• On Writing and Living True Crime

    "I never set out to be a journalist or a true crime writer, but given the central mystery of my childhood, perhaps it was inevitable."

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    How a "Collective Madness" in 18th Century France Led to Financial Ruin and a Scheme to Lock Up Women and Ship Them Into Exile

    In Paris, the year 1719 was characterized by what a prominent aristocrat who lived through it all described as “delirium,”...

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