True Crime

This group is for those who like to stick to the truth because it is more frightening than fiction. If you have ever wanted to write the next "In Cold Blood" join this group. Great for readers and their guilty passion. 

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Latest Activity: Feb 24, 2015

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True Crime Publishing

Started by Jilly Prather-Nehls. Last reply by Deborah Herman Feb 24, 2015. 4 Replies

Hello!I have one true crime title published by Kensington that was ghostwritten, and working on two more titlesof my own. Really trying to get established as a true crime author.What kind of author…Continue

Why do you want to write and publish true crime?

Started by Deborah Herman Nov 30, 2012. 0 Replies

My guilty pleasure has always been reading true crime. When I went to journalism school I studied what they were calling back then "new journalism." We now call it narrative non-fiction but the "new…Continue

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Comment by Jilly Prather-Nehls on April 4, 2013 at 8:23pm

Comment by Jon Stuen-Parker on April 3, 2013 at 2:46am

Dear Jilly,

     I'd love to read it. Since I spent time in jail, and witnessed much sexual abuse, my critique might be helpful.

     Hope your health is back to normal.


Comment by Jilly Prather-Nehls on April 2, 2013 at 3:17pm


Thanks for sending your story. I was ill for a time and that's why I haven't gotten back to you. But I sure will.

Since you shared your story with me, I'd like to know if you would beta read my first chapter for a book I'm writing about a gay man caught up in the abuses of jail. I was told it was "Too in your face."  I'd like to know what you think.



Comment by Jon Stuen-Parker on July 2, 2012 at 11:02pm

For the last six years, I have been working on a true crime book. Francis X. "Gaga" Murray is a master storyteller. His sing-song language is unique. The whole book (“Gaga”: The Real Whitey Bulger/Irish Mob Story) reads like a song. I'll gladly give more information.


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