The name of a nonfiction book about true crime
August 3, 2014 3:51 PM Subscribe
The title is on the tip of my tongue, but all the words are common enough that Google isn't helping: a recently released nonfiction book that is about the phenomenon of crime writing (i.e. why we enjoy reading about murder) rather than about a specific case.
posted by pretentious illiterate to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I thought it was something like "American Crime" or "True Crime," but neither of those show up on Amazon. If I remember correctly, it was by a sportswriter who had a long history of reading true crime; I remember a line from a review that suggested that people who thought of the genre as a guilty pleasure would no longer feel that way after reading the book.