Cosmo Landesman

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Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade


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In her influential book The Journalist and the Murderer, Janet Malcolm wrote that the journalist is ‘a kind of confidence man, preying on people’s vanity, ignorance or loneliness, gaining their trust and betraying them without remorse’. Blood Will Out shows just how wrong Malcolm can be. It’s the true story of Walter Kirn, a street-wise, truth-seeking journalist whose vanity, ignorance and loneliness is preyed upon by a con man and murderer.

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