Friday, November 21, 2014

Appearance Scheduled

I have been asked and have agreed to appear on The Generation Why Podcast to discuss my book and the Lindbergh kidnapping.

The Generation Why Podcast is dedicated to unsolved murders, controversies, mysteries, conspiracies, as well as anything that impacts our culture.  You can check out their website at 

We will be taping on December 14th.  I will advise once it is up and running.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Great Review by Noted Historian

Noted Historian and true crime author, Blaine L. Pardoe, issued a review of Hauptmann's Ladder.  He wrote

 "I have written for university press’s before and I know they can have a reputation for being dull and boring.  This story is not.  Even though I had read many books on this subject, I still found myself compelled to continue on.  Mr. Cahill’s book is what true crime/history books should do, frame the story in their proper context, and hit the facts."


"I highly recommend this book to true crime buffs and aficionados.  The writing is solid and it is as much a history book as a true crime story – built on facts and evidence.  Put it on your summer reading list!"

Click HERE to read the entire review.

A Review by True Crime Reader has posted a review of Hauptmann's Ladder: A Step-by-Step Analysis of the Lindbergh Kidnapping.  

They described my book as " a very intelligent read that transcends true crime". They also said, "If you want an exhaustive and meticulously researched of the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, then Hauptmann's Ladder is THE book to read."

Click HERE to read the review.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Journal of American History

I am pleased that the Journal of American History has chosen to list my book in its list of scholary works under the category of constitutional and legal.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Another Excellent Review (4 out of 4 stars)

I received another excellent review.  The book received four out of four stars from Major Glenn MacDonald, retired from the U.S. Army Reserve.  I appreciate the review.

Click HERE to see the review.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Book Recommended by Prominent Web Site

Crime Magazine has recommended by book as part of their monthly selections.  In vol. 41, they wrote, "Richard Cahill, a former assistant district attorney and criminal defense lawyer, debunks each claim that points to a police conspiracy, using the slats on the ladder as the centerpiece of his case against the German carpenter who had illegally entered the United States in 1923."

To see the article, click HERE.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Positive Review from the Courier Journal

The Courier Journal, the largest newspaper in Kentucky and the 48th largest newspaper in the United States, reviewed my book. 

In reviewing my book, they said I did a "superb job".

Click HERE to see the review.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Prominent Author Visits My Signing in Jersey City

The appearance and signing at Word Books was a great success.  Of great importance to me, Robert Zorn, the author of "Cemetery John", a very prominent book about the Lindbergh kidnapping, took time from his busy schedule to come to my event.  He even purchased one of my books and asked me to sign it.

I was extremely flattered and pleased.  Once you have read my book, by all means, check out his book too!!

First Signing a Success

Recently, Carrie Jones Ross, of the Kingston Times interview me about the book.  The Times also covered the 3/2/14 signing at the Kingston Barnes and Noble.

I am happy to report that we sold every single copy that the store had.  There were some people still waiting for books.  I am sorry they will have to wait for more to arrive, but I will be more than happy to sign them.

Click HERE to see the article

Interviewed by John Ferak

I was interviewed recently about my book by John Ferak, noted true crime author and journalist.  His book , Bloody Lies, is due out later this year.

Click HERE to read the interview

Reviews are Positive!!

The first reviews of Hauptmann's Ladder: A Step-by-Step Analysis of the Lindbergh Kidnapping are very positive.  Here are some excerpts:

"This book is the gold standard of investigative historical crime research." -- Burl Barer -- Edgar Award winning author, radio personality, and literary historian.

"Hauptmann's Ladder should be considered the definitive examination of the Lindbergh case.  It manages to be both a clear, well-paced, highly readable retelling of the familiar (but perennially fascinating) story and a particularly cogent consideration of the vast trove of evidence surrounding the subject.  Anyone interested in the case will find it deeply compelling."  -- Harold Schechter, noted true crime author and the director of the true crime series at KSU Press

"Richard Cahill's Hauptmann's Ladder is written with precision and fairness." -- Albert Borowitz -- author of Musical Mysteries: From Mozart to John Lennon

"The tone of Cahill's book is quite straight forward and he presents the facts in a dispassionate way, basically following events in chronological order.  From time to time, he exhibits a dry sense of humor and display of common sense, which is refreshing, as he demolishes some (most) of the cherished myths long exploited by those who believe that Hauptmann was framed or railroaded . . .All fans of the LKC(Lindbergh kidnapping case) will enjoy this book . . ."  -- Allen Koenigsberg, noted Lindbergh researcher and moderator of 

"If you've ever had any questions about this case or are just plain interested in it, I urge you to buy this book.  I can safely say it is one of the best true crime books I have ever read.  Sure to satisfy history, true crime, and mystery readers alike." -- "Rassnio", moderator of

"Superb examination of the Lindbergh kidnapping case . . . If you are interested in true crime, famous cases, or Lindbergh in general, this is a must read.  Highly recommended." --   "Book Fanatic"  Amazon Top 500 Reviewer and Vine Voice

"An excellent treatment of the Crime of the 20th Century, the kidnapping of Charles and Anne Lindbergh's first son in 1932.  If you read only one book about the kidnapping, I would make it this one.  If you have already read about the crime and have questions about the circumstantial evidence, you really would enjoy this book.  Well written, with serious discussions of the arguments, both pro and con, as to whether Bruno Richard Hauptmann was guilty." -- "Walt",

"It is the best, most even-handed treatment I have ever read about the LKC (Lindbergh kidnapping case).  I would highly recommend it to anyone who wanted to learn about the case." -- George R. "Bob" Dekle (Retired prosecutor and Director of the Criminal Prosecution Clinic and Assistant Director of the Criminal Justice Center for the University of Florida --

Saturday, March 1, 2014

82 years

Today, March 1, 2014, is the 82nd anniversary of the Lindbergh Kidnapping.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Book Release in E-Book Form

Hauptmann's Ladder has been released in E-book form.  If you have Kindle, Nook, or some other e-book form, you can get the book now.

Those who want it in book form have to wait 15 days.  The book form release is still March 1st.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Book Signing in Mohegan Lake

Another book signing has been scheduled.  This one will take place at the Mohegan Lake Barnes and Noble on March 19th at 7pm.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

A Signing in Jersey City

I will be doing a presentation and a signing at Word Books in Jersey City, New Jersey on Thursday, March 6th, at 7:30 pm.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Another Event -- Colonie, Ny

I am now scheduled for a signing and a Q & A about the book on Saturday, April 26th from 2 to 4 at the Barnes and Noble in the Colonie Mall.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

New Facebook page

Come see the new Facebook page for my book.  It is at