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Author Of The Month: Caitlin Rother

Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019
12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Central Library
Neil Morgan Auditorium

New York Times Bestselling Author Caitlin Rother, author of "Hunting Charles Manson", will speak Saturday, Aug 3, at 12:30 -2 p.m. the Central Library. Her talk is entitled: "The Most Notorious Crime of the 20th Century: New Details Revealed About the Manson Family Murders", 50 years ago this week.

New York Times bestselling author Caitlin Rother has written or co-authored 13 books, ranging from narrative nonfiction to memoir and crime fiction. Her latest titles are the true-life thriller "Hunting Charles Manson" and her memoir short, "Secrets, Lies, and Shoelaces".

As a former investigative reporter at daily newspapers for 19 years, Rother has been published in Cosmopolitan, The San Diego Union-Tribune, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Boston Globe and Daily Beast. During her 200 TV and radio appearances, she’s been featured on “Crime Watch Daily,” “People Magazine Investigates,” “Nancy Grace,” “Snapped,” and numerous shows on Netflix, Investigation Discovery, Oxygen, A&E, Reelz, C-SPAN and various PBS affiliates.

Rother works as a writing-research coach and consultant, leads writing workshops; she also plays keyboards and sings in an acoustic group called breakingthecode. She is currently working on two new books, about the San Diego Zoo’s Frozen Zoo and the Rebecca Zahau death case in Coronado. For more information, please visit her on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram or visit her website at

Book Description:

"Hunting Charles Manson", which Caitlin Rother co-authored with Lis Wiehl, takes a fresh look at the Manson Family murders of the summer of 1969 to offer a different and broader perspective on the murderous actions and “Helter Skelter” motive ascribed to Manson and his cult. Rother pulled new details from new interviews, parole hearing transcripts and an exhaustive re-examination of the original source materials to explore contributing factors and cultural dynamics that have been overlooked in the past. Overall, this book is a cautionary tale that history repeats itself, as many of these factors are just as present and dangerous in cultish idealogues of today as they were during the era of LSD, the Vietnam War, and the Summer of Love.

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