Arthur Jay Harris

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Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

I'm a True Crime author of five books and editor of another. A Nov. 2018 movie with John Travolta based on one of mine is now streaming.

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I'm an investigative journalist and author of five True Crime titles, the stories of which all happened in South Florida. I have published with Avon Books as well as self-published. One of my titles, Speed Kills, was adapted for a theatrical movie by the same name starring John Travolta, released in theaters in November 2018 and is now streaming. I have a Based on the Book credit for it on IMDb as well as on-screen. As well, I have appeared on documentaries and television news for all my stories. I have also edited a true crime book about the Menendez murders, published in Sept. '18 by BenBella Books. I can add my reporting and editing expertise to help a story at any stage, and look forward to seeing your manuscript.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
History
Politics & Current Affairs
True Crime
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Humor & Comedy

Certifications

  • B.A. American Civilization, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Work experience

True Crime book author and editor

Self-employed
January, 1993 – Present (over 26 years)

I write intensive, years-long investigative true crime journalism that goes far beneath the surface and challenges official law enforcement findings. I am a former daily newspaper reporter including at the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, and extended early versions of my work have appeared in print in The Miami Herald, Miami New Times, The Baltimore Sun, The Guardian (London), Boating Magazine, and The Orlando Sentinel. I have appeared on television news shows and documentaries including ABC Primetime, True Convictions and Cold Blood on Investigative Discovery, City Confidential on Arts and Entertainment network, Snapped on Oxygen, Prison Diaries on TLC, and Anderson Cooper on CNN. I have also edited the recently-released True Crime book The Menendez Murders, by Robert Rand. As an author in the field myself, I am uniquely qualified to provide structural and technical advice and editing to your manuscript.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Speed Kills: Who killed the Cigarette Boat King, the fastest man on the seas? (Harris True Crime Collection)

Arthur Jay Harris

PHOTOGRAPHS INCLUDED IN FRONT. CLICK "LOOK INSIDE"“Ocean racing superstar Don Aronow loved it when writers called him a living legend. His life of adventure is well known. It is his death that baffles police.“He was afraid of nothing, no one. In his final hour, when a stranger spoke to him in riddles and talked about killing, Aronow laughed. He felt no fear, until he lowered the window of his ... read more

PHOTOGRAPHS INCLUDED IN FRONT. CLICK "LOOK INSIDE"“Ocean racing superstar Don Aronow loved it when writers called him a living legend. His life of adventure is well known. It is his death that baffles police.“He was afraid of nothing, no one. In his final hour, when a stranger spoke to him in riddles and talked about killing, Aronow laughed. He felt no fear, until he lowered the window of his ... read more

The Unsolved Murder of Adam Walsh: Book One: Finding the Killer. Did Jeffrey Dahmer kidnap Adam Walsh?

Arthur Jay Harris

What if virtually everything most everyone believes about the Adam Walsh case is wrong?The police and the Walshes said Adam’s killer was Ottis Toole. Jeffrey Dahmer couldn’t have killed Adam Walsh because he didn’t fit his M.O., he wasn’t interested in children of Adam’s age, 6.Here’s the result of ten years of independent research into this case:•In the words, below, of a book reviewer, “the ... read more

What if virtually everything most everyone believes about the Adam Walsh case is wrong?The police and the Walshes said Adam’s killer was Ottis Toole. Jeffrey Dahmer couldn’t have killed Adam Walsh because he didn’t fit his M.O., he wasn’t interested in children of Adam’s age, 6.Here’s the result of ten years of independent research into this case:•In the words, below, of a book reviewer, “the ... read more

The Unsolved Murder of Adam Walsh: Book Two: Finding The Victim. The body identified as Adam Walsh is not him. Is Adam still alive?

