"Sarah Weinman brings together an exemplary collection of thirteen recent true crime tales by some of the most exciting journalists and chroniclers of crime working today. With an introduction by Patrick Radden Keefe, this collection showcases true crime writing across the broadest possible spectrum and reflects on why crime stories are so transfixing and irresistible to the modern reader" -- from publisher.
In 1963, amidst the civil rights movement that was tearing the nation apart, one hate crime became notorious: the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. which killed four young African America girls. Now, in 1998, the FBI has reopened the case, and Tom Cherry's memories are recalled about the turbulent years of his childhood. He is forced to come to terms with his past, facing his father's possible involvement with the...