Mark I. Pinsky

Orlando-based journalist and author Mark I. Pinsky has covered criminal cases, especially capital murder, on both U.S. coasts, for more than 40 years. He is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times and the Orlando Sentinel, and the author of seven nonfiction books.

Book Reviews by Mark I. Pinsky

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Emily Nussbaum is insightful and engaging in this collection of essays, mostly from the New Yorker, for which she is the longtime television critic. Clearly, readers are in the hands of an

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"While the podcast has a semblance of structure, the book reads more like a stream of consciousness blog, written by two obviously witty, intelligent women, seemingly baffled by their succe

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Many readers in this quadrant of the globe have discovered Australian crime fiction—mysteries, thrillers, police procedurals—through television series created for broadcast and streaming services.

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“Tisby, an African American Christian, outlines a devastating bill of particulars in this comprehensive, unrelenting indictment, which he hopes will spur positive change.”

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"gripping . . ."

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echoes of Cormac McCarthy’s eerie, early Appalachian writing.”

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For sheer noirish decadence, few cities around the globe have rivaled Shanghai between the two world wars and for a short time after.

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What happens when the world’s greatest mystery writer is asked to solve a real murder? Not exactly what you would expect.

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“I got the Simpsons job the same way I got a wife,” writes Mike Reiss. “I was not the first choice, but I was available.”

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A popular mystery writer is asked by a private detective to chronicle, in real time, a murder investigation that has baffled the police. Who could resist?

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Racism in the rural, pre-Civil Rights South could sometimes be as perverse as it was brutal, as Gilbert King ably demonstrates in Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Jus