The #1 New York Times bestselling "master of narrative journalism" and author of Black Hawk Down presents a compelling collection of true crime stories (New York Times).
Acclaimed investigative reporter Mark Bowden has ferreted out unbelievable-yet-true stories of wrongdoing, murder and mayhem for decades. His illustrious body of work has won him a lifetime achievement award from the International Thriller Writers organization, and a reputation as "a Woodward that outdoes even Woodward" (Malcom Gladwell, New Yorker).
The Case of the Vanishing Blonde collects six of Bowden's most riveting stories-accounts spanning four decades of fascinating characters and unsettling tales to illustrate all manner of crimes and the ways technology has progressively altered criminal investigation.
From a 1983 story of a University of Pennsylvania campus rape that sparked a national debate over the nature of consent, to three cold cases featuring the inimitable Long Island private detective Ken Brennan and a startling investigation into a murderer deep within the LAPD's ranks-shielded for twenty six years by officers keen to protect one of their own-these stories are the work of a masterful narrative journalist.