Terry Ganey is the author of two New York Times best sellers: “Innocent Blood, a true story of obsession and serial murder,” and “Under the Influence, the unauthorized story of the Anheuser-Busch dynasty,” (with Peter Hernon.)
First published by St. Martin’s Press, “Innocent Blood,” is the true account of serial killer Charles Hatcher, who murdered 16 people across the country before an FBI agent finally brought him to justice in St. Joseph, Missouri. An innocent man went to prison for one of Hatcher’s murders. The Library Journal described the book as “a gripping tale of murder, pursuit and justice.” More information about the book can be found here:
An audio book version can be found here:
“Under the Influence” tells the story of the family dynasty founded by immigrant robber baron Adolphus Busch, who built a brewing empire. For over a century the Busch name stood for power, wealth, influence and premium beer. The dynasty survived Prohibition, two World Wars and countless private and public scandals. Based on hundreds of confidential interviews, here is the astonishing true story of a remarkable dynasty, their incomparable successes and excesses, their devastating personal tragedies, their business genius and unscrupulous dealings with politicians, gangsters and power-brokers. Unauthorized and unabashed, it is a breathtaking portrait of an extraordinary family that embraced the American dream–and corrupted it through avarice, decadence and unbridled ambition. From the Los Angeles Times Book Review: “Compelling…remarkable…rewarding…superb…an unparalleled tale of greed, power, sex and disaster…filled with amusing and appalling anecdotes, and more than a few stories that elicit goose bumps.”
More information about the book can be found here:
Ganey was also the collaborating writer with U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill on her political memoir “Plenty Ladylike,” in which Missouri’s senior senator shares her inspiring story of embracing her ambition, surviving sexist slings, making a family, losing a husband, outsmarting her enemies–and finding joy along the way.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch said: “Regardless of the reader’s political bent, it would be hard not to appreciate McCaskill’s feisty ascent through what had been a male-dominated political realm.” More information about the book can be found here: