Broadwater Books President/CEO Donna Derasmo said: "Robert Banfelder's expertise re the criminal mind, specifically the serial killer, shines through in his novels. We are thrilled with the publication of his latest book."
"Trace Evidence" is based on Long Island, New York's first death penalty case in nearly a quarter century-the Robert Shulman serial killer trial-1998. On a daily basis, the author spent fifteen months following pretrial, jury selection, trial, and penalty-sentencing phase; lectured at Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center for the criminally insane, Ward's Island [where Shulman had been evaluated]. The author interviewed the head of Suffolk County Homicide, Detective Lieutenant John Gierasch, for the finishing fictional touches. While remaining true to many of the facts of the trial, Robert Banfelder brilliantly weaves his fictional account of murder and mayhem through the fabric of justice and injustices. The book is available online at https://www.amazon.com.
Robert Banfelder is the author of "No Stranger Than I." His Justin Barnes character novels, "The Author" and "The Teacher," received Best Suspense Novel awards in 2006 and 2007. As an investigative reporter, Banfelder wrote articles and editorials concerning our criminal justice system. Along with journalist Mike Taibbi of CBS News and attorney Mark Baker of Barry Slotnick's office, Banfelder worked to obtain the release of an innocent man from prison. Banfelder gives extensive talks on the phenomenon of multiple murderers, addresses the writing process, imparts anecdotal information about his observations and experiences regarding the Robert Shulman serial killer trial, and excerpts from his novels. Robert's nonfiction writings, along with four of his novels, include his love of the great outdoors. For more information about Robert Banfelder, visit https://www.robertbanfelder.com.