Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Carlton Smith was an award-winning journalist for The Los Angeles Times and The Seattle Times. He was a Pulitzer Prize nominee in 1988 for investigative reporting and now works full-time as a true crime novelist. He currently resides in San Francisco.
- In The Arms Of Evil: A True Story Of Obsession, Greed, And Murder
- Dying For Love: The True Story Of A Millionaire Dentist, His Unfaithful Wife, And The Affair That Ended In Murder
- Death In Texas: A True Story Of Marriage, Mon
- The Btk Murders: Inside The Bind Torture Kill Case That Terrified America's Heartland
- Bitter Medicine: Two Doctors, Two Deaths, And A Small Town's Search For Justice