"We've finally found the next Ann Rule! Caitlin Rother writes with heart and suspense. DEAD RECKONING is a chilling read by a writer at the top of her game."

-- Gregg Olsen, author of "A Twisted Faith"

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DEAD RECKONING is the authoritative story behind the high-profile murder of Tom and Jackie Hawks by a clan of outlaws led by Skylar and Jennifer Deleon. Skylar Deleon, a charming conman and hermaphrodite wanna-be, tied the Hawkses to the anchor of their yacht and threw them overboard -- alive -- near Newport Beach, California, to steal their boat and pillage their bank accounts. (Kensington/Pinnacle, February 2011) UND-Tom-and-Jackie-with-mural (167K)


"Using a reporter's edge, novelist's eye, and a crime-scene investigator's nose for evidence, Rother's latest is all at once riveting, unbelievable, fast-paced, and sure to keep you up at night wondering how evil seems to top itself time and again."

-- M. William Phelps, author of "I'll Be Watching You"

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BODY PARTS is the true story of serial killer Wayne Adam Ford, a long-haul trucker who was convicted of killing four women -- and dismembering two of them -- in four California counties. He was sentenced in 2007 and is now sitting on Death Row in San Quentin state prison. Rother will offer a comprehensive look at the case, which took eight years to get to trial, and reveal new and exclusive details about Ford and his family. (Kensington/Pinnacle, March 2009)


"Hitchcock wishes he'd dreamed it up. Capote wishes he'd written it. Rother's mesmerizing narrative chronicles a wife's heroic struggle against great odds to survive her psychopath husband's elaborate scheme to make her murder the perfect crime. This spellbinding tale offers an added treat -- it's true."

-- Marcus Stern, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and co-author of "The Wrong Stuff"

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TWISTED TRIANGLE:A Famous Crime Writer, a Lesbian Love Affair, and the FBI Husband's Violent Revenge TWISTED TRIANGLE: A Famous Crime Writer, a Lesbian Love Affair, and the FBI Husband's Violent Revenge is the crazy but factual account of a kidnapping, an attempted murder and a love triangle involving two married FBI agents, Margo and Gene Bennett, and crime novelist Patricia Cornwell. This story made national headlines when it broke in 1996, but Rother is the first writer to tell Margo's exclusive story. (Wiley/Jossey-Bass, April 2008. Now out in paperback.)


"Please pick this book up and read it. It is well written and it is an inspirational story of courage."

-- Dr. Phil

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DEADLY DEVOTION: One Family's Journey Out of Tragedy and the Reporter Who Helped Them Make It -- TV reporter Alysia Sofios risked her entire career to help the surviving female members of the Marcus Wesson family recover from a cult-like life of polygamy, incest, abuse -- and the mass murder of their nine children. Together, they helped each other grow and bond into a new resilient family with a hopeful future. (Pocket, July 2011)


"With a journalist's eye for the telling details of life, Caitlin Rother is a keen architect of the most important part of storytelling: character. The people in her prose grip you tightly with their truth."

-- Michael Connelly, Edgar-winner and NYT bestselling crime novelist

NAKED ADDICTION: In a lethal confluence of sex, drugs and the murder of young beauty school entrepreneurs in the wealthy beach community of La Jolla, undercover narcotics detective Ken Goode confronts his own demons during a homicide investigation that brings him into contact with a drug ring and an escort service while he tangles with a seductive witness and worries that his missing sister will be the next murder victim. (WildBlue Press, 2014)

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