True Crime Book Reviews (page 57)

Released: Oct. 7, 1992

"Numbing. (Illustrations—not seen.)"
The slender story of a messy Dallas divorce—husband hires hit man—that Dallas Morning News reporter Schutze pumps up to the size of an ascent balloon. Read full book review >
ONCE THROUGH THE HEART by Ralph Blumenthal
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Blumenthal wants to have it two ways—a cop story and a family drama—and succeeds admirably. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Simpatico story of a narcotics detective who finds his teenage daughter selling drugs. Read full book review >

Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"And it'll make a great movie. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
An enthralling true-life Cinderella story—that drips blood all over the glass slipper. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 1992

"Readable but only half-satisfying pop-history—more for assassination buffs (Smith brings together many sources) than for fanciers of theater history. (B&w photos—not seen.)"
The Booth family's important place in theater history has often been overshadowed or obscured by the notoriety of John Wilkes. Read full book review >
MR. CAPONE by Robert J. Schoenberg
Released: Aug. 17, 1992

"Avoids the mythologizing of much Capone material, and likely to endure as a standard reference. (Eight pages of b&w photographs, maps—not seen.)"
Scholarly yet lively account of the legendary Prohibition- era gangster. Read full book review >

Released: Aug. 17, 1992

"Hypnotic, though Braudy keeps a cool mask on her prose. (One hundred photographs.)"
Braudy (What the Movies Made Me Do, 1985, etc.) sets out to do a background book on a high-society ``murder'' already addressed fictionally by Dominick Dunne in The Two Mrs. Grenvilles and Truman Capote in Answered Prayers—and finds herself defending the so- called murderess. Read full book review >
CROSSED OVER by Beverly Lowry
Released: Aug. 10, 1992

"But most remarkable is the author's insight into the human capacity for extremes of violence and tenderness, brutality and nobility."
Novelist Lowry (Breaking Gentle, 1988, etc.) delivers a stunning work of nonfiction, charting the growth of a strange but healing intimacy between herself and a young woman prisoner sentenced to die for a gruesome murder. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Vivid, hair-raising, day-to-day-in-the-life-of narrative: the best mob book in recent memory. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
First-rate story of a Mafia murder crew so deadly that even John Gotti turned aside a contract on its leader. Read full book review >
Released: July 7, 1992

"Overall: an eye-opening report, told with unusual frankness and a great deal of righteous anger. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs-not seen.)"
Suspenseful, behind-closed-doors account of the legal and medical maneuverings that enabled deviously ingenuous killer Ross Michael Carlson to avoid trial from 1983—the year he shot both his parents to death—until his own death in 1989. Read full book review >
Released: June 12, 1992

"Bruisingly detailed: not for the fainthearted."
A plunge into the midnight world of gay sadomasochism and murder-for-kicks that was the playground of Manhattan art dealer Andrew Crispo and his 22-year-old protegÇ Bernard LeGeros. Read full book review >
Released: June 8, 1992

"A lively and engaging string of benign adventures, then, with none of the harsh bite of violent reality."
A good-time memoir of life on the fringes of the New York mob, by the widow of a crony of Meyer Lansky's. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 1992

"Definitive—a must read for true-crime votaries. (Sixteen pages of photos—not seen.)"
Impressively detailed account of the Jeffrey Dahmer serial- murder case. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jenny Han
July 6, 2015

In Jenny Han’s P.S. I Still Love You, Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once? In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of makes it so amazing. View video >