Dorothy’s life and times

The Reporter Who Knew Too Much is the culmination of 10 years of research about the JFK assassination resulting in three books, Melvin Belli: King of the Courtroom, The Poison Patriarch: How the Betrayals of Joseph P. Kennedy Caused the Assassination of JFK, and The Reporter Who Knew Too Much.

Triggered by a comment Belli, co-counsel for Jack Ruby that Shaw knew and briefly practiced law in the 1980s, the author decided to investigate Dorothy’s life and times and her mysterious death in 1965. By pure serendipity, and Dorothy’s guidance from the hereafter, he was able to gain the trust of Kathryn Fauble, a Los Angeles-based researcher who, along with a colleague had videotaped interviews with those closest to Dorothy. These never-before-seen interviews presented here for the first time as well as documents provided by Ms. Fauble became the foundation Dorothy’s biography, part tribute and part a fresh probe of her death.

Mark Shaw

This website will hopefully provide viewers with companion information about Dorothy included in the book specifically the pertinent videos referred to in the text. Questions about this site or the book may be directed to Mr. Shaw by filling in the contact form below. More about him is at MarkShawbooks.com and about the book at TheReporterWhoKnewTooMuch.com.


When What's My Line TV Star and Media Icon Dorothy Kilgallen died in 1965, was it suicide, accidental death, or murder? In a mesmerizing presentation at the famous Book Passage bookstore near San Francisco on December 8, 2016, author Mark Shaw examines the feasibility of each theory as featured in his 25th book, "The Reporter Who Knew Too Much" providing the shocking conclusion that Kilgallen, was murdered for a writing a tell-all book about the JFK assassination for Random House. Relying on primary sources including the examination of more than 50 never-before-seen videotaped interviews with those closest to Kilgallen, and secret government documents available at thedorothykilgallenstory.org website, Shaw provides conclusive evidence the Pulitzer-Prize nominated journalist and investigative reporter was silenced by those threatened with exposure, the worst form of censorship especially since she was denied justice when no investigation of her death occurred in a cover-up by those who may have harmed her including J. Edgar Hoover, Mafia Don Carlos Marcello and Frank Sinatra.