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»A crime story set among sweeping events is reminiscent of Graham Greene, particularly The Third Man, while French’s terse, tightly-focussed style has rightly been compared to Chandler. Midnight in Peking deserves a place alongside both these masters.«

Christopher Hirst

Writer Christopher Hirst about the true crime book Midnight in Peking by Paul French. His review at The Independent.

»You want film noir? Whitey and colleagues bury three victims in the dirt basement of a house in the neighborhood. You want scenes right out of Goodfellas? How about Whitey, his partner Steve Flemmi, and a group of FBI agents dining at Flemmi’s home as his mom cooks up an Italian feast.«

Jeff Greenfield

True crime: Jeff Greenfield reviews the non fiction book Whitey Bulger: America’s Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt that Brought Him to Justice by the Boston Globe reporters Kevin Cullen and Shelley Murphy. Read the review at The Washington Post.

»Now Mr. Graeber has compiled the full Cullen story into The Good Nurse, a stunning book with a flat, uninflected title that should and does bring to mind In Cold Blood

Janet Maslin

Charles Cullen may have been the most prolific serial killer in history. Charles Graeber has corresponded with Mr. Cullen and has now published the story of this former night nurse. The Good Nurse : A True Story of Medicine, Madness, and Murder is the title of this non fiction book and Janet Maslin reviews it at The New York Times.