The Corpse Had a Familiar Face

The Corpse Had a Familiar Face

Covering Miami, America's Hottest Beat

By Edna Buchanan

Pocket Books, Paperback, 9781439141144, 388pp.

Publication Date: July 14, 2009

Description

Now in trade paperback, Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Buchanan's classic nonfiction masterpiece detailing events from her eighteen years writing for "The Miami Herald."
Nobody covered love and lunacy, life and death on Miami's mean streets better than legendary "Miami Herald "police reporter Edna Buchanan. Winner of a 1986 Pulitzer Prize, Edna has seen it all, including more than 5,000 corpses. Many of them had familiar faces.
Edna Buchanan doesn t write about cops she writes about people: the father who murdered his comatose toddler in her hospital crib; fifteen-year-old Charles Cobb a lethal killer; Gary Robinson, who "died hungry"; the Haitian who was knitted to death in a Hialeah factory; and the naked man who threw his girlfriend's severed head at a young cop who threw it back.


About the Author
Edna Buchanan knows firsthand that underneath Miami's glistening facade lies a city torn by violence and muddied by corruption, where every moment a crime is waiting to happen. As a Pulitzer Prize-winning crime reporter, Buchanan has exposed the seamier sides of this sun-drenched paradise, then used her more than twenty years of experience to create a dynamic and deadly Miami that vividly comes alive in each of her novels. Especially when the city is seen through the fiercely intense eyes of a tough newspaperwoman named Britt Montero. The author of eleven books, Buchanan has spent time behind bars -- with two serial killers. She lives in Miami, Florida.