Double author book presentation and discussion with former police lieutenant Debra Gauthier signing her book Bright Lights, Dark Places and crime writer Cathy Scott signing her book The Millionaire's Wife
Online PR News – 08-October-2012 – LAS VEGAS, NV – True crime author and journalist Cathy Scott and former Las Vegas police lieutenant-turned-author Debra Gauthier have joined forces after working the same crime scenes, with Scott as a newspaper reporter and Gauthier as a police officer.
In the 1990s, Scott arrived at the scenes of crimes as a reporter while Gauthier worked the scenes as an incident commander. In July 1985, Gauthier, as part of the raid team in a covert operation investigating racketeering, was the officer tasked with cuffing and taking notorious mobster “Fat Herbie” Blitzstein into custody and to the station for booking. “We went out really early in the morning with the SWAT team," Gauthier recalled. "It was before these guys were even awake, 4:30 or 5 in the morning. We kicked the door, went in and took these guys out on warrants."
In January 1997, Scott was assigned to Blitzstein’s murder story and was at the scene of the crime after he was killed execution style in his Las Vegas home. "Detectives wearing black dark suits -- FBI agents -- were on the scene," Scott said. "We soon learned that the feds had been investigating Herbie and his Milano Family associates in a federal racketeering case titled 'Operation Button-down.' Only in Vegas."
Now, Scott and Gauthier have put their stories on paper, Scott with her latest true crime book, THE MILLIONAIRE’S WIFE, about a hit-for-hire case and Gauthier with BRIGHT LIGHTS, DARK PLACES, her autobiographical account of life as a woman pioneer on a male-dominated police force before women worked the streets.
Meet and talk with the authors at their joint book signing this Saturday, October 13, 1-3 p.m., at Barnes and Noble Summerlin, 8915 W Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas, 702-242-1987.