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JUST RELEASED!INCLUDES PHOTOS AND DOCUMENTS FROM PUBLIC RECORDSTHE BODY IDENTIFIED AS ADAM WALSH IS NOT HIM. IS ADAM STILL ALIVE?A TRUE STORYALSO READ BOOK ONE, FINDING THE KILLER:WAS THE MAN IN THE MALL THE MOST NOTORIOUS MURDERER IN HISTORY?THERE IS ALSO A SPECIAL SINGLE EDITION, A CONDENSATION OF BOOKS ONE AND TWO, FOR BRIEFER READING:FIRST THE POLICE FOUND THE BODY. THEN THE KILLER. NEITHE... read more

JUST RELEASED!INCLUDES PHOTOS AND DOCUMENTS FROM PUBLIC RECORDSTHE BODY IDENTIFIED AS ADAM WALSH IS NOT HIM. IS ADAM STILL ALIVE?A TRUE STORYALSO READ BOOK ONE, FINDING THE KILLER:WAS THE MAN IN THE MALL THE MOST NOTORIOUS MURDERER IN HISTORY?THERE IS ALSO A SPECIAL SINGLE EDITION, A CONDENSATION OF BOOKS ONE AND TWO, FOR BRIEFER READING:FIRST THE POLICE FOUND THE BODY. THEN THE KILLER. NEITHE... read more

The Unsolved Murder of Adam Walsh: Special Single Edition: Who killed Adam Walsh (and is he really dead?) The search for the truth behind the crime that launched "America's Most Wanted"

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JUST RELEASED!INCLUDES PHOTOS AND DOCUMENT EVIDENCE FROM PUBLIC RECORDSTHIS SPECIAL SINGLE EDITION IS A CONDENSED VERSION OF BOOKS ONE AND TWO, FOR BRIEFER READING:FIRST THE POLICE FOUND THE BODY. THEN THE KILLER. NEITHER WAS RIGHT.A TRUE STORYThe medical examiner misidentified the body. The cops blamed the wrong suspect. What really happened to Adam Walsh?In 1981, America was captivated—and h... read more

JUST RELEASED!INCLUDES PHOTOS AND DOCUMENT EVIDENCE FROM PUBLIC RECORDSTHIS SPECIAL SINGLE EDITION IS A CONDENSED VERSION OF BOOKS ONE AND TWO, FOR BRIEFER READING:FIRST THE POLICE FOUND THE BODY. THEN THE KILLER. NEITHER WAS RIGHT.A TRUE STORYThe medical examiner misidentified the body. The cops blamed the wrong suspect. What really happened to Adam Walsh?In 1981, America was captivated—and h... read more

Flowers for Mrs. Luskin: Who ordered the deadly delivery for the millionaire's wife? (Harris True Crime Collection)

Arthur Jay Harris

Deep into the then biggest-dollar divorce in the history of Broward County, Florida, in which she's winning everything so far, Mrs. Luskin gets an unexpected flower delivery of cheap azaleas at the mansion she'd kicked her husband out of after he'd had an affair with his high-school girlfriend. Behind the pastel pistils comes a gleaming silver pistol. The man screams it's a robbery, he just wa... read more

Deep into the then biggest-dollar divorce in the history of Broward County, Florida, in which she's winning everything so far, Mrs. Luskin gets an unexpected flower delivery of cheap azaleas at the mansion she'd kicked her husband out of after he'd had an affair with his high-school girlfriend. Behind the pastel pistils comes a gleaming silver pistol. The man screams it's a robbery, he just wa... read more

Until Proven Innocent: Could the real-life Kojak help save a man from the electric chair? (Harris True Crime Collection)

Arthur Jay Harris

PHOTOGRAPHS INCLUDED IN FRONT. CLICK "LOOK INSIDE"“DAD, I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THIS CASE. WHAT SHOULD I DO?”A TRUE STORYBreathless, a woman’s call to 911 interrupted a quiet night in the horse country suburbs:“I’m stabbed to death. Please!”Did somebody stab you? asked the operator.“Yes! And my husband, my baby!”Within minutes, officers arrived at her remote ranch house but didn’t know whether a... read more

PHOTOGRAPHS INCLUDED IN FRONT. CLICK "LOOK INSIDE"“DAD, I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THIS CASE. WHAT SHOULD I DO?”A TRUE STORYBreathless, a woman’s call to 911 interrupted a quiet night in the horse country suburbs:“I’m stabbed to death. Please!”Did somebody stab you? asked the operator.“Yes! And my husband, my baby!”Within minutes, officers arrived at her remote ranch house but didn’t know whether a... read more

The Menendez Murders: The Shocking Untold Story of the Menendez Family and the Killings that Stunned the Nation

