Mitzi Szereto (author of The Best New True Crime Stories) returns to Chatting With Sherri for a true crime kind of interview.
Her latest book; The Best New True Crime Stories: Well-Mannered Crooks, Rogues & Criminals ; This international true crime anthology reveals more than a century of classy crooks and principled pirates from East Chicago to the South China Sea. Sometimes the nicest people make the best criminals. This volume introduces real-life characters who broke the law for all the right reasons—or committed devious acts with the friendliest of faces. It features incredible stories from across the globe, written by award-winning crime writers, true-crime podcasters, and journalists such as Tom Larsen, David Blumenfeld, Anthony Ferguson, Dean Jobb, Paul Willetts, Janel Comeau and David Breakspear.
Mitzi is an author and anthology editor whose books encompass true crime and crime fiction, gothic fiction, cozy mystery, satire, parody, horror, sci-fi/fantasy, and non-fiction. Her novels, short stories and anthologies have been translated into several languages. She has appeared at major international literature festivals and taught creative writing around the world, including several universities in the United Kingdom.
Well-Mannered Crooks, Rogues & Criminals
From mild mannered coworkers to doting parents. Some might be your jack-of-all-trades friend, or others might be your family member with an altruistic persona. The Best New True Crime Stories: Well-Mannered Crooks & Criminals takes you deeper into the unconventional criminal’s psyche. The ones where their most prominent feature isn’t a bloodied knife, but a bright smile and warm gaze meant to lure their next victim.
Meet the real killers. You’ve heard about John Wayne Gacy. You’ve read about Jeffrey Dahmer. You’ve delved into the Ted Bundy fascination. It’s time for you to meet the infamous Naún Briones, who struck fear into the hearts of the rich, and Freddie Brenman, a notorious street-fighter with mysterious ties to the Dillinger Gang. You’ll find yourself realizing that being nice and friendly is a killer combination.
Edited by acclaimed author and anthologist Mitzi Szereto, The Best New True Crime Stories: Well-Mannered Crooks & Criminals reveals all-new accounts of true crime stories featuring serial killers from the contemporary to the depression-era. The international list of contributors includes award-winning crime writers, true-crime podcasters, journalists, and experts in the dark crimes field such as Tom Larsen, David Blumenfeld, and Anthony Ferguson.