My latest: Journalist Kevin Deutsch on How Miami’s Cocaine Cowboys -and Batman- Turned Him Into a Crime Author
"No one’s born a crime reporter — it’s too thankless a job to be written in anybody’s stars. But for some of us, crime and intrigue exert a kind of gravitational pull on our lives, all but choosing our professions for us.Read More
Love true crime? Check out my new show "A Dark Turn" on Authors on the Air Global Radio Network. My guest this week is author and former LSD kingping Seth Ferranti, who launched a successful writing career while serving 21 years in federal prison. Listen to the full episode here.Read More
Writer Karen Hadley in her review of "Pill City" for Narconon says: "This new book from journalist Kevin Deutsch tells a tragic tale of utter and heartless disregard for human life."
Read her full review here.
Americans have rightfully been disturbed in recent days by stories of immigrant children being separated from their families at the border. Yet our nation’s opioid epidemic has been tearing families apart for years — including many here in Florida — with little notice from network and cable TV news.
One reason for the disparity: Pill and heroin addicts apparently don’t make for good ratings. To read the rest, click here.
Shelf Awareness calls Pill City "deeply researched....true-crime reporting with an edge."
Read their full review here.Read More
I didn’t mind the blood at first: the red streaks and puddles that sometimes remained in the street once the corpses were hauled away. Nor did I mind the screams of the mothers who rushed to crime scenes only to find their sons lifeless and bullet-pocked behind police tape.Read More
Thank you to Metsmerized Online, one of my favorite New York Mets news websites, for publishing my piece about my friend Juan and our passion for the team. Rest in piece, friend.
The Daily News in New York, where I worked from 2009 to 2012 covering crime and courts, has issued a statement of findings following a review of my work, which found no factual issues or inconsistencies. Their review statement reads, in part: “From September, 2009 through March, 2012, Kevin Deutsch had 688 bylines in the Daily News. In a highly competitive media environment, the stories raised no red flags."
The full statement from the newspaper is as follows:Read More
I've spent the last few days investigating the death of 22-year-old Binghamton University nursing student Haley Anderson. My latest story on the case can be found here.Read More
My thoughts on Baltimore's GTTF police corruption trial, published in the LA Times and Baltimore Sun
My thoughts on the GTTF corruption trial--and its links to the looting of pharmacies during the 2015 Baltimore riots--were published by both the Los Angeles Times and Baltimore Sun this week. "Pill City" covered key issues and events that arose during the trial. Read about them here or here.Read More