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Walking Among the Dead

Walking Among the Dead

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by Ken Lang

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In his debut release, former homicide detective, Ken Lang, transports you from your cozy, comfy chair to the cold, hard streets surrounding Baltimore, Maryland. Witness first hand the vicious brutality that a human being can inflict onto another, search for that one piece of evidence needed to solidify a conviction, and desperately try to identify a shooting victim


In his debut release, former homicide detective, Ken Lang, transports you from your cozy, comfy chair to the cold, hard streets surrounding Baltimore, Maryland. Witness first hand the vicious brutality that a human being can inflict onto another, search for that one piece of evidence needed to solidify a conviction, and desperately try to identify a shooting victim whose mangled and burnt body is found at a scene where no clues are left behind.

A revealing glimpse of the demanding life as a homicide detective, Ken Lang puts you right into the scene, reveals the evidence, and leads you through some of the most incredible death investigations you will ever experienced. Walking Among the Dead: True Stories from a Homicide Detective is a must read for all true crime fans.

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Ken Lang Studios
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Homicide Series , #1
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Meet the Author

Ken Lang is a former homicide detective and an award-winning author of several true crime books, including Walking Among the Dead, Standing In Death's Shadow, and Death Comes Uninvited, true stories from his homicide investigations. In 2011, he was named by the Author's Show as one of 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading. He resides in Glenville, West Virginia with his wife and children, and is a professor of criminal justice at Glenville State College. To learn more about his true crime books and upcoming novels visit his website at kenlangstudios.com.

