About Patrick H. Moore

Patrick H. Moore is a Los Angles based Private Investigator, Sentencing Mitigation Specialist, and crime writer.  He has been working in this field since 2003 and his areas of expertise include drug trafficking cases, sex crimes, crimes of violence, and white collar fraud.  Patrick holds a Master’s degree in English Literature from San Francisco State University where he graduated summa cum laude in 1990.  Prior to moving to Los Angeles, he worked as a Community College English teacher.

Patrick is the author of Cicero’s Dead, an award-winning crime novel available at Amazon in paperback and electronic format. http://www.amazon.com/Ciceros-Dead-Patrick-H-Moore-ebook/dp/B00P87TJW0/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=



125 Responses to About Patrick H. Moore

  1. Can’t wait to see what this blog is all about Patrick!

    • Patrick H. Moore says:

      Great, my friend! Please check out some of our posts.

      • brenda says:

        hello Mr Moore…I was given your name by a famous author…he said you may be interested in my story.I don’t know how this works but would rather email you if you are interested.I don’t want to say anything here.I don’t want to be secretive but it could get me killed

      • Jamie says:

        Mr. Moore was the picture you showed in your article about the Florida body found wrapped in the Disney sheet, the actual sheet? It is a photo of a vintage Disney sheet from the 70’s? Just curious thanks.

    • hi patrick,

      just googled haleigh cummings because on nancy grace mysteries they’re repeating the haleigh cummings story and i wondered if she was ever found and up popped your blog.
      private investigator now? wow!
      i’m very into true crime.
      anyway, i’m off to france in a few days but will follow your blog.
      good luck,

    • Hi Patrick,
      Love the site. Tons of information. I have a book coming out on October 6th called, “Cold Serial: The Jack the Strangler Murders.” It began as research on my family tree and ended up in my finding a serial killer who killed, among several others, my grandfather’s sister, my great aunt, about whom he never spoke. My mission has been to tell the stories of these women to bring them some form of justice. I would be happy to send you a copy, PDF, and possibly a giveaway for your site.
      Thanks for your consideration. Take care. Brian

  2. Judi Forney says:

    Hi Patrick, Enjoyed reading your stories and getting a more in-depth perspective than CNN sound bites. Keep up the good work. Judi

    • Patrick H. Moore says:

      Hi Judi, Thanks for your kind words and thanks for checking out the Blog. A little birdie told me that you have a book up on Amazon. I will load it onto my Amazon Cloud Reader and Patricia and I will read it. Congratulations!

  3. Hi Pat,

    Wondered if you’d be interested in reviewing this book: http://www.booksfromscotland.com/Books/The-Glasgow-Curse-9781780271262

    Please get back if yes.

    • Patrick H. Moore says:

      I would love to review your book, though I’m so overworked it might take me a while. Can you get me a Review Copy? Please let me know and thanks very much.

  4. Hey Patrick,

    Since you’re interested in crime stories, might I interest you in my book about the Starkweather/Fugate case of 1958. It’s the story that horrified Stephen King so much that he became a horror writer, inspired a large number of movies and an entire album by Bruce Springsteen.

    My book is called Pro Bono – The 18-Year Defense of Caril Ann Fugate. Fugate was the ex-girlfriend of Charlie Starkweather, and when the murder spree was over, there was some question as to whether she was his accomplice, or he had kidnapped her. My grandfather was her defense attorney, and this book goes into inside parts of the case never before revealed.

    Feel free to contact me, or go to the website at: http://www.probonobook.com

    – Jeff

  5. Don Sturgill says:

    Patrick: My Blog Guest currently has an available article, entitled “Deadly Wives,” and it could work well on your site. There is no fee required; you just register, go to the Elite Gallery, and offer to publish the article or articles you like. I help moderate My Blog Guest, and would love to see “Deadly Wives” find a good home. The subject matter requires a special Blog.

    • Patrick H. Moore says:

      Thanks for the offer, Don. We will check this out and I would think we will post it on All Things Crime Blog unless there is some problem which I do not foresee.

  6. Hi Patrick,

    I wanted to see if you’d be interested in receiving a review copy of our latest book, True Crime: Real Life Stories of Abduction, Addiction, Obsession, Murder, Grave-Robbing, and More. In this collection of 13 diverse and compelling nonfiction narratives, writers–among them criminals, law enforcement officers, and victims–elevate their personal stories of crime into high-powered literature. The book also includes an interview with Erik Larson, author of The Devil in the White City.

    Please reach out with any questions or if you’d like a review copy!

    • Patrick H. Moore says:


      I would be pleased to review “True Crime: Real Life Stories of Abduction, Addiction, Obsession, Murder, Grave-Robbing, and More.” Sounds very interesting. I’ll email you my contact information and thanks for asking.


