Crooked City

Preib, Martin

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Synopsis: In this second collection of connected essays, Chicago cop Martin Preib takes on seemingly unrelated murder cases, all dating from one year, 1982, including some in which offenders were released as part of the wrongful conviction movement. This book shatters reader assumptions—about the workings of justice, the objectivity of the media, and the role of the police in the city of Chicago, even calling into question allegations of police torture in the notorious cases against Jon Burge. Told in the gripping tension of a crime novel, Preib strives for the highest language as he wanders these brutal, controversial killings.

About the Author: Martin Preib’s first book, The Wagon and Other Stories from the City, was published by the University of Chicago Press. His essays have been published in Playboy, Virginia Quarterly Review (winner of the 2005 Staige D. Blackford Award for Nonfiction) and Tin House. A version of the chapter Foot Patrol, was published in the first issue of The Chicagoan.

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Title: Crooked City
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