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New York Times Best-Selling Author

Six Days in August

The Story of
Stockholm Syndrome

[A] smart cross between a true-crime thriller and  a psychological investigation. 

    Scientific American

David King Historian David King Author, David King Author of The Trial of Adolf Hitler, Vienna 1814, Death in the City of Light, Finding Atlantis

             Photo Credit: Dave Huntsman

About David

David King is the New York Times best-selling author of five books of history and narrative nonfiction, including Death in the City of Light and Six Days in August. His book, The Trial of Adolf Hitler, was longlisted for the Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize and the Cundhill History Prize. A Cambridge University graduate and a Fulbright Scholar, 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 writing has been translated into nearly twenty languages with film rights sold to three major Hollywood studios and production companies. He is currently working on his sixth book. 


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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My Books
Dr. Petiot, Marcel Petiot, Death in the City of Light, David King, David King Author, David King Historian

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." 


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