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Mark Fuhrman

Mark Fuhrman became an author after resigning from a 20-year career as a police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department. Fuhrman left after being convicted of perjury for denying that he had ever used racial slurs as a witness during the course of the O.J. Simpson trial.

Though off the police beat, Fuhrman has continued to have a hand in the law through his novels. In his best-selling book "Murder in Greenwich," Fuhrman named Kennedy-kin Michael Skakel as the likely murderer, and has been credited with encouraging authorities to bring charges against him.

Fuhrman also hosts a talk-radio show in Spokane twice a week, called "All About Crime" on which he airs his opinions on such topics as American crime, morals, race, and O.J. In June of last year the Thursday program was the highest rated show in the 2-4 p.m. slot, prompting the station to add a second program.

Though Fuhrman has retreated to an isolated ranch in the Bitterroot Mountains of Sandpoint, Idaho, the reputation he earned in Los Angeles has followed him up north. Many people have called Fuhrman’s new home—located amidst networks of white supremacists and neo-Nazis—an appropriate exile.

Fuhrman lives with his wife, son, and daughter, and since moving to Spokane has become an avid hunter, fisher and horseback rider.

Fuhrman says that he has considered writing about death row for his next book.


Murder in Brentwood (December 1997)

Murder in Greenwich: Who Killed Martha Moxley? (January 1999)

Murder in Spokane: Catching a Serial Killer (May 2001)

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