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The number-one New York Times best-selling “master of narrative journalism” (New York Times) and author of Black Hawk Down presents a compelling collection of true crime stories.

©2020 by Mark Bowden. “The Incident at Alpha Tau Omega” appeared originally in the Philadelphia Enquirer; “why don’t u tell me wht ur into,” “The Case of the Vanishing Blonde,” “ . . . A Million Years Ago,” and “The Body in Room 348” appeared originally in Vanity Fair; “Who Killed Euhommie Bond?” appeared originally in Air Mail. Recorded by arrangement with Atlantic Monthly Press, an imprint of Grove Atlantic, Inc. (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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Lousy told story

The tragic crimes themselves, could have been interesting, to read upon. But with such poor literary qualitys the book was'nt readable.

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  • JBT3
  • 24-08-20

Excellent!

I feel this was a great book by a great author. In my opinion, Mark Bowden has the ability to plug into your mind and is a master of evocation. While some seem to want to dazzle you their use of the English language, sacrificing story for "scholardarity", Bowden constructs a clear path from book, to word (done masterfully by narrator Patrick Garrett) to mind.

The stories themselves were very interesting and kept my attention throughout the course of the book. (Which I finished in two sittings) Am hard-pressed to think of another compilation that I enjoyed as much. Highly recommended!

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  • David Finer
  • 18-09-21

Fantastic

This is a collection of true-crime stories explained in great detail. I didn’t enjoy that crimes were committed, but I did enjoy the storytelling and descriptions of people tirelessly working to find truth.

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  • jonathan meharg
  • 26-07-21

quite interesting

if you enjoy cases that are peculiar or not as cut-and-dry as they seem this book is definitely for you. If you are interested in the entrapment defense there's a particularly interesting case in this book are really make you think. Unfortunately the subject matter will also make you lose faith in human beings. But if you have an access point I'd say you've been living under a rock but definitely worth the credit if you can't find a book you're just really excited to listen to