The Lazarus Files: Press / Reviews

The Oprah Magazine: "20 Best True Crime Books That'll Make You Want to Sleep With the Lights On"

July 25, 2019

Thanks to the Oprah Magazine for including THE LAZARUS FILES in this illustrious list of true crime books that “read like novels.”

People Magazine: "An L.A. Cop Killed Her Ex’s Newlywed: How Did She Get Away With It for Decades?"

May 29, 2019

Greg Hanlon reviews The Lazarus Files in People Magazine. 

 

Los Angeles Times Q&A: "Matthew McGough on how an LAPD officer hid a murder for nearly 30 years"

May 5, 2019

An in-depth Q&A with Stuart Miller of The Los Angeles Times about my new book, The Lazarus Files: A Cold Case Investigation.

 

OC Weekly: "New Book: Do SoCal Police Agencies Protect Their Own Murderers From Justice?"

May 7, 2019

Investigative journalist R. Scott Moxley reviews The Lazarus Files for OC Weekly.

MEL Magazine Q&A with Elon Green

April 2, 2019

An interview with journalist Elon Green for MEL Magazine.

Fordham Law News: "The Truth in Legal Fiction"

January 22, 2019

A Q&A with the magazine of Fordham Law School, my alma mater.

 

Publishers Weekly review of The Lazarus Files (starred review)

March 21, 2019

Advance Praise for Matthew McGough's THE LAZARUS FILES

 

The Lazarus Files is crime writing at its finest. Matthew McGough’s deep dive into one of the most controversial cases in Los Angeles history is expertly researched and recreated in exacting and haunting detail. I was riveted.” —Michael Connelly

The Lazarus Files chronicles one of the most fascinating homicide cases in the history of the LAPD. Matthew McGough does a herculean job of research and reporting in order to track down the many serpentine threads in this coldest of cold cases. This is a thrilling story of justice long delayed—but justice finally served.” —Miles Corwin, author of the national bestseller The Killing Season and Los Angeles Times bestseller Homicide Special

“The Lazarus Files is a thorough, comprehensive, and impressive account of the murder of Sherri Rasmussen, and how LAPD detective Stephanie Lazarus got away with the crime for more than two decades. Matthew McGough has not only written a singular true crime story, but a careful and damning indictment of systemic failure, one that should reverberate for years to come.” —Sarah Weinman, author of The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the World