Helltown by Casey Sherman audiobook

Helltown: The Untold Story of a Serial Killer on Cape Cod

By Casey Sherman
Read by Casey Sherman

Recorded Books, Inc. 9781728245959

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781705030585

  • ISBN: 9781665086295

Runtime: 15.52 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/True Crime
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Before Charles Manson, there was Tony Costa—the serial killer of Cape Cod

1969:

The hippie scene is vibrant in Provincetown, Massachusetts … and Tony Costa is at the center of it all. To a certain group of smitten young women, he is known as Sire—the leader of their counter-culture movement, the charming man who speaks eloquently and hands out hallucinogenic drugs like candy. But beneath his benign persona lies uncontrollable rage that threatens to break loose at any moment. Tony Costa is the most dangerous man on Cape Cod, and no one who crosses his path is safe.

When young women begin to disappear, Costa’s natural charisma and good looks initially protect him from suspicion. But as the bodies are discovered, the police close in on him as the key suspect. Meanwhile, up-and-coming local writers Kurt Vonnegut and Norman Mailer are locked in a desperate race to secure their legacies as great literary icons—and they both set their sights on Tony Costa and the hippie culture he embodies as their next promising subject, launching independent investigations that stoke the competitive fires between two of the greatest American writers.

Immersive, unflinching, and shocking, Helltown is a landmark true crime narrative that transports us back to the turbulent late 1960s, reveals the secrets of a notorious serial killer, and unspools the threads connecting Costa, Vonnegut, and Mailer in the seaside city that played host to horrors unlike any ever seen before.

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Author Bio: Casey Sherman

Author Bio: Casey Sherman

Casey Sherman is considered one of America’s preeminent true-crime authors and investigative journalists. His books include The Ice Bucket Challenge; The Finest Hours, coauthored with Michael J. Tougias and made into a major motion picture by Walt Disney Pictures; Animal: The Bloody Rise and Fall of the Mob’s Most Feared Assassin; Search for the Strangler; and Bad Blood. He has been a finalist for the Massachusetts Book of the Year honors and the New Hampshire Literary Awards nonfiction prize. He has been a featured guest on NBC’s Today and Dateline; CBS’s The Early Show, 48 Hours, and the CBS Evening News; ABC World News Tonight, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, Discovery, The History Channel, A&E, The Travel Channel, and The View.

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Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/True Crime
Runtime: 15.52
Audience: Adult
Language: English