And the Sea Will Tell

And the Sea Will Tell

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WW Norton

"Grips you by the throat from beginning to end."—Cleveland Plain Dealer

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 successful prosecution of mass murderer Charles Manson in the bestsellerHelter Skelter, was able to draw together the hundreds of conflicting details of the mystery and reconstruct whatreally happened when four people found hell in a tropical paradise. And the Sea Will Tell reconstructs the events and subsequent trial of a riveting true murder mystery, and probes into the dark heart of a serpentine scenario of death.

Baker & Taylor
The true story of the mysterious murder of a young couple vacationing on a remote Pacific island relates how the author defended the accused even as he searched for the real killer

Publisher: New York : Norton, c1991
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393029192
Branch Call Number: 364.1 BU
Characteristics: 574 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Henderson, Bruce B. 1946-


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Sep 29, 2019

A hippie couple and a spoiled rich couple clash and murder is the result on an isolated Pacific atoll. Too unbelievable to be fiction, the set-up is wonderful reading. The follow-on, much longer trial section gets tedious. Bugliosi thought very highly of himself and eventually the book becomes all about him rather than about the victims or the criminals. Bugliosi caught lighting in a bottle with Helter Skelter (which everyone should read) and kind of misses on this one. The book is saved by the great writing of co-author Bruce Henderson whose books fare exceed Bugliosi's work (except for Helter Skelter). On a scale of 1-10 of must reads, this is a five and if you really love trials, or sailing or hippies, a seven.

Jan 04, 2017

The book is good reading. It gives good insight to the workings of courtrooms and strategies of both defense and prosecuting attorneys. The book starts a little slow as if goes into the background of some of the people involved in the crime, but picks up when everyone is on the island. If you enjoy reading about crimes/courts I would recommend the book.


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