Picks and Pans Review: Most Disturbing Trend

updated 03/05/1984 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/05/1984 AT 01:00 AM EST

There is a wave of non-fiction crime books. Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, which appeared in 1965, was the model, but it is only recently that detailed reconstructions of terrible events have attained such popularity. What is it that makes us so determined to examine the tortuous lives of such criminals as Ted Bundy, Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald and Jean Harris?

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