True Crime

True Crime


  • Author : Mark Seltzer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-10-18
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135867393


True Crime Book Description :

True crime is crime fact that looks like crime fiction. It is one of the most popular genres of our pathological public sphere, and an integral part of our contemporary wound culture-a culture, or at least cult, of commiseration. If we cannot gather in the face of anything other than crime, violence, terror, trauma, and the wound, we can at least commiserate. That is, as novelist Chuck Palahniuk writes, we can at least "all [be] miserable together." The "murder leisure industry," its media, and its public: these modern styles of violence and intimacy, sociality and belief, are the subjects of True Crime: Observations on Violence and Modernity. True Crime draws on and makes available to American readers—and tests out—work on systems theory and med...

True Crime  Virginia
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

True Crime Virginia


  • Author : John F. Jebb
  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780811706490


True Crime Virginia Book Description :

Includes . . . The controversial rape case of the Martinsville Seven The first murder in America to be convicted on DNA evidence The UVA honors students accused of murder The last-minute reprieve of Earl Washington Jr. based on DNA findings The Virginia Tech shootings...

The Rise of True Crime  20th Century Murder and American Popular Culture
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Rise of True Crime 20th Century Murder and American Popular Culture


  • Author : Jean Murley
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2008-08-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781573567725


The Rise of True Crime 20th Century Murder and American Popular Culture Book Description :

During the 1950s and 1960s True Detective magazine developed a new way of narrating and understanding murder. It was more sensitive to context, gave more psychologically sophisticated accounts, and was more willing to make conjectures about the unknown thoughts and motivations of killers than others had been before. This turned out to be the start of a revolution, and, after a century of escalating accounts, we have now become a nation of experts, with many ordinary people able to speak intelligently about blood-spatter patterns and organized vs. disorganized serial killers. The Rise of True Crime examines the various genres of true crime using the most popular and well-known examples. And despite its examination of some of the potentially negative e...

True Crime
Score: 4.5
From 5 Ratings

True Crime


  • Author : Andrew Klavan
  • Publisher : Dell
  • Release Date : 2011-04-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307791214


True Crime Book Description :

In the heat of the city, a man is out of time: speeding in a beat-up Ford Tempo, blasting easy-listening music. Reporter Steve Everett drinks too much, makes love to his boss's wife, and has just stumbled upon a shocking truth: a convicted killer is about to be executed for a crime he didn't commit. In the cold confines of Death Row, Frank Beachum is also out of time. Ready to say good-bye to the wife and child he loves and hello to the God he still believes in, Beachum knows he did not kill a convenience store clerk six years ago. But in a few hours—if Steve Everett can't find the evidence to stop it—a needle is going to pierce Frank Beachum's skin. The killing machine is primed. The executioner is waiting. And so is the priest. Now the clock is...

True Crime  New Jersey

True Crime New Jersey


  • Author : Patricia A. Martinelli
  • Publisher : Stackpole Books
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0811734285


True Crime New Jersey Book Description :

Looking at criminal activities across the Garden State, an informative survey focuses on some of New Jersey's headline-grabbing cases, including the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, the John List killings, underworld mob activities, and the murder that led to the creation of Megan's Law. Original....

True Crime

True Crime


  • Author : Jonathan Goodman
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Crime
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0752535374


True Crime Book Description :

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You Belong to Me and Other True Crime Cases
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

You Belong to Me and Other True Crime Cases


  • Author : Ann Rule
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1994-09-01
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780671793548


You Belong to Me and Other True Crime Cases Book Description :

A collection of true-crime writings includes the story of Tim Harris, a Florida state trooper who hid bizarre and fatal fantasies behind his badge...

Writing True Crime

Writing True Crime


  • Author : Stephen Wade
  • Publisher : Straightforward co Ltd
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: True crime stories
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 184716126X


Writing True Crime Book Description :

Introduces the aspiring crime writer to the skills needed to write true crime and crime history. The chapters cover everything from finding a subject, working on a creative treatment and researching in libraries and archives. The reader is given a clear understanding of the craft of writing in this popular and expanding area, with material included from social history, law and criminology....

Unspeakable Acts
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Unspeakable Acts


  • Author : Sarah Weinman
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-07-28
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062839992


Unspeakable Acts Book Description :

A brilliant anthology of modern true-crime writing that illustrates the appeal of this powerful and popular genre, edited and curated by Sarah Weinman, the award-winning author of The Real Lolita The appeal of true-crime stories has never been higher. With podcasts like My Favorite Murder and In the Dark, bestsellers like I’ll Be Gone in the Dark and Furious Hours, and TV hits like American Crime Story and Wild Wild Country, the cultural appetite for stories of real people doing terrible things is insatiable. Acclaimed author ofThe Real Lolitaand editor of Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s & 50s (Library of America) and Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives (Penguin), Sarah Weinman brings together an exemplary collection of recent...

Zodiac Unmasked
Score: 3
From 5 Ratings

Zodiac Unmasked


  • Author : Robert Graysmith
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2007-01-02
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440678127


Zodiac Unmasked Book Description :

Robert Graysmith reveals the true identity of Zodiac—America's most elusive serial killer. Between December 1968 and October 1969 a hooded serial killer called Zodiac terrorized San Francisco. Claiming responsibility for thirty-seven murders, he manipulated the media with warnings, dares, and bizarre cryptograms that baffled FBI code-breakers. Then as suddenly as the murders began, Zodiac disappeared into the Bay Area fog. After painstaking investigation and more than thirty years of research, Robert Graysmith finally exposes Zodiac’s true identity. With overwhelming evidence he reveals the twisted private life that led to the crimes, and provides startling theories as to why they stopped. America’s greatest unsolved mystery has finally been so...