The Best American Crime Reporting 2008

The Best American Crime Reporting 2008

Jonathan Kellerman JonathanGreen Otto Penzler Thomas H. Cook / Oct 30, 2020

The Best American Crime Reporting Thieves liars killers and conspirators it s a criminal world out there and someone has got to write about it An eclectic collection of the year s best reportage The Best American Crime Reporting

  • Title: The Best American Crime Reporting 2008
  • Author: Jonathan Kellerman JonathanGreen Otto Penzler Thomas H. Cook
  • ISBN: 9780061490835
  • Page: 494
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  • Thieves, liars, killers, and conspirators it s a criminal world out there, and someone has got to write about it An eclectic collection of the year s best reportage, The Best American Crime Reporting 2008 brings together the murderers and the masterminds, the mysteries and missteps that make for brilliant stories, told by the aces of the true crime genre This latest addiThieves, liars, killers, and conspirators it s a criminal world out there, and someone has got to write about it An eclectic collection of the year s best reportage, The Best American Crime Reporting 2008 brings together the murderers and the master minds, the mysteries and missteps that make for brilliant stories, told by the aces of the true crime genre This latest addition to the highly acclaimed series features guest editor Jonathan Kellerman, bestselling author of than twenty crime novels, most recently Compulsion and the forthcoming Bones.

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      • Jonathan Kellerman JonathanGreen Otto Penzler Thomas H. Cook

        Jonathan Kellerman was born in New York City in 1949 and grew up in Los Angeles He helped work his way through UCLA as an editorial cartoonist, columnist, editor and freelance musician As a senior, at the age of 22, he won a Samuel Goldwyn Writing Award for fiction Like his fictional protagonist, Alex Delaware, Jonathan received at Ph.D in psychology at the age of 24, with a specialty in the treatment of children He served internships in clinical psychology and pediatric psychology at Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles and was a post doctoral HEW Fellow in Psychology and Human Development at CHLA IN 1975, Jonathan was asked by the hospital to conduct research into the psychological effects of extreme isolation plastic bubble units on children with cancer, and to coordinate care for these kids and their families The success of that venture led to the establishment, in 1977 of the Psychosocial Program, Division of Oncology, the first comprehensive approach to the emotional aspects of pediatric cancer anywhere in the world Jonathan was asked to be founding director and, along with his team, published extensively in the area of behavioral medicine Decades later, the program, under the tutelage of one of Jonathan s former students, continues to break ground Jonathan s first published book was a medical text, PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF CHILDHOOD CANCER, 1980 One year later, came a book for parents, HELPING THE FEARFUL CHILD In 1985, Jonathan s first novel, WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS, was published to enormous critical and commercial success and became a New York Times bestseller BOUGH was also produced as a t.v movie and won the Edgar Allan Poe and Anthony Boucher Awards for Best First Novel Since then, Jonathan has published a best selling crime novel every year, and occasionally, two a year In addition, he has written and illustrated two books for children and a nonfiction volume on childhood violence, SAVAGE SPAWN 1999 Though no longer active as a psychotherapist, he is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Psychology at University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine Jonathan is married to bestselling novelist Faye Kellerman and they have four children.


    323 Comments

    1. I bought this on the Kindle during a daily deal promotion or something and I’m going to read the other collections as soon as possible. I don’t know how I haven’t gotten my paws on these before (RIGHT IN MY WHEELHOUSE), but the shorter articles included are perfect for fitting in right before I pass out asleep at night. The content is varied and it’s all interesting, but I liked two articles especially. One was about Charles Cullen (the subject of this book I reviewed last year) and the [...]



    2. Mostly pretty meh, except for Charles Graeber's The Tainted Kidney from New York magazine, which is amazing.


    3. Like the other anthologies I reviewed (and will review), I find the subject matter very interesting and will highlight the stories that stood out the most to me. One thing I really like about this series (at least with those I've read so far) is the coda added to the end of each piece, which updates or augments the original story. This 2008 edition collects 15 articles from 10 different publications. The stories I liked were:The House Across the Way by Calvin TrillinWhat happens when an undesira [...]


