Douglas J. Wood
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“The Shakespeare Killer is a new mystery from Douglas J. Wood featuring Special Agent Chris DiMeglio. This case is particularly sadistic and soon DeMiglio starts receiving texts referencing Shakespearean characters and a clear motive to "kill all the lawyers." With the lives of so many at stake, DiMeglio is forced to play a heart-pounding, cat and mouse game to find the culprit and stop the killing.”
The first victim is Jacob Schneider- a prominent criminal defense attorney. His death is ruled a suicide by authorities, just like all the other defense attorneys who have died recently. However, when Special Agent Chris DiMeglio gets on the case, he receives a tip from a local reporter who suspects these deaths are connected. Between the victim profiles, the suicide notes, and the unusual methods of death, it soon becomes obvious the FBI has yet another serial killer on their hands.
Saturday, July 15th, 2023: Book discussion & signing at Pomegranate Books, Wilmington
Monday, July 10th, 2023: Interview with Doug on WECT/FOX Wilmington
Friday, July 7th, 2023: 5-star review published from Novels Alive
Thursday, June 29th, 2023: Book club meeting at Plantation Village, Wilmington
Tuesday, January 12th, 2021: Virtual book talk on DRAGON ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE MOON
Tuesday, February 25th, 2020: Book talk and signing for Doug’s novel, DARK DATA: Control, Alt, Delete
Thursday, October 17, 2019: Panel host discussing hacking and cyber security with two fellow experts, Manhattan
Thursday, April 19th, 2018: Speaking & Book Signing at Wyckoff Free Public Library, Wyckoff
Tuesday, March 6th, 2018: Speaking & Book Signing at Allendale Republican Club, Allendale
Douglas J. Wood is the author of the award-winning Samantha Harrison political trilogy. In 2018, he published his memoir, Asshole Attorney: Memories, Musings, and Missteps in A 40-Year Career (winner of the 2019 Independent Press Award for Best Humor and Wit). In the following year, he added Dark Data: Control, Alt, Delete, a thriller about cyberwar and financial terrorism and winner of the 2020 Independent Press Award for Best Political Thriller. He followed that with Dragon on the Far Side of the Moon, a thriller that pits China and the United States in conquest of the Moon. His newest release, The Shakespeare Killer, is a sequel to his last critically acclaimed book, Blood on the Bayou. Both are thrillers about serial killers and the FBI’s pursuit of them before more innocent people are murdered. His other non-fiction titles include 101 Things I Want to Say… the Collection, a book of fatherly advice to his children and the best-selling text Please Be Ad-Vised: A Legal Reference Guide for the Advertising Executive, described by Bob Liodice, CEO of the Association of National Advertisers, as the legal bible for the industry.
Senior Counsel at the law firm of Reed Smith LLP, he has over 47 years of experience practicing entertainment and media law, often imparting knowledge gained from his career in his books. Listed among the leading global specialists in advertising law in Chambers, the Legal 500, The Best Lawyers in America, and Super Lawyers, he is known and respected worldwide and is a member of the Legal 500 Hall of Fame for Advertising Law. He received his BA from the University of Rhode Island, his Juris Doctor from the Franklin Pierce Law Center, a Masters of Law in Trade Regulation from New York University School of Law, and an Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of New Hampshire. Doug has been adjunct professor of advertising law at the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law and the University College Cork in Ireland.
Doug lives in North Carolina with Carol Ann, his wife of 50 years. They are blessed with three grown children and four adorable grandchildren.