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Ron Franscell

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SHADOWMAN: New true crime from Berkley
A pulse-pounding account of the first time in history that the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit created a psychological profile to help catch a serial killer. Fans of Edgar-nominated true-crime author Ron Franscell can now get his newest crime tale SHADOWMAN by ordering at Amazon or their favorite bookseller.

Ron has written 18 books. His writing has been compared to Truman Capote, Charles Frazier and Robert Olen Butler—diverse, poetic, evocative and muscular.

He burst onto the crime scene with THE DARKEST NIGHT (also titled FALL in a 2007 hardcover), which continues to be a bestselling true crime. This intensely personal nonfiction about a monstrous crime that touched his life as a child has been hailed by
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The Darkest Night: The Murd...

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Alice & Gerald: A Homicidal...

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Shadowman: An Elusive Psych...

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Delivered from Evil: True S...

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The Deadline (Jefferson Mor...

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Which is harder to write … true crime or crime fiction?

My true crimes like SHADOWMAN and THE DARKEST NIGHT are the product of old-school research and investigation. I’m an old-fashioned reporter who believes in first-hand, up-close sensory experiences that tell me everything I want to tell a reader. I can only get that from having my boots on the ground in the places where it […]

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"In my opinion Mr. Franscell has outdone himself. I could not put this down. So well researched and reads like a novel but creepy true. If you like true crime gotta read this. The author is one of the best there is."
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“Some journeys take you farther from where you come from, but closer to where you belong.”
Ron Franscell, The Sourtoe Cocktail Club: The Yukon Odyssey of a Father and Son in Search of a Mummified Human Toe ... and Everything Else

“Houses, like faces, hide all kinds of memories.”
Ron Franscell, Angel Fire

“Are there girls in this movie?'

'Sure. There are always girls in movies. There aren't any movies without girls.”
Ron Franscell, Angel Fire

“Some journeys take you farther from where you come from, but closer to where you belong.”
Ron Franscell, The Sourtoe Cocktail Club: The Yukon Odyssey of a Father and Son in Search of a Mummified Human Toe ... and Everything Else

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