The Best American Crime Writing 2006
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The Best American Crime Writing 2006

by Mark Bowden, Otto Penzler, Thomas H. Cook
     
 

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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 exposé in The New Yorker

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Overview

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 exposé 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

Editorial Reviews

People
“Arresting reading.”
Bloomberg News
“Great choices [and] great writing … proves truth is indeed stranger than fiction.”
Entertainment Weekly
“Mixes the political, the macabre, and the downright brilliant.”
People Magazine
"Arresting reading."
Joyce Carol Oates
“Excellent! I don’t think I have ever encountered such variety in any anthology, of styles, subject matter, points of view.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060815523
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/05/2006
Series:
Best American Crime Writing Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.79(d)

What People are saying about this

Joyce Carol Oates
“Excellent! I don’t think I have ever encountered such variety in any anthology, of styles, subject matter, points of view.”

Meet the Author

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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