I enjoyed a nice review of True Crime: An American Anthology (Harold Schechter, Ed.; see the CLEWS review) that appeared in the most recent issue of The Nation. Once I got past the first paragraph, anyway.
Here’s a pop quiz for crime historians: Can you name the executed Indiana man in the mugshot?
Meanwhile, I must forgive the reviewer for calling Edmund L. Pearson one of the "forgotten ‘murder fanciers’" (which nearly made me choke - forgotten? not around here! Any author still being mentioned in national newspapers eighty years after his death is gone but not forgotten) because she also called his storytelling hilarious and sophisticated. Garnering those two adjectives is no mean feat for this genre (see paragraph one).