I haven't seen this much early buzz about a true crime book since Vincent Bugliosi's Kennedy book, and his publicists won an award for their online campaign. I predict that Columbine: A True Crime Story [Amazon; B&N]by Jeff Kass will be a bestseller.
Meanwhile, another book just caught my eye, and it sounds like one that's right up our alley. It's a spousal murder story set in turn-of-the-century Iowa. The murder case was a particular inspiration for journalist Susan Glaspell, who would later go on to write the still-famous short story "A Jury of Her Peers," which is psychologically insightful and powerful. For all those reasons I look forward to reading Midnight Assassin: A Murder in America's Heartland[Amazon; B&N] and hoping it's as good as the reviews and warrants great sales. A local paper recently wrote a feature on the book and the authors' website has more details.
The latest definition of a true crime fan: “Disturbing chap going through the True Crime titles like it’s the How-To section.” Via