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The Vine: February 15, 2017
February 15, 2017 – 8:21 AM | 21 Comments
The Vine: February 15, 2017

Help! I love love true crime, but ever since I had a baby I get weepy when I hear about murder (especially kids or their parents dying).

4/31: Foxcatcher
January 4, 2015 – 12:20 PM | 4 Comments
4/31: <em>Foxcatcher</em>

“But it’s still a true crime story bloated into looking significant,” David Edelstein sighs of Foxcatcher in his review, and I concur with the “bloated into looking significant” part while having to take issue with …

Bonar Menninger’s Mortal Error
May 27, 2014 – 8:39 AM | 4 Comments
Bonar Menninger’s <em>Mortal Error</em>

Like a Magic Eye puzzle, once you see Howard Donahue’s explanation of JFK’s death, you can’t unsee it.

TN Read-Along #18: The Good Nurse
February 21, 2014 – 6:11 PM | 21 Comments
TN Read-Along #18: <em>The Good Nurse</em>

UPDATE, 3/10/14: I’m in L.A. at the moment and left the book half-read on my kitchen table in Brooklyn AND will not be able to coordinate a live chat, SO: same time next week. That’s …

Elsewhere In The Tomatoverse: You Don’t Know Jack
January 14, 2014 – 12:00 PM | 3 Comments
Elsewhere In The Tomatoverse: You Don’t Know Jack

But you might want to, FINALLY.

The Imposter: The past isn’t past
November 30, 2012 – 4:40 PM | 6 Comments
<em>The Imposter</em>: The past isn’t past

Though [Bourdin] emphasized his cunning, he acknowledged what any con man knows but rarely admits: it is not that hard to fool people. People have basic expectations of others’ behavior and are rarely on guard …

A Tale of Two Menendezes
November 12, 2012 – 10:45 PM | 12 Comments
A Tale of Two Menendezes

Two TV movies about the Menendez case came out within five weeks of each other in 1994: Honor Thy Father and Mother: The True Story of the Menendez Murders, and Menendez: A Killing in Beverly …

Tomato Nation Read-Along #16, Special Blotter Edition: Poll
September 24, 2012 – 11:26 PM | 10 Comments
Tomato Nation Read-Along #16, Special Blotter Edition: Poll

By request of a few readers, an all-crime selection of potential Read-Along books. I tried to give you a good range of crimes — arsons, assassinations, Mafiosi, paper-hangers — but as you may or may …

11 Things I Learned From Manchester’s The Death of a President
August 31, 2012 – 3:59 PM | 10 Comments
11 Things I Learned From Manchester’s <em>The Death of a President</em>

The President is supposed to stand still during “Hail to the Chief,” and/or salute the flag. (27)
“At Brooks Kennedy had tried to rest briefly in the Lincoln while the First Lady made her farewells. Harassed …

Your True-Crime Hall of Fame
July 19, 2012 – 4:52 PM | 95 Comments
Your True-Crime Hall of Fame

A question for you about true-crime books, even if you don’t think of yourself as reading much true crime: Which books would you put in a true-crime canon? If someone comes to you and asks …