Listen to Michael Harrison and investigator Mark Shaw discuss
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


Mark Shaw is a multi-talented personality: Author, Literary Consultant, Attorney, Public Speaker, Television Personality and Legal Analyst. He is a master at crafting and telling the compelling untold stories of famous people with an historical bent. For more about Mark's fascinating life, read his autobiography, "Road to the Miracle."


“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!”


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 Easy-to-Follow strategy as well as literary and legal 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. Since he is also an entertainment attorney practicing in California, he can protect authors during the book process.

Mark also conducts his How to Become a Published Author seminars and workshops for legal and professional groups, literary organizations and around the world at libraries, colleges, universities including the American University in Paris. 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 mark@markshawbooks.com.


Based on his experience with Mark Shaw books, he presents Unleash the Story Within You and How to Become a Published Author presentations to aspiring authors throughout the world. 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.

Mark, recently the legal expert for the REELZ Channel Hollywood Scandals programs on the Kobe Bryant case, and for The Kennedys, focusing on Joseph P. Kennedy, the subject of Mark’s book, The Poison Patriarch, is also available to speak about any of his published books.

In November 2016, Mark will be a featured speaker at the prestigious JFK Lancer conference in Dallas in November 2016.

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


Mark Shaw has an extensive background in the entertainment industry as an on-air television personality for ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS’s People, the syndicated World of People, and the Disney Channel's The Scheme of Things.

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:

In April 2016, Mark was also quoted in a Think Progress website story, "The Legacy of the Kobe Bryant Rape Case."

When "The Poison Patriarch" was released in 2014, articles praising the book appeared in Vanity Fair, The New York Post, and the New Yorker. Kirkus Reviews called the book, "A clearly written but fevered polemic on the corruption of power, built around an intriguing theory."

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 28.000 hits: 50 Year Anniversary of JFK Assassination Explores New Theories

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