Paul Thomas Murphy

Paul Thomas Murphy is the author of Shooting Victoria, a New York Times notable book for 2012, and Pretty Jane and the Viper of Kidbrooke Lane, a 2017 Edgar Award finalist for True Fact Crime. 

He holds advanced degrees in Modern History and in English Literature from Oxford and McGill Universities, and from the University of Colorado, where he has taught both literature and writing. He currently resides in the foothills outside Boulder, Colorado.

Book Reviews by Paul Thomas Murphy

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“Alice Sparberg Alexiou makes us miss the Bowery— more than we ever knew we could.”

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First things first: Michèle Mendelssohn’s Making Oscar Wilde is not a biography.

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In her 1883 poem “The New Colossus,” Emma Lazarus gave the Statue of Liberty a voice and gave her a stance toward the world’s refugees that puts our own to shame: welcoming unreservedl