Best-selling author Sarah Weinman loves true crime and loves wondering why we all love true crime. Her books probe these questions and more, bolstered by impeccable research, immensely readable prose and, at the heart of the story, the desire to present the humanity of the subjects, not the perpetrators, of the crimes. Join Roberta as she talks with Sarah from her home in Brooklyn about her books The Real Lolita, Scoundrel, & Women Crime Writers of the 1940 & 1950s and the reasons why we are all so obsessed with true crime.
Things discussed in the episode:
Sarah Weinman’s Website
New York Times Crime Column
Etan Patz Case
Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr.: “The Edgar Smith Story: Part I,” Firing Line broadcast records, Hoover Institution Library & Archives, Program S0029
Dorothy B. Hughes- In A Lonely Place (Amazon)
Crime Reads Article: “In A Lonely Place and Postwar America”
A Bend in the Road from the Ridgewood Public Library is sponsored by the Friends of the Ridgewood Library and was created by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
A Bend in the Road is written, hosted and produced by Roberta Panjwani and created by Roberta Panjwani and Diane Sims
Our Assistant Producer is me, Elias Rosner
Our Technical Directors and Audio Engineers are Charles Gallo and Elias Rosner
Our Editor is Elias Rosner
Our Digital Media producers are Elias Rosner and Olivia Esteban
Logo and Website created by Parker Gaidimas
Original Music is written and performed by Diane Sims
The clip from Firing Line with William F. Buckley is copyrighted by the Hoover Institution.
Special thanks to Sarah for being with us today.
Transition music from Fesliyan Studios