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Synopsis:

This riveting new anthology series presents the best crime journalism--a year's worth of the most powerful, the most startling, the most astute, and the smartest contributions.

Synopsis:

Features the best crime journalism of the year, including Mark Singer's "The Chicken Warriors," a study of cockfighting, and David McClintock's article "Fatal Bondage," about a vicious serial killer.

About the Author

Thomas H. Cook is the author of eighteen books, including two works of true crime. His novels have been nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award, the Macavity Award and the Dashiell Hammett Prize. The Chatham School Affair won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Novel in 1996. His true crime bok, Blood Echoes, was nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award in 1992, and his short story "Fatherhood" won the Herodotus Prize in 1998 and was included in Best Mystery Stories of 1998, edited by Otto Penzler and Ed McBain. His works have been translated into fifteen languages.

Otto Penzler is the proprietor of The Mysterious Bookshop in New York City. He was publisher of The Armchair Detective, the founder of the mysterious Press and the Armchair Detective Library, and created the publishing firm Otto Penzler Books. He is a recipient of an Edgar Awad for The Encyclopedia of Mystery and Detection and the Ellery Queen Award by the Mystery Writers of America for his many contributions to the field. he is the series editor of The Best American Mystery Stories of the Year. His other anthologies include Murder for Love, Murder for Revenge, Murder and Obsession, The 50 Greatest Mysteries of All Time, and The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century. He wrote 101 Greatest Movies of Mystery & Suspense. He lives in New York City.

Nicholas Pileggi was born and raised in New York. He was a reporter for the New York City Desk of the Associated Press for seventeen years before moving to New York magazine. He is the author of Blye, Private Eye; Wiseguy; and Casino. Wiseguy (aka Goodfellas) and Casino were both turned into films which Pileggi cowrote with director Martin Scorsese. Pileggi lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

The Cheerleaders

by E. Jean Carroll, from Spin

Our Man in Mexico

by Charles Bowden, from GQ

Should Johnny Paul Penry Die?

by Alex Prud’homme, from Talk

The Outcast

by Pat Jordan, from The New Yorker

Fatal Bondage

by David McClintick, from Vanity Fair

Flesh and Blood

by Peter Richmond, from GQ

A Prayer for Tina Marie

by Robert Draper, from GQ

Bad Cops

by Peter J. Boyer, from The New Yorker

The Chicken Warriors

by Mark Singer, from The New Yorker

The Crash of EgyptAir 990

by William Langewiesche,

from The Atlantic Monthly

Judgment Day

by Doug Most, from Boston Magazine

The Killing of Alydar

by Skip Hollandsworth,

from Texas Monthly

The Chicago Crime Commission

by Robert Kurson, from Esquire

Under Suspicion

by Atul Gawande, from The New Yorker

X Files

by Julian Rubinstein, from Details

The Day of the Attack

by Nancy Gibbs, from Time

Anatomy of a Verdict

by D. Graham Burnett,

from The New York Times Magazine

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375712999
Editor:
Penzler, Otto
Editor:
Cook, Thomas H.
Editor:
Cook, Thomas H.
Author:
Otto Penzler and Thomas Cook
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York
Subject:
Criminals
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Mass media
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Crime
Subject:
Crime and the press
Subject:
Crime in mass media.
Subject:
Mass Media - General
Subject:
Media Studies
Edition Description:
2002 Paperback
Series:
Best American Crime Writing
Series Volume:
10381
Publication Date:
August 2002
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
7.92x5.30x1.22 in. .98 lbs.

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