Casey Sherman

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Casey Sherman

Casey Sherman (born January 19, 1969) is an American true crime author and journalist.


Sherman was born in Hyannis, Massachusetts. Sherman attended Barnstable High School and graduated from Fryeburg Academy in 1988. He then attended Boston University, graduating in 1992. As a television news producer for WBZ-TV, Sherman led a high profile re-investigation of his aunt's murder, which he later chronicled in his 2003 book, A Rose for Mary: The Hunt for the Real Boston Strangler.

Sherman later wrote The Finest Hours in 2009 (co-authored by Michael J. Tougias). The Finest Hours is now filming as a major motion picture for Walt Disney Pictures starring Chris Pine, Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Eric Bana and Holliday Grainger in Quincy, Massachusetts and Chatham, Massachusetts. The Finest Hours is directed by Craig Gillespie and is to be released in April 2016. Sherman's other books include Animal: The Bloody Rise and Fall of the Mob's Most Feared Assassin, Bad Blood, Black Irish, Black Dragon, and the upcoming Boston Strong: A City's Triumph Over Tragedy, a drama about the Boston Marathon bombings. Sherman is also the creator/producer of the theatrical show Masters of Suspense. Sherman is represented by The Gotham Group in Los Angeles.

Sherman has appeared as a guest analyst on CNN, FOX News, NBC's Today Show, Discovery, History, Travel Channel, Dateline NBC, CBS Evening News, ABC World News Tonight, etc.

Sherman is a contributing writer for Esquire, Boston Magazine, Boston Common, and The Huffington Post.


  • A Rose for Mary: The Hunt for the Real Boston Strangler (2003)
  • Black Irish (2007)
  • Black Dragon (2008)
  • Bad Blood: Freedom and Death in the White Mountains (2009)
  • The Finest Hours: The True Story Behind the US Coast Guard's Most Daring Rescue (2009)
  • Animal: The Bloody Rise and Fall of the Mob's Most Feared Assassin (2013)
  • The Finest Hours(Young Readers Edition) (2014)
  • Boston Strong: A City's Triumph over Tragedy (2015)


  • Emmy Award (nominated)
  • 2010 Truth & Justice Award
  • 2010 Massachusetts Book of the Year finalist (for The Finest Hours))


  • 1. Lauren Beckham Falcone, Time Spent with Finest Hours Writer Casey Sherman The Boston Herald, June 16, 2009
  • 2. Laura Raposa There Will Be Bad Blood The Boston Herald, April 4, 2010

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