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the mysterious death of media icon Dorothy Kilgallen and its connection to the JFK assassination.


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For more than fifty years, the exhaustive 18-month investigation of the JFK assassination by What's My Line? television star, celebrated journalist, and revered investigative reporter Dorothy Kilgallen has been buried due to a cover-up by those threatened with a tell-all book she was writing about the JFK assassination for Random House. When the famed journalist, called by the New York Post, "the most powerful female voice in America," was found dead in her Manhattan apartment in November 1965 of an alleged drug overdose, no investigation occurred despite a staged death scene and suspicions by those closest to her that she had been murdered.

Now the full thrust of Kilgallen's search for the truth is exposed for the first time. Relying on Kilgallen's toxic columns blasting the "Oswald Alone" theory, her flawed autopsy report and never-before-seen videotaped interviews with Kilgallen's two hairdressers, one who found her body, and Jack Ruby co-counsel Joe Tonahill, who permitted her the only interviews Ruby gave to a reporter at his trial, Mark Shaw’s book presents a true crime “whodunit” murder mystery with multiple suspects abounding including Frank Sinatra, J. Edgar Hoover, Mafia Don Carlos Marcello and a “mystery man” the What’s My Line? star met shortly before she died. While focusing on motive for Dorothy Kilgallen's shocking death, the author presents, through Kilgallen's eyes, the most compelling evidence about the JFK assassination since the House Select Committee on Assassinations investigation in the 1970s.

Most importantly, The Reporter Who Knew Too Much points to one startling verdict: Kilgallen was denied justice following her death. That is, until now.

(Post Hill Press/Simon and Schuster – December 2016).
More about the book at TheReporterWhoKnewTooMuch.com


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 20+ books whose latest is the bestseller, "The Reporter Who Knew Too Much." More about the book at TheReporterWhoKnewTooMuch.com, TheDorothyKilgallenStory.org. with Mark's booksigning presentation.

Mr. Shaw has also written "The Poison Patriarch," "Miscarriage of Justice," "Beneath the Mask of Holiness.," "Melvin Belli: King of the Courtroom," "Stations Along the Way" and "Down for the Count." He has penned articles for The New York Daily News, USA Today, Huffington Post and the Aspen Daily News, which he co-founded. More about Mr. Shaw, who lives in the San Francisco area, may be learned at Wikipedia (Mark William Shaw.)


“If a writer is so cautious that he/she never writes anything that cannot be criticized, he/she will never write anything that can be read.” — Thomas Merton

Mark is a graduate of Purdue University, the Indiana University School of Law, and San Francisco Theological Seminary. Mark Shaw books include The Reporter Who Knew Too Much, The Poison Patriarch, Melvin Belli: King of the Courtroom, Beneath the Mask of Holiness: Thomas Merton and the Forbidden Love Affair that Set Him Free, Miscarriage of Justice: The Jonathan Pollard Story, Down for the Count, Forever Flying, the autobiography of famed aviator R. A. Bob Hoover, Larry Legend, a biography of NBA superstar Larry Bird and Stations Along the Way: The Spiritual Transformation of Former Hitler Youth Leader Ursula Martens.

Regarding his books, Mark says, “My purpose is to make people stop and think about historical subjects and important issues confronting society today. Spiritual guru Thomas Merton once said, “If a writer is so cautious that he/she never writes anything that cannot be criticized, he/she will never write anything that can be read. If you want to help other people, you have got to make up your mind to write things that some people will condemn.” Amen!”

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Literary Consultant

Author of How to Become a Published Author: Idea to Publication, Mark Shaw’s book on the writing and book publishing process includes his successful 10-Step Method as well as literary tips to assist those who dream of being published. For twenty years and counting, Mark, who can speak to writers as an accomplished author himself, has provided literary consulting to hundreds of aspiring authors.