Robert Rand

Discover the definitive book on the Menendez case—and the primary source material for NBC’s Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders. A successful entertainment executive making $2 million a year. His former beauty queen wife. Their two sons on the fast track to success. But it was all a façade. The Menendez saga has captivated the American public since 1989. The killing of José and Kitt... read more

Discover the definitive book on the Menendez case—and the primary source material for NBC’s Law and Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders. A successful entertainment executive making $2 million a year. His former beauty queen wife. Their two sons on the fast track to success. But it was all a façade. The Menendez saga has captivated the American public since 1989. The killing of José and Kitt... read more

MUD: The Dirtiest Political Campaign. Ever. A Satire

Arthur Jay Harris

IN A CAMPAIGN, TWO POLITICAL CONSULTANTS:ONE CALLS THE OTHER THE MOST EVIL MAN IN AMERICA.THE OTHER SAYS THE SAME.WHAT? YOU'RE GOING TO ARGUE WITH THESE GUYS?(Political satire based on actual campaign dirty tricks)An ancient member of the House of Representatives dies during a rant on the chamber floor, and so disappears his party's one-vote margin. In a special election to determine the House... read more

IN A CAMPAIGN, TWO POLITICAL CONSULTANTS:ONE CALLS THE OTHER THE MOST EVIL MAN IN AMERICA.THE OTHER SAYS THE SAME.WHAT? YOU'RE GOING TO ARGUE WITH THESE GUYS?(Political satire based on actual campaign dirty tricks)An ancient member of the House of Representatives dies during a rant on the chamber floor, and so disappears his party's one-vote margin. In a special election to determine the House... read more

The Unsolved "Murder" of Adam Walsh: Box Set: Books One and Two (Harris True Crime Collection) (Volume 4)

Arthur Jay Harris

THIS SPECIALLY-PRICED BOX SET OF THE UNSOLVED MURDER OF ADAM WALSH INCLUDES THE FULL BOOKS ONE AND TWOSix-year-old Adam Walsh disappeared from the toy department of a Sears in Hollywood, Florida, in 1981. Two weeks later and 125 miles away, a child's severed head was found and identified as Adam. His parents, Reve and John Walsh, deeply grieved and dedicated their lives going forward to helpin... read more

THIS SPECIALLY-PRICED BOX SET OF THE UNSOLVED MURDER OF ADAM WALSH INCLUDES THE FULL BOOKS ONE AND TWOSix-year-old Adam Walsh disappeared from the toy department of a Sears in Hollywood, Florida, in 1981. Two weeks later and 125 miles away, a child's severed head was found and identified as Adam. His parents, Reve and John Walsh, deeply grieved and dedicated their lives going forward to helpin... read more

Investigative True Crime Starter by Arthur Jay Harris: Cliffhanger first chapters from Flowers for Mrs. Luskin, Speed Kills, Until Proven Innocent, and The Unsolved Murder of Adam Walsh

Arthur Jay Harris

This Investigative True Crime Starter by Arthur Jay Harris includes cliffhanger first chapters from his books Flowers for Mrs. Luskin, Speed Kills, Until Proven Innocent, and The Unsolved Murder of Adam Walsh.FLOWERS FOR MRS. LUSKIN: The divorce was vicious, but at least it hadn’t turned deadly. Then came the flowers.At the best house in the best neighborhood in Hollywood, Florida, Marie Luski... read more

This Investigative True Crime Starter by Arthur Jay Harris includes cliffhanger first chapters from his books Flowers for Mrs. Luskin, Speed Kills, Until Proven Innocent, and The Unsolved Murder of Adam Walsh.FLOWERS FOR MRS. LUSKIN: The divorce was vicious, but at least it hadn’t turned deadly. Then came the flowers.At the best house in the best neighborhood in Hollywood, Florida, Marie Luski... read more

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Jay Cano
I've been working with Art for four months and we've made great progress. I'm seeing my book with a different pair of lenses, more clearly and more focused. Because of the changes, we've just finished part 2 and are working on the last two sections. We had a gentlemen's handshake to finish the book and I hope to be finished as soon as the new ideas jell. I would recommend Art for any projec...
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Jay Cano, May 2019

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