The Spider and the Fly: A Writer, a Murderer, and a Story of Obsession

The Spider and the Fly: A Writer, a Murderer, and a Story of Obsession

by Claudia Rowe


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ISBN-13: 9780062416131
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 11/21/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 173,457
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Claudia Rowe is an award-winning journalist who has been twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Currently a staff writer at the Seattle Times, she has published work in numerous newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, Mother Jones, Huffington Post, Women’s Day, Yes! and Seattle’s alternative weekly, The Stranger. She has been honored by the Society of Professional Journalists, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, and the Journalism Center on Children & Families, which awarded her a Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism.

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The Spider and the Fly: A Reporter, a Serial Killer, and the Meaning of Murder 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous 7 months ago
JEN-E-- 8 months ago
I thought this would be a more critical view of an african american male serial killer, but it's not. Most of the text is written as if you are reading a college bound girls' diary. She starts out with the drive for a learning about a serial killer to I never wish I had ever met him. Gross! This is ridiculous! For an award-winning journalist to write something like this, she does not write like an award-winning journalist. My disinterest in this book caused me three months to try and finish it! If the book is good, I can read one in two-weeks or less. I am turned off by the dialog and I am turned off with the author, and I am glad Kendall Francois is dead.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great incite to those of us who marvel at how a serial killer thinks. Tho' he wouldn't tell all, it was a fascinating journey into his life and also the journalists life. I loved the book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is very interesting as long as you have a good head on your shoulders and can see through Claudia Rowe's liberal bias.
Queenbethanny More than 1 year ago
I received this ARC from Harper Collins/Dey Street Books. It is labelled as true crime. I guess that could be true as it centered on a real crime, real reporter and a real serial killer. However, this book is mostly about correspondence between reporter, Claudia Rowe and the serial killer, Kendall Francois. The book is heavy and hard to get through. After I realized that she more than sympathized with Francois, even starts making excuses for him, eagerly awaits his correspondence, I was completely turned off.