John Glatt
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John Glatt

John Glatt is an investigative journalist with more than thirty years experience. In the last twenty years he has written 21 true crime books and 5 biographies. With more than a million books currently in print all over the world, Glatt is acknowledged to be one of the best true crime writers working today.

A native of London, England, Glatt left school at sixteen and worked in a variety of jobs - including tea boy and messenger - before joining a small weekly newspaper outside London, where he honed his keen news sense. Over the next few years he freelanced for many national English newspapers, including The Daily Express, The Sunday People, The Daily Mail and Woman Magazine.

In 1981 he moved to New York, working on staff for News Limited, as well as freelancing for Newsweek, Omni, the New York Post, the Australian, Modern Business and other newspapers and magazines worldwide.

His first book Rage & Roll: Bill Graham and the Selling of Rock, was published in 1993 to critical acclaim. Two years later he wrote Lost in Hollywood: The Fast Times and Short Life of River Phoenix, a well received biography on the tragic movie star. His next book, The Chieftains: An Authorized Biography, which was published in 1997, saw him nominated for a 2000 Grammy in the spoken word category. In 1998 wrote the well-received The Ruling House of Monaco: The Story of a Tragic Dynasty, uncovering many new revelations about the Grimaldis.

In 1998 he wrote his first true crime book, For I Have Sinned: True Stories of Clergy Who Kill. A year later he followed it up with Evil Twins, an anthology of twins that kill. And since then he has written a True Crime book a year for St. Martin's Press True Crime Library, establishing him as a master of the genre.

Over the years, Glatt has appeared on scores of television and radio programs all over the world, including Dateline NBC, Fox News, Discovery ID, BBC World, and A&E Biography.

He and his jewelry designer wife Gail divide their time between the Catskill Mountains and London.

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    • The Lost Girls

    • The True Story of the Cleveland Abductions and the Incredible Rescue of Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina Dejesus
    • By: John Glatt
    • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 442
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      4 out of 5 stars 403
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 401

    In The Lost Girls, John Glatt tells the truly amazing story of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight - who were kidnapped....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enthralling

    • By M. Morris on 06-07-15
    • The True Story of the Cleveland Abductions and the Incredible Rescue of Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina Dejesus
    • By: John Glatt
    • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Release date: 05-01-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 442 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Lost and Found

    • The True Story of Jaycee Lee Dugard and the Abduction That Shocked the World
    • By: John Glatt
    • Narrated by: Randye Kaye
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 61

    In 1991, eleven-year-old Jaycee Lee Dugard was kidnapped on her morning walk to the school bus. The search for Jaycee made national headlines....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Tragedy Compounded

    • By Jerrilynn on 01-21-16
    • The True Story of Jaycee Lee Dugard and the Abduction That Shocked the World
    • By: John Glatt
    • Narrated by: Randye Kaye
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 07-22-14
    • 4 out of 5 stars 70 ratings

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Secrets in the Cellar

    • The True Story of the Austrian Incest Case That Shocked the World
    • By: John Glatt
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 370
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 342
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 339

    For 27 years, Josef Fritzl had imprisoned and molested Elisabeth in his man-made basement dungeon, fathering seven children....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the most riveting and disturbing books ever

    • By Eric Schurr on 11-08-13

    Regular price: $24.49

    • My Sweet Angel

    • The True Story of Lacey Spears, the Seemingly Perfect Mother Who Murdered Her Son in Cold Blood
    • By: John Glatt
    • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 180
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181

    Lacey Spears made international headlines in January 2015, when she was charged with the "depraved mind" murder of her five-year-old son, Garnett....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The true story of a monster "mother"

    • By Michelle in New York City on 10-24-16
    • The True Story of Lacey Spears, the Seemingly Perfect Mother Who Murdered Her Son in Cold Blood
    • By: John Glatt
    • Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Release date: 10-18-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 199 ratings

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Live at the Fillmore East and West

    • Getting Backstage and Personal with Rock's Greatest Legends
    • By: John Glatt
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 13 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 83
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      4 out of 5 stars 82

    But why did both Fillmores close within weeks of each other in 1971? This book reveals how Graham's claim that "the flowers wilted and the scene changed" was not quite the whole story....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great story, narrator a bit grating

    • By Jason S Howell on 03-07-15

    Regular price: $31.49

    • One Deadly Night

    • By: John Glatt
    • Narrated by: Gildart Jackson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 61
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      4 out of 5 stars 61

    On September 28, 2000, former Indiana state trooper David Camm made a frantic call to his former colleagues in the state troopers office: He had just walked into his garage....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good book

    • By Franma on 01-03-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Chieftains

    • By: John Glatt
    • Narrated by: Nanci Griffith
    • Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The history of the chieftains is the history of Irish music, and the story of how an unlikely group of enthusiasts came together to rescue some of the world's most...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Pretty good

    • By Christina on 09-20-03

    Regular price: $17.47

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