Latest NewsJune 20, 2016
Because of the widespread interest in the O.J. Simpson case generated by the FX series, we’ve had numerous requests to publish Stephen’s 1996 Legacy of Deception: An Investigation of Mark Fuhrman and Racism in the LAPD as an e-book. It’s now available for purchase through Kindle/Amazon and Smashwords. The updated version contains new information about the important developments that followed the original publication of the book:
The Singulars’ 2015 book, The Spiral Notebook: The Aurora Theater Shooter and the Epidemic of Mass Violence Committed by American Youth, is one of three finalists for the Colorado Book Award for creative non-fiction. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion in Denver on the evening of Saturday, May 21, 2016.
Stephen and Joyce’s latest book: Shadow on the Mountain: Nancy Pfister, Dr. William Styler, and the Murder of Aspen’s Golden Girl was published on 3/22/16 by St. Martin’s Press.
Latest Developments in Aspen murder of Nancy Pfister: In January 2016, Nancy’s daughter Juliana filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Dr. Styler’s wife, Nancy Masson-Styler. The suit is also an attempt to keep Masson-Styler from collecting on her husband’s $1 million life insurance policy. In mid-2014, Masson-Styler was fully exonerated in the murder following her husband’s confession — but Juliana’s filing suggests that there may be evidence to the contrary. In early March, 2016, Juliana succeeded in freezing Masson-Styler’s life insurance payout until there’s a legal resolution. On 5/3/2016 a court ruled that Nancy Styler had to turn over $850,000 she’d received from her husband’s life insurance policy. The wrongful death suit can now proceed.
Stephen and Joyce are following the new legal developments as they unfold.
In Sept. 2014, Stephen appeared on ABC’s 20/20 with Deborah Roberts to discuss this case. Stephen and Joyce were also hired as consultants by ABC News. This book explores the themes of class stratification in Aspen and the surprising legal resolution of the murder. After pleading guilty to the homicide, Dr. William Styler III committed suicide in prison, raising more questions about the case. The book examines the ambiguity of the justice that occurred in Aspen around the death of one of its most colorful citizens.
On 3/12/16, the “New York Daily News” wrote an article on Shadow on the Mountain – see link:
On 3/20/16 the “New York Post also featured an article on the book – see link:
On 3/4/2016, Stephen was featured on an I.D. Discovery Channel program about the Nancy Pfister case.
In June 2015, the Singulars, represented by William Morris Endeavor (WME), released a book about James Holmes, who carried out the largest mass shooting in American history in July 2012 in suburban Denver. The Spiral Notebook: The Aurora Theater Shooter and the Epidemic of Mass Violence Committed by American Youth, published by Counterpoint Press, examines the entire mass shooting phenomenon, including gun control, mental health, video games, neuroscience, the death penalty, doctor/patient confidentiality, and offers a variety of perspectives from the twenty-something generation that’s driven much of this violence.
In 2011, the rights to the couple’s 2008 book, When Men Become Gods: Mormon Polygamist Warren Jeffs, His Cult of Fear, and the Women Who Fought Back, were purchased by Sony. The Lifetime movie based on this book, “Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs,” starring Tony Goldwyn of the hit ABC- TV show, “Scandal,” aired on 6/28/14. Immediately following the movie, Lifetime presented an hour long documentary on Warren Jeffs and the FLDS, bringing the story into the present. Stephen and others were featured in this companion documentary. See the Denver Post link: http://blogs.denverpost.com/ostrow/2014/05/27/outlaw-prophet-warren-jeffs-lifetime-june/18826/
In July 2008, Stephen testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington, D.C., about potential federal crimes associated with polygamy, at the request of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Go to the U.S. Senate Judiciary archives to see the transcript.
June 18, 2014, was the 30th anniversary of the assassination of talk show host, Alan Berg. Stephen was interviewed about his book on Berg, Talked to Death, by Colorado Public Radio. See link: http://www.cpr.org/news/story/murder-colorado-radio-man-alan-berg-still-resonates-30-years-later. The book became the basis of the 1989 Oliver Stone movie, “Talk Radio.”
On 4/24/14, Joyce and Stephen gave a talk at the Cherokee Ranch and Castle by Sedalia, CO on the JonBenet Ramsey case. This was their second appearance at the castle.
In April 2014 Stephen appeared on the I.D. Discovery Channel’s Perfect Murder series to discuss his “New York Times” best-selling book, A Killing in the Family, the story of Cinnamon and Patti Brown. In 2012, Joyce appeared on I.D. Discovery Channel’s Deadly Women series for the book, “Sweet Evil.” Stephen was also featured on the I.D. Discovery Channel for the 1995 book “Charmed to Death.”
In 2011, Joyce Jacques Singular completed work on A Small Difference. In this project, she assisted Raymond Plank, the founder of the multinational Apache Oil Corporation, with his memoir, published in 2012. See link:
Stephen and Joyce have recently assisted a prominent Denver lawyer in the writing of his memoir.
Stephen has appeared on numerous media outlets including, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show, Hardball, CNN’s Larry King Live, Anderson Cooper’s 360, TruTV, ESPN, and FOX.
The couple are available for book doctoring, editing, and assistance with articles, promotional material, full-length manuscripts, and other professional writing projects, particularly in Denver and throughout Colorado’s Front Range.