When he released his second book, Standing In Death’s Shadow, New York Times Bestselling author Julia Spencer-Fleming latched onto his works. As a mystery writer she has been using Ken’s books to better understand how homicide detectives work and solve their cases. Julia Spencer-Fleming says, “Ken Lang is the real deal—a cop with chops!”
While Ken is now focusing on writing a crime novel series based out of Baltimore, MD, his writing has opened a number of advocacy doors, allowing Ken to become an engaging speaker for victim’s groups and families who have been decimated by a loved one’s murder. Ken speaks to these groups (such as Parents of Murdered Children), engaging them how homicide detectives work, why families are sometimes left in the dark and giving family members advice how they can aid investigators in solving unsolved cases.
Ken’s passion for criminal investigations also resonates with his true crime readers at public libraries. He has prepared two spectacular 45 minute presentations for public libraries interested in educating their true crime audience. His first presentation, Homicide: One Detective’s Story, captures the extremes of working as a homicide detective in a busy metropolitan area. Ken shares with the audience actual cases that are featured in his books as well as the intimate information in how working as a homicide detective can affect ones life. His second presentation, Naming the Faceless: Forensic Art Imaging, reveals a little known secret about Ken—he’s also a forensic artist. In this presentation Ken shows the audience how forensic artists complete a 3D skull reconstruction from a bare skull.
Ken is a fascinating author, speaker and presenter. To find out more about having Ken as a guest at your event, contact us today. Or, you can keep in touch with Ken’s latest activities by signing up for his eAlerts.