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Author Grann, David, author.

Title The old man and the gun : and other tales of true crime / David Grann.

Publication Info. New York : Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2018.


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 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  364.1 GRANN    Check Shelf
Description 133 pages ; 21 cm
Summary "Now a major motion picture starring Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek, The Old Man and the Gun is here joined by two other riveting true-crime tales. "The Old Man and the Gun" is the incredible story of a bank robber and prison escape artist who modeled himself after figures like Pretty Boy Floyd and who, even in his seventies, refuses to retire. "True Crime" follows the twisting investigation of a Polish detective who suspects that a novelist planted clues in his fiction to an actual murder. And "The Chameleon" recounts how a French imposter assumes the identity of a missing boy from Texas and infiltrates the boy's family, only to soon wonder whether he is the one being conned. In this mesmerizing collection, David Grann shows why he has been called a "worthy heir to Truman Capote" and "simply the best narrative nonfiction writer working today," as he takes the reader on a journey through some of the most intriguing and gripping real-life tales from around the world"-- Provided by publisher.
""The Old Man and the Gun," is the story of a man who idolized the likes of Pretty Boy Floyd and, as a result, fashions himself into a notorious bank robber and escape artist. "The Chameleon" is the tale a French con artist gets in over his head when he impersonates a missing Texas teenager and raises the suspicions of a local private investigator. "True Crime" follows a riveting investigation in which a Polish cold-case detective makes an unlikely connection between a philosopher's novel and the murder case he's trying to crack. Grann takes the reader on a journey through some of the strangest and most thrilling real life stories of felonious behavior from around the world"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents The old man and the gun -- True crime -- The chameleon.
Subject Older offenders -- Case studies.
Thieves -- Case studies.
Murder -- Case studies.
Criminals -- Case studies.
TRUE CRIME -- Murder -- General.
Criminal behavior. (OCoLC)fst00883170
Criminal psychology. (OCoLC)fst00883467
Criminals. (OCoLC)fst00883516
Murder. (OCoLC)fst01029781
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
True crime stories. (OCoLC)fst01919985
True crime stories.
ISBN 9780525566038 (paperback)
0525566031 (paperback)
9780525566069 (ebook)
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