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The Liars Club Oddcast # 210 | Caitlin Rother, NY Times Bestselling Author

The Liars Club Oddcast

Award-winning journalist and NY Times bestselling author Caitlin Rother talks about writing true crime, keeping the darkness in her books out of her head, what happened when one of her subjects showed up at an event, and more, including her latest book, DEATH ON OCEAN BOULEVARD: INSIDE THE CORONADO MANSION CASE, with Oddcast cohosts Jon McGoran, Gregory Frost, Merry Jones, and Keith Strunk.

45mins

21 Aug 2021

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Death on Ocean Boulevard - Caitlin Rother

House of Mystery Radio on NBC

New York Times bestselling author Caitlin Rother has written or co-authored 14 books.Rother's latest book, to be released on April 27, 2021, is "DEATH ON OCEAN BOULEVARD: Inside the Coronado Mansion Case," about the mysterious death of Rebecca Zahau at the Spreckels Mansion in Coronado, which was deemed a suicide by authorities, but as a murder by a civil jury and the Zahau family.The call came on the morning of July 13, 2011, from the historic Spreckels Mansion, a lavish beachfront property in Coronado, California, owned by pharmaceutical tycoon and multimillionaire Jonah Shacknai. When authorities arrived, they found the naked body of Jonah’s girlfriend, Rebecca Zahau, gagged, her ankles tied and her wrists bound behind her. Jonah’s brother, Adam, claimed to have found Rebecca hanging by a rope from the second-floor balcony. On a bedroom door in black paint were the cryptic words:SHE SAVED HIM CAN YOU SAVE HER.Was this scrawled message a suicide note or a killer’s taunt? Rebecca’s death came two days after Jonah’s six-year-old son, Max, took a devastating fall while in Rebecca’s care. Authorities deemed Rebecca’s death a suicide resulting from her guilt. But who would stage either a suicide ora murder in such a bizarre, elaborate way?Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/houseofmysteryradio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

46mins

31 Jul 2021

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Caitlin Rother LIVE on The Brett Davis Podcast Ep 296

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WAS REBECCA ZAHAU MURDERED OR DO YOU BELIEVE SHE COMMITTED SUICIDE?Interview with New York Times Bestselling Author Caitlin RotherAuthor of Death on Ocean Boulevard: Inside the Coronado Mansion Case

47mins

27 Jul 2021

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DEATH ON OCEAN BLVD. CAITLIN ROTHER RETURNS WITH A FABULOUS NEW BOOK

True Crime Uncensored with Burl Barer & Mark Boyer

The call came on the morning of July 13, 2011, from the historic Spreckels Mansion, a lavish beachfront property in Coronado, California, owned by pharmaceutical tycoon and multimillionaire Jonah Shacknai. When authorities arrived, they found the naked body of Jonah’s girlfriend, Rebecca Zahau, gagged, her ankles tied and her wrists bound behind her. Jonah’s brother, Adam, claimed to have found Rebecca hanging by a rope from the second-floor balcony. On a bedroom door in black paint were the cryptic words: SHE SAVED HIM CAN YOU SAVE HER. Was this scrawled message a suicide note or a killer’s taunt? Rebecca’s death came two days after Jonah’s six-year-old son, Max, took a devastating fall while in Rebecca’s care. Authorities deemed Rebecca’s death a suicide resulting from her guilt. But who would stage either a suicide ora murder in such a bizarre, elaborate way? Award-winning investigative journalist Caitlin Rother weaves stunning new details into a personal yet objective examination of the sensational case. She explores its many layers—including the civil suit in which a jury found Adam Shacknai responsible for Rebecca’s death, and the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department bombshell decision to reconfirm its original findings. As compelling as it is troubling, this controversial real-life mystery is a classic American tragedy that evokes the same haunting fascination as the JonBenet Ramsey and O.J. Simpson cases. “Rother’s meticulous journalism shines through in this authoritative account of the Rebecca Zahau death incident. If you think you know this case, think again. And read this book.” —Katherine Ramsland, professor of forensic psychology and author of The Psychology of Death Investigations

1hr 23mins

6 Jul 2021

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DEATH ON OCEAN BOULEVARD -- Interview with Author Caitlin Rother

