events lead...

    Probably the worst book I've ever read. So so soooo tedious, repetitive and so long winded- about 600 pages too long. Has the potential to be a great story (couple murdered on a deserted island) but it was just so badly conveyed and did nothing for me whatsoever. Admittedly I did skip ...

    this is a true story and is a movie ...

    You get the impression, reading this book, that you wouldn't want to have Vincent Bugliosi round for dinner. He is arrogant and constantly berates his client, which I found particularly egregious considering taking a plea deal--one of the things they clashed over--seemed quite sensible...

    Okay I don't think this counts as a "spoiler" so I am just going to say it, this man can get a little long winded in places. It is over all a good book but some of it reads like some of Stephen King's works (I am a big fan of King's) there are places where I thought okay you can cut to...

  • Heather
    Mar 19, 2018

    Vincent Bugliosi is the best and bravest defense lawyer who ever lived. You know how I know? He told me in this book. Not a bad account of a crime and the trial of the woman accused, but please, Vinnie, get over yourself already. ...

    This was probably one of the most interesting stories I've ever read... until you get to the actual trial. Like Helter Skelter, Bugliosi's egotistical style of writing is hard to get past but it was cool to read this after Helter Skelter because in this trial he was a defense lawyer. T...

    I did enjoy the book. It however, fall far short of my expectations. I had 3 main issues with it. 1) the write up on the back cover indicates that Bugliosi solves the mystery and pieces together what happened.. he pieces together a conjecture of what happened...don't expect this solved...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book. It's about the Palmyra murder case, which I'm extremely interested in, and it was written by Vincent Bugliosi, who became one of my all-time favourite writers after I read Helter Skelter, which was brilliant. Sadly, this book is not bri...

    Every bit the equal of Bugliosi's "Helter Skelter," this book is a comprehensive ripper of a true-crime yarn that feels structured like an Agatha Christie tale. To wit: Four people are on a remote, even spooky South Pacific island named Palmyra. Two, a married couple, disappear and...

    This book is not just a true story, but it is comprised of actual journal entries. If you like crime drama, this book is amazing. It is split into two parts, first part is journal entries, the second part is ths story of the trial. This book is definitely one of my all time favorite...

    Riveting Intense, Heart Pounding, Tragic, Haunting, Mesmerizing & Creepy! A Chilling Read! I Loved It! ...

    In 1974 I was pregnant with my second child and living in the very small and remote village of Puako on the big island of Hawaii. While visiting my best friend and neighbor, Gerri, there was a frantic knocking on her door. The woman standing on the porch said she needed to use the phon...

    This is a dichotomy of a book; the first half (presumably written by the second author) is enjoyable and everything you could want in a true crime book - if only he could have written the whole book. The second half of the book was a trudge to read; The trial sequence part of the book ...

    There was a book I read a long time ago, The Lord of the Flies, about a group of young British boys from affluent families who survived a plane crash in an isolated island. Deprived of adult supervision and having to fend for themselves in order to live, it didn't take them long to rev...

    Absolutely riveting true legal drama! But be warned, unless you're excited by the courtroom proceedings and the chess play that happens between defence and prosecution, you might find most of the book tedious and slow. The first 1/3 of it is an intriguing reenactment of the events lead...

    Probably the worst book I've ever read. So so soooo tedious, repetitive and so long winded- about 600 pages too long. Has the potential to be a great story (couple murdered on a deserted island) but it was just so badly conveyed and did nothing for me whatsoever. Admittedly I did skip ...

    this is a true story and is a movie ...

    You get the impression, reading this book, that you wouldn't want to have Vincent Bugliosi round for dinner. He is arrogant and constantly berates his client, which I found particularly egregious considering taking a plea deal--one of the things they clashed over--seemed quite sensible...

    Okay I don't think this counts as a "spoiler" so I am just going to say it, this man can get a little long winded in places. It is over all a good book but some of it reads like some of Stephen King's works (I am a big fan of King's) there are places where I thought okay you can cut to...

    I picked this up because I loved Helter Skelter and wanted to read another Vincent Bugliosi book -- and this one is even better. I was totally pulled into the world of Jennifer, a hippy who was accused of murdering a couple on a remote Hawaiian island, and stealing their boat. As the s...

