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The Old Man and the Gun: And Other Tales of True Crime

David Grann

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SIMON451
01 December 2018
Biography; True crime
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.
By:   David Grann
Imprint:   SIMON451
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Film Tie-In
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 10mm
ISBN:   9781471181665
ISBN 10:   1471181669
Pages:   144
Publication Date:   01 December 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

David Grann is a staff writer at The New Yorker. He has written about everything from New York City's antiquated water tunnels to the hunt for the giant squid. His stories have appeared in several anthologies. He has written for the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic Monthly, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal and the New Republic. He lives in New York with his wife and two children.

Reviews for The Old Man and the Gun: And Other Tales of True Crime

`Beautifully told by David Grann, one of the best true-crime writers around... Nuanced and gripping' * Evening Standard *


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