  7. Brett says:

    Would you like to do a link exchange? My website is Crookstube.COM

    • Patrick H. Moore says:

      Certainly, we could do a link exchange. I’ll talk to my technical advisor to check how best to go about it. We could link your website on our Sidebar and you could do the same with ours. Let me know if this is what you have in mind.

  8. Erin says:

    Hi Patrick,

    Your blog looks great! I’d love to send you a review copy of a novel coming out in January, if you’d be interested in giving it a look. It’s called BEFORE I BURN by Norwegian writer Gaute Heivoll, about an arsonist on the loose in a small Norwegian village in the late ’70s (it’s based on a true story; Heivoll was 2 months old when the events took place, and 30 years later he was drawn to write about the fires).

    Let me know if you’d like to see a copy!
    Erin (from Graywolf)

    • Patrick H. Moore says:

      Erin, Thanks for the kind words. I would love to review BEFORE I BURN. I will email you information re: where to send it and thanks for thinking of us.


  9. Lee J Tyler says:


    Thought I’d stop by for perusal of further articles. There is one that makes me so sick (well, not just one) that I’m having a hard time with it. I am not naive, believe me, but I truly do not know how people can be so evil.
    My best to you. Doing a good job. Just don’t burn the candle at both ends.
    Talk soon,
    Lee Tyler

    • Patrick H. Moore says:

      Evil is certainly a mystery. There have been many explanations but none of them are entirely satisfactory. And thanks for your kind words. I’ll try to get more sleep.

  10. Judith Yates says:

    Oct. 2, 2013
    Via email


    I am hoping you can put this info in your blog for readers, writers, and “want to” writers. I hope you will also consider attending. Thank you!

    Writers & readers of true crime are invited to The True Crime Workshop on February 8-9, 2014 in Fondren Hall at the Scarritt- Bennett Center in Nashville, Tennessee, a place rich in history and full of legends and stories. The Scarritt- Bennett Center was chosen specifically for its history, mission statement, and architecture. The gothic stone and stained glass windows, original furnishings, lush gardens, and wooden beams look like a “Harry Potter” movie.

    The workshop has multiple purposes, One is to write better true crime. Successful true crime authors, to include Cathy Scott and Michael Tabman, will share their success stories while explaining the “do’s and don’ts” of true crime writing. Several law enforcement professionals and nonprofit organizations will present. For example, classes will be presented on reading blood spatter and glass patterns, and a class on locating pertinent legal documentation is offered.

    There will be a special event called “Lunch with the Author” where future authors and fans can share a table with a published author, publishing representatives, and law enforcement personnel to discuss ideas, ask questions, and exchange information.

    Hope you will pass the word on and you can attend. See http://www.truecrimeworkshop.com

    Thank you, and I enjoy reading “All Things Crime.”

  11. Kevin Raposo says:

    Hi Patrick,

    Just wanted to reach out really quick because I’m putting the final touches on a piece we’re currently working on that revolves around the conviction rates of burglars nationwide. We’ve come a long way from chopped-off hands and the stockades, but the fate of burglars still varies widely depending where you are, even within the US — while some states let thieves off with a slap on the wrist, others lock them up for life. We dug into the states that are hardest on burglars, and explored what effect their hard-line tactics have on crime rates. Useful for anyone interested in the justice system, crime and punishment, or even just the surprising differences between our (supposedly) United States.

    Was wondering if this was something I could send to you once completed?

    Thanks, I look forward to hearing from you soon!

  12. Fabian Alston says:

    Hello Patrick,

    Been tuning into the blog lately. Good stuff!

  13. Tom Green says:

    Hello Patrick,

    I work for Titan Books and in January we’re releasing The Wrong Quarry, a brand new thriller from Max Allan Collins featuring one of his most popular characters, the hitman known as ‘Quarry’.

    I was just wondering if you’d like to receive a review copy or if you’re interested in speaking with Max Allan Collins about the project.

    Details are below and if you have any questions, please let me know.

    Thanks very much,


    After an absence of more than two years, New York Times-bestselling author Max Allan Collins will bring back one of his most popular characters, the ruthless professional killer known only as “Quarry,” in THE WRONG QUARRY. Since his debut in 1976, Quarry has appeared in 10 novels and inspired a feature film, The Last Lullaby, starring Tom Sizemore and Sasha Alexander. The new novel sees Quarry going up against an amateur killer operating on his turf. But does the hitman’s hitman have the wrong quarry in his sights?

    Quarry doesn’t kill just anybody these days. He restricts himself to targeting other hitmen, availing his marked-for-death clients of two services: eliminating the killers sent after them, and finding out who hired them…and then removing that problem as well.
    So far he’s rid of the world of nobody who would be missed. But this time he finds himself zeroing in on the grieving family of a missing cheerleader. Does the hitman’s hitman have the wrong quarry in his sights?

