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The Best New True Crime Stories: Small Towns
A new true crime anthology edited by Mitzi Szereto and featuring the inclusion of Christian Cipollini's piece 'The Black Hand & Glass Eye of Earlimart' - your first taste of cartel sicario El Mano Negra, and in the killer's POV! The anthology officially goes on sale everywhere on July 14, 2020. Copies signed by Christian Cipollini are available for preorder right here.
A collection of non-fiction accounts by international writers and experts on small-town true crime shows readers that the real monsters aren’t hiding in the woods, they’re inside our towns.
Small towns aren’t always what they seem. We’ve been told nothing bad happens in small towns. You can leave your doors unlocked, and your windows wide open. We picture peaceful hamlets with a strong sense of community, and everyone knows each other. But what if this wholesome idyllic image doesn’t always square with reality? Small towns might look and feel safe, but statistics show this isn’t really true.
Tiny town, big crime. Whether in Truman Capote’s detailed murder of the Clutter family or Ted Bundy’s small-town charm, criminals have always roamed rural America and towns worldwide. Featuring murder stories, criminal case studies, and more, The Best New True Crime Stories: Small Towns contains all-new accounts from writers of true crime, crime journalism, and crime fiction. And these entries are not based on a true story―they are true stories. Edited by acclaimed author and anthologist Mitzi Szereto, the stories in this volume span the globe. Discover how unsolved murders, kidnapping, shooting sprees, violent robbery, and other bad things can and do happen in small towns all over the world.
The Official Lineup of Contributors:
Alexandra Burt, Christian Cipollini, Edward Butts, Tom Larsen, Mark Fryers, Mitzi Szereto, Anthony Ferguson, Deirdre Pirro, Joe Turner, C L Raven, Charlotte Platt, Stephen Wade, Iris Leona Marie Cross, Paul Williams, and David Brasfield.