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Unspeakable Acts : True Tales of Crime, Murder, Deceit, and Obsession

By: Weinman, Sarah Keefe, Patrick Radden(Introduction by)

0062839888 / 9780062839886
Stock expected by 14/07/2022
140 x 210 mm, 328 grams 416 pages

An NPR Best Book of the Year

ANew York TimesNew Noteworthy Book

A brilliant anthology of modern true-crime writing that illustrates the appeal of this powerful and popular genre, edited and curated by Sarah Weinman, the award-winning author of The Real Lolita

The appeal of true-crime stories has never been higher. With podcasts like My Favorite Murder and In the Dark, bestsellers like Ill Be Gone in the Dark and Furious Hours, and TV hits like American Crime Story and Wild Wild Country, the cultural appetite for stories of real people doing terrible things is insatiable.

Acclaimed author ofThe Real Lolita and editor ofWomen Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s 50s(Library of America) andTroubled Daughters, Twisted Wives(Penguin), Sarah Weinman brings together an exemplary collection of recent true crime tales. She culls together some of the most refreshing and exciting contemporary journalists and chroniclers of crime working today. Michelle Deans Dee Dee Wanted Her Daughter To Be Sick went viral when it first published and is the basis for the TV showThe Act andPamela Colloffs The Reckoning, is the gold standard for forensic journalism. There are 13 pieces in all and as a collection, they showcase writing about true crime across the broadest possible spectrum, while also reflecting what makes crime stories so transfixing and irresistible to the modern reader.


JKV Crime & criminology

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