All posts tagged: true crime books

New Book Release by Dennis N. Griffin: SURVIVORS

  Survivors combines investigative journalism and real cases by investigators and families to highlight the growing number of unsolved cases, issues with police transparency, and cases where corruption interrupts due diligence. AlyBlue Media announces the release of a startling new book by retired investigator and award-winning author Dennis N. Griffin. According to NPR.org, the national clearance rate for homicide today is 64.1%. Fifty years ago, it was more than 90%. Survivors brings systemic issues to the forefront along with strategies of how constituencies can work together to reduce this statistic and give families hope for resolution. “Survivors serves to expose the shortcomings in our justice system,” states Larry Young. His daughter Molly died in 2012 from a gunshot wound in the apartment of her boyfriend, who was a police dispatcher at the time. Molly’s case has riveted a nation frustrated with police transparency and difficulty obtaining documents related to investigations. “Survivors depicts the dire need for improved and innovative investigative strategies,” states Dr. Sarah Stein, an expert on the Missing White Woman Syndrome and co-founder for …

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Diane Fanning Continues Giving Away Books! Celebrating 20th Published Book in 2013

Facebook has been in abuzz since the first of the year as author, Diane Fanning, is engaging fans and followers to join her book giveaway contests every month for the whole year of 2013. Celebrating the release of her 20th book in April 2013, Fanning’s fans are taking advantage of stocking up on some of her older titles, as well as signed books from her personal collection. Each month she runs a different contest on her Facebook pages insure that fans of her complete works are able to participate. Along with her personal Diane Fanning Facebook page, she also has one for True Crime Books and in the name of her fictional character, Lucinda Pierce. Diane Fanning’s 20th book, Sleep My Darlings, scheduled for an April 30, 2013 release, puts another notch in the belt of the Edgar Award Finalist author. Sleep My Darlings is the true story of Julie Schenecker who shot and killed her two teen children, 16-year-old Calyx and 13-year-old Beau, in their home in Tampa, Florida. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty in the trial, scheduled for October …

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Diane Fanning Book Event at Hastings in New Braunfels, Texas

Diane Fanning will be signing copies of her books on Saturday, March 10, including her latest true crime, HER DEADLY WEB at Hastings in New Braunfels, Texas. HER DEADLY WEB is the true account of Raynella Dossett Leath,  murder, and more! It has a cattle stampede, an attempted murder, a three-shot-suicide, medical examiners threatening to shoot law enforcement officials, a secret city and a love child. The trail of death in the case, however, does not begin and end with a beloved barber, but winds its way up to the highest levels of law enforcement in this city. There was a fatal car crash, a love child, a missing will and, strangest of all, the 1992 death, officially by cattle stampede, of the Knox County prosecutor, Ed Dossett, who happened to be Ms. Dossett Leath’s first husband at the time. The New York Times Diane Fanning is the author of several  true crime books, including MOMMY’S LITTLE GIRL, about the life and death of Caylee Anthony. She is also a crime novelist with five books in …

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Deadly Women and Deadly Sins: Diane Fanning Has Something to Say!

What goes on in the minds of women who kill; some neatly by poison, some messy with bullets, hatchets and other deadly weapons? One of the advantages held by writers of true crime is they have the opportunity to delve into every aspect of the crime during their research.  Diane Fanning is one such writer who takes pains to probe into every viewpoint through interviews, documents and attending trials; the mark of a writer who stands up to scrutiny time and time again. Offering her analysis of the crimes she’s written about, Diane Fanning will be appearing on several upcoming episodes of the Investigation Discovery show, Deadly Women. Deadly Women fuses bone-chilling story-telling, sumptuous period drama and forensic fact in a bid to explore history’s most alluring female killers. Each episode profiles four famous cases from the past; killers and their victims are brought to life by elaborate dramatized reconstructions. Fanning will be interviewed on the following cases of women turned deadly: Betty Neumar, Nadean Smith, Andrea Sand, Lyda Trueblood, Tiana Browne, Rhonda Belle Martin and …

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Diane Fanning’s True Crime and Novel Available NOW in Audiobooks!

The first book in the Lucinda Pierce series, by Diane Fanning is now available in a new format…AUDIO! Released in audiobook format on December 17, 2011, THE TROPHY EXCHANGE is the first, but other Diane Fanning books will follow. Her true crime books are in various stages of production and should be available in audiobook by April, 2012.  The next book in the Lucinda Pierce detective series PUNISH THE DEED is also in the works. THE TROPHY EXCHANGE is available on Audible.com, Amazon and iTunes. A fast-paced thriller introducing an unforgettable heroine – Homicide Investigator Lucinda Pierce is physically and emotionally scarred by her job. She is angry and bitter, but her life is her work. Lucinda gets sent to investigate the brutal killing of Dr Kathleen Spencer. There seem to be links with other dead women: could it be the work of a serial killer? And will Lucinda be able to solve it or has she become too emotionally involved this time? From Booklist After a long and soul-searching healing process following her last case, …