    I really liked the first third of this book but the last two thirds was drawn out and I found Vincent/lawyer/author doesn't ever hesitate to tell us how great he is!! ...

    This was a Tragedy but Bugliosi through his narrative and legal drama made it an interesting piece..... 4star ...

    I do not remember when I read this book, but I do remember not being as enamored with it as I was "Helter Skelter". ...

    I read and loved Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders and Outrage: The Five Reasons Why O.J. Simpson Got Away with Murder, so even though I'd been warned that this one wasn't nearly as good, I decided to give it a shot. Bugliosi has his problems, no doubt, his overweeni...

    Whoa, the this book is a thorough recounting of a crime, from the background of the main players in the murder -- both victims and alleged killers -- written by the female defendant's defense attorney. Vincent Bugliosi, who achieved his initial fame as the prosecutor of Charles Manson ...

    I haven?t been able to get this book out of my mind. I first read it several years ago, and enjoyed re-reading it again this year. Many crave the romantic, albeit unrealistic, idea of living off the land on a deserted island; I have. The first half of this book is beautifully des...

  • William Tatsch
    Jan 02, 2015

    Vincent Bugliosi is the best and bravest defense lawyer who ever lived. You know how I know? He told me in this book. Not a bad account of a crime and the trial of the woman accused, but please, Vinnie, get over yourself already. ...

    This was probably one of the most interesting stories I've ever read... until you get to the actual trial. Like Helter Skelter, Bugliosi's egotistical style of writing is hard to get past but it was cool to read this after Helter Skelter because in this trial he was a defense lawyer. T...

    I did enjoy the book. It however, fall far short of my expectations. I had 3 main issues with it. 1) the write up on the back cover indicates that Bugliosi solves the mystery and pieces together what happened.. he pieces together a conjecture of what happened...don't expect this solved...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book. It's about the Palmyra murder case, which I'm extremely interested in, and it was written by Vincent Bugliosi, who became one of my all-time favourite writers after I read Helter Skelter, which was brilliant. Sadly, this book is not bri...

    Every bit the equal of Bugliosi's "Helter Skelter," this book is a comprehensive ripper of a true-crime yarn that feels structured like an Agatha Christie tale. To wit: Four people are on a remote, even spooky South Pacific island named Palmyra. Two, a married couple, disappear and...

    This book is not just a true story, but it is comprised of actual journal entries. If you like crime drama, this book is amazing. It is split into two parts, first part is journal entries, the second part is ths story of the trial. This book is definitely one of my all time favorite...

    Riveting Intense, Heart Pounding, Tragic, Haunting, Mesmerizing & Creepy! A Chilling Read! I Loved It! ...

    In 1974 I was pregnant with my second child and living in the very small and remote village of Puako on the big island of Hawaii. While visiting my best friend and neighbor, Gerri, there was a frantic knocking on her door. The woman standing on the porch said she needed to use the phon...

    This is a dichotomy of a book; the first half (presumably written by the second author) is enjoyable and everything you could want in a true crime book - if only he could have written the whole book. The second half of the book was a trudge to read; The trial sequence part of the book ...

  • Kim
    Jul 11, 2013

    Vincent Bugliosi is the best and bravest defense lawyer who ever lived. You know how I know? He told me in this book. Not a bad account of a crime and the trial of the woman accused, but please, Vinnie, get over yourself already. ...

    This was probably one of the most interesting stories I've ever read... until you get to the actual trial. Like Helter Skelter, Bugliosi's egotistical style of writing is hard to get past but it was cool to read this after Helter Skelter because in this trial he was a defense lawyer. T...

    I did enjoy the book. It however, fall far short of my expectations. I had 3 main issues with it. 1) the write up on the back cover indicates that Bugliosi solves the mystery and pieces together what happened.. he pieces together a conjecture of what happened...don't expect this solved...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book. It's about the Palmyra murder case, which I'm extremely interested in, and it was written by Vincent Bugliosi, who became one of my all-time favourite writers after I read Helter Skelter, which was brilliant. Sadly, this book is not bri...

    Every bit the equal of Bugliosi's "Helter Skelter," this book is a comprehensive ripper of a true-crime yarn that feels structured like an Agatha Christie tale. To wit: Four people are on a remote, even spooky South Pacific island named Palmyra. Two, a married couple, disappear and...

