Sunday, August 1, 2010

Book Note: The Best American Crime Reporting 2009, edited by Jeffrey Toobin

There are no stand-out essays in this year's collection, but there are a few tidbits that noirboiled fans might enjoy: L. Jon Wertheim's "Breaking the Bank" (a British MMA fighter becomes involved in a bank heist); David Grann's "True Crime" (a cold case turns hot when a Polish police detective becomes convinced that a murder suspect has published a veiled confession in a postmodern novel); and Stephen Rodrick's "Dead Man's Float" (things go spectacularly wrong in the marriage of a millionaire hedge-fund manager and his trophy wife).

No comments:

Post a Comment