  14. Jillian says:

    Hi Patrick,

    I run a site called http://www.courtjunkie.com and I was wondering if you’d be interesting in linking to my site on one of your sidebars, and I will do the same. Let me know, thanks!


  15. James says:

    Hi Patrick.
    I am fascinated by your post on JA. I’ve written a few posts myself about the case as it has disturbed me from the start. I’ve been a part-time student of miscarriages of justice for 20 years and the JA case is one of the weirdest. It seems it just won’t ever go away. I will spend some time on your blog now I’ve just discovered you. You will be welcome at my blog anytime. Regards James

    • PatrickHMoore says:

      Very nice to make your acquaintance. It is an interesting and disturbing case and the irregularities are profound. I will check out your blog and thanks very much.

  16. Jessie Sullivan says:

    Hello Patrick. I was wondering if you’d like to review SNOWING IN BALI is the story of the drug trafficking and dealing scene that’s made Bali one of the world’s most important destinations in the global distribution of narcotics. Kathryn Bonella, bestselling author of Hotel K, has been given extraordinary access into the lives of some of the biggest players in Bali’s drug world. She charts their rise to incredible wealth and power, and their drug-fuelled lifestyles: filled with orgies, outrageous extravagance and surfing.

    Let us know if this sounds of interest to you and I’ll send you a review copy.


    • PatrickHMoore says:

      Hi Jessie. I’d be delighted to review it. Sounds fascinating. I emailed you with contact information. THX a million (not drug $$).

  17. Michelle says:

    Hi Patrick,

    I see that you have previously posted about Michael Morton’s release and the prosecutorial misconduct that lead to 25 years of incarceration. Would you be interested in reviewing An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story on DVD? The documentary includes extensive interviews with Morton, his defense council, and members of The Innocence Project that fought to free an wrongly convicted man. The documentary premiered in December on CNN and will be available on DVD beginning April 1st. Thank you for your time and attention.


    • PatrickHMoore says:

      Hi Michelle,

      I would be glad to write a review of Michael Morton’s story. I’m very interested in his case. Perhaps you could get me a copy of the DVD? Please let me know…


      • Michelle says:

        Hi Patrick,

        I can certainly provide you with a copy of the DVD for review. Please email me with your preferred shipping address.


  18. Melissa says:

    Hi Patrick,

    After visiting your blog, I thought you might be interested in doing a post about M-Vac Systems, a company that is helping to solve more crime through better DNA collection. They were recently featured on Al-Jazeera America’s “Tech Know” segment and helped solve an 18-year-old cold case in Utah. Let me know if you would like to know more! They are an awesome company who really cares about helping to make the world a safer place.


    • PatrickHMoore says:

      Hi Melissa,

      This sounds like an excellent idea. Would you consider writing the post and I would edit it. Given my time constraints, I probably wouldn’t be able to do the company justice.

      On the other hand, if you send me complete notes, I would be able to put something together.

      Please give me your thoughts on this.


  19. Lori says:

    Mr. Moore: Do you have a direct e-mail contact? If so, I wanted to ask a question that wouldn’t be posted directly on the blog.

    Thank you,

  20. Rebecca B. says:

    Hi Patrick –

    Love keeping up with All Things Crime! Thought you’d be interested in checking out Incredible Heist, a crime drama inspired hidden object iPad game, perfect for lovers or crime news, literature, and more!

    In Incredible Heist, players follow the storyline of an amateur con artist who has been riddled with the task of helping their mentor steal priceless artifacts from around the world. Whilst wheeling and dealing, players will have the chance to gather collectibles, complete hundreds of quests, and play several new and engaging mini-games, all while cracking open the details of a mysterious crime!

    You can find the details of the game at http://www.incredibleheist.com. Feel free to reach out via email for more information!

    Thanks – and happy writing!


  21. Will Whaley says:

    Hi I have a press release that is about James Ellroy making his podcast debut on our show Man School with Caleb Bacon. I was wondering if you would like to have it on your blog. If so, please email me at willwhaley08@yahoo.com

    Thank you!

  22. Michelle Blankenship says:

    Hi Patrick,

    I am hoping you might be interested in reviewing AMERICAN WOMAN by Robert Pobi.

    Someone is killing 10-year old boys in New York City — Detective Alexandra Hemingway needs to crack the case and fast. A shady fertility clinic charging half a million a pop, a mutilated pedophile, and a very humid city all factor into this fast-paced novel. Could a child be behind the murders? Surely not…

    Galleys of Robert Pobi’s latest chilling creation, AMERICAN WOMAN, are available now and I would love to get a copy to you.

