Charlie Manson and the Rocky Bluff P.D. series
Charles Manson is a convicted serial killer who has become an icon of evil. In the late 1960s, Manson founded a hippie cult group known as "the Family" whom he manipulated into brutally killing others on his behalf.
What on earth has he to do with my next Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery, Violent Departures?
You'll have to wait and read the book.
Of course I followed the news about the murders the Manson family committed.and read the book about them when it came out.
Some little tidbits, while the family lived on the Spahn Ranch (and we lived in Oxnard), the followers came down and scavenged for groceries in the bins behind our local supermarket.
One of the scarier aspects of the family's antics (before the murders) was when they'd go into people's houses and crawl around the floor where the owners slept. That gives me the creeps to this day.
F. M. aka Marilyn