Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Walking Among the Dead - Ken Lang

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.


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.

What will readers like about your book?

Unlike most true crime books that read much like a investigatory report, Walking Among the Dead has a novel feel that puts the reader right into the scenes of the murders and the investigations as they unfold. While its a little "out of the box," most readers have found that this book is hard to put down.

Why did you self publish?

Why not? There is a great deal of freedom in self-publishing! First, I was able to write my book in the format that I felt would most benefit the reader and not according to the 'guidelines' of the industry. Second, having lived these experiences in my ebook, I couldn't imagine the 'industry' molding and shaping my work into something that would eventually be far from the truth as I experienced it. Finally, because I am an indie writer, I can set my own agenda for my writing. I have no deadlines or massive book tours that need to be met while still employed with the police department. I believe that by managing my own timetable, I can take the right turns and eventually turn my writing into a fulltime career which would allow me to retire from the police department.

Who are your favorite authors in your genre?

Honestly, I don't read true crime and really don't have a favorite author in this genre. I do enjoy Tom Clancy, James Patterson, Dan Brown, & John Grisham to name a few.


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