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  • Book Name: Scoundrel
  • Authors: Sarah Weinman
  • Pages: 464
  • Publish Date: 22 February 2022
  • Language: English
  • Genre: Murder Mystery

Book Summary:

Scoundrel how a convicted murderer persuaded the women who loved him the conservative establishment and the courts to set him 

In the 1960s Edgar smith in prison and sentenced to death for the murder of teenager victoria Zielinski struck up a correspondence with William F Buckley the founder of national review 

Buckley who refused to believe that a man who supported the neoconservative movement could have committed such a heinous crime began to advocate not only for smith's life to be spared but also for his sentence to be overturned 

So begins a bizarre and tragic tale of mid-century America Sarah Weinman scoundrel leads us through the twists of fate and fortune that brought smith to freedom book deals fame and eventually to attempting murder again 

In smith, Weinman has uncovered a psychopath who slipped his way into public acclaim and acceptance before crashing down to earth once again 

From the people, smith deceived Buckley the book editor who published his work friends from back home and the women who loved him to Americans who were willing to buy into his lies Weinman explores who in our world is accorded innocence and how the public becomes complicit in the stories we tell one another 

Scoundrel shows with clear eyes and sympathy for all those who entered smith's orbit how and why he was able to manipulate obfuscate and make a mockery of both well-meaning people and the American criminal justice system

It tells a forgotten part of American history at the nexus of justice prison reform and civil rights and exposes how one man's ill-conceived plan to set another man free came at the great expense of Edgar smith's victims 

About the author 

Sarah Weinman is the author of the real lolita a lost girl an unthinkable crime and a scandalous masterpiece and the editor most recently of unspeakable acts true tales of crime murder deceit and obsession.

She is a 2020 national magazine award finalist for reporting and a Calderwood journalism fellow at McDowell and her work has appeared most recently in new york magazine the wall street journal vanity fair and the Washington Post. 

Weinman writes the crime column for the new york times book review and lives in new york city.

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