New York Times Best-Selling Author

Six Days in August

The Story of Stockholm Syndrome

Suspenseful . . . A true-crime page-turner about one of the most notorious bank heists of the past half century.  

    Kirkus Review

             Photo Credit: Dave Huntsman

About David

 David King is the New York Times best-selling author of four books of history and narrative nonfiction, including Death in the City of Light and The Trial of Adolf Hitler. A Fulbright Scholar with a master's degree from Cambridge University, King taught European history at the University of Kentucky. He has been honored as a Fellow of the American-Scandinavian Foundation, a Fellow of the International Napoleonic Society, and an inductee into his high school's Hall of Fame. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages and film rights sold to two major Hollywood studios. He lives in Lexington, Kentucky with his wife and children.


Read David's interview with Jeff Glor, anchor of the CBS Evening News, and watch his talk on C-SPAN's Book TV. He is represented by William Morris Endeavor.


“Historian David King specialises in grand and gripping

non-fiction thrillers with a twist of chaos.”

    -South China Morning Post

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death in the city of light

Dr. Petiot was accused of master-minding what Commissaire Massu called "the most dreadful criminal
plot that I have ever seen." 


Literary Agent: Suzanne Gluck, William Morris Endeavor, New York


Film & Television: Anna DeRoy, William Morris Endeavor, Beverly Hills

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