The Corpse Had A Familiar Face

The Corpse Had A Familiar Face

Covering Miami, America's Hottest Beat

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
A re-release of a classic work by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cold Case Squad details events from her eighteen years of writing for The Miami Herald, from a father who murdered his comatose toddler to a Haitian who was knitted to death in a Hialeah factory. Reprint.

Simon and Schuster

Now in trade paperback, Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Buchanan’s classic nonfiction masterpiece detailing events from her eighteen years writing for The Miami Herald.

Nobody covered love and lunacy, life and death on Miami’s mean streets better than legendary Miami Herald police reporter Edna Buchanan. Winner of a 1986 Pulitzer Prize, Edna has seen it all, including more than 5,000 corpses. Many of them had familiar faces.

Edna Buchanan doesn’t write about cops—she writes about people: the father who murdered his comatose toddler in her hospital crib; fifteen-year-old Charles Cobb—a lethal killer; Gary Robinson, who "died hungry"; the Haitian who was knitted to death in a Hialeah factory; and the naked man who threw his girlfriend’s severed head at a young cop who threw it back.

Publisher: New York, NY : Pocket Books, 2009
Edition: Pocket Books trade paperback edition
Copyright Date: ©1987
ISBN: 9781439141144
Branch Call Number: 364.152 BUCHA BUCHA
Characteristics: xv, 388 pages ; 21 cm


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CRRL_VirginiaJohnson Jun 08, 2017

Fascinating crime scene details from a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. You'll get to know Miami and its denizens through the eyes of a tough-as-nails reporter with a kind heart.


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