By Chris R. Vaccaro
Already a New York Times bestselling author, New York Post Long Island reporter Kieran Crowley is at it again.
Crowley, who has written four non-fiction books, will soon release his first fiction novel, under a pseudonym, and he’s writing a fictional thriller novel.
Crowley’s coverage of crime and courts for the Post has served as perfect fodder for his books.
Some of the cases are unusual and very noteworthy, he said. There is interest beyond the pages of the paper.
When it comes to his day job, Crowley says he enjoys the Hi-Ho Silver mindset of chasing stories and breaking news.
A graduate of Adelphi University, Crowley started at the Post as a copy kid and worked his way up to desk assistant, re-writer, reporter and assignment desk editor. He’s done it all over three decades at the paper.
Crowley’s books, all non-fiction, include Sleep My Little Dead: The True Story of the Zodiac Killer (1997), Burned Alive (1999), The Surgeon’s Wife (New York Times bestseller, 2001) and Almost Paradise: The East Hampton Murder of Ted Ammon (2005).
I’ve gone from the dark side of non-fiction to the darker side of fiction, he joked. It’s nice to free myself from the tyranny of fact.
Crowley has a been a member of SPJ since 1996.
Chris R. Vaccaro is an editor for Patch.com, covering the Sachem area in Suffolk.