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The Reporter Who Knew Too Much: The Mysterious Death of What's My Line TV Star and Media Icon Dorothy Kilgallen
     

The Reporter Who Knew Too Much: The Mysterious Death of What's My Line TV Star and Media Icon Dorothy Kilgallen

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by Mark Shaw
 

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Was What’s My Line TV Star, media icon, and crack investigative reporter and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen murdered for writing a tell-all book about the JFK assassination? If so, is the main suspect in her death still at large?

These questions and more are answered in former CNN, ESPN, and USA Today legal analyst Mark

Overview

Was What’s My Line TV Star, media icon, and crack investigative reporter and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen murdered for writing a tell-all book about the JFK assassination? If so, is the main suspect in her death still at large?

These questions and more are answered in former CNN, ESPN, and USA Today legal analyst Mark Shaw’s 25th book, The Reporter Who Knew Too Much. Through discovery of never-before-seen videotaped eyewitness interviews with those closest to Kilgallen and secret government documents, Shaw unfolds a “whodunit” murder mystery featuring suspects including Frank Sinatra, J. Edgar Hoover, Mafia Don Carlos Marcello and a "Mystery Man" who may have silenced Kilgallen. All while by presenting through Kilgallen's eyes the most compelling evidence about the JFK assassinations since the House Select Committee on Assassination’s investigation in the 1970s.

Called by the New York Post, “the most powerful female voice in America,” and by acclaimed author Mark Lane the “the only serious journalist in America who was concerned with who killed John Kennedy and getting all of the facts about the assassination,” Kilgallen’s official cause of death reported as an overdose of barbiturates combined with alcohol, has always been suspect since no investigation occurred despite the death scene having been staged. Shaw proves Kilgallen, a remarkable woman who broke the "glass ceiling" before the term became fashionable, was denied the justice she deserved, that is until now.

More about the book may be learned at thereporterwhoknewtoomuch.com or thedorothykilgallenstory.org.

Editorial Reviews

Dr. Cyril H. Wecht
"The Reporter Who Knew Too Much is a very interesting, informative, and provocative book. Shaw has obviously conducted a tremendous amount of research and investigation into every aspect of Kilgallen’s life. Her relationships with so many famous, controversial individuals and legal cases are fascinating to read."
- Nick Pileggi
"The compelling story of Dorothy Kilgallen, the celebrated journalist once called 'the most powerful female voice in America.'"
Greg Desilet
"Mark Shaw has written a gripping biography of Dorothy Kilgallen wrapped in the greatest cold case of all time, the JFK assassination. This is a real page-turner and I defy anyone to put it down once they have started it."
Michael Harrison
“Mark Shaw is the real deal when it comes to investigative journalism – as was Dorothy Kilgallen – one of the most important multi-media icons of the 20th century."
Midwest Book Review
"Expertly written, Mark Shaw's "The Reporter Who Knew Too Much," is a riveting true-life murder mystery, thoroughly accessible to readers if all backgrounds. Reference notes and an index round out this "must-read" for true crime connoisseurs. Highly recommended!"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781682610978
Publisher:
Post Hill Press
Publication date:
12/06/2016
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
11,895
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

A former criminal defense attorney and legal analyst for CNN, ESPN and USA Today for the Mike Tyson, O.J. Simpson and Kobe Bryant cases, Mark Shaw is an investigative reporter and the author of 25 books including The Poison Patriarch, Miscarriage of Justice, and Beneath the Mask of Holiness. Mr. Shaw, a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, has written for USA Today, Huffington Post, and the Aspen Daily News. More about Mr. Shaw, who lives in the San Francisco area, may be learned at markshawbooks.com and on Wikipedia.

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The Reporter Who Knew Too Much: The Mysterious Death of What's My Line TV Star and Media Icon Dorothy Kilgallen 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous 8 months ago
There is fascinating material here, but the dreadful writing made it very hard for me to read.
11-8-65 9 months ago
Mark Shaw's in depth investigation in the death of Dorothy Kilgallen confirms that there was a conspiracy in the JFK Assassination. Dorothy, unlike most other newspaper reporters of the day knew that did not accept the Warren Commissions findings and as a result this tough no holds barred reporter started her own investigation and what she uncovered may have made her a target. Had she lived to reveal to the world what she had in a file she had worked on for some 18 months, it's very possible that the course of history may have been changed.