Linda Wolfe is a journalist, essayist and fiction writer. An Edgar Award nominee, she has published ten books, many of them about famous crimes, both contemporary and historic. Her most recent book, The Murder of Dr. Chapman: The Legendary Trials of Lucretia Chapman and Her Husband, is a true life historical drama that culminates in a courtroom battle that raises haunting questions of racism and sexism.
A longtime Contributing Editor of New York Magazine, her articles and essays have appeared in that magazine, as well as in the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Playboy, and many other publications.
Wolfe is on the board of the National Book Critics Circle. She lives in New York.
Praise for Linda Wolfe:
"An affecting portrait of a desperately romantic woman and an audacious, inept con man." --New York Times Book Review
"An absorbing account of a scandal that galvanized public attention....In telling the story of Lino and Lucretia, Wolfe unveils the hidden worlds of deception and lust in antebellum America, worlds that writers such as Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne would make a staple of their fiction." -- Chicago Tribune
"This is a book a reader hates to finish because there is so much to savor on every page." --Philadelphia Inquirer
"Linda Wolfe captures the tenor and texture of the times, the prevailing moods and opinions, and delivers them to the reader without breaking stride." --Kirkus Reviews
"Wolfe has always been a keen observer of contemporary true crime; here she has delved deeper into history to disinter a quintessential con man who cut a wide swath along the eastern seaboard." -- Publishers Weekly
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