Frank C. Girardot Jr
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Frank C. Girardot Jr

Best-selling author Frank C. Girardot has been called the "Demon dog of true crime" by none other than Black Dahlia author James Ellroy. Praise for his writing has come from authors as varied as Walter Kirn and Michael Fleeman.

His books have ranged from "Name Dropper", a chronicle on the bizarre antics of a murdering imposter who called himself Clark Rockefeller to "Betrayal in Blue" a look at cocaine dealing cops in 1980s New York City, which was co-authored by Burl Barer and Ken Eurell, one of the actual cops.

In all of his writing, Girardot's ability to interview complicated characters like drug kingpin Adam Diaz, German imposter Christian Gerhartsreiter and serial arsonist John Orr, add a depth to his story telling that is often lacking in police procedurals masking as true crime. In each of his books, Girardot has displayed a unique ability to locate long-hidden public records and distill narratives from complex court records that brings his stories to life.

Girardot's career in journalism began as a copyboy with the now-defunct Los Angeles Herald Examiner. As a reporter he covered stories as fascinating as the O.J. Simpson murder trial and as complex as the mistaken gang execution of three trick-or-treaters on Halloween 1993 in the Los Angeles area. Most recently, Girardot wrote a weekly column on the 2016 election for The Hill.

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    • 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 100
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    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

    • 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 92
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 80

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

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Tale

    • By Amantha M. Tsaros on 04-06-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • BURNED: Pyromania, Murder, and A Daughter's Nightmare

    • By: Frank C. Girardot Jr., Lori Orr Kovach
    • Narrated by: Theresa Wolcott
    • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Together with journalist Frank C. Girardot Jr., Lori Orr looks back on the journey that took her from love to fear and the search for answers about how the father she loved could also be a predator. A predator brought to justice by a dogged investigator no one wanted to believe....

    Regular price: $19.95

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