Calendar

Apr
27
Thu
2017
Edgar Awards Banquet @ Grand Hyatt Hotel
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm

Ron and co-author Dr. Vincent Di Maio will attend the annual Edgar® Awards Banquet, where their 2016 true-crime MORGUE: A LIFE IN DEATH is one of five finalists for Best Fact Crime Book.

Poe’s grave in Baltimore (Photo by Ron Franscell)

For a complete list of all finalists for the Mystery Writers of America’s prestigious Edgar® please click here.

The award, given since 1946, is named for Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), widely acknowledged as the world’s first mystery writer. Ironically, Poe’s own death is shrouded in mystery and has been debated to this day.

May
30
Tue
2017
Launch Day for OUTLAW LOS ANGELES!
May 30 all-day

Today is The Day for crime buffs everywhere! Today, WildBlue Press releases the hottest new Crime Buff’s Guide™ of all: The Crime Buff’s Guide to Outlaw Los Angeles!

Available in print and ebook formats, Outlaw L.A. will let you stand in the footsteps of Manson, the Hillside Strangler, the Night Stalker, the Black Dahlia’s killer, and the Onion Field slayers. You can see the crime scenes where Hollywood’s weird history took fatal turns for O.J. Simpson, John Belushi, Ramon Novarro, Phil Hartman, Dorothy Stratten, Sal Mineo, and so many others. You can wander among the graves of victims, criminals, and great lawmen (and -women). It will point the way to the precise location of some of America’s deadliest made-for-TV crimes, like the 1974 SLA shootout and the Christopher Dorner manhunt. And you’ll read about cases you never knew existed but that sent out grim, ghostly ripples that have washed across decades.

Pre-order before May 31 and get a great deal at Amazon, or visit your favorite bookseller for your copy of the coolest Crime Buff’s Guide ever!