Friday, January 20, 2012

DELIVERED FROM EVIL among 2011's 10 best!

The readers and editors of have named my atmospheric true-crime DELIVERED FROM EVIL -- and exploration of the lives of 10 survivors of mass murder and serial killings -- among the 10 best true-crime books of 2011.

The impressive list included Ann Rule's "Don't Look Behind You," Caitlin Rother's "Dead Reckoning" and M. William Phelps' "Love Her to Death" -- so it's an impressive company in which to be included!

It's just the latest plaudit for a moving crime book hailed by bestseller Gregg Olsen and CBS 48 Hours Correspondent Erin Moriarty.

“In Ron Franscell’s captivating account of the darkest chapters of our history, the author skillfully reminds all of us the meaning of grace and the triumph of the human spirit,” Olsen said.

Moriarty's endorsement emphasized the book's focu son victims and survivors, not criminals.

“In an age when we glamorize killers, Ron Franscell gives a voice to the forgotten victims, a voice you won’t and can’t forget,” the Emmy-winning Moriarty said.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Think you know where the bodies are buried?
Sharp on crime history? Know where all the bodies are buried? You'll love my new CRIME SCENE QUIZ site. Play every Monday and win prizes from some of America's biggest crime authors! Check it out by clicking here!

All you need to do is identify a Google Earth image of a place with some significance to American crime history. Post your answer first at my Facebook author site and you win! Prizes include signed books by bestselling crime authors like Kathryn Casey, Caitlin Rother and Burl Barer! No entry fees, no sign-ups ... just plain fun!

So c'mon over and play!