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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Best of True Crime

Writing in The Guardian, author Charles Graeber admits that “many ‘true crime’ offerings are pulpy quickies with a tabloid heart and tabloid brains – human tragedy served as porno McNuggets.” But among the riffraff, the author of The Good Nurse: A Story of Medicine, Madness and Murder, believes there are some hidden gems (Charles Graeber's Top Ten True Crime Books, Oct.2, 2013). Here are a few selections from his top ten list:

Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story ofViolent Faith by Jon Krakauer

Columbine by David Cullen
The Executioner’s Song by Norman Mailer

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
People Who Eat Darkness: The Fate of Lucie Blackman by Richard Lloyd Parry

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