Hellhound on His Trail - Hampton Sides

Hellhound on His Trail

By Hampton Sides

  • Release Date: 2010-04-27
  • Genre: History
Score: 4.5
From 97 Ratings


Edgar Award Nominee
One of the Best Books of the Year: O, The Oprah Magazine, Time, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, San Francisco Chronicle

With a New Afterword

On April 4, 1968, James Earl Ray shot Martin Luther King at the Lorraine Motel. The nation was shocked, enraged, and saddened. As chaos erupted across the country and mourners gathered at King's funeral, investigators launched a sixty-five day search for King’s assassin that would lead them across two continents. With a blistering, cross-cutting narrative that draws on a wealth of dramatic unpublished documents, Hampton Sides, bestselling author of Ghost Soldiers, delivers a non-fiction thriller in the tradition of William Manchester's The Death of a President and Truman Capote's In Cold Blood. With Hellhound On His Trail, Sides shines a light on the largest manhunt in American history and brings it to life for all to see.


  • Exceptional

    By carshy
    This is a fascinating look inside the lives and minds of people whose courage and conviction changed the face of our country. Hampton is an unparalleled researcher driven to tell the story as the facts suggest not to create his own version.
  • Outstanding

    By NYPL man
    If you want a thriller this summer or want to learn more about a key time in our history- this is BOTH!