True Crime Thursday is a thing, right? If not, let’s get the ball rolling on that one. Take a trip back in time with Casey Cep’s October 2020 celebration of the Furious Hours paperback release. She was joined in conversation with the Michael Lewis (Moneyball, The Big Short, The Fifth Risk)!
Casey Cep’s Furious Hours blends true crime reportage and biography to spin the true story of Harper Lee’s never-finished final work—and the shocking story of the serial killer who inspired it.
Readers and booksellers took to this one immediately, saying of Furious Hours, “[it is a] perceptive and fascinating exploration of Rev. Maxwell’s story and Harper Lee’s life, and how they intersect,” (Christine H.) “an amazingly interesting case and the author does a great job of leading us through the rabbit hole to check in on those crimes as well as the trials associated with them and the trial of his killer as well.”
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About the author: Casey Cep is a staff writer at The New Yorker. After graduating from Harvard College with a degree in English, she earned an M.Phil in theology at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. She lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with her family. Furious Hours is her first book and was an instant New York Times bestseller.