    The book goes on sale 5/20/14.


  23. Gale says:

    Mr. Moore,
    Do you ever take suggestions for stories?

    • PatrickHMoore says:

      Of course! What do you suggest? But since you’re a writer, I believe, it would be ideal if you were to write the story and contribute it as a gust post. What do you have in mind?

  24. Mike McCarty says:

    Hi Patrick,

    Would you be interested in reviewing Choking in Fear which is a true crime memoir that I recently re-released? On Valetine’s Day 1977, four men walked into a rural home down the road from where I lived, lined a mother and her four boys up on the floor and executed them with shotguns. The mother lived when her wig was blown off and the killers believed it was her head. I was nine at the time and my father was one of the investigators with the Indiana State Police. This crime had such a profound impact on me that I became a violent crime detective in Nashville, TN and then founded Safe Hiring Solutions in 2004. I spent more than ten years working with the surviving mother and one of the killers as I wrote this book.

    Thanks Mike

    • PatrickHMoore says:

      I’d be glad to take a look at it. I do get backed up on reviewing though which can be a problem. I’ll email you contact information.

  25. Dear Patrick,
    Would you be interested in reviewing The Folio Society’s new edition of The Day of the Jackal with a specially-commissioned introduction by Ken Follet? It is the first illustrated edition with superb images that evoke the clock ticking tension of this classic thriller by artist Tatsuro Kiuchi.

    If this sounds intriguing, I would be happy to send you a review copy.

    Thanks so much,


    • PatrickHMoore says:

      Hi Cathleen,

      I am interested and I sent you an email with contact information. THX very much, Patrick

  26. Gordon Hopkins says:

    Hello Mr. Moore:

    I recently discovered your site and am enjoying it immensely.

    I am an insurance investigator and a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. I recently published my first novel, Fraudsters, and was hoping you would review it.

    The book deals with the subject of health care fraud which, as I’m sure you know, is big business these days. If health care fraud were a legitimate business, it would be a fortune 500 company. Although Fraudsters is a work of fiction, all the scams described in the book are real.


    • PatrickHMoore says:

      Hi Gordon,

      I would be glad to read your book, “Fraudsters.” I’m not sure how long it will take me as I’m quite busy but I’ll be glad to take a crack at it.


  27. Peter Prasad says:

    I’d like to read Gordon’s book and review it for you. Thanks. – Peter Prasad (Goat-Ripper, Gurl-Posse, Gut-Check Green @Amazon)

  28. Veruca salt says:

    You’re blog kicks a whole bunch of ass and as a amature writer and failed crime blog writer I thoroughly enjoy it. Your featured stories , guest submissions and overall style is top notch. I hope the best for this place and am constantly checking for new stories, updates, and reviewing/revisiting major crime cases. I came here for the crime, but stayed for the writing.

    Also besides the usual entertainment from a stray troll the posters and comments from regulars are fun too.

    Thanks for all your hard work,Patrick :)

  29. Veruca salt says:

    Hey didn’t want to be “stalky” just wanted to say thanks for coming by Crimified. We just got going, a few of the old guys from true crime report are doing some entries and I know we don have it all together yet so I wouldn’t think a rep from you would be jerky. I would wait to see if we get your attention and respect before I’d like a “atta girl ” but that you , Patrick you’ve inspired me to write again :)

    And I’ll always be referencing this blog and will give credit where credit is due.
    Btw. I’m saint Theresa over there but will stil be veruca salt here if that’s okay with you?

    • PatrickHMoore says:

      I just read the “Piggyback” story and think it is very well written. Good fresh style. I would like to re-post it on ATCB with your permission, or Budweiser Man’s permission. Please let me know. Patrick

      PS: I added your site, “Crimified”, on our Sidebar.

  30. Chanelle says:

    Hi Patrick,

    I noticed that you have The Young Turks listed in your blog roll. I work with TYT to help let writers and bloggers know when relevant content is published from TYT in case they want to cover and/or expand on topics. Is there an email where I can reach you to send crime-related content from TYT your way?

    You can reach me at chanelle [at] tytnetwork [dot] com.


  31. B Demorest says:

    Can you tell me which foster care agencies were involved in this case?

  32. Johanna Dickson says:

    Hi Patrick!

    I came across your website and was particularly interested in the Historical Crime section. Would you be interested in reviewing an upcoming book on Gilles de Rais, the man behind the Bluebeard legend? He was convicted and executed for numerous crimes against children in the 14th century? The book goes into great detail about his life as decorated soldier and confidante of Joan of Arc and his later trial. The book is called Bluebeard, Brave Warrior, Brutal Psychopath. You can email me if interested!

    Best, JD

    • PatrickHMoore says:

      Hi Joanna, I’d gladly read and review this book. I’ve long been interested in de Rais.

