Thursday, May 05, 2016

Nine great unconventional true crime books

Laura Tillman is an award-winning writer and freelance journalist. Her first book is The Long Shadow of Small Ghosts: Murder and Memory in an American City. One of the author's nine great unconventional true crime books, as shared at Publishers Weekly:
Homicide by David Simon

In what would become the basis of a TV show and eventually his revered career in television, Simon's first book is immersion journalism at its best. A writer of great skill and verve, Simon captures the voices of the detectives of Baltimore's homicide unit with specificity and humor, and reveals the city through its daily tragedies.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue