True Crime legend Gary C. King — what a character!

Several years ago, I wrote MAN OVERBOARD: THE COUNTERFEIT RESURRECTION OF PHIL CHAMPAGNE.  To my complete surprise, it was nominated BEST TRUE CRIME BOOK of the year by the World Mystery Convention. It didn't win (Ann Rule's DEAD BY SUNSET took the big trophy), but it is, honestly, an honor to be a finalist for the Anthony Award. The strange thing about MAN OVERBOARD is that it violates allmost every "rule" of the true crime genre. It wasn't about a serial killer or multiple rapist, the narrator (me) was a complete smartass making side remarks to the characters in the story, and to the reader. My next book, MURDER IN THE FAMILY, was a my first mass market paperback true crime book for Kensington's Pinnacle True Crime series. This one wouldn't be funny, and the narrator's voice must be detached. The story was heartbreaking, and this was my first forray into the genre. Luckily, I met Gary C. King, an accomplished true crime writer under contract to the same publisher. He kindly shared his experience and wise advice, including "be prepared to cry."  He was right.  

I haven't seen Gary in years. We are both still under contract to Kensington's Pinnacle True Crime series, and we both have new books out. Mine is MOM SAID KILL, his is AN ALMOST PERFECT MURDER.

Here are the details for AN ALMOST PERFECT MURDER:

A WOMAN WITH A PASSION FOR POWER…

Kathy Marie Augustine was not out to make friends. In politics, she rose to the top by playing hardball–and pushing her way through the old boy's network of the Nevada legislature, rising to the rank of State Controller. When she died, only a few people shed tears–including the man who killed her.

A KILLER WITH FOOLPROOF PLAN…
Chaz Higgs was a former body-builder turned intensive care nurse who saw wealthy, sexy Kathy Marie Augustine as his meal-ticket–until he couldn't stomach her domineering personality any longer. When Chaz decided he'd had enough, he chose a poison that would leave no evidence behind.

MURDER HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT…
The death of a nationally-known politician made headlines, but one slip of the tongue came to the attention of a determined Nevada detective. Now, true-crime master Gary C. King takes us into the extraordinary life and death of a famously ambitious woman politician, behind the scenes of the investigation that unearthed shocking secrets, and into the heart and mind of a man who nearly got away with the perfect crime…

INCLUDES 16 PAGES OF REVEALING PHOTOS!

Gary joins Don Woldman and me this Saturday 2pm Pacific time on TRUE CRIMES.  LISTEN LIVE BY CLICKING THIS LINK!

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