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 condo from an higher West aspect pub. The crime wouldn't merely make headlines, yet could quickly be fictionalized within the number one 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 often called singles bars.
during this groundbreaking, creative real crime story, the New York Times reporter first assigned to the tale bargains “a meticulous, investigative account of the so-called Goodbar killing” (Los Angeles Times). utilizing a dramatization method during which she supplies the sufferer a unique identify, Lacey Fosburgh veers among the chilling, suspenseful own interactions top as much as the brutal stabbing and the gritty evidence 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 unwell and shattered lives.”
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Closing Time: The True Story of the "Goodbar" Murder by Lacey Fosburgh