About the Author:

Author of Blood Will Out: Walter Kirn

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Walter Kirn is the author of eight books and an e-book. His most recent is Blood Will Out, a memoir of his friendship with the con artist and murderer, Clark Rockefeller. His other books include Up in the Air, Thumbsucker (both of which have been made in to feature films), Mission to America, My Mother’s Bible (e-book), The Unbinding, She Needed Me, and My Hard Bargain.

His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, The New Republic, GQ, New York, and Esquire, among other publications.

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Where to buy “Blood Will Out”:

Purchase Blood Will Out at Amazon.com
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Purchase Blood Will Out at Powell's Books

Blood Will Out” Excerpt:

Read an excerpt from ‘Blood Will Out’ in Business Insider

Blood Will Out” Reviews:

  • “Kirn’s candor, ear for dialogue, and crisp prose make for a masterful true crime narrative that is impossible to put down. The book deserves to become a classic.”
    ~ Publisher’s Weekly, Starred Review
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  • Walter Kirn’s “Blood Will Out” has a subtitle that bills it as “The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade.” It’s got all those things, but it is primarily a tale of seduction…[a] tight, gripping book…”
    ~ Janet Maslin, New York Times
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  • “Riveting and disturbing, Blood Will Out is a mélange of memoir, stranger-than-fiction crime reporting and cultural critique.”
    ~ Larry Lebowitz, Miami Herald
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  • “Kirn is such a good writer and Gerhartsreiter such a baroquely, demonically colorful subject, you could imagine this being a fine read had they no personal connection.”
    ~ Clark Collis, Entertainment Weekly
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