True Crime

True Crime

True crime is crime fact that looks like crime fiction. It is one of the most popular genres of our pathological public sphere, and an integral part of our contemporary wound culture-a culture, or at least cult, of commiseration. If we cannot gather in the face of anything other than crime, violence, terror, trauma, and the wound, we can at least commiserate. That is, as novelist Chuck Palahniuk writes, we can at least "all [be] miserable together." The "murder leisure industry," its media, and its public: these modern styles of violence and intimacy, sociality and belief, are the subjects of True Crime: Observations on Violence and Modernity. True Crime draws on and makes available to American readers—and tests out—work on systems theory and media theory (for instance, the transformative work of Niklas Luhmann on social systems and of Friedrich Kittler on the media apriori—work yet to make its impact on the American scene). True Crime is at once a study of a minor genre that is a scale model of modern society and a critical introduction to these forms of social and media history and theory. With examples, factual and fictional, of the scene of the crime ranging from Poe to CSI, from the true crime writing of the popular Japanese author Haruki Murakami to versions of "the violence-media complex" in the work of the American novelist Patricia Highsmith and the Argentinian author Juan José Saer, True Crime is a penetrating look at modern violence and the modern media and the ties that bind them in contemporary life.

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True Crime
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Mark Seltzer
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-18 - Publisher: Routledge

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True crime is crime fact that looks like crime fiction. It is one of the most popular genres of our pathological public sphere, and an integral part of our cont
The True Crime File
Language: en
Pages: 381
Authors: Workman Publishing
Categories: True Crime
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-05-10 - Publisher: Hachette UK

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A passion for True Crime meets gift book appeal, in a collection of lurid tales, survivor stories, notable quotes, and crime trivia to satisfy any true crime fa
True Crime Addict
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: James Renner
Categories: True Crime
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-24 - Publisher: Macmillan

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As seen on the Oxygen mini-series The Disappearance of Maura Murray When an eleven year old James Renner fell in love with Amy Mihaljevic, the missing girl seen
Doctors True Crime
Language: en
Pages: 56
Authors: Kalina Ramanska
Categories: True Crime
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-09-02 - Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

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There was a writer and there was a businessman, a husband and wife, murdered by doctors. This book contains both mesmerizing suspense and astonishing empathy as
Karen Kingsbury True Crime Novels
Language: en
Pages: 1136
Authors: Karen Kingsbury
Categories: True Crime
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-16 - Publisher: Rosetta Books

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Four chilling true crime novels by a #1 New York Times–bestselling author and former Los Angeles Times reporter. Final Vows: Murder, Madness, and Twisted Just
TRUE CRIME: British Murder Mysteries
Language: en
Pages: 100
Authors: Arthur Conan Doyle
Categories: True Crime
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-06 - Publisher: Musaicum Books

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True Crime Stories of Western North Carolina
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Cathy Pickens
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-09-26 - Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

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Explore the international headlines and the little-known crimes, the solved and the wrongly solved, in these tales of the North Carolina mountains. Western Nort
True Crime Parallels to the Mysteries of Agatha Christie
Language: en
Pages: 206
Authors: Anne Powers
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-28 - Publisher: McFarland

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Outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare, the works of Agatha Christie stand as some of the most celebrated crime fiction of our era. This book takes ten of he
True Crime Stories of Eastern North Carolina
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Cathy Pickens
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-05-11 - Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

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Eastern North Carolina is a land of contrasts, and its crime stories bear this out. A lovelorn war hero or a stalker? Conniving wife or consummate homemaker? Mu
The Dennis McDougal True Crime Collection
Language: en
Pages: 1085
Authors: Dennis McDougal
Categories: True Crime
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-08-07 - Publisher: Open Road Media

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From a murderous mother to a famous actor accused of killing his wife in cold blood, gripping true crime exposés from an award-winning journalist. Mother’s D