On Monday, notorious prosecutor and Headline News commentator on Nancy Grace appeared on Good Morning America to promote her new book, The Eleventh Victim: A Thriller. The book, her first novel, is loosely based on her career and personal life. The protagonist becomes a lawyer in Atlanta after her fiance is murdered, earns a reputation as a hard-hitting, victims’ rights prosecutor, and eventually moves to New York City.
On GMA Grace said, “I started working on this book almost ten years ago…I started right after I came out of the courtroom …and I worked on it. Missed the courtroom so much and since then I published another book with Hyperion, launched a show on Headline News with my producer. Got married, got pregnant, nearly died, didn’t die, gave birth and finished the book.”
Grace’s publicity tour has emphasized the cutthroat commentator’s softer side. For a profile in USA Today, reporter Craig Wilson visited Grace and her twins at home, where he found a whole new Nancy. The domestic scene made Wilson wonder if the “take-no-prisoners” prosecutor has mellowed out since becoming a mother. Grace hasn’t been apart from the twins since their birth.
Soft or not, Grace’s ratings continue to rise, and HLN had its “best July ever,” according to TVNewser. Grace beat MSNBC’s Countdown among 25-54 viewers by 4% this month, marking the 4th month that she has outranked Countdown in that demographic this year.