The Corpse Had a Familiar Face: Covering Miami, America's Hottest Beat
EDNA BUCHANAN'S MASTERPIECE...TALES THAT ARE AS HOT AS THE MIAMI STREETS SHE COVERED!
For eighteen years, Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Buchanan had one of the most exciting, frightening, and heartbreaking jobs a newspaperwoman could have -- working the police beat for the Miami Herald. Having covered more crimes than most cops, Buchanan garnered a reputation as a savvy, gritty writer with a unique point of view and inimitable style. Updated from its original publication, The Corpse Had a Familiar Face is her classic of street reportage. From cold-blooded murder, to violence in the heat of passion, to the everyday insanity of the city streets, Edna Buchanan reveals it all in her own trademark blend of compassionate reporting, hard-nosed investigation, and wry humor that has made her a legend in the world of journalism.
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For 15 years, this Pulitzer Prize-winning police reporter for the Miami Herald has covered murder and rape, drug deals and robbery, Miami and vice, and she tells her story here. Her prose is spare but ... Read full review
HOW'S THAT PILLOWCASE RAPIST CASE GOIN'.EDNA?!OHHHHHH-I SEE,SAID THE BLIND MAN--NEVER EXISTED! AND YET-YOU SPENT NEARLY A WHOLE CHAPTER IN THAT GOD-FORSAKEN PULITZER PRIZE-HOPEFUL BOOK RANTING LIKE NANCY GRACE WITH THE CROSS OF JESUS GOING ON BEFORE HER-"ON-WARD, CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS--"! DID YOU EVER THINK( AND I KNOW THIS SOUNDS REALLY SICK AND INSANE),( BUT I HAVE NO OTHER EXPLANATION FOR THIS-REALLY!) I HAD NO STALKING OR COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOR FOR OR AGAINST YOUR FRIEND, CHRISTINE-NONE! NEVER MET HER FACE TO FACE-DIDN'T WANT TO. ASK YOUR FRIEND "SPIFFY" WHAT HIS TRUE FEELINGS WERE ABOUT HER OTHER THEN FAKING BEING OVERLY PROTECTIVE---THERE-MAY LIE THE CRUX OF THE ISSUE TO THE QUESTION! WHAT YOU DO NOT KNOW-IN DETAIL-BECAUSE THE DOCTORS DID NOT KNOW IN DETAIL UNTIL RECENTLY---MY DNA IS SO JUMBLED AND COMPLEX-IT IS TOTALLY LETHAL-AND QUITE DESTROYING ME TOTALLY. ALIENS CANNOT EXIST IN THIS ENVIRONMENT, EAT THESE FOODS, AND HOPE "TO LIVE LONG AND PROSPER"! FOR ALL YOUR WORRY ABOUT WHO AND WHAT I REALLY LOOKED LIKE-THE RESULTS COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MORE LETHAL. INDEED-THAT IS WHY I SARCASTICALLY CHIDE YOU ABOUT THE QUALITY OF 7-11 FOODS---FOR ME, IT I-S LETHAL! NO CRIMES HERE,EDNA-EXCEPT-YOU MET UP WITH ALIEN LIFE-AND JUST COULDN'T QUITE WRAP YOUR MIND AROUND THE FACT THAT EARTH DOES NOT JUST PLAY HOST TO HUMAN BEINGS ALONE-MOTEL 6 LEAVES THE LITTLE LIGHT ON FOR-WHOMEVER PAYS FOR A ROOM---
Two Paterson New Jersey
Three Miami Dreams and Legends
Four Nobody Loves a Police Reporter
Sidebar White Kittens Dancing
Sidebar Rocky Rowf
Twelve Miami Then and Now
Thirteen Getting the Story