Carla's new crime novel, THE EDGE OF NORMAL, has just won the Royal Palm Literary Award for best unpublished mystery! Carla received her award at the Florida Writers Association awards banquet on October 20, 2012 in Orlando.
THE EDGE OF NORMAL will be in bookstores Sept. 10, 2013! The book is also being published in the UK, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the Netherlands.
More great news: As of March 2013, PERFECT VICTIM will be available in all e-book formats!
Carla Norton has spent a lot of time in courtrooms. When Colleen Stan’s shocking seven-year captivity first hit headlines, she wedged herself between reporters and sketch artists to cover the kidnapper’s trial, and later wrote Perfect Victim in collaboration with the prosecutor. The book became a #1 New York Times bestseller and was put on the reading list for the FBI’s Behavioral Sciences Unit.
Carla next covered the nine-murder-count trial of Dorothea Puente, a white-haired landlady who was caught burying bodies in her rose garden. In writing Disturbed Ground, Carla again puzzled over psychological issues, visited crime scenes, and molded forensic information into her narrative.
Most recently, Carla has morphed her true crime expertise into an extraordinary tale of psychological suspense. The Edge of Normal, her debut fiction, is being published by Minotaur Books in September 2013.
She has promoted her books on radio and television, including Larry King Live. When she’s not writing true crime or gritty fiction, she writes essays and really bad poetry.
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Books by Carla Norton
The Edge of Normal · Carla Norton's debut fiction, coming out in September, is already winning accolades and awards. The Edge of Normal is called "brilliant" by bestselling author Jeffery Deaver. "A perfect blend of literary style, psychological insight, and edge-of-the-seat thriller."
Perfect Victim ·Perfect Victim (co-authored with Deputy DA McGuire) became a #1 New York TimesPaperback NonfictionBest Seller. The extraordinary insights in this true story of kidnapping, coercion and prolonged captivity put it on the reading list for FBI behavioral sciences training.
Disturbed Ground · Disturbed Ground is the true account of the life and crimes of Dorothea Puente, the Sacramento landlady who murdered her tenants and buried them in her garden.