    This book is not just a true story, but it is comprised of actual journal entries. If you like crime drama, this book is amazing. It is split into two parts, first part is journal entries, the second part is ths story of the trial. This book is definitely one of my all time favorite...

    Riveting Intense, Heart Pounding, Tragic, Haunting, Mesmerizing & Creepy! A Chilling Read! I Loved It! ...

    In 1974 I was pregnant with my second child and living in the very small and remote village of Puako on the big island of Hawaii. While visiting my best friend and neighbor, Gerri, there was a frantic knocking on her door. The woman standing on the porch said she needed to use the phon...

    This is a dichotomy of a book; the first half (presumably written by the second author) is enjoyable and everything you could want in a true crime book - if only he could have written the whole book. The second half of the book was a trudge to read; The trial sequence part of the book ...

    There was a book I read a long time ago, The Lord of the Flies, about a group of young British boys from affluent families who survived a plane crash in an isolated island. Deprived of adult supervision and having to fend for themselves in order to live, it didn't take them long to rev...

    Absolutely riveting true legal drama! But be warned, unless you're excited by the courtroom proceedings and the chess play that happens between defence and prosecution, you might find most of the book tedious and slow. The first 1/3 of it is an intriguing reenactment of the events lead...

    Probably the worst book I've ever read. So so soooo tedious, repetitive and so long winded- about 600 pages too long. Has the potential to be a great story (couple murdered on a deserted island) but it was just so badly conveyed and did nothing for me whatsoever. Admittedly I did skip ...

    this is a true story and is a movie ...

  • Winter Sophia Rose
    Jun 29, 2016

    Vincent Bugliosi is the best and bravest defense lawyer who ever lived. You know how I know? He told me in this book. Not a bad account of a crime and the trial of the woman accused, but please, Vinnie, get over yourself already. ...

    This was probably one of the most interesting stories I've ever read... until you get to the actual trial. Like Helter Skelter, Bugliosi's egotistical style of writing is hard to get past but it was cool to read this after Helter Skelter because in this trial he was a defense lawyer. T...

    I did enjoy the book. It however, fall far short of my expectations. I had 3 main issues with it. 1) the write up on the back cover indicates that Bugliosi solves the mystery and pieces together what happened.. he pieces together a conjecture of what happened...don't expect this solved...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book. It's about the Palmyra murder case, which I'm extremely interested in, and it was written by Vincent Bugliosi, who became one of my all-time favourite writers after I read Helter Skelter, which was brilliant. Sadly, this book is not bri...

    Every bit the equal of Bugliosi's "Helter Skelter," this book is a comprehensive ripper of a true-crime yarn that feels structured like an Agatha Christie tale. To wit: Four people are on a remote, even spooky South Pacific island named Palmyra. Two, a married couple, disappear and...

    This book is not just a true story, but it is comprised of actual journal entries. If you like crime drama, this book is amazing. It is split into two parts, first part is journal entries, the second part is ths story of the trial. This book is definitely one of my all time favorite...

    Riveting Intense, Heart Pounding, Tragic, Haunting, Mesmerizing & Creepy! A Chilling Read! I Loved It! ...

  • Linzi
    Jul 28, 2015

    Vincent Bugliosi is the best and bravest defense lawyer who ever lived. You know how I know? He told me in this book. Not a bad account of a crime and the trial of the woman accused, but please, Vinnie, get over yourself already. ...

    This was probably one of the most interesting stories I've ever read... until you get to the actual trial. Like Helter Skelter, Bugliosi's egotistical style of writing is hard to get past but it was cool to read this after Helter Skelter because in this trial he was a defense lawyer. T...

    I did enjoy the book. It however, fall far short of my expectations. I had 3 main issues with it. 1) the write up on the back cover indicates that Bugliosi solves the mystery and pieces together what happened.. he pieces together a conjecture of what happened...don't expect this solved...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book. It's about the Palmyra murder case, which I'm extremely interested in, and it was written by Vincent Bugliosi, who became one of my all-time favourite writers after I read Helter Skelter, which was brilliant. Sadly, this book is not bri...

    Every bit the equal of Bugliosi's "Helter Skelter," this book is a comprehensive ripper of a true-crime yarn that feels structured like an Agatha Christie tale. To wit: Four people are on a remote, even spooky South Pacific island named Palmyra. Two, a married couple, disappear and...

