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By Edmund Lester Pearson | Comments: ( 379 ) | Date: ( Mar 30, 2020 )

The classic, by the father of American True Crime writing, this Modern Library title includes five famous murder cases, including Lizzie Borden.


  • Title: Studies in murder
  • Author: Edmund Lester Pearson
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 446
  • Format: Hardcover

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Comments Studies in murder

  • BillKerwin

    Although the Scot William Roughead remains the undisputed dean of True Crime, the American Edmund Pearson has a firm hold on second place. Although he lacks the orotund style, sharp irony and moral seriousness of the master, he makes up for it with his clarity, his narrative facility, and his eye for illustrative detail.Two-thirds of this volume—which is more than three hundred pages in length—consists of two pieces: 1) the now classic version of the Lizzie Borden murders (“The Borden Case [...]


  • Undine

    Pearson was a wonderful writer--witty, sardonic, and eloquent, which, like his Scottish colleague William Roughead, lifts his writings above a mere "true crime" genre. His essays could almost be called social history.My one complaint with Pearson's books is that he tended to automatically assume everyone charged with the crime was guilty, and this assumption sometimes led to stubbornly narrow-minded conclusions. He was usually right about the guilty parties, but in more complex and enigmatic cas [...]


  • Krista the Krazy Kataloguer

    The author, a librarian, has written one of the most interesting accounts of the Lizzie Borden murder case that I've ever read. Also included here are 5 other true crimes from the 19th and early 20th centuries, as well as two very interesting essays, one on the reliability of circumstantial evidence in arriving at a conviction, and one on whether innocent people are ever executed. I wish this guy had written more true crime books. He writes well. Recommended.


  • Dave

    Conversational, dryly-humored studies of famous American murder cases. Pearson is less interested in the mystery behind these famous cases--in all he fixes the guilt on a specific person--than on the effect that public reaction had on how the cases were viewed and handled. His premise with many of the cases is that the police and legal wranglers of each case did their very best, but were thwarted by an unfounded prejudice against circumstantial evidence and the public's baseless sympathy with th [...]


  • Judith

    One of the first American books describing true unsolved crime mysteries.


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