“Rother is the next Ann Rule.” -- NYT bestselling author Gregg Olsen
“With a journalist's eye for the telling details of life, Caitlin Rother is a keen architect of the most important part of storytelling: character. The people in her prose grip you tightly with their truth.”
-- NYT bestselling author Michael Connelly
“Secrets, Lies, and Shoelaces is a terrific piece of writing--inward looking, vulnerable, reflective, wise, profoundly sad, with an uplifting sendoff.” -- Author Craig Lancaster
Caitlin Rother has written or co-authored 13 books and several Kindle ebooks, and has several titles in the pipeline. As a Pulitzer-nominated investigative journalist, Rother worked nearly 20 years for daily newspapers. Now, drawing from decades of watchdog reporting on topics ranging from addiction to suicide, mental illness, murder, government and political corruption, she writes books full-time. Appearing regularly on TV and radio as a true crime expert, Caitlin is a popular speaker and narrative non-fiction instructor. She also helps first-time authors and aspiring authors as a coach to write, research and promote their books during these challenging times of COVID-19. She also works as a research consultant. In her spare time, you might find her ocean swimming, or singing and playing keyboards in the acoustic group, breakingthecode. Read on to learn about her latest titles, her backlist, videos, podcasts -- and more. Click around and explore the photo galleries!
Caitlin works simultaneously on multiple book projects, which take off like planes on a runway. Next up:
1) "DEATH ON OCEAN BOULEVARD: Inside the Coronado Mansion Case": Many locals call the death case of Rebecca Zahau "the Coronado mansion murder," despite the sheriff's department's findings that Rebecca committed suicide at the Spreckels Mansion. A jury in civil court agreed, finding Adam Shacknai, her boyfriend's brother, responsible for her "wrongful death." The Zahau family believes Rebecca was murdered, but Shacknai contends he is wrongly accused. As he fights to clear his name, the Zahau family continues to push for the Medical Examiner's Office to change the cause and manner of death to homicide by manual strangulation, and for the criminal case to be re-opened and re-investigated as a murder. Caitlin, whose husband committed suicide by hanging, gives readers a personal, but objective look at the evidence and theories in this case.
(Pub date: May 21, 2021)
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