    This book is not just a true story, but it is comprised of actual journal entries. If you like crime drama, this book is amazing. It is split into two parts, first part is journal entries, the second part is ths story of the trial. This book is definitely one of my all time favorite...

    Riveting Intense, Heart Pounding, Tragic, Haunting, Mesmerizing & Creepy! A Chilling Read! I Loved It! ...

    In 1974 I was pregnant with my second child and living in the very small and remote village of Puako on the big island of Hawaii. While visiting my best friend and neighbor, Gerri, there was a frantic knocking on her door. The woman standing on the porch said she needed to use the phon...

    This is a dichotomy of a book; the first half (presumably written by the second author) is enjoyable and everything you could want in a true crime book - if only he could have written the whole book. The second half of the book was a trudge to read; The trial sequence part of the book ...

    There was a book I read a long time ago, The Lord of the Flies, about a group of young British boys from affluent families who survived a plane crash in an isolated island. Deprived of adult supervision and having to fend for themselves in order to live, it didn't take them long to rev...

    Absolutely riveting true legal drama! But be warned, unless you're excited by the courtroom proceedings and the chess play that happens between defence and prosecution, you might find most of the book tedious and slow. The first 1/3 of it is an intriguing reenactment of the events lead...

    Probably the worst book I've ever read. So so soooo tedious, repetitive and so long winded- about 600 pages too long. Has the potential to be a great story (couple murdered on a deserted island) but it was just so badly conveyed and did nothing for me whatsoever. Admittedly I did skip ...

  • J.H. Moncrieff
    Sep 24, 2015

    Vincent Bugliosi is the best and bravest defense lawyer who ever lived. You know how I know? He told me in this book. Not a bad account of a crime and the trial of the woman accused, but please, Vinnie, get over yourself already. ...

    This was probably one of the most interesting stories I've ever read... until you get to the actual trial. Like Helter Skelter, Bugliosi's egotistical style of writing is hard to get past but it was cool to read this after Helter Skelter because in this trial he was a defense lawyer. T...

    I did enjoy the book. It however, fall far short of my expectations. I had 3 main issues with it. 1) the write up on the back cover indicates that Bugliosi solves the mystery and pieces together what happened.. he pieces together a conjecture of what happened...don't expect this solved...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book. It's about the Palmyra murder case, which I'm extremely interested in, and it was written by Vincent Bugliosi, who became one of my all-time favourite writers after I read Helter Skelter, which was brilliant. Sadly, this book is not bri...

  • Deb Jones
    Feb 07, 2018

    Vincent Bugliosi is the best and bravest defense lawyer who ever lived. You know how I know? He told me in this book. Not a bad account of a crime and the trial of the woman accused, but please, Vinnie, get over yourself already. ...

    This was probably one of the most interesting stories I've ever read... until you get to the actual trial. Like Helter Skelter, Bugliosi's egotistical style of writing is hard to get past but it was cool to read this after Helter Skelter because in this trial he was a defense lawyer. T...

    I did enjoy the book. It however, fall far short of my expectations. I had 3 main issues with it. 1) the write up on the back cover indicates that Bugliosi solves the mystery and pieces together what happened.. he pieces together a conjecture of what happened...don't expect this solved...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book. It's about the Palmyra murder case, which I'm extremely interested in, and it was written by Vincent Bugliosi, who became one of my all-time favourite writers after I read Helter Skelter, which was brilliant. Sadly, this book is not bri...

    Every bit the equal of Bugliosi's "Helter Skelter," this book is a comprehensive ripper of a true-crime yarn that feels structured like an Agatha Christie tale. To wit: Four people are on a remote, even spooky South Pacific island named Palmyra. Two, a married couple, disappear and...

    This book is not just a true story, but it is comprised of actual journal entries. If you like crime drama, this book is amazing. It is split into two parts, first part is journal entries, the second part is ths story of the trial. This book is definitely one of my all time favorite...

    Riveting Intense, Heart Pounding, Tragic, Haunting, Mesmerizing & Creepy! A Chilling Read! I Loved It! ...

    In 1974 I was pregnant with my second child and living in the very small and remote village of Puako on the big island of Hawaii. While visiting my best friend and neighbor, Gerri, there was a frantic knocking on her door. The woman standing on the porch said she needed to use the phon...

