Brilliant journalism meets true crime in the heart of America - now a major film starring James Franco, Jonah Hill and Felicity Jones, directed by Rupert Goold.
A young journalist in his mid-thirties who raises chickens and grows hay at his home in Montana. He had a highflying job on the New York Times Magazine until he was publicly fired in February 2002. He was married at the end of July 2004.
"Its a gripping tale, plainly told but artfully constructed, and the twists continue right up to and beyond the climax of the trial" -- Blake Morrison Guardian "A thrilling, unforgettable book... Wonderful" Spectator "An absorbing examination of human frailty, the nature of truth and the power of pride... It is also a stonking good read... Extraordinary and terrifying journalism" The Times "A fine, beautifully choreographed addition to the macabre three-legged race linking murderers with writers... Horribly readable" Mail on Sunday "'Utterly compelling'" Irish Times