The Old Man and the Gun (Paperback)

And Other Tales of True Crime

By David Grann

Vintage, 9780525566038, 144pp.

Publication Date: September 4, 2018

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Description

Now a major motion picture starring Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek, The Old Man and the Gun is here joined by two other riveting true-crime tales.

"The Old Man and the Gun" is the incredible story of a bank robber and prison escape artist who modeled himself after figures like Pretty Boy Floyd and who, even in his seventies, refuses to retire. "True Crime" follows the twisting investigation of a Polish detective who suspects that a novelist planted clues in his fiction to an actual murder. And "The Chameleon" recounts how a French imposter assumes the identity of a missing boy from Texas and infiltrates the boy's family, only to soon wonder whether he is the one being conned. In this mesmerizing collection, David Grann shows why he has been called a "worthy heir to Truman Capote" and "simply the best narrative nonfiction writer working today," as he takes the reader on a journey through some of the most intriguing and gripping real-life tales from around the world.


About the Author

David Grann is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the bestselling author of The Lost City of Z and Killers of the Flower Moon, a National Book Award finalist. Both were chosen as best books of the year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, and other publications. Grann is also the author of The Devil and Sherlock Holmes. His work has garnered several honors for outstanding journalism, including a George Polk Award and an Edgar Award.