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A sterling collection of the year's most shocking, compelling, and gripping writing about real-life crime, the 2006 edition of The Best American Crime Writing offers fascinating vicarious journeys into a world of felons and their felonious acts. This thrilling compendium includes:
Jeffrey Toobin's eye-opening exposé in The New Yorker about a famous prosecutor who may have put the wrong man on death row
Skip Hollandsworth's amazing but true tale of an old cowboy bank robber who turned out to be a "classic good-hearted Texas woman"
Jimmy Breslin's stellar piece about the end of the Mob as we know it
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Otto Penzler is the proprietor of the Mysterious Bookshop, the founder of the Mysterious Press, the creator of Otto Penzler Books, and the editor of many books and anthologies.Review:
“Great choices [and] great writing ... proves truth is indeed stranger than fiction.” (Bloomberg News)
“Solid and diverse ... Anyone interested in true crime should find something to enjoy in this wide-ranging collection.” (Publishers Weekly)
“Mixes the political, the macabre, and the downright brilliant.” (Entertainment Weekly)
“Arresting reading.” (People)
“Excellent! I don’t think I have ever encountered such variety in any anthology, of styles, subject matter, points of view.” (Joyce Carol Oates)
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Book Description Harper Perennial, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0060815523
Book Description Harper Perennial, 2006. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0060815523
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