Gary C King

Creative Nonfiction Writer


Author's Bio

Gary C. King is a freelance author and lecturer who has published more than 400 articles in true crime magazines in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. He is also the author of several true crime books including: Blood Lust: Portrait of a Serial Sex Killer, Driven to Kill, Web of Deceit, Blind Rage, Savage Vengeance (with Don Lasseter), An Early Grave, The Texas 7, Murder in Hollywood, Angels of Death, Stolen in the Night, and Love, Lies, and Murder. An Almost Perfect Murder will be published in September 2008. He is currently working on a book about Robert “Willie” Pickton, the Canadian pig farmer turned serial murderer, for publication in 2009.

Blood Lust: Portrait of a Serial Sex Killer, details the bizarre case of Dayton Leroy Rogers, Oregon's worst serial killer. A German language edition of Blood Lust was published in 1995. Both Blood Lust and Driven to Kill were chosen as featured selections of Doubleday's True Crime Book Club.

Driven to Kill, the story of serial child killer Westley Allan Dodd's killing spree, was nominated for an Anthony Award in the Best True Crime Book category at Bouchercon 25.

King also writes the Bizarre Crime of the Week blog for Investigation Discovery, which can be viewed online at: .

King’s television appearances have included Entertainment Tonight, Larry King Live, Inside Edition, Court TV, MSNBC’s Headliners and Legends, E!, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Extra TV, and several other programs. He also frequently provides radio interviews and has given talks at libraries as well as organizations devoted to readers and writers interested in the genre of true crime.

King is an active member of the Authors Guild, Mystery Writers of America, The Crime Writers' Association, American Crime Writers League, National Press Club, Society of Professional Journalists, and the International Association of Crime Writers.

King is hopeful that some or all of his books will be picked up by publishers in the U.K.

Publications & Prizes

Butcher (Pinnacle Books, 2009)
An Almost Perfect Murder (Pinnacle Books, 2008)
Love, Lies, and Murder (Pinnacle Books, 2007)
Stolen in the Night (St. Martin's Press, 2007)

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The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston with Mario Spezi, The Folio Book of Historical Mysteries by Selected, Edited & Introduced by Ian Pindar, The Castle in the Forest by Norman Mailer

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Farmington, MO
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Last update: Aug 05, 2012