Lisa Pulitzer

New York Times Bestselling Author

Selected Works

Portrait of a Monster
Joran van der Sloot, A Murder in Peru, and the Natalee Holloway Mystery
Stolen Innocence, My Story of Growing up in a Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bride and Breaking Free of Warren Jeffs
More than a tale of survival and freedom, Stolen Innocence is the story of one heroic woman who stood up for what was right and reclaimed her life.
The Daughters of Juárez, A True Story of Serial Murder South of the Border
"Here's the deal: you are murdered and your death is not counted,you are murdered and your death is not investigated, you are murdered and someone is framed for your death. This is Juárez, the jewel of our free trade theories. This is a book everyone should read. And then wonder about the United States and Mexico and this hell of dead women they paper over with lies."
–Charles Bowden, award-winning author of Down by the River
Murder in Paradise
On January 15, 2000, the bruised body of thirty-four-year-old Lois McMillan, a Connecticut artist vacationing in the British Virgin Islands, was discovered draped across the rocks of an inlet where she had apparently drowned in the Caribbean waves. Local authorities on the little paradise of Tortola quickly confirmed that it was no accident.

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Lisa Pulitzer

Lisa Pulitzer is a former correspondent for The New York Times. She is the author of more than a dozen non-fiction books in the areas of True Crime and Current Events. She has ghostwritten at least five hardcovers, among them a Number One New York Times bestseller about the Scott Peterson case. Her most recent book, Stolen Innocence, My Story of Growing up in a Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bride, and Breaking Free of Warren Jeffs, written with former Fundamentalist Church of Latter Church Saints (FLDS) member Elissa Wall, was released by William Morrow in May 2008. In its first week, it topped Number Six on the New York Times bestseller list and sold more than 45,000 copies in its first two weeks on the market.

Lisa has just completed Portrait of a Monster, Joran van der Sloot, A Murder in Peru, and the Natalee Holloway Mystery. The book is to be released on July 5, 2011 by St. Martin's Press.

Pulitzer also co-authored Daughters of Juarez: A True Story of Serial Murder South of the Border with Univision’s Teresa Rodriguez, which was published in both English and Spanish by Simon & Schuster.

Portrait of a Monster - Coming July 5

A thorough, journalistic recounting of two crimes, five years apart,
linked by the same alleged perpetrator. - Kirkus Review

“Wall’s story couldn’t be more timely. Her descriptions of the polygamous sect’s rigidity are shocking, but what’s most fascinating is the immensely likeable author’s struggle to reconcile her longing for happiness with her terror of it’s consequences.” (People )

"The Daughters of Juárez is a crucial, chilling, and detailed account of the mutilations and murders of hundreds of women and girls in Juárez, Mexico. It is a cry for an end to these atrocities and it is a righteous call, after all these years of horror, for justice now." -- Eve Ensler, Obie Award-winning playwright and founder of V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women

Exploring the details of a bizarre serial killer case, two New York Times correspondents reveal the personal obsessions of horticulturalist Joel Rifkin, who confessed to seventeen murders after being stopped for a traffic violation.

"This book teaches us the crucial lesson that revenge is never as satisfying as we think it will be, while forgiveness is both cleansing and empowering. It is a favor we do ourselves." Rabbi Harold Kushner, Author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People."

...this is an absorbing account of a romance that was anything but storybook." Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

America's most daring and distinguished crime reporters reveal behind-the-scenes details and instances of violence and brutality of the crime stories that moved them, disturbed them, and drove them.