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

By Edna Buchanan

PUBLISHER’S DESCRIPTION: For eighteen years, Pulitzer Prize-winner Edna Buchanan had one of the most exciting, frightening, and heartbreaking jobs a newspaperwoman could have -- working the police beat for the Miami Herald. Having covered more crimes than most cops, Buchanan garnered a reputation as a savvy, gritty writer with a unique point of view and inimitable style. Now, back in print after many years, The Corpse Had a Familiar Face is her classic collection of true stories, as witnessed and reported by Buchanan herself. From cold-blooded murder, to violence in the heat of passion, to the everyday insanity of the city streets, Edna Buchanan reveals it all in her own trademark blend of compassionate reporting, hard-nosed investigation, and wry humor that has made her a legend in the world of journalism.

MY THOUGHTS: I am fascinated by true crime, and no one tells it better than Edna Buchanan. I love her style and her humor. I have read this book several times and continue to be fascinated by the stories. This talented reporter and writer died way too early.