WEBSLEUTHS RADIO PODCAST

DEATH ON OCEAN BOULEVARD: Inside The Coronado Mansion Case by Caitlin Rother The 911 call came on the morning of July 13, 2011, from the historic Spreckels Mansion, a lavish beachfront property in Coronado, California, owned by pharmaceutical tycoon Jonah Shacknai. When authorities arrived, they found the naked body of Jonah’s girlfriend, Rebecca Zahau, gagged, her ankles tied, and her wrists bound behind her. Jonah’s brother, Adam, claimed he found Rebecca hanging from the second-floor balcony off a guest bedroom, where the door was painted with this cryptic message: ​SHE SAVED HIM CAN YOU SAVE HER ​Was this a suicide note, or a killer’s taunt? Rebecca’s death came two days after Jonah’s son, Max, took a devastating fall while in Rebecca’s care. Authorities deemed Rebecca’s death a suicide resulting from her guilt, but her family insists she was murdered. But who would stage a suicide or a murder in such a bizarre, elaborate way? ​www.caitlinrother.com “The Rebecca Zahau case is one of the great crime mysteries of modern times. It took an author of Caitlin Rother’s caliber to bring it into sharp focus. A riveting read.”  -- Gregg Olsen, #1 NYT bestselling author “A suspicious headline-making death proves to be only the beginning as Rother unlocks the door of this real-life mansion of horrors to reveal a shocking true story of money, power, duplicity and scandal.” -- Michael Fleeman, NYT bestselling author “Gripping. Propulsive. A tour de force of true crime storytelling.  Rother is a rare talent, and Death on Ocean Boulevard an instant classic of the genre.”  -- Kevin Deutsch, author and host of “A Dark Turn” podcast ​“In Death on Ocean Boulevard, Caitlin Rother skillfully chronicles one of the most fascinating and controversial cases of the past decade. Big money, sex and a questionable death makes for an addictive read.”  -- Author Kathryn Casey--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/websleuthsradiopodcast/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/websleuthsradiopodcast/support

42mins

11 Jun 2021

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Caitlin Rother - Death on Ocean Boulevard

House of Mystery Radio on NBC

The call came on the morning of July 13, 2011, from the historic Spreckels Mansion, a lavish beachfront property in Coronado, California, owned by pharmaceutical tycoon and multimillionaire Jonah Shacknai. When authorities arrived, they found the naked body of Jonah’s girlfriend, Rebecca Zahau, gagged, her ankles tied and her wrists bound behind her. Jonah’s brother, Adam, claimed to have found Rebecca hanging by a rope from the second-floor balcony. On a bedroom door in black paint were the cryptic words: SHE SAVED HIM CAN YOU SAVE HER. Was this scrawled message a suicide note or a killer’s taunt? Rebecca’s death came two days after Jonah’s six-year-old son, Max, took a devastating fall while in Rebecca’s care. Authorities deemed Rebecca’s death a suicide resulting from her guilt. But who would stage either a suicide ora murder in such a bizarre, elaborate way?Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/houseofmysteryradio. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

46mins

19 May 2021

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DEATH ON OCEAN BOULEVARD-Caitlin Rother

True Murder: The Most Shocking Killers

I got a girl, hung herself in the guest house."The call came on the morning of July 13, 2011, from the historic Spreckels Mansion, a lavish beachfront property in Coronado, California, owned by pharmaceutical tycoon and multimillionaire Jonah Shacknai. When authorities arrived, they found the naked body of Jonah's girlfriend, Rebecca Zahau, gagged, her ankles tied and her wrists bound behind her. Jonah's brother, Adam, claimed to have found Rebecca hanging by a rope from the second-floor balcony. On a bedroom door in black paint were the cryptic words: SHE SAVED HIM CAN YOU SAVE HER.Was this scrawled message a suicide note or a killer's taunt? Rebecca's death came two days after Jonah's six-year-old son, Max, took a devastating fall while in Rebecca's care. Authorities deemed Rebecca's death a suicide resulting from her guilt. But who would stage either a suicide or a murder in such a bizarre, elaborate way?Award-winning investigative journalist Caitlin Rother weaves stunning new details into a personal yet objective examination of the sensational case. She explores its many layers--including the civil suit in which a jury found Adam Shacknai responsible for Rebecca's death, and the San Diego County Sheriff's Department bombshell decision to reconfirm its original findings. As compelling as it is troubling, this controversial real-life mystery is a classic American tragedy that evokes the same haunting fascination as the JonBenet Ramsey and O.J. Simpson cases. DEATH ON OCEAN BOULEVARD: Inside the Coronado Mansion Case-Caitlin RotherMURDER21#fabfitfunpartner

1hr 9mins

12 May 2021

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Clear & Convincing - Ep. 9 - Interview with Caitlin Rother, Death On Ocean Blvd.

