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  - gtown - LibraryThing

I've only read two books from the the "Best American Crime Writing/Reporting" series (2006 and 2003) but am hooked. If you love true crime books (or don't want to read them because they go on too long ... Read full review

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User Review  - SomeGuyInVirginia - LibraryThing

More examinations of the psychology behind crime and criminals than gory rehashings of the violence involved in the acts; a nice antidote to the CSI craze of the time. The essays also weren’t written ... Read full review


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

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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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