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The case of the vanishing blonde : and other true crime stories / Mark Bowden.

Bowden, Mark, 1951- (author.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library 364.1097 BOW (Text) 33500013280938 New Checked out 10/01/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780802128447
  • ISBN: 0802128440
  • Physical Description: 232 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, [2020]

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Formatted Contents Note:
The incident at Alpha Tau Omega -- "Why don't u tell me wht ur into" -- The case of the vanishing blonde -- ... A million years ago -- The body in room 348 -- Who killed Euhommie Bond?
Summary, etc.:
"Throughout his long and illustrious career, Mark Bowden has written about crime and was recognized in 2010 with a lifetime achievement award by the International Thriller Writers organization. The Case of the Vanishing Blonde collects six of his most riveting pieces-accounts spanning four decades of searing characters and unsettling tales to illustrate all manner of crimes and the ways technology has progressively altered criminal investigation. From a 1983 story of a campus rape at the University of Pennsylvania that unleashed a debate over the nature of consent when drinking and drugs are involved, to three cold cases featuring the inimitable Long Island private detective Ken Brennan and a startling investigation into a murderer deep within the LAPD's ranks, shielded for twenty-six years by officers keen to protect one of their own, these stories are the work of a masterful narrative journalist at work-gripping true crime from a writer the Washington Post calls "an old pro.""-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 May #1
    For all of the podcasts and Netflix docu-series that brought true crime into the modern zeitgeist, this genre solidly thrives where it began: in print journalism. Here, best-selling Bowden (The Last Stone, 2019) collects six of his long-form articles, most from Vanity Fair, each delving the intricacies, patience, and persistence of detective work. Five of the six stories are from the last decade, while The Incident at Alpha Tau Omega, from 1983, about a gang rape at a fraternity, retains a (sadly) contemporary resonance and feel. PI Ken Brennan, the memorable cold-case-cracking rock star, features in three investigations, and he is reason enough to pick up this slim and satisfying volume. While humanizing the victims—including a man convicted of attempted sex crimes against children, cast as a victim of entrapment in why don't u tell me wht ur into—these are, at their core, detective stories. Bowden writes with journalistic efficiency and a matter-of-fact admiration of the investigative work—from the ingenious to the tedious—of his detectives, whose mystery solving creates order from disorder, salves our ache for moral balance. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Mark Bowden is the author of thirteen books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller Black Hawk Down. He reported at the Philadelphia Inquirer for twenty years and now writes for the Atlantic and other magazines. He is also the writer in residence at the University of Delaware.

Subject: Crime > United States > Case studies.
Criminals > United States > Case studies.
Murder > United States > Case studies.
TRUE CRIME / Abductions, Kidnappings & Missing Persons.
TRUE CRIME / Sexual Assault.
TRUE CRIME / Forensics.
Cold cases (Criminal investigation)
Murder > Investigation.
United States.
Homicide > Case studies.
Crime > United States.
Genre: Crime.
Case studies.
True crime stories.
Case studies.
True crime stories.

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