2015 – Robert K. Tanenbaum

Robert K. TanenbaumKiller Nashville is proud to announce the 2015 Killer Nashville John Seigenthaler Legends Award winner is New York Times bestselling author and legendary criminal prosecutor Robert K. Tanenbaum. He will be honored at this year’s Killer Nashville Writers’ Conference October 31 at the Omni Nashville Hotel.

Tanenbaum shares with John Seigenthaler an equally distinguished career in law, politics and writing. His tireless hunt for truth and justice has remained a constant thread throughout his life.

After receiving his law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, he was an Assistant District Attorney in New York County, where he ran the Homicide Bureau, served as Chief of the Criminal Courts, and was in charge of the D.A.’s legal staff training program. One of the most successful prosecuting attorneys, he never lost a felony trial and convicted hundreds of violent criminals as the homicide bureau chief for the New York D.A.’s Office.

He was later appointed Deputy Chief Counsel for the Congressional committee investigations into the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Following an esteemed career as a successful prosecuting attorney and high profile defender, he served two terms as Mayor of Beverly Hills and continues to teach law in California, New York and Pennsylvania.

Tanenbaum is the author of three non-fiction books, including Echoes of My Soul, The Piano Teacher: The True Story of a Psychotic Killer and Badge of the Assassin. He is also the bestselling author of the Butch Karp series featuring two fictional District Attorneys in New York. The August 2015 release of his latest Butch Karp novel, Trap (Simon & Schuster), marks Tanenbaum’s 30th published book.