Harry Spiller

Harry Spiller

A United States Marine Corps veteran Harry Spiller joined the Marines in 1963 after graduation from High School.  Achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant, his ten years of service included two tours in Vietnam.

He entered law enforcement and became a deputy sheriff as well as being elected to Sheriff.  In the interim between deputy sheriff and Sheriff he served as a police officer at John A. Logan College in Carterville, Illinois.

Moving away from the field of law enforcement he accepted a teaching position at John A Logan College as an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice where he taught for 19 years.  He was also a lecturer at the Center for the Study of Crime, Delinquency, and Corrections at Southern Illinois University.

He earned a BS in Administration of Justice, BA in Political Science and a Masters Degree in Public Administration at Southern Illinois University.  He has completed over 30 hours of advanced graduate work toward his PHD.

He is the author of 14 books on military history and true crime.  Several of his true crime stories have aired on Forensic Files and A&E Television.  He was 2006 Illinois Center For the Book Outstanding author.  The Illinois Center of the Book is an affiliate of the Center of the Book Library of Congress.

Murder in the Heartland Book 4 is his 15th book.

Books by Harry Spiller


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