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VIOLETTE NOZIERE, by Sarah Maza

September 20, 2011

A HEADLINE-GRABBING MURDER in 1933 Paris, examined in depth, illuminates the culture and politics of the era.

Grade: B PLUS

VIOLETTE NOZIERE: A STORY OF MURDER IN 1930S PARIS
University of California Press
2011

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THE JERSEY STING, by Ted Sherman and Josh Margolin

June 18, 2011

INSIDE 2009’S MEGA-SCANDAL of corruption, bribery, Ponzi schemes, money laundering, organ trading in New Jersey.

Grade: B PLUS

THE JERSEY STING: A TRUE STORY OF CROOKED POLS, MONEY-LAUNDERING RABBIS, BLACK MARKET KIDNEYS, AND THE INFORMANT WHO BROUGHT IT ALL DOWN
St. Martin's
2011

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IPHIGENIA IN FOREST HILLS, by Janet Malcolm

May 30, 2011

THOUGHTFUL, ELOQUENT, MORALLY complex look at a murder trial; sobering, and exactly opposite to sensationalism.

Grade: B PLUS

IPHIGENIA IN FOREST HILLS: ANATOMY OF A MURDER TRIAL
Yale University Press
2011

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IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT by Ann Rule

January 15, 2011

TRUE CRIME SUPERSTAR Ann Rule details a family’s quest to have a suspicious death declared murder, not suicide. SOLID B

IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT: THE STRANGE DEATH OF RONDA REYNOLDS AND HER MOTHER’S UNCEASING QUEST FOR THE TRUTH
Free Press
2010

Grade: SOLID B

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