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Walking among the Dead 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Tweedledee More than 1 year ago
Slightly slow at the start, after one quarter of the book smoothed out, at slightly more than mid book, the book became a "do not put this book down" category read. I hope to see this author publish more of the same, great mix of the "politics", drama, case detail, and investigative drudgery of police work. Recommended, interesting and not a boring read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was intrigued by the book after seeing a post on the boards and I'm happy to say this book was a great purchase and I hope when it lists Homicide Series #1 there will be more! I don't want to go into detail about the cases but it was a nice change than the Ann Rule books I usually read.
snowwhite1211 More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down once I started reading it! Anyone who enjoys reading crime books must read! I look forward to more in the series. This is a great start to a promising writing career.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As most books of this type kick off, it was a little slow out of the gate but once you connected with the authors style of writing I found myself wanting more. There's a uniqueness in how Lang captures your attention with how he melds several different murders together and takes them from several points of view. I really got the feel of what it must be like to be a detective. He also paints the picture of how he intermingled his family needs with his work. It appears that work never stops for a Homicide detective and unfortunately killings never occur at an opportune time. Some grammatical errors were present but were easily overlooked by the content of the read. Very interesting book for this detectives first writing venture. Looking for more work from him in the future as he hones in on his skills. Definitely worth the read.
Pabspal More than 1 year ago
Great read. Exciting stories. Don't let editing keep you from enjoying the first of, I hope, many books by this new author.
PeterThomasSenese More than 1 year ago
Author and real-life Maryland State Police Department detective Ken Lang's distinctively gutty, insightful, gripping, and informative 'Walking Among The Dead' was such an extraordinarily good read that I decided to read Mr. Lang's incredible publishing debut a second time. As a best-selling author writing in the international espionage/thriller genre', I am no easy pushover, and am quite frankly somewhat critical of other's writings at times. However, Lang's 'Walking Among The Dead' had such a unique pulse - a heartbeat, if you will - that called me back to this magnetic true-crime story . as I carefully enjoyed every delightful page as I was consumed and immersed in the perspective, views, ordeals, and humanity of the story's characters, including the protagonist - Detective Ken Lang! In an author's world of writing, perhaps one of the biggest compliments of distinction one writer may give to another is the comments, "I enjoyed and learned so much in your novel, that I read it twice - with the second time carefully taking notes!" Well, that's what I did - because Lang took me into the world of law enforcement in such a real, no-holds bar way and kept me there! In 'Walking Among The Dead', we move from one case to another in a rapid-fire way. And clearly very cleverly this was Lang's point: the cases at times are whirlwinds in themselves, and reaction time for law enforcement is so limited that those who have dedicated themselves to good police work, live in such a fast-moving cyclone: there are limited transitions if any at all, but instead mountains of cases, each with unique issues and problems . all requiring a police officer to demonstrate a plethora of qualities and emotions. And that is where Ken Lang did something quite remarkable: he shared a series of interesting and disturbing cases in a way that allows the reader to become one with the police officers who are out there doing their job. As a fan of true crime writing and fiction writers with great insight who focus in this area such as Michael Connelly or Patricia Cornwall, I have become accustomed to a certain level of quality writing. Ken Lang not only did not drop the ball to my high standards of reading pleasure, but in fact added a new dimension to my read as I felt the honesty and integrity of his writing so much so that I felt as if I was right there at the scene of a crime or in the squad room, or alone thinking about the many issues that go on when investigating a case. Ken Lang's 'Walking Among The Dead' is a page-turning true-crime thriller steeped in harsh and cruel realities that are so clear that readers will walk away with a new, deeper understanding of police work, and the human side of those who wear a badge. Equally as important is the fact that 'Walking Among The Dead' is a gripping story of realities written by a clever and witty detective whose writing flowed so easily and whose insights were so easy to connect. I highly recommend to all readers Ken Lang's 'Walking Among The Dead': after all, I read it twice because I thoroughly enjoyed Lang's debut that much! And I will be the first to order the sequel to 'Walking Among The Dead'. Well done!
JetBlue65 More than 1 year ago
What a great start to this author's young career. I found the book intriguing and hard to put down. Having a prior background in law enforcement, Lang did a great job of describing the life of a detective and the cases they handle. Although it was a slow start, Lang found his stride in a very short time and hit this one out of the park! I can't wait for his next book.
mdmomKC More than 1 year ago
I enjoy reading crime books. I first became aware of this book through our local paper and decided I had to check it out. I was not disappointed. The facts presented kept me interested through the whole book. A good read.
Debbydew More than 1 year ago
Ken did a great job of incorporating all the many different aspects of a homicide investigation in his new book, Walking Among the Dead. I loved how he'd show a case from start to finish, from the thoughts going on in the victim's head to the courtroom and everything in between. The book read in a way that I could visualize people, events and circumstances as a movie in my head. LOVE that about a well-written book! Not without its tender moments and human aspect (references to his wife and family and his missing events and time with them), we get to see the police force, perps, and families of victims in their raw, true emotion, as well as the professionalism of the men and women who deal with these cases. Bravo for their hard work, training and intuition in dealing with these homicides. And bravo to Ken for telling the stories! Cannot wait for the rest of the series . . . will definitely buy as gifts for family members.
NavyMomma More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of crime drama books. In "Walking Among The Dead" Kenneth Lang describes true events in a manner that makes you feel you are working right along side him as he conducts his murder investigations. Extremely easy to read. I honestly could not put this book down until I finished it!! I highly recommend this book and am looking forward to more from this very talented writer and gifted detective!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The editing of the nook version is terrible. Missing words and spelling errors are numerous.
gqb01 More than 1 year ago
The stories were good, but I think it would have better flow if he told one at a time. I had trouble keeping up with some of the characters. The grammar was horrible. For example: . Using "your" which is a possessive pronoun instead of "you're", which is a contraction for you are. . Using "it's" which is a contraction for it is instead "its" which is a possessive pronoun. . Using "affect" which is a verb instead of "effect" which is a noun. . Putting an apostrophe in a plural noun that is not a possessive noun or contraction. . Overuse of exclamation marks in dialogue. . There's more. I do see that a cleaner copy became available for download on March 11. I hope he learned from this because he could be a good writer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can see how this book got both good reviews and bad ones. You can tell that the author is a very new writer and that he's trying hard to be good at it. He may trying too hard, actually. A story can be in the details sometimes, if the details enhance the read and make you feel like you're seeing the scene. In many places, the wrong details are included and not the right ones, also, wording is definitely NOT correct, as if the writer doesn't know the definitions of those words. These issues are notable, it's writing, you do have to get those right. There are several spots where you don't see the story but end up with an awkward collection of words where you feel embarrassed for the writer. Despite all of those issues, the stories are interesting, I'll bet being a detective exposes you to experiences of all kinds! I also see a lot of potential in this writer, despite the stops and starts. A really good editor and a bit more writing experience could have turned this into a 5 star book. I hope too see more from this author, he could easily blossom into one helluva writer!
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JrinGap More than 1 year ago
Very Highly recommended. Very interesting and can't wait till the next book comes out.If you like action, you will love his books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a fascinating and interesting inside look at the actual life and work of a detective from his files.
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