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The Corpse Had a Familiar Face: Covering Miami, America's Hottest Beat

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2011

    Highly Recommend!

    This book is awesome! I could barely put it down! I read it in 2 days (only because I had to try sneak reading it while at work!)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2005

    Good Read

    This was my first Edna Buchanan book and I plan on reading some others. Her writing style and wry sense of humor make this a fun and interesting read. The old saying 'fact is stranger than fiction' is reinforced in this book. If you are into Miami, police work or journalism this is the book for you. Although I could have lived without the chapter on her kittens.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2000

    Sharp girl learns reporting, wins Pulitzer

    Get the dirt on newspaper reporting from a natural, Edna Buchanan, whose tireless and talented coverage of the police beat at the Miami Herald eventually won her a Pulitzer Prize. Ms. Buchanan's mid-life autobiography represents the best of the 'almost old' school of newspaper reporting, when gifted writers with a knack for what folks really want to know could ply their trade and weren¿t expected to repair computers, lay out pages or run the press. Follow the queen of understated, but real-life horror from her early years, when, without a college education, she fled a fate she feared as a factory worker in the Northeast. Find out how her unblinking inquisitiveness made her a star covering homicide in Miami. Learn why she stayed in print reporting when TV stations offered an attractive, talented 'woman reporter' more money. Revisit a moment in history when a female police reporter was still considered a sexy novelty. And find out why Buchanan -- like another notable Florida woman with historic ties to the Miami Herald, Marjorie Stoneman Douglas -- says sex is a waste of time that can create big problems for women. Read this book, and you¿ll laugh and weep. But you won't leave your doors unlocked again!

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