Biography

Howard Blum

Howard Blum is the author of the New York Times bestseller and Edgar Award winner AMERICAN LIGHTNING, as well as WANTED!, THE GOLD EXODUS, GANGLAND and THE FLOOR OF HEAVEN. Blum is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. While at the New York Times, he was twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. He lives in Connecticut and is the father of three children.

Howard Blum

Books by Howard Blum

by Howard Blum - Biography, History, Nonfiction

Betty Pack was charming, beautiful, and intelligent --- and she knew it. As an agent for Britain’s MI-6 and then America’s OSS during World War II, these qualities proved crucial to her success. For decades, much of Betty’s career working for MI-6 and the OSS remained classified. Through access to recently unclassified files, Howard Blum discovers the truth about the attractive blond, codenamed “Cynthia,” who seduced diplomats and military attachés across the globe in exchange for ciphers and secrets. THE LAST GOODNIGHT is a mesmerizing, provocative, and moving portrait of an exceptional heroine whose undaunted courage helped to save the world. 

by Howard Blum - History, Nonfiction

When a “neutral” United States becomes a trading partner for the Allies early in World War I, the Germans implement a secret plan to strike back. A team of saboteurs devise a series of “mysterious accidents” using explosives and biological weapons to bring down vital targets. New York Police Inspector Tom Tunney, head of the department’s Bomb Squad, is assigned the difficult mission of stopping them.