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Mind Hunter

(ad) Discover the classic, behind-the-scenes chronicle of John E. Douglas’ twenty-five-year career in the FBI Investigative Support Unit, where he used psychological profiling to delve into the minds of the country’s most notorious serial killers and criminals.

In chilling detail, the legendary Mindhunter takes us behind the scenes of some of his most gruesome, fascinating, and challenging cases—and into the darkest recesses of our worst nightmares

Police Procedural Authors

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David Baldacci (ad) – published his first novel, ABSOLUTE POWER, in 1996. A feature film followed with Clint Eastwood as its director and star. David has published 44 novels for adults, and all have been national and international bestsellers. Several have been adapted for film and television. His novels have been translated into over 45 languages and sold in more than 80 countries. One hundred and fifty million copies have been sold worldwide. David has also published seven novels for younger readers.

Michael Connelly (ad) – is the bestselling author of over thirty novels, and one work of nonfiction. Over eighty million copies of his books sold worldwide, and they’ve been translated into forty-five foreign languages. He is one of the most successful writers working today. Connelly is a former newspaper reporter who worked the crime beat at the Los Angeles Times and the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. He has won numerous awards for his journalism and his fiction. His very first novel, The Black Echo, won the prestigious Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for Best First Novel in 1992. In 2002, Clint Eastwood directed and starred in the movie adaptation of Connelly’s 1998 novel, Blood Work. 

Helen Fields - Faye Kellerman / Police Books

Helen Fields (ad) – is an international and Amazon #1 best-selling author, and she is a former criminal barrister. Every book in the Callanach series has claimed an Amazon #1 bestseller flag. The last book in the series, Perfect Kill, was longlisted for Crime Writers Association Ian Fleming Steel Dagger in 2020. Other titles have been longlisted for the McIlvanney Prize, Scottish crime novel of the year. Helen also writes as HS Chandler, and she has released legal thriller Degrees of Guilt. Her audio book Perfect Crime knocked Michelle Obama off the #1 spot. In 2020 Perfect Remains was shortlisted for the Bronze Bat, Dutch debut crime novel of the year.

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Faye Kellerman (ad) – is the author of twenty-six novels, including nineteen New York Times bestselling mysteries. Her novels feature the husband-and-wife team of Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus. Faye has also penned two best selling short novels with her husband, New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman. She’s also teamed up with her daughter, Aliza, to co-write a teen novel, entitled PRISM. Faye lives in Los Angeles, California, and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Some of Faye’s titles include The Theory of Death; The Hunt; Lost Boys; Walking Shadows; and The Ritual Bath.

Mike Omer - James Patterson - Louise Penny / Police Books

Mike Omer (ad) – is the author of the Zoe Bentley Mystery Series and the Glenmore Park Mystery Series. In the past, he’s been a journalist, a game developer, and the CEO of the company Loadingames. He’s married to a woman who forces him to live his dream, and he is the father of an angel, a pixie, and a gremlin. Mike loves to write about true-to-life people who are perpetrators or victims of crimes. He likes writing funny stuff, and he mixes these two loves quite passionately into his mystery books.

James Patterson (ad) – is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 375 million copies worldwide. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades – the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels. He has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.

Louise Penny (ad) – is the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author of the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels. She has won numerous awards, including a CWA Dagger and the Agatha Award (five times). Louise was a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. She lives in a small village south of Montréal.

Lisa Regan - Joseph Wambaugh / Police Books

Lisa Regan (ad) – is the USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Detective Josie Quinn series. She is a member of Sisters In Crime, International Thriller Writers, and Mystery Writers of America. Lisa has a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Master of Education Degree from Bloomsburg University. She lives near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the U.S. with her husband, daughter, and Boston Terrier named Mr. Phillip.

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Joseph Wambaugh (ad) – is a former LAPD detective sergeant, and he is the bestselling author of eighteen prior works of fiction and nonfiction. Tim Rutten of the Los Angeles Times said, “Joseph Wambaugh is one of those Los Angeles authors whose popular success always has overshadowed his importance as a writer. Wambaugh is an important writer not simply because he’s ambitious and technically accomplished, but also because he ‘owns’ a critical slice of L.A.’s literary real estate: the Los Angeles Police Department…” Wambaugh still prefers the company of police officers, and he interviews hundreds of them for story material.

True Crime Authors

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Ryan Becker (ad) – is a True Crime author who started his writing journey in late 2016. Like most of you, he loves to explore the process of how individuals turn their darkest fantasies into a reality. Ryan has always had a passion for storytelling. So, writing is the best output for him to combine his fascination with psychology and true crime. It is Ryan’s goal for his readers to experience the full immersion with the dark reality of the world just like how he did in his younger days. 

Bill Browder (ad) – founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, was the largest foreign investor in Russia until 2005. Browder began a campaign to expose Russia’s endemic corruption and human rights abuses. He began his mission after the death of his lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, in 2009. Magnitsky was murdered in prison after uncovering a $230 million fraud committed by Russian government officials. 

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John Glatt is an investigative journalist, and he’s written 25 true crime books and 5 biographies. John has two million books currently in print, and he is acknowledged as one of the best true crime writers. John’s first true crime book was For I Have Sinned: True Stories of Clergy Who Kill. He writes true crime books for St. Martin’s Press True Crime Library, establishing him as a master of the genre.

