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Gary C. King

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Gary C. King is a freelance author and lecturer who has published more than 500 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, An Early Grave, The Texas 7, Murder in Hollywood, Angels of Death, Stolen in the Night, Love, Lies, and Murder, An Almost Perfect Murder, Butcher, Rage, The Murder of Meredith Kercher, Crime Scene: True Stories of Crime and Detection, and Murder Most Foul: True Crime Stories of Murder and Mayhem.

Driven to Kill, the story of serial child killer Westley Allan Dodd's killing spree, was nominated for an Anthony Award
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Gary C. King Back in the day, in 1979, when I first began writing professionally, a lot of legwork went into the research and I naturally wore out a lot of shoe…moreBack in the day, in 1979, when I first began writing professionally, a lot of legwork went into the research and I naturally wore out a lot of shoe leather having to visit police departments and sheriff's departments throughout the Pacific Northwest. Each and every time I wanted to write a 5,000 word story for the detective magazines, which only paid $250, I had to make a trip to the investigating department of the case(s) I was interested in. Multiply this effort by 4-6 times per month, and you can see that a lot of work and time went into the research. Nowadays, with the computer, research is a bit easier, but for book-length projects a lot of legwork still goes into it. Also, after years of building a reputation of trust with various law enforcement agencies, much can be accomplished by telephone and email.(less)
Gary C. King Not very well! I've been battling it for the past couple of years! I think it's time to write something new to get past writer's block. Again.
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Blood Lust: Portrait of a S...

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Stolen in the Night: The Tr...

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Driven To Kill

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Murder in Room 305

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Butcher

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To Die For

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An Almost Perfect Murder

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Angels of Death

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The Murder of Meredith Kercher

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Love, Lies & Murder

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Excerpt from BLOOD LUST: Portrait of a Serial Sex Killer (Nonfiction)
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Description: This is an excerpt from my nonfiction book about serial killer Dayton Leroy Rogers. Now an eBook.

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Short and to the point. Detailed in shorter forms, well written and researched. I now want to read more on a couple of them."
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"Fifteen chapters in 220 pages, each devoted to a different criminal case. All but four take place during the 1970s and 1980s in Washington and Oregon; the outliers are California (the murder of actress Rebecca Schaeffer, who was born in Oregon), N..." Read more of this review »
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Gary C. King You asked--I responded! A limited number of signed paperbacks are now available. Between now and 10-31-15, you can get 25% off if you use code truecrime25 at checkout. Please check back occasionally because titles will change until quantities are depleted. http://www.truecrimeking.com/shop/ Don't forget: enter the code truecrime25 at checkout! Thanks.


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Gary C. King My true crime collection of detective stories, Murder Most Foul, is now available for the #Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Murder-Most-Fou...

Bizarre, compelling, terrifying and authentic true crime stories of murder and mayhem. In these pages you will find details of 18 chilling crimes that could only be perpetrated by the twisted minds and gruesome obsessions of coldblooded killers, the stuff that horror movies and novels are made of, brought to you from the vault of bestselling true crime author and serial killer expert Gary C. King. There are true stories of love affairs gone wrong, sex slayings, despicable child murders--including one who would be considered a serial killer by today's revised FBI standards, mass murders, and one about a killer who went so far as to impersonate his victim. These are terrifying, heart-pounding yet mostly obscure true crime stories guaranteed to keep you awake at night and your doors locked, each written with the true crime aficionado in mind!

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Dean Blake Thanks for the friendship, mate! Good to meet another author on GR.


message 30: by Lilian

Lilian Gafni Thank you Gary for the friendship.


message 29: by C.J.

C.J. Heck C.J. Heck C.J. Heck

Hello Gary,

It's such a pleasure having you as a friend. Thank you and best wishes!

My warmest regards,
CJ


message 28: by Lauryn

Lauryn Christopher hi, Gary. Thanks for the friend request!
- Lauryn


message 27: by Aaron

Aaron Overfield Gary wrote: "Aaron wrote: "Just downloaded "To Die For" - good luck with your promo! Will give it a read ASAP."

Thanks, Aaron. Much appreciated."


No prob. Just noticed you're from Farmington, MO.
My family is from Piedmont; I was born in Poplar Bluff.
Small world.


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Gary C. King Aaron wrote: "Just downloaded "To Die For" - good luck with your promo! Will give it a read ASAP."

Thanks, Aaron. Much appreciated.


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Aaron Overfield Just downloaded "To Die For" - good luck with your promo! Will give it a read ASAP.


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Gary C. King I have another true crime eBook available for free to Amazon Prime members. It's BLOOD LUST: Portrait of a Serial Sex Killer, about Oregon serial killer Dayton Leroy Rogers. Here's the link:
http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Lust-Port...


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Gary C. King My true crime eBook, TO DIE FOR, about Washington State serial killer Darren O'Neall, is now free to Kindle users, through Sunday, October 7, 2012. Be sure and grab a copy! Here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/To-Die-For-eboo...


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Gary C. King Sherri wrote: "Thanks for the friends request. I think I have read every book you have written. My favorite so far is "Driven to Kill". Westley Allan Dodd fascinates me. It has to be the most disturbing case I ha..."

Thanks, Sherri, for the kind words! It's always great to meet someone who appreciates my style of writing. I'll definitely keep writing a bit longer. :-)


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Gary C. King Debbie wrote: "Hi Gary. Thanks for the friendship! :)"

Thank you as well, Debbie! Glad to meet you!


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Debbie Johansson Hi Gary. Thanks for the friendship! :)


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Gary C. King I am giving away one of my true crime eBooks, MURDER IN ROOM 305, to Kindle users today through midnight Monday, September 24, 2012. Grab your copy today! http://www.amazon.com/Murder-in-Room-...


Basia Rose Thanks for the friendvite!


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Nicole Rae Hello Gary:) Thanks for the request! It will be fun getting to know you


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


Penelope Marzec Thanks for your friendship!


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Johnny Noctor Hi Garry, thanks for the friends request.


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Beth Hi Gary,
Thanks for sending a friend request to this fellow Goodreads author!


Savannah Gary, thank you for the friendship.


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Duca Blueheart Gary tjank you a lot for the friendship request


Katherine Holmes Glad to know you here, Gary - Katherine


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Gary C. King Mary wrote: "Aww! I am your first friend? Welcome!"

Oh how very cool! Thanks!


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Gary C. King Carole wrote: "hi Gary! thanks for the add."

Hi Carole! Thanks to you, too!


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Gary C. King K.E. wrote: "Thanks for the friendship, Gary!"

Thanks, K.E.


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Gary C. King Daryl wrote: "Thanks for the friendship Gary!"

Thank you too, Daryl.


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Gary C. King Tracy wrote: "Be sure and rate some books soon so we can see."

Okay. 2 so far.


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Tracy Be sure and rate some books soon so we can see.


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K.E. Saxon Thanks for the friendship, Gary!


Carole Gill hi Gary! thanks for the add.


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Mary Findley Aww! I am your first friend? Welcome!


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