Friday, March 27, 2015

9 Brilliant Books that Will Change How You See True Crime

By Caitlin Kleinschmidt    |   Thursday, March 26, 2015  - Off the Shelf
I love true crime. There, I said it. Though often maligned due to its associations with lurid tabloids and pulpy courtroom dramas, there are examples of the genre that are literary in quality and aspiration (and I can just feel the condescending eye-rolls from the well-read literary set). 
But now that we’re living in a post-Serial world and The Wire has been enshrined as the greatest television series ever, I think it’s time to revisit this misconception. 
The greatest examples of the genre provide not only the pleasures of a gripping, whodunit plot, but they are also an examination of complex psychology and civilization when the tranquility of everyday life has been shattered. View the full list >

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