The Strange Story of Richard Wright’s Lost Crime Novel, Savage Holiday

“In 1954, at the height of his fame, Wright published a thriller with a white psychotic hero. The literary world did not approve.”

Source: CrimeReads
Published: Oct 23, 2019
Length: 15 minutes (3,754 words)

The Rise and Fall of the Bank Robbery Capital of the World

In 1992, there were 2,641 bank robberies in Los Angeles — “one every 45 minutes of each banking day.” How did L.A. become the epicenter of the heist? Thanks to the dangerous combination of cars, convenience, and cocaine.

Source: CrimeReads
Published: Jun 11, 2019
Length: 20 minutes (5,164 words)

The Body and the Library

The body of a murdered woman was found outside the library where the author used to read as a young girl. The library, once a safe space to learn, dream, and indulge her imagination, became ominous and dangerous, a place where readers could get choked with the bag that held their books, a place for the brain and body.

Source: CrimeReads
Published: Apr 13, 2018
Length: 15 minutes (3,955 words)