Having previously put together a post
with links to stories from the 2009 edition of Best of American Crime Reporting, I decided to go to earlier editions to gather together what is available on the web. Starting in 2007 with The Tainted Kidney
: Charles Graeber, New York. A serial killer who chooses to donate his kidney has his motives questioned.
Continuing in 2007 with
The Inside Job
: Neil Swidey, Boston Globe
A trusted employee pilfers millions.
: Matthew Teague, The Atlantic
An undercover agent helps take down the IRA.
A Kiss Before Dying
: Pamela Colloff
, Texas Monthly
A legendary haunting inspires a reporter to dust off a 45 year old killing.
The Devil in David Berkowitz
: Steve Fishman, New York
Born again, David Berkowitz now has Christian advocates.
The Man Who Loves Books Too Much
: Allison Hoover Bartlett, San Francisco
A book collector doesn't want to pay.
Dirty Old Women
: Ariel Levy, New York
Teachers who seduce their students.
Who Killed Ellen Andros?
/ Dan P. Lee, Philadelphia
The prosecution of a police officer plays out between competing Medical Examiners.
: David Bernstein, Chicago Magazine
The murder of a high class prostitute.
Last Seen September 10th
: Mark Fass, New York
A doctor disappears the day the towers fall. Previously discussed.
My Roommate, The Diamond Thief
: Brian Boucher. New York Magazine.
An aspiring writer lucks out by stumbling into a good story.
The Monster of Florence
: Douglas Preston, The Atlantic
A journalist and a crime novelist investigate a series of murders near Florence, Italy and become part of the story.
Also, previously discussed
. The Loved Ones
: Tom Junod, Esquire. A riveting account of a New Orleans couple scapegoated for the sins of those who did not adequately respond to Katrina.
Also previously linked
. The School
: C.J. Chivers, Esquire
Over a thousand students, parents and teachers are taken hostage in a Russian school.
A couple more in the collection were not available online.
The Talented Dr. Krist: Steve Fennessy, Atlanta Magazine
The perpetrator of a notorious kidnapping appears to be trying to go straight after prison.
The Case of the Killer Priest: Sean Flynn, GQ Magazine
After a quarter century, a priest is brought to trial for the murder of a nun.
The Story of a Snitch
: Jeremy Kahn, The Atlantic.
A police witness gets careless.
A Season in Hell
: Dean LaTourrette, Men's Journal
A surfer in Nicaragua is accused of murder.
I'm with the Steelers
: Justin Heckert, ESPN Magazine
A con man convinces local women he's a pro football player.
The Caged Life
: Alan Prendergast, New West
A white supremacist spends decades in solitary confinement.
Badges of Dishonor
: Pamela Colloff, Texas Monthly
Two border patrol agents shoot an illegal alien and become heroes to some.
: Mark Bowden, The Atlantic
Mark Bowden revisits the subject of interrogation and how it was used to find Al-Zarqawi.
Day of the Dead
: D.T. Max, New Yorker
The life and death of Malcolm Lowery.
Just a Random Female
: Nick Schou, Orange County Weekly
A student's murder appears to be the first of a serial killer.
The Serial Killer's Disciple
: James Renner, The Cleveland Free Times
A man is executed for three murders. But was he the one?
: Tom Junod, Esquire
A self-proclaimed government assassin is hired as head of security at a nuclear plant.
Murder at 19,000 Feet
: Jonathan Green, Men's Journal (pdf file)
Mountain climbers witness an execution and face a moral dilemma.
: Malcolm Gladwell, New Yorker
A deconstruction of criminal profilers. (previously discussed)
And again a couple in the anthology that are not available online.
The House Across the Way: Calvin Trillin, New Yorker
In an isolated town in Northern Canada, townsfolk go to war with an alleged drug dealer.
Dean of Death Row: Tad Friend, New Yorker
CO Vernell Crittendon becomes the public face of California's death row.