The Best American Crime Writing 2006

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Harper Collins, Mar 17, 2009 - True Crime - 352 pages
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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 exposť 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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User Review  - Brenda - Goodreads

I am not going to lie, most of the crime stories in this collection were very good, but the 2 mafia stories I skipped..and wish I had skipped the story by Paige Williams, she doesn't belong in this collection at all Read full review

Review: The Best American Crime Writing 2006

User Review  - Goodreads

I am not going to lie, most of the crime stories in this collection were very good, but the 2 mafia stories I skipped..and wish I had skipped the story by Paige Williams, she doesn't belong in this collection at all Read full review

Contents

John Heilemann The Choirboy
1
Jimmy Breslin The End of the Mob
29
MarkJacobson The 2000anHour Woman
45
Skip Hollandsworth The Last Ride
73
Jeffrey Toobin Killer Instincts
99
Robert Nelson Altar Ego
125
Gwynne Dr Evil
161
Paige Williams How to Lose 100000000
183
Mary Battiata Blood Feud
195
Howard Blum and John Connolly Hit Men in Blue?
223
Richard Rubin The Ghosts of Emmett Till
247
Chuck Hustmyre Blue on Blue
265
Devin Friedman Operation Stealing
277
Denise Grollmus Sex Thief
293
Deanne Stillman The Great Mojave Manhunt
309
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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.

Thomas H. Cook is the author of twenty-three books, including The Chatham School Affair, which won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for best novel, and, most recently, The Last Talk with Lola Faye.

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