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The old man and the gun : and other tales of true crime / David Grann.
Title Variants:
Old man & the gun
First Vintage Books movie tie-in edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Vintage, 2018.

Physical Description:
133 pages ; 21 cm
General Note:
These essays are taken from The devil and Sherlock Holmes, originally published in hardcover in the United States by Doubleday ... in 2010"--Title page verso.

"Now a major motion picture"--Cover.
The old man and the gun -- True crime -- The chameleon.
Selection of the journalist's articles previously published in various periodicals.


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364.1 GRA Book Adult General Collection

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"The Old Man and the Gun," is the story of a man who idolized the likes of Pretty Boy Floyd and, as a result, fashions himself into a notorious bank robber and escape artist. "The Chameleon" is the tale a French con artist gets in over his head when he impersonates a missing Texas teenager and raises the suspicions of a local private investigator. "True Crime" follows a riveting investigation in which a Polish cold-case detective makes an unlikely connection between a philosopher's novel and the murder case he's trying to crack. Grann takes the reader on a journey through some of the strangest and most thrilling real life stories of felonious behavior from around the world.

Author Notes

David Grann is a staff writer at The New Yorker. He graduated from Connecticut College in 1989, and earned a master's degree in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy and a master's degree from Boston College in creative writing. He has written for The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Republic. His stories have been published in numerous anthologies of American writing. His books include The Devil and Sherlock Holmes, The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon which won the Indies Choice award for the best nonfiction book of 2009, and Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI.

(Bowker Author Biography)