FRED ROSEN
AUTHOR

FRED ROSEN

I love writing narrative non-fiction. True crime and history have been my metier.

I became a writer on a warm, bright fall night at about one in the morning at USC's film school. I was studying for my Master of Fine Arts when my editing teacher, Ken Robinson, said, "You're a writer aren't you?" He was challenging me on something I had written. And from that moment, I knew that I was one.

Earlier in my career, under the name "Frederic W. Rosen," I was the Camera columnist for The New York Times. Later, I was a journalism professor at Hofstra University and most recently a film professor at the New York Institute of Technology. I eventually was offered the opportunity to write a true crime book and ran with it.

Lobster Boy, Body Dump, There But For the Grace of God, The Historical Atlas of American Crime and Trails of Death are among the 25 books I have written and published. I get involved with the cases and people I write about. It's the only way I know.

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    • Flesh Collectors

    • Cannibalism and Further Depravity on the Redneck Riviera
    • By: Fred Rosen
    • Narrated by: Graham Vick
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Misfit Jeremiah Rodgers, 21, and racist devil worshipper Jonathan Lawrence, 23, were serving time for petty crimes when they met in a Florida penal-system mental hospital....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book

    • By Rebecca on 06-07-15
    • Cannibalism and Further Depravity on the Redneck Riviera
    • By: Fred Rosen
    • Narrated by: Graham Vick
    • Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
    • Release date: 04-28-15
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 11 ratings

    Regular price: $39.95

    • The Bayou Strangler

    • Louisiana's Most Gruesome Serial Killer
    • By: Fred Rosen
    • Narrated by: Keith Foster
    • Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    In 1997, the bodies of young African American men began turning up in the cane fields of New Orleans suburbs....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Proofreading needed

    • By Jessica Sharp on 02-12-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Mad Chopper

    • How the Justice System Let a Mutilator Free, This Time to Kill
    • By: Fred Rosen
    • Narrated by: Rex Anderson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    The man who answered the door was naked and covered with blood. His name was Larry Singleton....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it

    • By KillerxQueen on 12-19-17
    • How the Justice System Let a Mutilator Free, This Time to Kill
    • By: Fred Rosen
    • Narrated by: Rex Anderson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 48 mins
    • Release date: 04-28-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 8 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Blood Crimes

    • The Pennsylvania Skinhead Murders
    • By: Fred Rosen
    • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 6

    Raised as Jehovah's Witnesses and frustrated with their parents' repressive rules, Bryan and David Freeman rebelled as teenagers....

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Gold!

    • The Story of the 1848 Gold Rush and How It Shaped a Nation
    • By: Fred Rosen
    • Narrated by: A. Smith Harrison
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    America was never the same after January 24, 1848. It was on that day that a carpenter named James Marshall discovered a tiny nugget of gold....

    • The Story of the 1848 Gold Rush and How It Shaped a Nation
    • By: Fred Rosen
    • Narrated by: A. Smith Harrison
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Release date: 02-08-16
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Body Dump

    • By: Fred Rosen
    • Narrated by: Paul McClain
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39

    The author of the true crime classic Lobster Boy now turns his investigative skills to the chilling true story of Kendall Francois, one of the most bizarre serial sex-killers of modern times....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thorough!

    • By High Helps on 01-25-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Lobster Boy

    • By: Fred Rosen
    • Narrated by: Neil Hellegers
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    In his account of the sensational life and murder of Grady Stiles Jr., also known as the legendary carnival freak Lobster Boy, author Fred Rosen explains how Stiles' death was engineered by his wife....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating history

    • By David on 07-25-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Did They Really Do It?

    • From Lizzie Borden to the 20th Hijacker 
    • By: Fred Rosen
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 7

    Nine of the most controversial violent crimes in America's history are reexamined in these compelling stories of true crime....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Wow this book was hard to get through!!!

    • By pennylane on 11-26-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Deacon of Death

    • Sam Smithers, the Serial Killer Next Door
    • By: Fred Rosen
    • Narrated by: Graham Vick
    • Length: 6 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    By day, Sam Smithers was a deacon of his church in Tampa, Florida. But by night, he was a serial killer, who picked up prostitutes and brutally murdered them....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Preacher, burn this book!

    • By Laura on 06-10-15

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Gang Mom

    • The Evil Mother Whose Gang Secretly Preyed on a City
    • By: Fred Rosen
    • Narrated by: Matt Patterson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Aaron Iturra was just 18 years old when he was found dead in his bedroom in Eugene, Oregon. Soon, the quiet community would be rocked and shocked by who was behind the killing....

    • The Evil Mother Whose Gang Secretly Preyed on a City
    • By: Fred Rosen
    • Narrated by: Matt Patterson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
    • Release date: 04-28-15
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 6 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

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