Unspeakable Acts

Unspeakable Acts

True Tales of Crime, Murder, Deceit, and Obsession

Book - 2020 | First edition.
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"Sarah Weinman brings together an exemplary collection of thirteen recent true crime tales by some of the most exciting journalists and chroniclers of crime working today. With an introduction by Patrick Radden Keefe, this collection showcases true crime writing across the broadest possible spectrum and reflects on why crime stories are so transfixing and irresistible to the modern reader" -- from publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY :, ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2020]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062839886
Characteristics: xix, 396 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Dee Dee wanted her daughter to be sick, Gypsy wanted her mom murdered / Michelle Dean
Reckoning / Pamela Colloff
Jennifer Pan's revenge / Karen K. Ho
Perfect man who wasn't / Rachel Monroe
Out came the girls / Alex Mar
End of evil / Sarah Marshall
Ethical dilemma of highbrow true crime / Alice Bolin
Lost children of "Runaway Train" / Elon Green
True crime story behind a 1970s cult feminist film classic / Sarah Weinman
What bullets do to bodies / Jason Fagone
Checkpoint nation / Melissa Del Bosque / How a dubious forensic science spread like a virus / Leora Smith
"I am a girl now," Sage Smith wrote. Then she went missing / Emma Copley Eisenberg.
Summary: "Sarah Weinman brings together an exemplary collection of thirteen recent true crime tales by some of the most exciting journalists and chroniclers of crime working today. With an introduction by Patrick Radden Keefe, this collection showcases true crime writing across the broadest possible spectrum and reflects on why crime stories are so transfixing and irresistible to the modern reader" -- from publisher.

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