Synopses & Reviews
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.
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
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
by Pat Jordan, from The New Yorker
by David McClintick, from Vanity Fair
Flesh and Blood
by Peter Richmond, from GQ
A Prayer for Tina Marie
by Robert Draper, from GQ
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
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
by Atul Gawande, from The New Yorker
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