      I sent you an email with contact information.


  33. Leon Levy says:

    Hello Patrick,
    I was wondering if you have any information on the “other Laci Peterson”, Evelyn Hernandez? I will leave you a website with a little info, although I am sure you know about this case already. Thank you!

    L. Levy


  34. crime junkie says:

    do you have an email address? i’d like to send you an email but can’t find it.

  35. You Scare Me says:

    i know you. i know you think you are always right. you scare me. i will pray for you and i will not be back.

  36. Chris M says:

    Just recently found your website/blog, have subscribed and have been reading up on many older entries. Have you looked at “The Great Basin Murders”, or Great Basin Serial Killer? Not a lot of info out there; missing women, unidentified bodies, uncooperative suspect. Reminds me of Canada’s Highway of Tears. Would be interested in your ideas.

    • PatrickHMoore says:

      Hi Chris, I’m not familiar with the Great Basin Murders. Sound like people meeting their fate in wide open spaces which does remind me of the Highway of Tears murders. I’ll check it out when I have time and thanks for subscribing.

  37. Chris M says:

    Thank you for your reply on 12/2/14, re: Great Basin Murders. There is this; “APBNews.com: The Great Basin Murders–Winner, Creative Use of the Medium, Online Journalism Awards 2000.” http://www.cyberjournalist.net/news/000278.php
    Unable to find it online anywhere, emailed with the author several years back without result (no, don’t recall the author’s name). Maybe your expertise could unveil a reading for all of us. Thanks!

  38. Bill Suff says:

    Hi Patrick,
    Not sure if you ever got to read the best selling novel “Cat & Mouse – Mind Games With a Serial Killer” by Brian Alan Lane. Originally published by Dove Press. Now updated and Revised 2015 Edition of the Best-Selling Creative Non-Fiction Crime Story. I bet your blog buddies would like to read my story.

    This is a unique book containing everything that was heretofore known and suspected but meticulously kept “off the record”, as well as details that only the killer knew until now. There are interviews with principals; transcripts of the illegal police interrogation of Bill; excerpts from the cookbook, poetry, and writings of Bill; a step-by-step reconstruction of the mental chess game between Bill and Brian; and appreciation for how “friendship” with this serial killer led to death for some but salvation for others.

    Thank you.

  39. Bjørk says:


    Just found your blog, its awesome – I for sure will follow your blog. You give really good and useful informations. I need that as a true crime book review blogger

    Best wishes from Denmark

  40. Carli says:

    Hi Mr. Moore,
    I’ve been looking through your site and wanted to share a timeline of botched executions we recently created. If you’d like to add it to an article I can send over an embed code. Let me know. Love your articles and your ability to focus on a small aspect of a crime and create a story. Much more interesting than the typical crime related article. <a href="http://www.treyzlaw.com/worst-botched-executions-u-s-history/&quot;

    • PatrickHMoore says:

      Hi Carli,

      Thanks for the kind words. We certainly try to keep things interesting. I clicked on your link and it took me to your firm’s website but not the timeline. So please do send me the embed code and I’ll look for a way to use it. Thanks very much, Patrick

  41. Hi Patrick,

    I’m currently working on a documentary film titled “Recreational Violence” which covers the story of the Phoenix Serial Shooters. We have exclusive access to interview the former girlfriend of serial killer Samuel Dieteman, revealing an untold side of the story in our film. We’re currently in the process of conducting and seeking out interviews with a variety of people who are familiar with this case.

    If you would be able to help share our campaign page to spread awareness of the project it would be greatly appreciated. A link to the page can be found below, and we’re hoping to spread the word to as many people as possible. If there’s any further information I can provide, or if you feel that you might be able to contribute in any way I would be happy to discuss the project with you.

    Thanks for your time.

    Benjamin James


  42. Robert Parmer says:

    Good morning Patrick,

    I’ve been exploring your website and have noticed that you sometimes do guest posts on your blog. I have an idea that involves writing a short concise article on the best modern crime films. The post would relay back to crime classics like “The Godfather” and explain how these older crime films have been without a doubt influential to more modern films.

    Thanks for your time, hope to hear back from you.

    -Rob Parmer

  43. Hi Patrick,
    Great blog. My book was one of the American Bar Association’s first forays into true crime. We launched it in August and they tell me it’s been a big success, though it seems to be losing some traction now. I’d like to send you a review copy if you are interested and would love to receive any advice you’d care to share. All Best. Mike

  44. Zachary Evans says:

    Hello Patrick,

    I heard about your site from my friend Rob Parmer and his article that you posted last week. Like Rob, I am a true crime enthusiast and have an idea for an article about the podcast Serial and its cultural impact in the area of true crime that I would love to discuss with you.

