Saturday, April 23, 2011

Walking Among the Dead - Ken Lang


Ken Lang is a 22 year law enforcement veteran from the State of Maryland. He has served the last 15 years as a detective in the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) Section where Sex Crimes, Robbery, and Homicide investigations have become his forte. A decorated officer, Ken has been awarded the William J. Simms Memorial Award, was named 1997 Officer of the Year by the Optimist Club, has been issued three unit citations, a Chief’s Award, and was the recipient of 14 letters of appreciation for outstanding service as recognized by distinguished members of government and civilians alike.

In addition to his current investigative assignment, Ken is also an active Forensic Artist, providing Maryland police agencies with composite sketches, post-mortem and age-enhancement drawings, and skull reconstructions in a variety of ongoing investigations.

Ken currently resides in North East, Maryland with his wife, Michele, and three children.

Product description:
There are no scripts, television cameras, or high paid actors that can capture the real life essence of a homicide detective like Walking Among the Dead: True Crime Stories From A Homicide Detective. Experience murder and death investigations first hand as former homicide detective Ken Lang takes you from the crime scene into the interrogation room of some of the most intriguing true crime cases ever. As he unravels these mysteries, experience the drama and adrenaline rush of hunting down these killers that most homicide detectives thrive on.

Q: What will e-readers like about your book?

A: Walking Among the Dead redefines the 'true crime' format as it is written in a novel format and plunges the reader beyond the crime scene tape and right into the crime scenes.

Q: Why did you go indie?

A: I believe that indie is the way of the future. Why do I want to keep banging my head against the wall of a system that is dying? Given the competitiveness in this current economy with authors vying for the attention of a traditional publisher, and considering the falling sales through the traditional venues, going indie and self-publishing is perhaps the wisest move any author today can make. Just this past month hard book and soft cover sales in book stores fell by some 30%-40% while ebook sales were up over 100%, AGAIN...

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?

A: Honestly, I can't say I have a favorite 'true crime' author, they all read like police reports to me. But I do enjoy reading James Patterson, Dan Brown, John Grisham, and Tom Clancy to name a few...


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