Author & Journalist

Claire Booth

welcome to my web site


Hello, and welcome to my new web site! Okay, not new. Revamped. Redesigned. And now, relaunched.

Check here for information about my books, my TV appearances, and anything else I might be doing. On July 23, 2014, I appeared on Darkness Radio's True Crime Tuesday to talk about The False Prophet. You can still listen to the broadcast!

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.