Megan Abbott is an American author of crime fiction and a non-fiction analysis of hardboiled crime fiction. Her novels and short stories have drawn from and re-worked classic subgenres of crime writing, from a female perspective.
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This “wickedly pacey page-turner” (Total Film) unfurls the behind-the-scenes story of the making of The Godfather, fifty years after the classic film’s original release.The story of how The Godfather was made is as dramatic, operatic, and entertaining as the film itself. Over the years, many versions of various aspects of the movie’s fiery creation...
One of the greatest things about the book is there's a whole chapter that recounts, in detail, the initial six-hour production meeting with Coppola, Gordon Willis (DP), Dean Tavoularis (production designer) and Anna Hill Johnstone (costume). Utterly riveting. – source
**WINNER OF THE EDGAR® AWARD FOR BEST FACT CRIME**A "terrific, harrowing, true-crime account of an elusive serial killer who preyed upon gay men in the 1990s." -The New York Times (Editor's Pick)"In this astonishing and powerful work of nonfiction, Green meticulously reports on a series of baffling and brutal crimes targeting gay men. It is an inve...
@mariskreizman Outstanding book! – source
@janetsomerville @dwbwriter @customhousebks A fantastic book!! – source
This is truly a spectacular book, haunting and humane. I couldn't stop turning the pages. The perfect book to lose yourself in right now. – source
Also recommended byBarack Obama
@karlspaeth @Gabino_Iglesias @ericbeetner Thank you!! I've been ordering so many from all my favorite indies, including the Lee Durkee's Last Taxi Driver. Books sometimes save us. – source
Also recommended byRoger Bennett
Savoring this glorious reissue of UNDER THE BRIDGE by Rebecca Godfrey, one of my all-time favorite books of both true crime and female adolescence. A marvel of a book, not to be missed. – source