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Chuck Hustmyre (born November 22, 1963) is a bestselling American author, journalist and screenwriter. He is a retired federal agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. In addition to more than 700 newspaper and magazine articles, he is the author of two non-fiction books, three novels and one motion picture.
Books and film
- Killer with a Badge (non-fiction, Penguin, 2004), the shocking true story of killer New Orleans cop Antoinette Frank.
- An Act of Kindness (non-fiction, Penguin, 2007), republished as Unspeakable Violence, the true story of the brutal, racially charged murder of Genore Guillory by four grave-robbing, skinhead meth-freaks in rural south Louisiana.
- A Killer Like Me (novel, Dorchester/Leisure Books, 2011), the story of a troubled detective hunting a serial killer in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans.
- House of the Rising Sun (novel, 2011), a story of greed and corruption that pits a crooked ex-New Orleans cop against the Mafia.
- House of the Rising Sun (film, 2011), released by Lionsgate.
- The Axman of New Orleans (novel, 2012), based on the true story of the early 19th century serial killer who many have called the "American Jack the Ripper".
Hustmyre has written more than 700 news and feature articles and covered several high-profile cases for TruTV when it was known as CourtTV, including the Virginia Tech massacre, the Jason Midyette infanticide case in Boulder, Colorado, and the disappearance of Jennifer Kesse in Orlando, Florida.
Hustmyre's articles have appeared in The Washington Post, Homeland Security Today (HSToday), American Health & Fitness, Black Belt magazine, New Orleans magazine and many others. He is a regular contributor to The Advocate newspaper and 225 magazine.
In 2006, 2007 and 2008, the Press Club of New Orleans presented Hustmyre with honors for his investigative reporting and feature writing.
Hustmyre's story, Blue on Blue: murder, madness, and betrayal in the NOPD, in addition to being honored by the Press Club of New Orleans, was selected for inclusion in the HarperCollins book Best American Crime Writing 2006.
Law enforcement career
Hustmyre began his law enforcement career as a deputy sheriff in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He went on to serve as a U.S. Army military policeman, a district attorney's investigator and then as a special agent with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
While with ATF, Hustmyre's assignments included tours with the U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force, the New Orleans Police Department's Violent Offender Warrant Squad, and the FBI's Gang Task Force. For several years Hustmyre was part of ATF's Safe Home Task Force, targeting armed drug traffickers and other violent criminals in New Orleans' sprawling public housing projects. He was also a member of ATF's Special Response Team and was a trained sniper.
In 1993, he was a member of the raid team that stormed the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas. Ten years later, he wrote an article about the ill-fated raid.
- "Chuck Hystmyre". Amazon. Retrieved 19 December 2013.
- "Killer with a Badge". Amazon. Retrieved 19 December 2013.
- "An Act of Kindness". Amazon. Retrieved 19 December 2013.
- "A Killer Like Me". Amazon. Retrieved 19 December 2013.
- "House of the Rising Sun". Amazon. Retrieved 19 December 2013.
- "House of the Rising Sun (Movie)". IMDB. Retrieved 19 December 2013.
- "The Axman of New Orleans". Amazon. Retrieved 19 December 2013.
- Link to Chuck Hustmyre's TruTV feature articles
- Read the article here: Blue on Blue from New Orleans magazine
- Chuck Hustmyre, "Trojan Horse: Inside the ATF Raid at Waco, Texas"
- "Chuck Hustmyre". Amazon. Retrieved 18 December 2013.
- Hustmyre's official web site