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Name  Matt Birkbeck

Role  Author
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Books  A Deadly Secret: The Strange, A Beautiful Child, A Deadly Secret: The Bizarre a, Deconstructing Sammy, The Quiet Don: The Untold St
Similar People  Russell Bufalino, Franklin Delano Floyd, Louis DeNaples, Robert Durst, Sharon Marshall

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Matt Birkbeck is an American author and investigative journalist, whose articles have appeared in The New York Times, Playboy, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Reader's Digest, Boston Magazine and People."


A former newspaper reporter, Birkbeck worked at The Morning Call., where he was cited for his lengthy investigative pieces on Pennsylvania's flawed gaming initiative. In 2010 he joined business publisher Harrison Scott Publications, where he covers Wall Street and regulatory issues in Washington, D.C.

Birkbeck has authored five books. His 2015 book A Deadly Secret: The Bizarre and Chilling Story of Robert Durst tells the story of New York real estate heir Robert Durst, who is accused of several murders. Birkbeck covered the Durst story for People magazine and Reader's Digest. The Lifetime Network is producing a TV movie The Lost Wife of Robert Durst based on Birkbeck's book that is scheduled to air in 2018. Birkbeck's biography on Sammy Davis, Jr., Deconstructing Sammy: Music, Money, Madness and the Mob has been optioned for film and TV by producer Byron Allen.

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  • A Deadly Secret: The Strange Disappearance of Kathie Durst Berkley/Penguin 2002
  • A Beautiful Child Berkley/Penguin 2004
  • Till Death Do Us Part: Love, Marriage and the Mind of the Killer Spouse (with psychotherapist Dr. Robi Ludwig) Atria/Simon & Schuster 2006
  • Deconstructing Sammy: Music, Money, Madness, and the Mob Amistad/Harper Collins 2008
  • The Quiet Don: The Untold Story of Mafia Kingpin Russell Bufalino Berkley/Penguin 2013
  • A Deadly Secret: The Bizarre and Chilling Story of Robert Durst Berkley/PenguinRandomHouse 2015
  • Awards

    Birkbeck received an Investigative Reporters and Editors Award in 2002 for stories on mortgage fraud in the U.S.


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