Mark your calendars and make some notes, y’all:
– September 15, 2009: Paul LaRosa and Maria Cramer’s true crime hardcover Seven Days of Rage: The Deadly Crime Spree of the Craigslist Killer hits bookstores. LaRosa is also a producer for CBS but if he keeps it up he’ll became a name in true crime print as well. I’m looking forward to reading Seven Days, very soon.
– September 19, 2009: I will be on CBS’s 48 Hours Mystery discussing some of what I uncovered for this blog about Phil Markoff, the former med student now called “the Craigslist Killer.”
When I did the interview earlier in August we discussed the dual life that Markoff led online, as sexaddict5385 and sexaddict53885. Seriously, it was really hard for the veteran, Emmy-winning journalist with whom I spoke and I to tapdance around this subject matter, too, but we gave it a shot. That journalist, Richard Schlesinger, is the man, by the way.
As for those notes you need to make:
– One last thing about CBS – seems they’ve got a crime blog now – check it out, see what you think: CrimeSider.
– There’s two of us manning the ramparts here now, so please make note of bylines. Just practically speaking you want to know who you’re talking to if you comment and you should say hi to Pete Kotz, when you get a chance.