Talk Radio 49

New York Times bestselling author or co-author of 14 books, including Dead Reckoning; Hunting Charles Manson; Secrets, Lies, and Shoelaces; Naked Addiction; Then No One Can Have Her; I'll Take Care of You; and Poisoned Love is joining Lisa O’Brien and Michael Carnahan to talk about her new book Death On Ocean Boulevard: Inside the Coronado Mansion Case.  For the first time since the body of Rebecca Zahau was found hanging naked, bound, and gagged in July, 2011, Ms. Rother takes a comprehensive, authoritative, and objective look at the entire death case, laying out the evidence and theories from all sides in this murder vs. suicide debate in her 11th true crime book, which is based on a compilation of research from the sheriff’s investigative files and her own interviews, investigation, and personal experience with her husband’s suicide. With no agenda, financial settlement, or verdict to protect, Ms. Rother’s narrative will correct rumors, misinformation, and conflation of speculative details, with the ultimate goal of uncovering the truth about the events leading to the deaths of Rebecca Zahau and Max Shacknai,  which are inextricably linked.

1hr 35mins

1 Apr 2021

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CAITLIN ROTHER TRUE CRIME RETROSPECTIVE-Caitlin Rother

True Murder: The Most Shocking Killers

In the late 1980s, Caitlin Rother wrote for the Berkshire Eagle and the Springfield Union-News in Massachusetts. She returned to California and went to work as a reporter for the Los Angeles Daily News after working a year as a freelancer for the Los Angeles Times. Beginning in 1993, she worked as a metro news and investigative reporter for The San Diego Union-Tribune. Caitlin left the paper to write non-fiction books in 2006. Caitlin Rother became a Pulitzer-nominated investigative journalist, and New York Times bestselling author. Caitlin Rother has written or co-authored 13 true crime books, and several kindle eBooks. Her book Death on Ocean Boulevard is slated for release in 2021. Caitlin's true crime body of work includes Poisoned Love, Body Parts, Lost Girls, Where Hope Begins/Deadly Devotion, Dead Reckoning, Secrets, Lies and Shoelaces, I'll Take Care of You, Then No One Can Have Her, Naked Addiction, Hunting Charles Manson, Love Gone Wrong, Twisted Triangle, A Complicated Woman, Dead on Delivery and Kill Him Some More. Caitlin will discuss how she got started in true crime writing, the cases that have most effected her career, and the background behind some of the most shocking stories in true crime history. CAITLIN ROTHER TRUE CRIME RETROSPECTIVE-Caitlin Rother

1hr 30mins

26 May 2020

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Dead Reckoning - Caitlin Rother

Coroner Talk™ | Death Investigation Training | Police and Law Enforcement

Tom and Jackie Hawks loved their life in retirement, sailing on their yacht, the Well Deserved. But when the birth of a new grandson called them back to Arizona, they put the boat up for sale. Skylar Deleon and his pregnant wife Jennifer showed up as prospective buyers, with their baby in a stroller, and the Hawkses thought they had a deal. Soon after a sea trial and an alleged purchase, however, the older couple disappeared and the Deleons promptly tried to access the Hawkses’ bank accounts. As police investigated the case, they not only found a third homicide victim with ties to Skylar, they also uncovered an unexpected and unusual motive: Skylar had wanted gender reassignment surgery for years. By killing the Hawkses with a motley crew of assailants and plundering the couple’s assets, the Deleons had planned to clear their $100,000 in debts and still have money for the surgery, which Skylar had already scheduled. Now, in this up-to-the-minute updated edition, which includes extensive new material, New York Times bestselling author Caitlin Rother presents the latest breaking developments in the case. Skylar, who was ultimately sentenced to death row for the three murders, transitioned to a woman via hormones while living in the psych unit at San Quentin prison. Recently, she legally changed her name and gender to female, apparently a strategic step in her quest to obtain taxpayer-subsidized gender confirmation surgery and transfer to a women’s prison. Combined with Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent moratorium on executions, this only adds insult to injury for the victims’ families, who want Skylar to receive the ultimate punishment for her crimes.

48mins

6 Apr 2020

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