Name Dropper: Investigating the Clark Rockefeller Mystery

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Prepare to be shocked as the grisly details about the murder of computer geek John Sohus are revealed in Frank C. Girardot s new book, Name Dropper: Investigating the Clark Rockefeller Mystery. Sohus, a twenty-something resident of San Marino, California, was allegedly murdered in 1985 by con man Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, who has become infamous under his most-known alias, Clark Rockefeller. Rockefeller, the prime suspect in Sohus murder, may have been the last person to see him alive. Nine years after his death, Sohus bones were dug up in the backyard of the home he once shared with his wife Linda, whose whereabouts remain unknown. Rockefeller s 2008 arrest for abducting his daughter put him squarely in the cross-hairs of the decades-old Sohus homicide case. Upon Rockefeller s arrest, Girardot began piecing together the convoluted tale in a series of articles for the Pasadena Star-News. His research resulted in Name Dropper, which reveals inside information about the case Girardot says is the most fantastic he s seen in his 25 years as an investigative reporter.

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About the Author:

In more than 25 years as a journalist, Pasadena Star-News Editor Frank C. Girardot has covered everything from pro football to the O.J. Simpson murder trial. His twice weekly Crimescene column is followed online by readers across the globe. Girardot got his start at Hearst s Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, so he learned early how to spot a good story. He came across a great one in Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter, a 5-foot-6, German immigrant who masqueraded as a Rockefeller for years. Convicted of kidnapping his daughter in Boston 2007, Gerhartsreiter subsequently was charged with murder in the 1985 death of John Sohus of San Marino, California. Girardot s year-long investigation uncovered chilling details about the nearly 30-year-old murder case. He also sheds new light on Gerhartsreiter, one of the greatest con men ever to set foot in America.

Review:

Frank C. Girardot is the pit bull crime reporter that other crime reporters wish they were. --James Ellroy, author of New York Times' best-sellers, The Black Dahlia and L.A. Confidential

In  Name Dropper,  author Frank Girardot applies his street smart skills as a veteran crime reporter and combines them with a bulldog determination to get all the facts and tell the full story. His result is a spellbinding, true-crime murder mystery taken from the headlines which he helped write.  Fasten your seat belt for this one it s one hell of a ride. --Steve Hodel, author of New York Times best-seller, Black Dahlia Avenger

A bizarre tale, uniquely American and creepy as all hell.  Somehow, Girardot has taken a meticulously researched piece of top-notch journalism and made it feel more like something you would hear riding a barstool next to a hard-boiled beat reporter over a long night of scotch and cigarettes. --Peter Houlahan, Freelance Book Reviews

In  Name Dropper,  author Frank Girardot applies his street smart skills as a veteran crime reporter and combines them with a bulldog determination to get all the facts and tell the full story. His result is a spellbinding, true-crime murder mystery taken from the headlines which he helped write.  Fasten your seat belt for this one it s one hell of a ride. --Steve Hodel, author of New York Times best-seller, Black Dahlia Avenger

A bizarre tale, uniquely American and creepy as all hell.  Somehow, Girardot has taken a meticulously researched piece of top-notch journalism and made it feel more like something you would hear riding a barstool next to a hard-boiled beat reporter over a long night of scotch and cigarettes. --Peter Houlahan, Freelance Book Reviews

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