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Acclaimed "New Yorker" writer and author of the breakout debut bestseller "The Lost City of Z," David Grann offers a collection of spellbinding narrative journalism.

Whether he's reporting on the infiltration of the murderous Aryan Brotherhood into the U.S. prison system, tracking down a chameleon con artist in Europe, or riding in a cyclone-tossed skiff with a scientist hunting the elusive giant squid, David Grann revels in telling stories that explore the nature of obsession and that piece together true and unforgettable mysteries.

Eachof the dozen stories in this collection reveals a hidden and often dangerous world and, like "Into Thin Air" and "The Orchid Thief," pivots around the gravitational pull of obsession andthe captivating personalities of those caught in its grip. There is the world's foremost expert on Sherlock Holmes who is found dead in mysterious circumstances; an arson sleuth trying to prove that a man aboutto be executed is innocent; and sandhogs racing to complete the brutally dangerous job of building New York City's water tunnels before the old system collapses. Throughout, Grann's hypnotic accountsdisplay the power--and often the willful perversity--of the human spirit.

Compulsively readable, "The Devil and Sherlock Holmes" is a brilliant mosaic of ambition, madness, passion, and folly.

"From the Hardcover edition."

Synopsis:

Acclaimed "New Yorker" writer and author of the breakout debut bestseller "The Lost City of Z" offers a collection of spellbinding short stories. Throughout, Grann's hypnotic accounts display the power--and often the willful perversity--of the human spirit.

Synopsis:

“Horrifying, hilarious, and outlandish. . . . These straightforward tales grip you as unrelentingly as the suckered appendages of the giant squid Grann attempts to track down in ‘The Squid Hunter.’”

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DAVID GRANN is a staff writer at The New Yorker and author of the bestseller The Lost City of Z, which has been translated into more than twenty languages. His stories have appeared in many best-American-writing anthologies, and he has written for the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and the New Republic.

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Table of Contents

"Any truth is better than indefinite doubt". Mysterious circumstances — Trial by fire — The chameleon — True crime — Which way did he run — "A strange enigma is man!". The squid hunter — City of water — The old man and the gun — Stealing time — "All that was monstrous and inconceivably wicked in the universe". The brand — Crimetown U.S.A. — Giving the "devil" his due.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307275905
Author:
Grann, David
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
FICTION / Mystery & Detective/Short Stories
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20110131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
A)<br><br>&ldquo;A gripping read. . . . Obsessives
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x .86 in .68 lb

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Product details 416 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307275905 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Acclaimed "New Yorker" writer and author of the breakout debut bestseller "The Lost City of Z" offers a collection of spellbinding short stories. Throughout, Grann's hypnotic accounts display the power--and often the willful perversity--of the human spirit.
"Synopsis" by , “Horrifying, hilarious, and outlandish. . . . These straightforward tales grip you as unrelentingly as the suckered appendages of the giant squid Grann attempts to track down in ‘The Squid Hunter.’”

Entertainment Weekly (

"Synopsis" by , DAVID GRANN is a staff writer at The New Yorker and author of the bestseller The Lost City of Z, which has been translated into more than twenty languages. His stories have appeared in many best-American-writing anthologies, and he has written for the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and the New Republic.

From the Hardcover edition.

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