This whole bizarre story about the death of Robert Hansen, the Alaskan serial killer, just keeps getting stranger and stranger. My collaborator on RESURRECTION BAY and the guy who came up with the story to begin with, Wayne McDaniel, sent me this the other day:
Robert Hansen’s in the news more now that he’s dead than when he was alive. Does this make him the Elvis of serial killers?
Dennis Ferrier, one of the lead reporters of our local NBC affiliate, WSMV-TV, came to my home office and interviewed me on September 1st about the death of Alaskan serial killer Robert Hansen. This whole creepy coincidence–where Robert Hansen died in a hospital prison ward the same day Wayne McDaniel and I met for the first time–is continuing to resonate with readers all over.
Yesterday, I was interviewed by a Kim Vangkilde, a reporter from the Danish newspaper Ekstra Badet. It seems Hansen is of Danish descent, and readers there are fascinated by this whole weird story…
If you’d like to see the interview with Dennis, you can find it at:
Or, I’ve got your minimum daily adult requirement of weirdness right here…
Three years ago, as I’ve written in this blog before, Wayne McDaniel and I formed a partnership to write the novel Resurrection Bay. We’ve been completely upfront about the fact that the novel is based on and inspired by the life and crimes of Robert Hansen, Alaska’s most famous serial killer. Hansen confessed to killing 17 women and raping at least 30 over a 12-year-period.
During the three years that Wayne and I worked on Resurrection Bay, we worked entirely by email and phone. We never met each other, never Skyped.
Didn’t even know what each other looked like…
Finally, last Thursday, August 22nd, Wayne and I finally got to meet face-to-face when he came to Nashville for the KillerNashvillle mystery conference.
That afternoon, Robert Hansen died…
With Wayne McDaniel and RESURRECTION BAY