Burl Barer
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Burl Barer

Burl Barer

Professional Biography

Burl Barer is a Edgar Award winning author and two-time Anthony Award nominee with extensive media, advertising, marketing, and public relations experience.

Garnering accolades for his creative contributions to radio, television, and print media, Barer's career has been highlighted in The Hollywood Reporter, London Sunday Telegraph, New York Times, USA Today, Variety, Broadcasting, Electronic Media,and ABC's Good Morning America plus numerous international radio series and podcasts.

Barer, regarded as one of America's finest investigative journalists, is a frequent commentator on numerous television programs seen world wide, including "Deadly Sins," "Deadly Women," "Motives and Murders" "Snapped" "Scorned," "Behind Mansion Walls," "Epic Mysteries," and Hart Fisher's AMERICAN HORRORS channel via Filmon.TV and on ROKU.

Burl Barer hosts the award-winning Internet radio show, TRUE CRIME UNCENSORED with co-host, show business legend Howard Lapides, on outlawradiolive.com every Saturday, 2pm Pacific time. The show is also available on iTunes, Spotify and numerous other podcast platforms.

In addition to non-fiction/ true crime best sellers, Barer also writes new adventures of Leslie Charteris' THE SAINT, and the Jeff Reynolds series of private eye novels and the American Panther series based on the life of the world's greatest safe cracker, Paul "Punch" Stanimirovic.
Barer spent two years adapting Pouran Rahimi's important oral history of the persecution of Iran's Baha'i community, Love at the Cost of Life, into conversational English, and deems it the one effort on his part that will still be read in a hundred years.

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Best Sellers

    • Fatal Beauty

    • Pinnacle True Crime
    • By: Burl Barer
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Jimmy Joste was a powerhouse in the oil and gas industry, but he was a weakling when it came to his gorgeous, athletic, longtime lover, Rhonda Glover....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • this is a book about mental illness

    • By Joy Lee on 07-24-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Mom Said Kill (Pinnacle True Crime)

    • By: Burl Barer
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    When Jerry Heimann's son arrived at his father's home in Everett, Washington, he found his grandmother, an Alzheimer's patient, alone in the house, starving and dehydrated. His father was missing....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • pretty good overall. crazy story for sure!

    • By Bernard Dupuy on 08-21-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Betrayal in Blue

    • The Shocking Memoir of the Scandal That Rocked the NYPD
    • By: Burl Barer, Frank C. Girardot Jr., Ken Eurell
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce, Burl Barer
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89

    Dowd and Eurell ran the most powerful gang in New York's dangerous 75th Precinct, the crack cocaine capitol of 1980s America....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Do not waste your money enriching a felon!

    • By Wayne on 05-27-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Murder in the Family

    • By: Burl Barer
    • Narrated by: James Edward Thomas
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 164
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 163

    On March 15th, 1987 police in Anchorage, Alaska arrived at a horrific scene of carnage....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narration very good

    • By Vashti A. Thomas on 10-11-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • A Taste for Murder

    • By: Burl Barer, Frank C Girardot JR.
    • Narrated by: Eddie Frierson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 75

    Frank Rodriguez, a much-loved counselor of troubled teens, lies dead on the bedroom floor. His wife and step-daughter are in shock....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Glibness and one-liners around incest. Ick.

    • By L. webb on 04-27-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Man Overboard

    • The Counterfeit Resurrection of Phil Champagne
    • By: Burl Barer
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    1982: Oregon businessman Phil Champagne, age 52, dies in a tragic boating accident off Lopez Island.... Phil didn't know he was dead until he read it in the paper....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • what can I say

    • By Super ultra donkey on 06-25-17
    • The Counterfeit Resurrection of Phil Champagne
    • By: Burl Barer
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pierce
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Release date: 09-09-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 27 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Body Count

    • By: Burl Barer
    • Narrated by: Paul McClain
    • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25

    By day, Robert Lee Yates, Jr., was a respected father of five, a skilled helicopter pilot who served in Desert Storm and the National Guard, and a man no one suspected of a deadly hidden life....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Got lost in the story several times

    • By keela on 08-04-16

    Regular price: $19.95

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