I am a Pulitzer-nominated investigative reporter-turned-author of five crime books and co-author of another. I am now working on a book about the case of John Gardner, who raped and killed two beloved teenagers from San Diego County, Chelsea King and Amber Dubois.
My newest book will be released in February 2011. DEAD RECKONING tells the story behind the murder of Tom and Jackie Hawks by a crew of outlaws led by Skylar and Jennifer Deleon, the Bonnie and Clyde of Orange County, California. Skylar tied the Hawkses to an anchor and threw them over the side of their yacht near Newport Beach, California -- alive.
In stores now: True crime books POISONED LOVE, TWISTED TRIANGLE, BODY PARTS and WHERE HOPE BEGINS, which I co-authored with Alysia Sofios. My novel, NAKED ADDICTION, tells a story about sex, drugs and murder at the beach in San Diego. Detective Ken Goode, an undercover narcotics detective who wants a transfer to homicide, is investigating a series of murders of attractive young beauty school students when his own sister goes missing.
BODY PARTS takes a deep psychological look at serial killer Wayne Adam Ford, who killed four women, dismembered two of them, and then did the rare deed of turning himself to stop from killing again. When he walked into the Humboldt County sheriff's station, he had a severed breast of his latest victim in his pocket.
TWISTED TRIANGLE is the crazy but factual account of a kidnapping, an attempted murder and a love triangle between two married FBI agents, Margo and Gene Bennett, and famous crime novelist Patricia Cornwell. A French-language version is also available in Canada.
POISONED LOVE is the true story of Kristin Rossum, an attractive and talented toxicologist convicted of poisoning her husband with drugs she stole from her lab at the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office. Rossum, who had been having an affair with her married boss, claimed her husband, Greg de Villers, had sprinkled red rose petals over his own body and committed suicide because she was leaving him. Now in its 7th printing.
WHERE HOPE BEGINS is a memoir of Sofios and members of the Marcus Wesson family. Sofios put her entire career on the line by secretly taking in several female surviving family members of Marcus Wesson, who orchestrated the murder of nine of his own children within a cult atmostphere of incest, polygamy, religious fanatisicm and abuse.
Because this is a free podcast staffed by volunteers (producer, host, editors, narrators), we can't pay for stories. We're about expanding the readership through quality podcasting.
In case you are unfamiliar with Starship Sofa, host Tony C. Smith began the show in 2006 and has played many of the great writers of science fiction from Neil Gaiman and Michael Moorcock to Gene Wolfe and China Mieville. Starship sofa was the first podcast to be nominated for Hugo Award. In 2010 we won the Hugo Award. This year we launched Tales to Terrify, a sister podcast with a horror theme, featuring stories from the likes of Joe Lansdale to Stephen King.
In the coming months we hope to re-create the success of these two podcasts with Crime City Council, a crime fiction podcast. We hope you will want to be a part of this, but again, we can't pay for stories.
Hi Caitlin, I want to introduce you to my debut novel "A Circle of souls" which is a paranormal, murder, mystery thriller and a tale of justice and hope. Do visit www.acircleofsouls.com to read more about the book. Make sure you sign up to win an autographed copy of the book. Thanks for your time in advance.
Early Endorsements for “A Circle of Souls”
Linda Fairstein, NYT Bestselling Author: "A fascinating debut - this novel takes the reader to the darkest places in the human soul, from a writer with the authenticity to lead us there. A stunning thriller and an important read."
Judge Judy Sheindlin, star of the Judge Judy Show: "The seminal work of this fine author kept me glued to my chair until the adventure was over and the mystery solved. A great read!"
The sleepy town of Newbury, Connecticut, is shocked when a little girl is found brutally murdered. The town s top detective, perplexed by a complete lack of leads, calls in FBI agent Leia Bines, an expert in cases involving children.
Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Gram, a psychiatrist at Newbury s hospital, searches desperately for the cause of seven-year-old Naya Hastings devastating nightmares. Afraid that she might hurt herself in the midst of a torturous episode, Naya s parents have turned to the bright young doctor as their only hope.
The situations confronting Leia and Peter converge when Naya begins drawing chilling images of murder after being bombarded by the disturbing images in her dreams. Amazingly, her sketches are the only clues to the crime that has panicked Newbury residents. Against her better judgment, Leia explores the clues in Naya s crude drawings, only to set off an alarming chain of events.