Closing Time: The True Story of the "Goodbar" Murder by Lacey Fosburgh

By Lacey Fosburgh

The genuine tale at the back of the homicide of a long island schoolteacher that turned an emblem of the risks of informal intercourse: “A nice fulfillment” (Truman Capote).

In 1973, Roseann Quinn, an Irish-Catholic instructor at a faculty for deaf kids, used to be killed in long island urban after bringing a guy domestic to her residence from an higher West aspect pub. The crime wouldn't simply make headlines, yet may quickly be fictionalized within the number 1 New York Times–bestselling novel Looking for Mr. Goodbar and tailored right into a movie of an analogous identify, starring Diane Keaton and Richard Gere. The case developed a cultural phenomenon, sparking debates in regards to the sexual revolution and the perils of the “pickup scene” at what have been popularly referred to as singles bars.
 
during this groundbreaking, artistic actual crime story, the New York Times reporter first assigned to the tale bargains “a meticulous, investigative account of the so-called Goodbar killing” (Los Angeles Times). utilizing a dramatization strategy within which she offers the sufferer a special identify, Lacey Fosburgh veers among the chilling, suspenseful own interactions best as much as the brutal stabbing and the gritty evidence of the aftermath, together with the NYPD research and the arrest of John Wayne Wilson.
 
the result's a must-read that earned an Edgar Award nomination for most sensible truth Crime, and a vintage of the style that Men’s Journal defined as “more riveting, and extra tragic, than the Judith Rossner novel—and the 1977 motion picture Looking for Mr. Goodbar.” within the phrases of the New York Times, “Fosburgh writes with compassion of those in poor health and shattered lives.”
 

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