Best Selling Author & Award Winning Investigative Journalist

What Others are Saying About John Ferak’s Best-Selling True Crime Books

Wrecking CrewWrecking Crew: Demolishing the Case Against Steven Avery

“If you’re planning to binge-watch Making a Murderer 2 over the holidays, order John Ferak’s new book Wrecking Crew, too. Definitive chronicle of criminal justice corruption in Manitowoc County.” — Michelle Malkin host of Michelle Malkin Investigates on CRTV.

“Whatever you thought you believed about this infamous case, get ready to change your mind or be more convinced than ever. … Fascinating.” — New York Times bestselling author Steve Jackson

Failure of Justice: A Brutal Murder, an Obsessed Cop, Six Wrongful Convictions

“How could not just one person, but six people who hardly knew each other, all be in the wrong places at the wrong times, and all get railroaded into convictions for a murder they did not commit? In John Ferak’s riveting account, Failure of Justice, the common denominator was an overzealous police investigation that generated false confessions and false evidence. The unbelievable story of the Beatrice Six provides a wake-up call at a time when serious wrongful convictions continue to come to light with disturbing frequency.” — Brandon L. Garrett, Justice Thurgood Marshall Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law

“John Ferak has carved his necessary true-crime niche with another fascinating exploration of unalloyed evil in overlooked places, and a dysfunctional judicial system. A chilling piece of journalism.” — Ron Franscell, author of The Darkest Night and Morgue: A Life in Death

Body of Proof: Tainted Evidence in the Murder of Jessica O’Grady?

“Take a bow, John Ferak! Body of Proof is a superbly crafted tale of murder and mystery but, too, of perplexing official misconduct which leaves worrying suspicions about trusting a system that protects us all. Along with his fascinating debut book, Bloody Lies, Mr. Ferak is making an indelible mark in the true crime genre. Many writers are but mere pretenders to his skill.” — Jim Hollock, author of the award-winning crime story, Born to Lose: Stanley B. Hoss & the Crime Spree that Gripped a Nation

“The case of Jessica O’Grady’s disappearance remains controversial. …  A compelling account of a strange case.”–Peter Vronsky, bestselling author of Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters

Dixies Last StandDixie’s Last Stand: Was It Murder or Self-Defense?

“A well-written, and gripping depiction of ‘battered wife syndrome’. … This fascinating story will leave you asking yourself one question: Was the punishment that Dixie received in her case justified? Highly recommended for all true crime readers.” — RJ Parker, bestselling true crime author and publisher at RJ Parker Publishing Inc.

“In Dixie’s Last Stand, journalist John Ferak gives us an impeccably researched and well-written account of the Dixie Shanahan case. The Iowa woman killed her husband after enduring years of abuse. Ferak weaves a gripping narrative while exploring important topics such as battered wife syndrome and mandatory sentencing laws. Highly recommended.” — Robert Sberna, author of House of Horrors, the shocking true story of Anthony Sowell.

Bloody Lies: A CSI Scandal in the Heartland

“The scandal unfolds, and Ferak keeps you hooked the whole way — this is a first class fact-crime page turner.” — Burl Barer, Edgar award winner and author of Man Overboard

“John Ferak spares nothing in his description of the events of Easter evening 2006. … Ferak’s detailing of the Stock murders and their aftermath is both captivating and painfully suspenseful.” — Prose ‘n Cons Mystery Magazine