Author & Journalist

Claire Booth

author & journalist

Books, appearances, bio, blog -- everything you need is right here on my website. Check here for information about my writing, my TV appearances, and anything else I might be doing.

I've written extensively about the criminal justice system, including such high-profile crimes as the Laci Peterson murder and the San Francisco dog mauling case, where two lawyers were convicted of killing their neighbor with vicious dogs they kept for a convict friend.

I also covered the case of Taylor Helzer, a Northern California man who convinced two followers he was a prophet of God and that he needed to usher in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ by any means necessary. In order to raise money for their end-of-days scheme, the group extorted money from a retired couple and then killed them and three others to cover their tracks.

The tremendously complicated quintuple murder case took authorities four years to investigate and bring to trial and is the basis for my book, The False Prophet: Conspiracy, Extortion and Murder in the Name of God.