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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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