By Lacey Fosburgh
In 1973, Roseann Quinn, an Irish-Catholic instructor at a faculty for deaf young children, used to be killed in long island urban after bringing a guy domestic to her house from an top West aspect pub. The crime wouldn't in simple terms make headlines, yet may quickly be fictionalized within the no 1 New York Times–bestselling novel Looking for Mr. Goodbar and tailored right into a movie of a similar identify, starring Diane Keaton and Richard Gere. The case developed a cultural phenomenon, sparking debates in regards to the sexual revolution and the perils of the “pickup scene” at what have been popularly referred to as singles bars.
during this groundbreaking, creative precise crime story, the New York Times reporter first assigned to the tale deals “a meticulous, investigative account of the so-called Goodbar killing” (Los Angeles Times). utilizing a dramatization method within which she provides the sufferer a distinct identify, Lacey Fosburgh veers among the chilling, suspenseful own interactions major as much as the brutal stabbing and the gritty proof of the aftermath, together with the NYPD research and the arrest of John Wayne Wilson.
the result's a must-read that earned an Edgar Award nomination for top truth Crime, and a vintage of the style that Men’s Journal defined as “more riveting, and extra tragic, than the Judith Rossner novel—and the 1977 motion picture Looking for Mr. Goodbar.” within the phrases of the New York Times, “Fosburgh writes with compassion of those in poor health and shattered lives.”
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Closing Time: The True Story of the "Goodbar" Murder by Lacey Fosburgh