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Ryan Green (ad) – is a True Crime author, and he lives in Herefordshire, England. He is fascinated with history, psychology and true crime. In 2015, he started researching and writing his own work, and he released his first book on Britain’s most notorious serial killer, Harold Shipman. He has written several books on lesser known subjects, and he’s taken the approach of writing from the killer’s perspective. He narrates some of the most chilling scenes you’ll encounter in the True Crime genre.

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Shanna Hogan (ad) – is an award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author of four true crime books. She’s written for numerous publications, and she’s received more than twenty awards for her feature writing and investigative reporting. Shanna was named Journalist of the Year by the Arizona Press Club in 2010. In 2011, she received the same recognition by the Arizona Newspaper Association. Shanna’s first book, Picture Perfect: The Jodi Arias Story: A Beautiful Photographer, Her Mormon Lover, and a Brutal Murder, was published in 2013. She has subsequently published The Stranger She Loved; Secrets of a Marine’s Wife and Dancing with Death.

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Jason Neal (ad) – is a Best-Selling American True Crime author living in Hawaii. He wrote his first true crime collection in 2019, and he has written more than a dozen case histories. Jason assembled stories of crimes that fascinated him the most throughout his life. He’s especially obsessed by cases solved by sheer luck; amazing police work, and ground breaking technology like early DNA cases and, more recently, reverse genealogy. Jason Neal on Facebook.

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Ben Oakley (ad) – is a bestselling True Crime author, researcher, publisher, blogger, and mental health advocate from Camden, England. When he’s not writing, Ben dedicates his time to the prevention of male self-harm and suicide, and he provides victim support and awareness. He’s a fitness fanatic, DVD collector, and wannabe astronaut at all other times. Ben says he’s usually found on Twitter or in the bars and parks of Camden. Agathokakological is his favourite word! Ben Oakley on Twitter.

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Jack Olsen (ad) – has been described as “the dean of True Crime authors” by the Washington Post and the New York Daily News. The Detroit Free Press and Newsday say he’s “the master of true crime,” and Publishers Weekly called him “the best true crime writer around.” His studies of crime are required reading in university criminology courses, and they have been cited in the New York Times Notable Books of the Year. In a page-one review, the Times described his work as “a genuine contribution to criminology and journalism alike.”

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Jack Rosewood (ad) – has pursued his dream job as a full-time author, and he’s loved every second of it. He’s the son of a crime journalist, and he grew up fascinated by the stories of criminals and serial killers his father would tell. Those stories inspired Jack to pick up the pen and create his very own tales of murder and madness.

Stress Management Authors

David Allen - Robyn L. Gobin - Spencer Johnson / Police Books

David Allen (ad) – is the international best-selling author of Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress-Free Productivity. He is widely recognized as the world’s leading expert on personal and organizational productivity. Time Magazine called his flagship book, Getting Things Done, “the definitive business self-help book of the decade.” Fast Company Magazine called David “one of the world’s most influential thinkers” in the arena of personal productivity. He is the engineer of GTD®, the Getting Things Done® methodology that has shown millions how to achieve successful outcomes. GTD’s broad appeal is applicable from the boardroom to the living room to the class room. 

Robyn L. Gobin, Ph.D. (ad) – is a licensed clinical psychologist, educator, speaker, and mindfulness teacher. She is passionate about helping women worldwide prioritize their mental health and make self-care a reality. Propelled by her values of faith and making a difference, Robyn is an impact maker and servant leader. She aspires to bring out the best in everyone with whom she comes into contact. Robyn specializes in helping women from diverse cultural backgrounds heal from sexual trauma and abuse. Her research has been published widely and generously funded by organizations such as the American Psychological Association.

Spencer Johnson, M.D. (ad) – is one of the world’s most respected thinkers and beloved authors. More than forty-six million copies of Spencer Johnson’s books are in print worldwide in more than forty-seven languages. Dr. Johnson earned a B.A. degree in Psychology from the University of Southern California. He earned his M.D. degree from the Royal College of Surgeons, and he did medical clerkships at The Mayo Clinic and Harvard Medical School.

David Kadavy - Jill Taylor - Damon Zahariades / Police Books

David Kadavy (ad) – is a bestselling author whose books help people be productive when creativity matters. He was design advisor for behavioral scientist Dan Ariely’s productivity app, Timeful. David’s “mind management” principles were applied to features now used by millions – in Google Calendar. He lives in Medellín, Colombia. Follow him on Twitter or Instagram at @kadavy.

Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D. (ad) – is a Harvard trained and published neuroanatomist. She is the author of the memoir My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientists Personal Journey. In 2021, she published Whole Brain Living: The Anatomy of Choice and the Four Characters That Drive Our Life. Dr. Taylor is the national spokesperson for the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center (Brain Bank). 

Damon Zahariades (ad) – is a productivity expert, and he is the owner of artofproductivity.com. His site is devoted to showing you how to hack your day to get more things done. He wasn’t always productive. Before striking out on his own, Damon spent many years in Corporate America. He would drag himself to ridiculous meetings, and he endured the impromptu “drive-by” visits of his coworkers. Today, he owns his own content marketing agency, and he creates action guides showing others how to boost their productivity.

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