Gil Valle rose to infamy in October 2012 and became known to the world as the NYPD “Cannibal Cop” after he was arrested for allegedly plotting to kidnap, cook, and eat women. These “plans” were formulated on a fetish website between people who never communicated in real life, and it was later found that these were not real plans at all. Valle has since been completely exonerated, but his case remains in the forefront of a debate over the First Amendment, Internet privacy, and “thought crimes.” When, if ever, does a thought without any real action cross the line into criminal behavior and when are the civil rights of an American citizen violated?
In RAW DEAL (2/9/17), Valle and co-author Brian Whitney dive into the world of dark sexual fantasies and cover the circumstances surrounding the “Cannibal Cop” case, highlighting his wrongful arrest, rampant misconduct by FBI agents and the US Attorney’s Office, as well as his eventual acquittal and full exoneration.
A GATHERING OF EVIL (1/4/18 – 2018 Splatterpunk Award Nominee for Best Extreme Horror Novel) is Valle’s debut horror novel, and it is not for the squeamish or faint of heart. It is a graphic, realistic psychological shock spree that will make even the most hardened fan of horror uneasy.
THE SOCIAL CATALOGUE OF #PREY (1/15/19) is the sequel of A Gathering of Evil. It centers on the dangers of the Age of Social Media, and how users unknowingly make themselves easy targets for depraved predators by posting the details of their day-to-day lives. This brutally realistic extreme horror novel may change the way you use social media.
All three of Valle’s books have been optioned for movies.
Gil Valle is a graduate of the University of Maryland and before his arrest, he was a member of the New York City Police Department for nearly seven years. He is a huge fan of the New York Yankees, the New York Football Giants, and almost everything Maryland Terrapins related.
Valle currently resides in Queens, New York with his two dogs, Dudley and Tyson. He plans to continue writing fiction.