Nebraska Authors

David Krajicek

AKA: "Mr. Murder"

The South Omaha native, ex-Columbia University journalism professor and ex-New York Daily News crime reporter and bureau chief has been profiled by Leo Adam Biga as "Mr. Murder" for his true crime stories, now mostly made available as best selling e-books on Kindle (Biga's website story dated 10-28-2011). Krajicek continues to contribute “The Justice Story,” a weekly true crime feature that has appeared in the New York Daily News since 1923. He has also written about his work reporting on celebrities.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
New York, NY
Catskill Mountains, NY
Gulf Coast, AL

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Fiction
  • Journalism


True Crime; Celebrity Journalism; Crime Fiction


Journalism degree, University of Nebraska-Omaha
Journalism degree, Columbia University, New York, NY

Places Worked

Staff Writer, Omaha World Herald
Staff Writer, New York Daily News
Journalism Professor, Columbia University


Scooped! 1999.
Murder, American Style: 50 Unforgettable True Stories of Love Gone Wrong. 2010.
True Crime: Missouri: The State's Most Notorious Cases. 2011.
Death By Rock 'N' Roll. 2011. (Crimescape 2 with Marilyn Bardsley)

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