Screenwriter and Bestselling Author

Chuck Hustmyre

Chuck's Biography

"Chuck Hustmyre understands the grittiness of the streets, and his characters come to life with an authenticity that grabs you. It is story telling at its very best! --Kevin M. Sullivan, author of THE BUNDY MURDERS.

Chuck Hustmyre spent 22 years in law enforcement and retired as a special agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). During his career he specialized in violent crime, narcotics, and fugitive investigations.

Chuck wrote the 2011 Lionsgate film HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN and the upcoming Lionsgate movie DIRTY MONEY. His screenplays in various stages of pre-production include: CRAZED, THE ASSASSIN, RELENTLESS, CHOMP 3-D, and GUNFIGHTER.

Chuck is also the bestselling author of the books KILLER WITH A BADGE, UNSPEAKABLE VIOLENCE, A KILLER LIKE ME, and THE AXMAN OF NEW ORLEANS.

In addition to his books, Chuck is also an award-winning journalist, having written more than 700 newspaper and magazine articles. His work has appeared in a variety of publications, including The Washington Post, truTV's Web site, The Baton Rouge Advocate, 225 magazine, New Orleans Magazine, Psychology Today, and Homeland Security Today.

His article "Blue on Blue: Murder, Madness, and Betrayal in the NOPD" (New Orleans Magazine, February 2005) was selected for the 2006 edition of HarperCollins' annual nonfiction book Best American Crime Writing.


2009, first place, In Cold Blog's Detective Award for best true crime article, "Missing: Caylee Anthony," truTV's

2008, finalist, Press Club of New Orleans, feature writing, "Violent Night: On the street with NOPD Homicide," New Orleans Magazine.

2007, second place, Press Club of New Orleans, investigative journalism, "True Blue: Katrina and the Cops," New Orleans Magazine.

2006, finalist, Press Club of New Orleans, excellence in journalism, "Blue on Blue: Murder, Madness, and Betrayal," New Orleans Magazine.


Chuck has appeared in several news and documentary television programs on The Fox News Channel, Investigation Discovery, and E!.


International Thriller Writers
The Authors Guild

Chuck Hustmyre lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with his wife, Kristie, her cats and his Harley-Davidson.