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True Crime: Missouri: The State's Most Notorious Criminal Cases Paperback – August 4, 2011
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"Krajicek is moved by the incongruity of commonplace surroundings and evil deeds...Some themes run through the crimes he has studied. Among them is a recurrence of immorality and buffoonery in the same felonious package...Friends have come to call Krajicek as 'Mr. Murder.' He never considers this an insult."--Ken Newton, St. Joseph (Mo.) News-Press
David J. Krajicek's work in brief: "Hardboiled lyricism," says Prof. Lynne D. Schneider of Binghamton University. "Lively," says Entertainment Weekly. "Passionate," says Ken Auletta of The New Yorker. "Powerful," says the American Journalism Review.
"David Krajicek's crime writing has branded him Mr. Murder, so it's apt he looks the heavy with his bearded mug, bouncer glare and imposing size. This tabloid poet and rebel hails from a long line of barkeeps and meatpackers. He is a standout writer of terse, staccato prose and vivid details."--Leo Adam Biga, The Omaha Reader
"Krajicek is the Catskills' own hard-boiled true-crime writer...Sordid tales of bad behavior, villainous deeds and villainous men."-- Julia Reischel, The Watershed Post
About the Author
David J. Krajicek has been telling crime stories for more than 30 years. He writes "The Justice Story," a true crime feature, for the Sunday New York Daily News. A native Nebraskan, he also has worked as a newspaperman in Iowa and Nebraska and as a journalism professor at Columbia University. Krajicek's other books include Murder, American Style: 50 Unforgettable True Stories About Love Gone Wrong (News Ink Books), Scooped (Columbia University Press) and the best-selling e-book Death by Rock 'n' Roll (Crimescape/RosettaBooks). He lives in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York and on the Gulf Coast.