    Looking forward to talking with you,

    Zachary Evans

  45. Amber Arnold says:

    Good Afternoon Patrick,

    I have a great new book from Time-Life Books that explores criminology and the mysteries of the Criminal Mind. Please email me and I can give you additional information.



  46. Great blog, Patrick. I’m not sure if you’re aware of Prose ‘n Cons™ Mystery Magazine, but in our Spring issue we’ve got exclusive interviews with two true crime masters: Erik Larson and Harold Schechter. If you’re interested in a free copy of the digital edition of our Winter 2015 issue, email me and I’ll send you a link and password. Keep up the great work!

  47. Patrick,

    “Cicero’s Dead” is highlighted today on eBookDaily.com:


  48. Hi Patrick,

    We’ve recently completed a truly terrifying documentary that proves the existence of The Smiley Face Killers gang and we’re hoping to make more people aware of it because it could save lives. It has played at several film festivals, received a lot of positive reviews and won best documentary last year at the Los Angeles Thriller Film Festival. We’ve made it completely free to watch on youtube here: http://bit.ly/1LEs2KU

    It would be great if you could review or share it via twitter. Please feel free to contact me at ibrahim@newdawnfilm.com if you had any questions. Thank you.

  49. Hi – Patrick, I’ve been on your site for nearly an hour now and it’s absolutely amazing. But then again it’s quite sickening as to how our society makes famous people out of these nut jobs.

    Anyways, we just did a recent blog on Who’s the serial killer living next door? and it is currently ranked number one on Google.

    If you’d consider sharing it with your email list, link to it, twitter, etc. – we’ll leave you a nice big backlink on the blog that goes to your home page – and we’ll even write a mini review of your site for you.

    In the end, we sell products that your readers and audience can use to keep themselves and their loved ones safe – that’s the whole point of our site.

    All the best! – Jake at Spy-Tronix

  50. Em says:

    I’m really enjoying this blog, Patrick! As you can see, I’m fascinated by Ted Bundy & I just read the post about Karla Homolka’s childhood. I find her much more interesting than her ex-husband. Keep posting, please!

    • PatrickHMoore says:

      Thanks for the kind words, Em. I’m also quite fascinated by Ted Bundy and his almost other-worldly malevolence.

  51. Jill Siegel says:

    Dear Pat,

    I’d like to send you a review copy of the New York Times bestseller, WORKING STIFF: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner—now available from Scribner in trade paperback—by forensic pathologist Dr. Judy Melinek and her husband, writer T.J. Mitchell.

    WORKING STIFF offers the first account of a young forensic pathologist’s “rookie season” at the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner. Starting two months before 9/11, Dr. Melinek was one of just 30 doctors responsible for identifying all the remains at the WTC. The New York Times called it “Haunting and illuminating.” The Boston Globe hailed it as “Riveting,” and Booklist deemed it “spellbinding.” The Washington Post described WORKING STIFF as “An insider’s view of one of the most significant forensic investigations in American history…full of smart science. Fans of CSI — the real kind — will want to read it.”

    CEO of PathologyExpert Inc. and a practicing forensic pathologist in the San Francisco/Bay Area, Dr. Melinek’s national television and radio appearances include PBS NewsHour, NPR’s Science Friday and Weekend All Things Considered, MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, CNN/Anderson Cooper 360, The Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Phil, Dr. Drew, Mythbusters, and many more. For additional information and links, please visit drworkingstiff.com.

    If you would like a review copy, please let me know your address and I’ll be happy to send one to you.

    Many thanks.
    Jill Siegel

  52. Brian Whitney says:

    Might you want to do a piece on this or an interview with johnny?
    Serial Killer Quote of the Day

    Is the Strangest Thing You Will Read This Year

    johnny trevisani is a man on a mission.

    Over the past five years, he has compiled the most extensive collection of serial killer quotes on earth. He now has hundreds and hundreds of quotations, from some of the worst people who have ever lived. He has released two popular Serial Killer apps, one for Android and one for the iPhone. And now Strawberry Books has released Serial Killer Quote of the Day as an ebook.

    What would lead a man down such a path? Just this – a seemingly benign statement, which only becomes sinister when you learn its source:

    My refrigerator broke and the meat spoiled. – Jeffrey Dahmer

    “When I first heard that,” trevisani says, “it stopped me in my tracks. That simple quote had so much depth; it told me so much more about the mind of Jeffrey Dahmer. From that moment on, I had to find out if other quotes from serial killers were intellectually similar to Dahmer’s… and they were.”
    The book trevisani (no caps, by the way – all lowercase) has written will send chills up and down your spine. You’ve heard that before, but in this case, it’s true.

