True Crime Obsession
Why are so many women fascinated and obsessed by true crime stories? Using the experiences of four women - each of whose lives were touched by crime - Rachel Monroe interrogates the appeal of true crime. Each woman, she argues, represents and identifies with a particular archetype that provides an entryway into true crime. Through these four cases, she traces the history of American crime, the growth of forensic science, the evolving role of victims, the Satanic Panic, the rise of online detectives and the long shadow of the Columbine shooting. Monroe has written about #vanlife for The New Yorker, a romantic con man for The Atlantic, pick-up artists for New York magazine, child abductions on the Navajo Nation for Esquire and a small-town quilting scandal for Texas Monthly.
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