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The Books: “My Dark Places: An LA Crime Memoir” (James Ellroy)

Next book in my Daily Book Excerpt: The following book in my true crime section is My Dark Places, by James Ellroy. Now I am a MASSIVE fan of Ellroy’s fiction, but this book is not fiction, and I have … Continue reading

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The Books: “Fatal Vision” (Joe McGinniss)

Next book in my Daily Book excerpt: The following book in my true crime section is: Fatal Vision, by Joe McGinniss. It’s just one of those books I never get tired of: the story of Jeffrey Macdonald, the Green Beret … Continue reading

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The Books: “In Cold Blood” (Truman Capote)

More from my Daily Book Excerpt: The next book in my true crime section is: In Cold Blood , by Truman Capote. One of my favorite books. I babbled about it extensively here. It’s one of those books I always … Continue reading

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The Books: “Outrage : The Five Reasons Why O.J. Simpson Got Away With Murder” (Vincent Bugliosi)

Next in my Daily Book Excerpt: The following book in my true crime section is: Outrage: The Five Reasons Why O. J. Simpson Got Away with Murder, again by Vincent Bugliosi. The title of this book “Outrage” pretty much says … Continue reading

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The Books: “Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders” (Vincent Bugliosi)

Next book in my Daily Book Excerpt: The following book is in my true crime section : Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders, by Vincent Bugliosi. Here’s the opening of this classic true-crime book – one I’ve … Continue reading

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The Books: “Marilyn: The Last Take” (Peter Harry Brown and Patte B. Barham)

Next book in my Daily Book Excerpt: The following book in my true crime section is Marilyn: The Last Take, by Peter Harry Brown and Patte B. Barham. It’s a breathlessly written conspiracy-theory of a book, about the death of … Continue reading

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The Books: “Are You There Alone? The Unspeakable Crime of Andrea Yates” (Suzanne O’Malley)

Next book in my Daily Book Excerpt: I’ve been in the Madeleine L’Engle non-fiction section of my bookshelf … and now … jarringly – that’s over, and we move into my “true crime” area. First book is Are You There … Continue reading

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