Books by Jeff Benedict

Investigative journalist Jeff Benedict finds inspiration in microscopic subject matter in Poisoned: The True Story of the Deadly E. coli Outbreak that Changed the Way Americans Eat. Benedict relies on source material and interviews to craft a hard-boiled thriller in chronicling the biggest food-poisoning epidemic in American history.

Released: May 17, 2011

"Spartan prose delivers a chilling, page-turning lesson in food safety."
Just in time for BBQ season, an investigative journalist traces the path of a devastating outbreak of food-borne illness linked to hamburger meat. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 29, 2009

"Capably presented account of a complex legal case that would have been even more compelling if it were shorter."
Investigative journalist Benedict (The Mormon Way of Doing Business: How Eight Western Boys Reached the Top of Corporate America, 2007, etc.) explores the drama behind a controversial Supreme Court ruling on eminent domain. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 2003

"No need to sensationalize Owsley's story; the pathologist would have emerged an even more awesome figure without the superhero garb. (8-page b&w photo insert, not seen)"
Smithsonian forensic pathologist Douglas Owsley gets an enthusiastic profile from investigative journalist Benedict (Public Heroes, Private Felons, 1997, etc.). Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 3, 1997

A sports sociologist's provocative, sometimes sensationalistic study of a phenomenon that's gaining increasing public attention. Read full book review >