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The Best American Crime Writing: 2002 Edition: The Year's Best True Crime Reporting

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A riveting new anthology series–a year’s worth of the most powerful, the most startling, the most astute and smartest, in short, the best crime journalism.

Included in this first volume are Mark Singer’s “The Chicken Warriors” from The New Yorker: an up-close look at the tawdry, wildly popular, illegal world of cock-fighting; E. Jean Carrol’s “The Cheerleaders” from Spin: t
Paperback, 432 pages
Published August 13th 2002 by Vintage
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for one article in particular, a prayer for tina marie, this book is worth reading. it's one of the best pieces of crime reportage, or magazine writing period, I have ever written. it will both break your heart and haunt you. and if you're the typical guy it will change the way you look at women. there's also an excellent piece in here by the always fun to read charles bowden about a dea agent who is sent to jail for hiring a hit. as always, bowden's got a special gift of taking you deep into th ...more
Interesting collection of true crime stories.
This series is really about current psychology and sociology issues. My favorite chapters were "The Crash of Egyptair 990" which describes the state of Middle Eastern culture regarding the US. The unreliability of eyewitness testimony in "Under Suspicion" by Atul Gawande.
Great true-crime stories from Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, GQ, etc. Every story riveting. Great to be able to read a complete story quickly, then put it down and come back for the next chapter. A good book to have on the shelves when you're between big books.
Joe  Noir
The first three volumes in this series, those published in the US by Vintage, were the best. All the volumes in this series are good. Non-fiction crime from a variety of sources, and covering a multitude of sins.
This edition, 2002, was very good. I find this series depends on who the editor is and what they choose. The series has been renamed ....Crime Reporting.
These anthologies of true crime writing are really good. It's like getting an entire book of the most interesting magazine articles.
If you like this kind of thing, this was very good!
A gift for fans of crime and justice journalism.
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