Fred Rosen (author)

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Fred Rosen
Born Brooklyn, New York
Occupation true crime author, journalist
Nationality American
Genre Non-fiction
Subject True crime, history
Notable works Murdering the President, Lobster Boy

Fred Rosen is a former columnist for the Arts and Leisure Section of The New York Times and a true crime author in the United States.


Rosen was born in Brooklyn, New York. He suffered from dysthymia for a number of years.[1]


Rosen's published works include Lobster Boy about the murder of Grady Stiles. Rosen gave evidence in the trial against the killer.[1]

His two books for HarperCollins in 2007, There But For the Grace: Survivors of the 20th Century’s Infamous Serial Killers and When Satan Wore a Cross, were best-sellers at the Doubleday Book Club, Literary Guild, Mystery Guild, and Book-of-the-Month Club. He has written other works of historical non-fiction including Cremation in America, Contract Warriors and Gold!.

In 2016, his book Murdering the President: Alexander Graham Bell and the Race to Save James Garfield was released by Potomac Books.[2]


He won the 2005 Library Journal Best Reference Source Award for The Historical Atlas of American Crime.


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