The Corpse Had a Familiar Face: Covering Miami, America's

The Corpse Had a Familiar Face: Covering Miami, America's Hottest Beat This classic by the Pulitzer Prize winning author is her nonfiction masterpiece a tale of life and death on Miami s streets, which she covered foryears for The Miami Herald Reissue Could anybody turn a phrase like Edna Buchanan Part autobiography, part greatest hits of crime, part chronicle of Miami from the 1960s 1980s, this is a treat for all fans of true crime, journalism history, and tough broads who paved the way for the rest of us Also, bless her, Edna Buchanan loved her cats. Read years ago, highly impressed with this work. I read another review on this site that said this book was far better than Connelly s book on his career as a journalist covering the crime beat Buchanan s book is farinteresting in many aspects first, she was a woman entering a man s career world in the late 60 s early 70 s second, she illustrated many stories she covered I m sure not even scratching the surface of what she did over her long career but didn t go in depth but hit on the important parts so you still got the full pictu I read another review on this site that said this book was far better than Connelly s book on his career as a journalist covering the crime beat Buchanan s book is farinteresting in many aspects first, she was a woman entering a man s career world in the late 60 s early 70 s second, she illustrated many stories she covered I m sure not even scratching the surface of what she did over her long career but didn t go in depth but hit on the important parts so you still got the full picture third, she wrote about the many different sides of her stories the victims, the suspects, the cops, the witnesses basically anyone that was affected by the story She also threw in some personal stories but again, not too in depth but just enough to get the picture If you re a journalism student and or interested in crime reporting this is a great book to read especially since it took place before computers and cell phones Yes, she is a fine journalist and was really able to get the story, as told over and over and over again in this book It is a bit monotonous, though, with story after story after story of horrible things happening to people It does not go anywhere It is a catalogue of crime stories, and for that it has value, but anyone looking for any kind of narrative arc will be disappointed.Plus, a chapter devoted to her cats Totally unnecessary.Anyhoo

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