Denise Hamilton

L.A. native, crime novelist, and former L.A. Times reporter Denise Hamilton is the editor of Los Angeles Noir and Los Angeles Noir 2: The Classics and was a finalist for the Edgar Award. Read more about her at

Charles Manson in his cell at California Medical Facility in Vacaville, 1982.

The Charles Manson Industry

What led to—and has arisen from—the infamous 1969 murders is weirder, darker, and more hypocritical than you ever imagined.