Helter Skelter

by Vincent Bugliosi with Curt Gentry. Norton, $10.00. Mr. Bugliosi prosecuted Charles Manson and his followers for the murders (Tate-LaBianca) committed by that sinister tribe. While the account of the murders is thorough and necessarily gruesome, the main purpose of the book is to explain both the legal problems involved in trying an amorphous group of conspirators and the incompetent police work that results from territorial divisions of investigation with no central agency coordinating information. Illustrations.