Bestselling author Christine Montross (Body of Work and Falling Into the Fire) says of Mark: “Whenever I'm asked how best to pitch a book to publishers, I direct aspiring authors to Mark Shaw's book, "How to Become A Published Author." Mark's educated and no-nonsense approach demystifies the field, and was instrumental in helping me land my first book deal."

To consider Mark as a literary consultant whose expertise with the book publishing process is unmatched, email him at .


Looking for an exciting presentation guaranteed to inspire and motivate? Then Mark Shaw, the author of 20+ books, including his latest, the bestseller, The Reporter Who Knew Too Much, is the expert you are looking for. During either one hour, two hour, or half-day seminars/workshops, Mark details his “Ten-Step” strategy designed to help writers realize their traditional publishing dreams based on his book, How to Become a Published Author: Idea to Publication.

For more than 20 years, Mark has helped hundreds of writers from Paris to Taiwan and across the U.S. including NY Times bestselling author Christine Montross who says, “Mark's educated and no-nonsense approach demystifies the field, and was instrumental in helping me land my first book deal.” He can speak to aspiring authors as a published author of multiple books providing credibility like very few others who speak about this topic. Among other important matters, attendees will learn “How to Improve Writing Skills,” “How to Write a Book that is Marketable in Today’s Publishing World,” “How to Create Fascinating Query Letters and Book Proposals,” and “How to Find The Right Literary Agent.”

One recent survey proved more than 80% of those over 25 want to write a book and Mark delivers practical, “inside the ropes” tips guaranteed to allow writers to experience the thrill of holding a published book in their hand. An excerpt from a recent presentation is available at here

To engage Mark as a public speaker about the book publishing process or anyone of his many books, email him at .


Mark Shaw is available to speak on either the topic, How To Become a Publisher Author or any of his 20+ published books. Based on his adventurous background, Mark’s presentations about the book publishing process are inspirational, informational, educational, and humorous in nature. He has conducted his workshops and seminars to writer’s groups, professional organizations, lawyers continuing legal education forums, and at libraries, colleges and universities around the world including the American University in Paris and in Taiwan.

Regarding his published books, Mark may speak about such luminaries as Thomas Merton, Jonathan Pollard, Larry Bird, Pete and Alice Dye, Joseph P. Kennedy and the Kennedy family, the JFK assassination, Mike Tyson, and the life and times and death of Dorothy Kilgallen, the subject of Mark’s bestselling book, The Reporter Who Knew Too Much.

In January 2017, Mark spoke at the prestigious Commonwealth Club of San Francisco. His presentation at the revered San Francisco independent bookstore, Book Passage is available here.

In November 2016, Mark was a featured speaker at the prestigious JFK Lancer conference in Dallas. He will be appearing at Book Passage on July 15, 2017 to present his "How To Become A Publisher Author" seminar.

To engage Mark as a public speaker about the book publishing process or anyone of his many books, email him at .


Following the release of his latest book, "The Reporter Who Knew Too Much," Mark has been featured on a multitude of TV, radio and podcast programs. Television appearances include FOX TV San Francisco and FOX TV NYC, with radio and podcast interviews on the Coast to Coast, Mad Dog Russo, Michael Harrison, Ron Copeland and Lew Rockwell shows. Mark also appeared on the "The New JFK Show"

Mark has also appeared as a legal analyst, correctly predicting the outcomes of the Mike Tyson and O.J. Simpson trials for, among others, ESPN, CNN, and ABC, and was a legal correspondent for the nationally-syndicated program, On Trial.

During the Kobe Bryant rape case, Mark analyzed the legal strategies for ESPN and wrote columns for USA Today:

Debating his perspective on the JFK assassination with bestselling author Robert Tanenbaum based on "The Poison Patriarch", Mark appeared in Beverly Hills, California. To date, more the YouTube video has more than 30,000 hits: 50 Year Anniversary of JFK Assassination Explores New Theories

In 2015, M. Shaw appeared on the REELZ Channel Special "The Kennedy's" based on "The Poison Patriarch."

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