Five torn-from-the-headlines true crime books from an Edgar Award-nominated author and "one of our best reporters" (John Leonard). Linda Wolfe delves deep into the crimes that defy explanation-and the twisted minds of those who commit them. In these five books, she combines masterful storytelling with brilliant psychological insight. Wasted: On an August night in 1986, Jennifer Levin left a Manhattan bar with Robert Chambers. The next morning, her strangled, battered body was found in Central Park. This New York Times Notable Book provides a "fascinating, horrifying, and heart-breaking" account of the so-called Preppie Murder, the crime that shocked a city and a nation (Ann Rule). The Professor and the Prostitute: The chilling case of a college professor who bludgeoned to death the prostitute he loved-plus eight other true crimes, including the bizarre story of the Marcus brothers, twin gynecologists, that inspired the David Cronenberg film Dead Ringers. Double Life: The riveting story of how the chief judge of the New York State Court of Appeals was brought down by his sexual obsession with a stunning socialite. The Murder of Dr. Chapman: Wolfe skillfully weaves court transcripts, love letters, and period recollections into an edge-of-your-seat historical thriller about a notorious crime of passion that rocked pre-Civil War America. Love Me to Death: Wolfe embarks on a search for the serial killer who murdered her friend in this "intriguing insider's look into the convoluted mind of a killer" (The Plain Dealer).
by Linda Wolfe
by Linda Bacon
by Linda Bacon, Lucy Aphramor
by Linda Fairstein
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