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Murder by the Book by Claire Harman
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Feb 04, 2020 | ISBN 9780525436157

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“An intriguing, entertaining and occasionally gruesome mashup of mystery, biography, history and literary intrigue. . . . A true-crime devotee’s delight.” —BookPage

“Enthralling. . . . A page-turner that can hold its own with any one of the many murder-minded podcasts out there.” —Jezebel

“A brilliant piece of literary detective work. And though Harman is never so crass as to draw comparisons with today’s concerns over the effects of drill music or chic TV assassins, the resonances ping from every page.” —London Evening Standard

 “[The] opening scene is the stuff that classic murder mysteries are made of. . . . Harman is a tireless researcher and a droll stylist.” —The Wall Street Journal

“An assiduously researched and superbly written book that ends with Harman examining unanswered questions, and reminding us that truth can be stranger than fiction.” —The Minneapolis Star Tribune

“A succinct, lively narrative. . . . What elevates [it] above sensationalism is its focus on how this case heightened concern over the malevolent influence of violent entertainment.” —The Washington Post

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