Lowell Cauffiel is an American true crime author, novelist, and TV producer. A native of Michigan, he was an award-winning reporter with the Detroit News and Detroit Monthly Magazine during the 1970s and 1980s. Cauffiel began his book-writing career in 1988 with Masquerade: A True Story of Seduction, Compulsion and Murder. That title and the 1997 New York Times bestseller House of Secrets have appeared on numerous critics' lists of the best works in American true crime. In 2002, Cauffiel began writing and producing crime documentaries. Cauffiel is a surfer and motorcyclist. He has worked in alcohol and drug rehabilitation circles as a volunteer and headed a research grant about alcohol problems among young people for the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA) for the National Institutes of Health. Visit him on Facebook.