PositiveLibrary JournalGoldfarb\'s clearly written and well-researched book is recommended for history and legal studies audiences. For further reading, suggest Corinne May Botz\'s The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death.
RaveLibrary Journal... an outstanding debut ... [Hardy] offers an immersive look at Louisiana’s criminal justice system ... What stands out are the compelling stories throughout, along with Hardy’s sympathy for parolees and genuine insights into the root causes of street crime ... An insightful, impactful book for all social and criminal justice readers, and fans of Matthew Desmond’s Evicted and Sudhir Venkatesh’s Gang Leader for a Day.
Peter Jan Honigsberg
PositiveLibrary JournalWhat sets Honigsberg’s portrait apart is his focus on the lasting effects of isolation and controversial legal process on all involved. The author concludes that the United States broke the rule of law, and is the worse for it ... A sobering book for audiences interested in law and current affairs.
RaveLibrary Journal... riveting, propulsive ... an outstanding account of a serial murderer’s methods and the frantic, conflicted investigation into his crimes ... Callahan recounts the story with a deft touch, blending multiple sources, including his court psychological profile, into a seamless narrative ... Gripping and superbly researched, this is destined to be a true crime classic, alongside titles such as Vincent Bugliosi’s Helter Skelter.