    In this book, you will see for yourself how a serial killer’s mind works. You will hear them, in their own words, describe their despicable deeds. You will learn how to kill someone without remorse, and even with a sense of fun and enjoyment. You may find the thoughts expressed uncomfortably similar to your own.

    Structured like one of the those nice 365 daily inspirations books (which often have flowers or Zen rock gardens on the cover), Serial Killer Quote of the Day instead offers a year’s worth of psychotic ramblings, lame justifications, and blow-by-blow descriptions of the worst behavior of which humans are capable.

    The people in these pages are mass murderers, kidnappers, rapists and child molesters, mad bombers, necrophiliacs and cannibals. Some are totally insane, suffering from paranoid delusions. Some are all too normal, at least on the surface.

    “Some of the quotations are so gruesome and yet quietly introspective that it proves to me serial killers are multidimensional,” says trevisani. “They are much more than just the simple monsters or killing machines we wish they were. They have ideas, often bizarre ones, but like everybody else, they were shaped by their experiences.”

    Serial Killer Quote of the Day is now available as an ebook exclusively for Amazon Kindle. This August, it will become available in paperback wherever books are sold.

    johnny trevisani is a web developer, musician and songwriter. He is the developer of the Serial Killer Quote of the Day apps for iPhone and Android. He has written for popular political blogs and is the singer for the rock band Furthur Abuse. johnny’s song: “She’s Crying at my Funeral” was included in the 2004 feature film Lost, starring Danny Trejo and Dean Cain.

    For more information, or to schedule an interview with johnny, contact Brian Whitney at (207) 699-8540 or brianwhitneywriting@gmail.com.

  53. Lauren M says:

    Hey there! Would you mind checking out my kickstarter?
    It’s a full deck of historically accurate, American serial killer themed playing cards.

  54. Hi Partick,

    My name is Heena and I’m a mystery/thriller author.I’m working on a psychological-thriller presently and your blog has helped me a lot in more ways than one. So, first of all THANK YOU for such a beautiful blog.
    Now, I’ve added a few quotes of famous psychopaths in my book and I found them all on your blog: Top 51 Disturbing Quotes from 19 Disturbed Serial Killers
    Hence, I’d love to add your blog’s name in the ‘Acknowledgement’ section of my book, along with yours. Please let me know if you are okay with it.


  55. Violeta Kunovska says:

    Dear Patrick,

    I really enjoy the way you write and I have found a lot of extremely interesting information on your blog. I am writing though as someone who has created a website about Criminology, Psychology, Forensics and basically anything interesting that has to be said. I would like to make a request. My website is in Bulgarian (my home country is Bulgaria) and I would like to ask whether I can translate some of your articles.
    I will be very glad if you allow me to do that. I can assure you that there will be a copy of the link to the original page on your blog underneath and your name and the name of the blog will be cited as well.
    I hope I will hear from you soon.

    Kind Regards, Violeta

    • PatrickHMoore says:


      This would be fine except, many of the articles are written by others who contribute to the blog. You have my permission to translate any articles written by me but for those written by others, you would have to get permission from them.

      Best regards,


  56. Claire Scott says:

    Hi Patrick

    I’m writing to you from a publishing company in Ireland called Maverick House. I was wondering if you would be interested in reading some of our upcoming True-Crime books or perhaps interviewing the authors for your blog?

    We have one upcoming one called “Lessons of Redemption” by Kevin Shird. If you would be interested would you mind sending me your email address so I can contact you easily in the future?

    Kind Regards

    Claire Scott

  57. Dan Baker says:

    Good day Patrick, introducing you to “Blood in the Streets: Racism, Riots and Murders in America” published Jan.2014. The story based on true events covers the most violent period in Urban America(65′-75′) when riots swept America.In the midst of desegregation of public schools in Dayton Ohio a white racist serial killer began shooting black men at random drive-by style with a shotgun. He shot 30, killing 7. He hated school busing of black children and killed the Federal school desegregation expert too.I was a rookie cop during riots and later a Homicide Det coming face to face with killer, Neal Bradley Long. If you want more information, please let me know. Thank you, Dan Baker

  58. Ian Stimler says:

    Dear Patrick,

    As fan of true crime with a strong interest in our criminal justice system we excited to let you know that our film CAPTIVATED THE TRIAL OF PAMELA SMART will finally be available to a substantially wider audience this month as we release the DVD and iTunes editions as well as a new and exciting companion podcast

    As you may be aware, CAPTIVATED is a searing reexamination on one of the most highly publicized murder trials in modern history. The film asks whether or not the media circus surrounding the infamous 1991 Pamela Smart conspiracy to murder trial unfairly tainted the Jury. Though the film never resolves Smart’s ultimate innocence or guilt, it does raise disturbing questions regarding the media’s ever increasing role in our judicial system.