    4. I got this for the Malcolm Gladwell article but enjoyed the others I read. One, set in Baltimore, (interesting because I very much enjoyed the books by David Simon - Homicide was best, but the Corner was good too - and The Wire was a very good show set in Baltimore), discussed the idea of public reluctance to 'snitch' and become a target for more violence. It was followed up by an article that reveals one of the very reasons folks ARE reluctant - women, duped by a con artist, were humiliated pub [...]


    5. I liked this book a lot. It was a new choice for me because I usually don't read true crime/crime reporting books. I liked that this was a collection so they were essentially short stories which kept me interested. I also found myself reading some of the reports and thinking "wow, this actually happened!" because some reports were just so unbelievable. I also liked that the reports ranged from serial killers to robbery to other crimes.I will definitely try and find some more of these collections [...]


    6. The guest editor changes from year to year, but the book stays pretty much the same: Consistently entertaining nonfiction crime essays from The New Yorker (always), plus nods to the likes of The Atlantic Monthly and Esquire, but also to more obscure publications--this time, The Cleveland Free Times and OC Weekly make the cut--just to keep things a little bit honest. Most years, I find that once particular essay makes the book worth its price of admission. This time, it's Malcolm Gladwell's "Dang [...]


    7. I read this book because Jonathan Kellerman had an introduction. I am a huge fan of his. For the most part I enjoyed the true stories as reported in American magazines. The most horrifying one was about the convict who had spent over 20 years in maximum prisons in isolation. I cannot imagine anyone still being sane after that. He was still of his right mind. Then there is the story as told in ESQUIRE about the mercenary who made up most or all of his escapades. At the end of the story the author [...]


    8. There's some real gems in here. Among the standouts -- "The Story of a Snitch;" "The House Across the Way," a piece by Calvin Trillin about a really, really bad neighbor; "The Caged Life," about "supermax" prisons; and "Dangerous Minds," a great article by Malcolm Gladwell about how FBI criminal profiles are often incorrect. But my absolute favorite was "I'm with the Steelers," about a man in Pittsburgh who impersonated several Steelers football players to get women to date him and loan him mone [...]


    9. An interesting, though mixed bag. Many of the stories focus on ambiguities and complex personalities, rather than police procedures or whodunits. Stand out stories include Malcolm Gladwell's debunking of serial-killer profiling, Charles Graeber's report on a serial-killer's attempt to donate a kidney, and Mark Bowden's account of the interrogation that led to the US assassination of terrorist suspect Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Overall, a very strong, thought-provoking collection.


    10. I liked th emix of articles. My favorites were the con men like in Justin Heckert's "I'm with the Steelers" and Tom Junod's "Mercenary." I also enjoyed Malcolm Gladwell's look at criminal profiling and how faulty it is.The true crime stories are also good. The last story "Murder at 19,000 Feet" by Jonathan Green was a gut punch about politics and mountain climbers in Tibet.


    11. - an eclectic collection of the year's best true crime reportage; snitches, super-maximum prisons, bad neighbours, improbable imposters, criminal organ donars, and the usual assortment of murderers; originally published in The New Yorker, Men's Journal, Esquire, The Atlantic Monthly, etc- I enjoy this series


    12. Is there anybody out there who loves these anthologies as much as I do? The collections from the past few years are thick with excellent, compelling, bizarre, true crime stories. The reportage is phenomenal, and the "strange-but-true" angle knocks the crap outta most crime-fiction plots I read. Yep. Real life is bizarre.


    13. I was a little disappointed to discover that I had read a lot of these stories already. But there were several I hadn't; my favorite being the one about the pathological liar who is head of security at a nuclear plant.


    14. This is my favorite "Best American" series. Covers a wide range of topics (serial killer, maximum security prisons, Border Patrol, imposters,terrorism). Year in, year out, always great reading.


    15. This collection of crime reporting is not what you'd think - some of the stories are humorous rather than despicable. I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys non-fiction.


    16. Just keeping up with the periodicals I don't have time (or subscriptions) to read throughout the year.


    17. These come out each year, with different editors. (Crime Writing through 2006) If you love true crime stories well-written, you'll enjoy these. (Guilty pleasures for me.)


    18. This was a very easy and good read. The stories were diverse and engaging. Can't wait to read the next in the series.


    19. All the volumes in this series are good. Non-fiction crime from a variety of sources, and covering a multitude of sins.


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