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Caitlin Rother
New York Times bestselling author Caitlin Rother, a Pulitzer-nominee who worked as a investigative reporter for nearly 20 years, has written or co-authored eight books: Poisoned Love, Dead Reckoning, Body Parts, Twisted Triangle, Deadly Devotion/Where Hope Begins, Naked Addiction and My Life, Deleted. Her latest book is Lost Girls, about the murder of San Diego innocents Chelsea King and Amber Dubois by sexual predator John Gardner. For more information, please check her website,

Entries by Caitlin Rother

Going to Juvie

(1) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 3:18 PM

The teenage girls could barely hear me -- and I could barely hear their questions -- over the screaming roar of the motorized plumbing snake that the county workers insisted they needed to run through the classroom drain the entire hour that I was trying to speak to a class...

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Another Legal Door Opens for 'American Beauty' Murderess Kristin Rossum

(0) Comments | Posted September 5, 2013 | 1:44 PM

Once Kristin Rossum's federal appeal was rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court last year, I figured that the attractive toxicologist had finally run out of options.

Since 2002, Rossum has been serving a life sentence without parole at Chowchilla state prison after being convicted of poisoning her husband with...

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Murderabilia: Creepy Souvenirs of Death for Sale

(1) Comments | Posted July 29, 2013 | 12:36 PM

I was reluctantly pulled into the macabre market of "murderabilia" after the killer featured in my latest book, Lost Girls, signed and wrote an apology in a copy that is now being offered for sale at $275 on a website called ""

"I'm sorry for all the pain that I...

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Why I Write About Tragedy

(10) Comments | Posted July 26, 2012 | 3:04 PM

When I set out to write Lost Girls, I tried to assure John Gardner's mother, Cathy Osborn, that she would stop being the target of blame once the book was released. I would be the one to take the hits. And as most people in San Diego who watched or...

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