Ken Lang is a retired 25-year detective and an award-winning author. During his tenure he spent 15 years investigating violent crimes including rapes, robberies, and murders. In his homicide series, Ken captures murder investigations he worked and the office dynamics that often accompanied such investigations.
One of Ken’s most memorable homicide investigations was featured on FORENSIC FILES, (ep. Dollars & Sense) in 2008.
New York Times bestselling author Julia Spencer-Fleming says: “Ken Lang is the real deal, a cop with chops!”
Ken is a PhD candidate at Walden University. He is currently an Assistant Professor and Chair for the Criminal Justice Department at Glenville State College.
Mr. Lang appeared at the Abingdon Library where he gave a very interesting presentation. He was informative & entertaining. He is personable & engaged the audience. He regaled us with stories about his experience as a homicide detective in local counties. We learned that real forensic & detective work is not CSI, but just as thrilling. I would highly recommend Mr. Lang as a speaker.
Mr. Lang was a complete pleasure to work with as he was prompt in responding to questions and followed through on all requests. I highly recommend Ken as our audience was enthralled by his discussion and felt he was very approachable and knowledgeable!
Price Range: $250 - $850
Gig Length: 30 - 90 minutes
Recently named a winner in the 2011 "50 Great Authors You Should Be Reading," Ken Lang is a 22 year law enforcement veteran from the State of Maryland who is now an accomplished author. He has served the last 15 years as a detective in the Criminal Investigation Division (CID) Section where Sex Crimes, Robbery, and Homicide investigations have become his forte. A decorated officer, Ken has been awarded the William J. Simms Memorial Award, was named 1997 Officer of the Year by the Optimist Club, has been issued three unit citations, a Chief’s Award, and was the recipient of 14 letters of appreciation for outstanding service as recognized by distinguished members of government and civilians alike.
In addition to his current investigative assignment, Ken is also an active Forensic Artist, providing Maryland police agencies with composite sketches, post-mortem and age-enhancement drawings, and skull reconstructions in a variety of ongoing investigations.
It was in March of 2010 when Ken accidentally discovered his writing talents. While volunteering at a story telling conference, Ken met Delaware author and ghostwriter, John Riddle, founder of I Love to Write Day, and the two conversed about ways in which Ken could make income writing online content for law enforcement websites. But when John learned about Ken's vast experience in the Criminal Investigation Division, investigating rapes, robberies, and murders, he encouraged Ken to seriously consider writing true crime books based on those experiences.
By March of the following year, Ken acted on the advise and released his ebook version of Walking Among the Dead; True Stories from a Homicide Detective through Amazon, Barnes&Noble, and Smashwords. Ken is currently working on the two followup books Standing in Deaths Shadow: More True Stories from a Homicide Detective and Death Comes Uninvited: The Last Pages from a Homicide Detective's Notebook.
Ken currently resides in North East, Maryland with his wife, Michele, and three children.
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