Charles Fleming

Three Weeks In October:
The Manhunt for the Serial Sniper


My name is Charles A. Moose. I am a police officer. I have been a police officer, at the writing of this book, for more than twenty-eight years.That's more than half of my life. It's the only real job I ever had.

I didn't start out wanting to be a police officer. In the town where I grew up, at the time when I grew up, all a young black man wanted from the police was the be left alone.

This book is the story of how a black boy from the segregated Deep South became the police chief of two predominantly white communities. It's the story of how a person raised in a town where a black man could be beaten or killed for even looking at a white woman could grow up to be happily married to a white woman. It's the story of how a rookie police recruit with no plans to become a police officer became the head of the largest single manhunt in American police history. It's the story of how I went from being lionized for helping bring the snipers to justice to being vilified for writing a book about it

Selected Works

Non-fiction, biography
The heart-breaking, award-winning National Public Radio story of childhood lobotomy survivor Howard Dully, now grippingly told in book form.
Explosive story of 1950s Las Vegas; "Impressive, sure-bet thriller,"
Pre-Castro Cuba catches fire in this sequel to The Ivory Coast.
Nicky Deuce returns with more meatballs and mayhem.
Thrilling young adult adventure story for boys and girls aged 8 to 18.
Riveting autobiographical story of the chief who caught the DC snipers
How to live like a guy from the neighborhood ...
How to make amore like a guy from the neighborhood ...
The fast life and ugly death of Hollywood's most notorious film producer
Travel Essay
Ten damp days in Havana