The Countdown Begins

On June 3 my new book, "Deadly Dose" will be coming to a bookstore near you. It tells the behind-the-scenes story of a local murder case I covered in Raleigh from 2000 to 2005. Ann Miller, a scientist at a major pharmaceutical company, ultimately pleaded guilty to killing her husband, Eric Miller, a pediatric AIDS researcher at UNC Hospitals . Although I covered the case, this is not my story. It is the story as told through the eyes of retired Raleigh Police Department homicide investigator Chris Morgan.

Anyone who knows Morgan, or knows him as "the guy on TV in the big white hat," knows he is a character. When I first started writing the book (at Morgan's request) I knew right away the story would revolve around him and his recollection of the events that transpired in the five year investigation. His genuine mix of southern gentility, old-school-cop, and armchair scholar make for a riveting tale from beginning to end that could only be told by him.

I call the book a "labor of love" because I had no idea how much research, editing and lawyering went into writing a true crime book, almost three years from beginning to end. But I think readers, especially local readers who followed the story in the news, will be interested in the never before made public details of the case which captivated the Triangle.

On Monday June 2, you can see me on WRAL's morning news at 8:45 a.m. and on the noon news at 12:45 p.m. Also check out for the online versions of these interviews and my BLOG called Dispatches from a Reporter's Notebook."

Tuesday, June 3, I will be on Mix 101.5 at 8:15 a.m., so tune in on your way to work.


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