Chuck hustmyre

Chuck Hustmyre (born November 22, 1963) is a bestselling American author, journalist, and screenwriter. He is a retired federal agent (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives). In addition to more than 700 newspaper and magazine articles, he is the author of two nonfiction books, three novels, and one motion picture.

Books and film

  • Killer with a Badge (nonfiction, Penguin/2004), the shocking true story of killer New Orleans cop Antoinette Frank.
  • An Act of Kindness (nonfiction, Penguin/2007), republished as "Unspeakable Violence," the true story of the brutal, racially charged murder of Genore Guillory by four grave-robbing, skinhead meth-freaks in rural south Louisiana.
  • A Killer Like Me (novel, Dorchester/Leisure Books/2011), the story about a troubled detective hunting a serial killer in post-Katrina New Orleans.
  • House of the Rising Sun (novel/2011), a story of greed and corruption that pits a crooked ex-New Orleans cop against the Mafia.
  • House of the Rising Sun (film), released by Lionsgate in 2011.
  • "The Axman of New Orleans" (novel/2012), based on the true story of the early 19th century serial killer many have called the "American Jack the Ripper."


Hustmyre has written more than 700 news and feature articles and covered several high-profile cases for the truTV when it was known as CourtTV, including the Virginia Tech shootings, the Jason Midyette infant homicide case in Boulder, Colorado, and the disappearance of Jennifer Kesse in Orlando, Florida.[1]

Hustmyre's articles have also appeared in The Washington Post, Homeland Security Today (HSToday), American Health & Fitness, Blackbelt magazine, New Orleans Magazine, and many others. He is a regular contributor to The Baton Rouge Advocate newspaper and 225 Magazine.


In 2006, 2007, and 2008, the Press Club of New Orleans presented Hustmyre with honors for his work in investigative reporting and feature writing.

Hustmyre's story Blue on Blue: murder, madness, and betrayal in the NOPD, in addition to being honored by the Press Club of New Orleans, was selected for inclusion in the HarperCollins book Best American Crime Writing 2006.[2]

Television appearances

The O'Reilly Factor, Fox News Channel; Hannity's America, FNC; The Live Desk, FNC; Fatal Beauty: 15 Notorious Women, E! Network; Deadly Women: Born Bad, Investigation Discovery Channel.

Law enforcement career

Hustmyre began his law enforcement career as a deputy sheriff in Baton Rouge, La. He went on to serve as a U.S. Army military policeman, a district attorney's investigator and then as a special agent with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

While with ATF, Hustmyre's assignments included tours with the U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force, the New Orleans Police Department's Violent Offender Warrant Squad, and the FBI's Gang Task Force. For several years Hustmyre was part of ATF's Safe Home Task Force, targeting armed drug traffickers and other violent criminals in New Orleans' sprawling public housing projects. He was also a member of ATF's Special Response Team and was a trained sniper.

In 1993, he was a member of the raid team that stormed the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas. Ten years later, he wrote an article about the ill-fated raid.[3]

Professional associations

  • Investigative Reporters and Editors
  • National Press Club
  • Mystery Writers of America
  • The Authors Guild

Personal life

Chuck Hustmyre lives in Baton Rouge, La., rides a Harley-Davidson, and is currently at work on a new crime novel.[4]


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