    This is a dichotomy of a book; the first half (presumably written by the second author) is enjoyable and everything you could want in a true crime book - if only he could have written the whole book. The second half of the book was a trudge to read; The trial sequence part of the book ...

    There was a book I read a long time ago, The Lord of the Flies, about a group of young British boys from affluent families who survived a plane crash in an isolated island. Deprived of adult supervision and having to fend for themselves in order to live, it didn't take them long to rev...

    Absolutely riveting true legal drama! But be warned, unless you're excited by the courtroom proceedings and the chess play that happens between defence and prosecution, you might find most of the book tedious and slow. The first 1/3 of it is an intriguing reenactment of the events lead...

    Probably the worst book I've ever read. So so soooo tedious, repetitive and so long winded- about 600 pages too long. Has the potential to be a great story (couple murdered on a deserted island) but it was just so badly conveyed and did nothing for me whatsoever. Admittedly I did skip ...

    this is a true story and is a movie ...

    You get the impression, reading this book, that you wouldn't want to have Vincent Bugliosi round for dinner. He is arrogant and constantly berates his client, which I found particularly egregious considering taking a plea deal--one of the things they clashed over--seemed quite sensible...

    Okay I don't think this counts as a "spoiler" so I am just going to say it, this man can get a little long winded in places. It is over all a good book but some of it reads like some of Stephen King's works (I am a big fan of King's) there are places where I thought okay you can cut to...

    I picked this up because I loved Helter Skelter and wanted to read another Vincent Bugliosi book -- and this one is even better. I was totally pulled into the world of Jennifer, a hippy who was accused of murdering a couple on a remote Hawaiian island, and stealing their boat. As the s...

    I really liked the first third of this book but the last two thirds was drawn out and I found Vincent/lawyer/author doesn't ever hesitate to tell us how great he is!! ...

    This was a Tragedy but Bugliosi through his narrative and legal drama made it an interesting piece..... 4star ...

    I do not remember when I read this book, but I do remember not being as enamored with it as I was "Helter Skelter". ...

    I read and loved Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders and Outrage: The Five Reasons Why O.J. Simpson Got Away with Murder, so even though I'd been warned that this one wasn't nearly as good, I decided to give it a shot. Bugliosi has his problems, no doubt, his overweeni...

    Whoa, the this book is a thorough recounting of a crime, from the background of the main players in the murder -- both victims and alleged killers -- written by the female defendant's defense attorney. Vincent Bugliosi, who achieved his initial fame as the prosecutor of Charles Manson ...

  • Sandi Lee
    Dec 06, 2017

    Vincent Bugliosi is the best and bravest defense lawyer who ever lived. You know how I know? He told me in this book. Not a bad account of a crime and the trial of the woman accused, but please, Vinnie, get over yourself already. ...

    This was probably one of the most interesting stories I've ever read... until you get to the actual trial. Like Helter Skelter, Bugliosi's egotistical style of writing is hard to get past but it was cool to read this after Helter Skelter because in this trial he was a defense lawyer. T...

    I did enjoy the book. It however, fall far short of my expectations. I had 3 main issues with it. 1) the write up on the back cover indicates that Bugliosi solves the mystery and pieces together what happened.. he pieces together a conjecture of what happened...don't expect this solved...

    I was so looking forward to reading this book. It's about the Palmyra murder case, which I'm extremely interested in, and it was written by Vincent Bugliosi, who became one of my all-time favourite writers after I read Helter Skelter, which was brilliant. Sadly, this book is not bri...

    Every bit the equal of Bugliosi's "Helter Skelter," this book is a comprehensive ripper of a true-crime yarn that feels structured like an Agatha Christie tale. To wit: Four people are on a remote, even spooky South Pacific island named Palmyra. Two, a married couple, disappear and...

    This book is not just a true story, but it is comprised of actual journal entries. If you like crime drama, this book is amazing. It is split into two parts, first part is journal entries, the second part is ths story of the trial. This book is definitely one of my all time favorite...

    Riveting Intense, Heart Pounding, Tragic, Haunting, Mesmerizing & Creepy! A Chilling Read! I Loved It! ...

    In 1974 I was pregnant with my second child and living in the very small and remote village of Puako on the big island of Hawaii. While visiting my best friend and neighbor, Gerri, there was a frantic knocking on her door. The woman standing on the porch said she needed to use the phon...