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So Many Books, So Little Time

I read everything. Unless it's not good.
The Girls of Murder City: Fame, Lust, and the Beautiful Killers who Inspired Chicago - Douglas Perry I really liked listening to this book. The reader affected this great "hard-boiled" reporter voice (at least that's what it sounded like to me) that really made it seem like I was listening to a newsreel. I also found that the media frenzy in the 1920s seemed very familiar to events that have happened in my lifetime. OJ Simpson springs immediately to mind. I think my only complaint is that the book jumped around a bit to cases that didn't always seem relevant. They were always murder cases, of course, but I found it kind of distracting. Perhaps they were necessary to tell the whole story of this sensational time.