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November 6, 2006

A Cold Case by Philip Gourevitch

A Cold Case is a quick and interesting read about a reopened homicide case from 1970 and the nationwide hunt for the murderer. The facts of the case aren't too complex nor perplexing. It's the painting of mob run, Irish gangster ridden, New York in the 60s that is tantalizing. I was nearly transported and could almost hear the music, the accents, see the clothes and sense the times.

Janet Maslin says: "Gripping, first rate...beyond the outright suspense here...is a meditation on the every essence of crime."

Sebastian Junger says: "Gourevitch is one of the finest journalists working today; his portrait of gangland in New York in the 60s is brilliant."


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