    While most of us think we already know the Pamela Smart story from such fictional adaptions as Gus Van Sant’s To Die For, or the CBS made for TV film Murder in New Hampshire, CAPTIVATED: THE TRAILS OF PAMELA SMART raises new questions and sheds new light on the case while presenting a cogent examination of the power the media has over our collective memories.

    Please help us get the word out by tweeting, posting and messaging the following links to your friends and followers.

    DVD Available Nov. 10th:


    Digital Rental/Purchase Available Nov. 3rd:



    Film Page: http://captivatedpamelasmart.com/

    Best Regards,

    Ian Stimler


  59. Trace Conger says:

    Hi Patrick. I really enjoy your site. I’m the Shamus Award-winning author of the “Mr. Finn” series, which follows underground PI Finn Harding as he straddles the fine line between criminal and investigator. Would welcome the opportunity to get a review copy of either of the first two novels in the series (THE SHADOW BROKER and SCAR TISSUE). Have a look at my site and let me know if you’re interested. Many thanks and keep up the great work.

  60. Phil Hamman says:

    Hi Patrick. You offer a top-quality site with excellent writing. I’ve found the stories here to be intriguing. I am wondering if you’d have any interest in spotlighting my book, “Gitchie Girl,” on your blog. It is not a self-published book and has hit several true crime bestseller lists on Amazon and B&N since its release. The book profiles the 1973 mass murders of four teenagers in Gitchie Manitou State Park in Iowa. A 13-year-old girl survived, but she refused interviews and book offers for 40 years. Recently she agreed to share the inside story with me about what happened that night and in the years following as well as the conversations that occurred during the horrific incident. Here is the link to Amazon: http://amzn.to/1mSk9rP Shoot me an email if you have any interest in this. Thank you!

  61. James says:

    Hi Patrick. Just discovered your blog. What does it take to become a PI? Is there a governing body? Would be grateful for a reply.

    Many thanks

    Curious guy from Ireland

  62. Hi Patrick. I love your blog site and I am very impressed in the strength of its contents and your experience. I have finished a book ‘Francis Thompson – A Ripper Suspect’ my research, in which I uncovered new evidence, made news headlines around the world. I have also been invited to speak at the November 2016 Jack the Ripper Conference. It is an annual conference which will be held this year in London. The details of my book, the theory, media interest, and articles are on my website.


    My book has just been released on Amazon at:


    I was hoping you would review my book, though I know you are very busy. I am happy to send you a PDF copy of it. I would be thrilled if someone like you, with your extensive knowledge and your good review writing would consider doing so.

    Thank you,


  63. Nish says:

    I’m all the way in Jamaica and i came across your site and would like to ask a question, but i would rather do it by email. Unfortunately, i’m not seeing any contact information here on the site for you. so I would appreciate it if you could send an email to the address i signed up with so we could speak.


  64. Sherry Johnson says:

    I am criminal law student and need to conduct a brief interview about crime reporting/writing in general, nothing specifically on your work, but rather how you decide what to cover. Would you be willing to email me and answer a few questions?

  65. Steve bale says:

    Great blog. It inspired me to start my own blog on Notorious serial killers. Unashamed plug, http://onzh.com

  66. Maria Travis says:

    Hi Patrick,

    I work for a true crime series. I have an inquiry about an article on your site. Would you mind e-mailing me?



  67. Benjamin Freitag says:

    I have interesting information about a white collar crime investigation, how can i contact you privately?

  68. Arielle Neal says:

    Hi Patrick,

    I am the executive assistant to author Mark Shaw and I believe you might be interested in his 25th book, “The Reporter Who Knew Too Much: The Mysterious Death of What’s My Line TV Star and Media Icon Dorothy Kilgallen”, from Post Hill Press/Simon & Schuster.

    A true crime murder mystery, it relies on fresh evidence including never-before-seen eyewitness video interviews and secret government documents to provide motive as to who may have murdered media icon Dorothy Kilgallen, and why. Suspects include arch-enemy Frank Sinatra, those threatened by her eighteen-month JFK assassination investigation, and a “Mystery Man” connected to the Mafia who might have betrayed Kilgallen.

    More about the book is available at Amazon or at http://www.thereporterwhoknewtoomuch.com./

    If you are interested in an electronic copy please contact me.


  69. Hey Patrick,

    I’ve been lurking around your blog for a bit. Great work and it looks like tons of people are digging the blog. I’m a true crime author as well. I focus on serial killers in the USA and UK. I’ve got my ninth book coming out May 3. Could I send you a copy?


    Chris (C.L.Swinney)

  70. Hi
    Richard here. Is it ok if I send you a PDF review copy of my book, ‘Jack the Ripper, The Works of Francis Thompson’?

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