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


Dee Card said…
really eager to read the book..but you just creeped me out with the crawling on the floor part...
Thank you, Lorna, your the only one who has seen it besides Billie and Michelle.

Dee, that crawling around was definitely scary. I had nightmares about them doing it at our house--though we always had dogs so I doubt that would've happened.
Well done you, having the nerve to use such a disturbling subject, but I'm sure the book will do well.
It's not all that disturbing in the book--the history just gave me a plot twist.
Marja said…
Can't wait to read this one. You're right about how creepy those people were. It amazes me when people can be so ugly.
Marja McGraw
Anyone who could do what Manson and his followers did have serious mental problems, Marja.

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