Joseph Haggerty Spent 35 years as a vice detective and academy instructor with the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C. In 2009, he received an award, Heroes of the Heart, from Children of the Nights in California where he was recognized as one of the top ten law enforcement officers in the country for rescuing children from the street. Joe has written two novels Shame: The Story of a Pimp, written based on his experiences investigating child predators in prostitution. His second novel An Ocean in the Desert follows two private investigators who specialize in rescuing missing children. Joe is also a published poet. He’s a member of the Public Safety Writers Association.
Don’t forget to pick up or listen to Blood Red Ivory, out now, kindle, paperback, and audible!
Retired Police Officer and true crime author Rod Sadler joined me to talk about his three books, To Hell I Must Go, which follows an 1897 murder which was investigated by his own Great Grandfather, Killing Women, the story of Michigan serial killer Don Miller, and A Slayer Awaits which follows the double murder of Howard and Myra Herrick, and convicted killer Nealy Buchanon’s case from the scene, to an appeal before the United States Supreme Court.
Today I got to talk to Dr. Bill Kimberlin author of Watch Me Die: Last Words from Death Row. Had a fantastic, in-depth talk about Bill’s experience with prisoners on death row, and what he has learned in his time conversing with the condemned.
In this updated edition, a psychologist offers an unbiased look inside Ohio’s death row and the personal perspectives of inmates facing execution.
In Watch Me Die, Dr. Bill Kimberlin explores the grim realities of death row in Ohio and across America. He spends time interviewing inmates and eating meals with them. In some cases, he is the last person to speak with them before they die. From the moment they are placed on suicide watch until the moment they are executed, Kimberlin follows their twisted and complex journey through the execution process.
Through open and intimate conversation, Kimberlin earns the trust of many high-level and violent offenders. He shares their unfiltered thoughts and feelings as revealed to him through their writings, their artwork, and their own words. He also shares his own fears and concerns as he shares space with unconstrained individuals who have taken countless lives.
This newly revised edition includes a “Where Are They Now?” section, updating the reader on which inmates have faced their execution, which inmates are still counting their days, and who else has asked Kimberlin to watch them die.
Naval Criminal Investigative Service Special Agent, Tyrone Benhoff is in purgatory. That’s what agents call it when they find themselves on the wrong side of command and are transferred to a place like Djibouti, Africa. He tried to open a case in Virginia that was too close to the wrong people. Now he’s being watched for even the slightest screw-up so his enemies at headquarters can drive him out of the agency.
When a sailor on leave from Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa is killed outside a wildlife preserve in Zimbabwe, Ty is hand-picked to lead the investigation. He finds himself in the middle of a turf war between ivory smugglers and an amazing group of female anti-poaching rangers trying to protect a herd of endangered elephants. If his enemies in NCISHQ don’t get him, it’s even money the wilds of Zimbabwe will.
But Tyrone Benhoff doesn’t quit a case … even when the whole thing was a setup from the start.
A wild ride of a thriller from John Stamp, whose twenty-year law enforcement career included posts as a police officer and special agent with the FBI and NCIS.
Thank you to Crush Limbo , “Yuppies on Scooters,” for the music.
Carl Denaro was twenty years old in 1976 when he was ambushed while in a parked car in Flushing, NY. At first the police thought it was a drug deal gone wrong. Then he was told he was shot by David Berkowitz, the Son of Sam. Carl talks about his story of survival and why he believes Berkowitz wasn’t the one who shot him. Show notes at johnstampwriter.com.
In Episode 4 I talked to Frank Stanfield, long time crime reporter from central Florida. We covered everything from life on the crime beat, to a teenage vampire cult, alligators, and the amazing story of Dorothy Lewis.
Don’t forget Blood Red Ivory, the audiobook comes out May 3rd!