Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Transcending True Crime: Ken Corbett’s Devastating ‘A Murder Over a Girl’



The true crime genre, no matter what media we find it in, can be a fickle one. Few modes of storytelling are more immediately gripping, and yet fewer fill up the reader so quickly with outrage only to drain it away. Making a Murderer, the genre’s most recent cause célèbre, provoked such fervor that President Obama deigned to respond, reminding 130,000 riled petitioners that he could not pardon a state criminal offense. The army of Murderer truthers had become so indignant, they’d forgotten to read the law.
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