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Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness, and Obsession
Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness, and Obsession | David Grann
Acclaimed New Yorker writer and author of the breakout debut bestseller The Lost City of Z, David Grann offers a collection of spellbinding narrative journalism. Whether he's reporting on the infiltration of the murderous Aryan Brotherhood into the U.S. prison system, tracking down a chameleon con artist in Europe, or riding in a cyclone- tossed skiff with a scientist hunting the elusive giant squid, David Grann revels in telling stories that explore the nature of obsession and that piece together true and unforgettable mysteries. Each of the dozen stories in this collection reveals a hidden and often dangerous world and, like Into Thin Air and The Orchid Thief, pivots around the gravitational pull of obsession and the captivating personalities of those caught in its grip. There is the world's foremost expert on Sherlock Holmes who is found dead in mysterious circumstances; an arson sleuth trying to prove that a man about to be executed is innocent; and sandhogs racing to complete the brutally dangerous job of building New York City's water tunnels before the old system collapses. Throughout, Grann's hypnotic accounts display the power--and often the willful perversity--of the human spirit. Compulsively readable, The Devil and Sherlock Holmes is a brilliant mosaic of ambition, madness, passion, and folly.
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EadieB
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Day 17 - #PurpleCover #NamasteNovember #TheDevilandSherlockHolmes #DavidGrann

The Devil and Sherlock Holmes has multiple stories and ALL TRUE except Sherlock Holmes. There's true crime, passion, and even a sea story about a man's passion on finding the largest squid. The story about Chris who perfected the perfect crime and wrote about it is superb! There's also a true story of the greatest baseball stealer ever and one you'll never forget!

perfectsinner Sounds good 1mo
Reviewsbylola Def stacking this! 1mo
Eggs Sounds exciting!! 1mo
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Butterfinger
Pickpick

High praise. I am thinking of buying a subscription to the New Yorker to see more of this type of writing. Excellent read!!

#ReadHarder19 - 11/24 (book by a journalist)

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Robothugs
Trial by Fire: Did Texas Execute an Innocent Man? | David Grann, American Bar Association Gavel Awards Archive
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LibrarianRyan Yeahhhhh 12mo
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Booksnchill
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Mehso-so

This is a series of long form essays previously published in The New Yorker, New Republic, et al. The first set was the most true to the title, tales of murder and trial, the the second third is the “obsession” section including the “Old man and the gun” story and the last are the devils- the Aryan Brotherhood, Haitian death squads, the mafia in Cleveland. Some hits and misses- I think the title is misleading. Ok but there are better from Grann.

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Booksnchill
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My next commute read- #NonFictionNovember. I bought Sherlock at a craft fair 20 years ago and I guard him behind glass on my bookshelf; however, Iet him out for this pic because “The Game‘s Afoot!”

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EadieB
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Day 21 - #purple #blackcatchallenge

I‘m looking forward to reading this purple book.

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jenniferw88
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1. Picture of a room in a National Trust property
2. Tagged. Some of the stories are interesting but it's probably getting a so-so rating.
3. Don't know.
4. Cat's blanket.
5. 🎶 it's alright, it's ok, it doesn't matter if you're old and grey 🎶

#Humpdaypost @MinDea

Itchyfeetreader New tricks!! 14mo
Bookwomble Which NT property? 14mo
jenniferw88 @Bookwomble pretty sure it's Coleton Fishacre but we were on holiday and visited 3 NT places! 😹 14mo
Bookwomble From the NT website, it would appear so. Looks like a lovely place 😊 14mo
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Bookzombie
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Pickpick

This is my second David Grann book and he is quickly becoming a favorite non-fiction writer for me. The essays on the squid hunter, sandhogs/NY‘s water supply, and the possible wrongful execution in Texas were the most interesting to me. I didn‘t care for the one about the baseball player. Overall, I‘m sure there is something of interest for everyone. #LitsyAtoZ #NonFictionchallenge2018

Cinfhen Haven‘t read this one, but I do enjoy his writing style! 2y
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LaurenReads
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Pickpick

These are a random, but really good collection of nonfiction stories. The giant squid one was my favorite, followed by the mob story...which shows how random they are! #audiobook #nonfiction (also my dogs are cuter than the book cover....)

DGRachel Super cute 🐶🐶 2y
britt_brooke Cute pups!! 2y
DeleteAcct Cute!!! 2y
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LauraJ Yes! I have been waiting for pet costume pics 😈 2y
CatLass007 Love the hermit crab dog costume. 2y
LeahBergen 😂😂 So cute! 2y
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TiffReadsAndRuns
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Pickpick

Is it possible for David Grann to write a bad book?

Bookzombie I'm reading The Lost City of Z right now and I hardly want to put it down. 2y
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bookdrunkard78
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Up next! The Devil and Sherlock Holmes... Should be a good #october #booktober read! Give me those #hallowreads

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Leelee08
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Representing Sherlock Holmes on this beautiful (but HOT) Saturday in Alabama! ❤️🕵🏻🔎

Chessa Nice!!! 3y
Leelee08 @Chessa Thank you!😀 3y
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Joe_Jones Rocking the tat! Very nice! 3y
NatalieR Nice tat! 🤘 3y
Brooke_H LOVE 3y
Leelee08 @Brooke_H Thank you! 3y
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JessReads
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Sometimes, my favorite recommendations from the All the Books podcast come when they mention an older title offhand. I love the new releases, but both @Liberty and @rebeccaschinsky have amazing backlist! I couldn't buy this one fast enough, and now I finally have the chance to start it!

brendanmleonard I really love this one. 4y
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