The Reporter Who Knew Too Much: The Mysterious Death of What’s My Line TV Star and Media Icon Dorothy Kilgallen

By Mark Shaw
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Was What’s My Line TV Star, media icon, and crack investigative reporter and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen murdered for writing a tell-all book about the JFK assassination? If so, is the main suspect in her death still at large? These questions and more are answered in former CNN, ESPN, and USA Today legal analyst Mark Shaw’s twenty-fifth book, The Reporter Who Knew Too Much. Through discovery of never-before-seen videotaped eyewitness interviews with those closest to Kilgallen and secret government documents, Shaw unfolds a “whodunit” murder mystery featuring suspects including Frank Sinatra, J. Edgar Hoover, Mafia Don Carlos Marcello, and a “mystery man” who may have silenced Kilgallen. All while by presenting through Kilgallen’s eyes the most compelling evidence about the JFK assassinations since the House Select Committee on Assassination’s investigation in the 1970s. Called by the New York Post “the most powerful female voice in America” and by acclaimed author Mark Lane “the only serious journalist in America who was concerned with who killed John Kennedy and getting all of the facts about the assassination,” Kilgallen’s official cause of death, reported as an overdose of barbiturates combined with alcohol, has always been suspect since no investigation occurred despite the death scene having been staged. Shaw proves Kilgallen, a remarkable woman who broke the “glass ceiling” before the term became fashionable, was denied the justice she deserved—until now.

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Summary

Summary

Was What’s My Line TV Star, media icon, and crack investigative reporter and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen murdered for writing a tell-all book about the JFK assassination? If so, is the main suspect in her death still at large?

These questions and more are answered in former CNN, ESPN, and USA Today legal analyst Mark Shaw’s twenty-fifth book, The Reporter Who Knew Too Much. Through discovery of never-before-seen videotaped eyewitness interviews with those closest to Kilgallen and secret government documents, Shaw unfolds a “whodunit” murder mystery featuring suspects including Frank Sinatra, J. Edgar Hoover, Mafia Don Carlos Marcello, and a “mystery man” who may have silenced Kilgallen. All while by presenting through Kilgallen’s eyes the most compelling evidence about the JFK assassinations since the House Select Committee on Assassination’s investigation in the 1970s.

Called by the New York Post “the most powerful female voice in America” and by acclaimed author Mark Lane “the only serious journalist in America who was concerned with who killed John Kennedy and getting all of the facts about the assassination,” Kilgallen’s official cause of death, reported as an overdose of barbiturates combined with alcohol, has always been suspect since no investigation occurred despite the death scene having been staged. Shaw proves Kilgallen, a remarkable woman who broke the “glass ceiling” before the term became fashionable, was denied the justice she deserved—until now.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A very interesting, informative, and provocative book. Shaw has obviously conducted a tremendous amount of research and investigation into every aspect of Kilgallen’s life.” Dr. Cyril H. Wecht, author of From Crime Scene to Courtroom
“Compelling.” Nick Pileggi, author of Wise Guy
“Mark Shaw has written a gripping biography of Dorothy Kilgallen wrapped in the greatest cold case of all time, the JFK assassination…A real page-turner.” Greg Desilet, language and communications scholar

Reviews

Reviews

by Odin 12/1/2017
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Revelatory

As the cover of this book tells us, “the mysterious death of “What’s My Line “TV star and media Icon Dorothy Kilgallen” is a teaser that pays off. Written expertly by Mr. Shaw (who is a bonafide investigative reporter in his own right) there is a flip of the phrase “life imitates art” in his telling of the story. Miss Kilgallen doggedly pursued newly discovered information pertaining to JFK’s assassination and when she get to close, her murder in her own apartment is declared suicide. There is much to glean in this book relative to sides of Miss Kilgallen most people are not aware of…all leading to the tough investigative reporting she became known for. A must listen for anyone holding to the theory that there is still more to be revealed in the Kennedy assassination. Totally engrossing.
by Odin 11/21/2017
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Engrossing and memorable

As the cover of this book tells us, “the mysterious death of “What’s My Line “TV star and media Icon Dorothy Kilgallen” is a teaser that pays off. Written expertly by Mr. Shaw (who is a bonafide investigative reporter in his own right) there is a flip of the phrase “life imitates art” in his telling of the story. Miss Kilgallen doggedly pursued newly discovered information pertaining to JFK’s assassination and when she get to close, her murder in her own apartment is declared suicide. There is much to glean in this book relative to sides of Miss Kilgallen most people are not aware of…all leading to the tough investigative reporting she became known for. A must listen for anyone holding to the theory that there is still more to be revealed in the Kennedy assassination. Totally engrossing.

Author

Author Bio: Mark Shaw

Mark Shaw is a former criminal defense attorney, an investigative reporter, and the author of several books, including The Poison Patriarch, Miscarriage of Justice, and Beneath the Mask of Holiness. A member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, he has written for USA Today, Huffington Post, and the Aspen Daily News.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 10.07
Audience: Adult
Language: English