EDWARD HUMES is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist who has contributed to Talk, the Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine, Los Angeles magazine, and others. Humes’s numerous books include School of Dreams and the bestselling Mississippi Mud, Mean Justice, an
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Humes (Eco Barons: The Dreamers, Schemers, and Millionaires Who Are Saving Our Planet, 2009, etc.) chronicles how one man's vision transformed Wal-Mart into an industry leader for sustainability.
While pursuing an advanced degree in international affairs, Jib Ellison also worked as a river guide. Read full book review >
Grippingly written, compellingly told, Mean Justice makes other tales on the miscarriage of justice look like pleasant little fairy tales. Read full book review >
A convincingly reported, profoundly disturbing discussion of the Los Angeles juvenile court's multifarious failings, providing terrifying evidence of the underbudgeted system's inability to slow the explosion of juvenile crime or to make even a reasonable stab at rehabilitating troubled young offenders. Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist Humes (Mississippi Mud,1994, etc.) spent a year attending hearings and trials and talking with the most dedicated lawyers, judges, and probation officers in L.A.'s juvenile justice system. Read full book review >
A hothouse atmosphere of crime and political corruption flavors this true-crime tale from Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist Humes (Murder With a Badge, 1992). The title—a reference to a form of poker that involves bluffing and the betrayal of fellow players—is a metaphor for brazen corruption in Mississippi. Read full book review >
With this superbly crafted chronicle of one of the most complex, enigmatic criminals in memory, Humes (Buried Secrets, 1990) takes his place as one of our finest crime writers. ``Mild Bill'' Leasure was one of the LAPD's blandest officers- -well liked but hardly noticed. Read full book review >
Miami becomes "America's new Salem" in this finely crafted foray into the unholy union between Latin border drug-trafficking and witchcraft. Read full book review >