RARA-AVIS: Jim Doherty's "Just the Facts"

From: Bludis Jack ( buildsnburns@yahoo.com)
Date: 30 Aug 2004

I have just finished reading Jim Doherty's "Just the Facts--True Tales of Cops and Criminals."

Jim begins with Bill Tilghman, cowboy then cop, the Mad Doctor in Cleveland, featuring Eliot Ness.

Each section is about a true crime or series of true crimes, each leaving us wanting to know more--which is not a bad thing. In fact, it's a damned good thing.

My favorite section was Jim's coverage of "The Cigar Girl and the Storyteller," a true story which Edgar Alan Poe fictionalized for his "The Mystery of Marie Roget."

Good work, Jim.

Jack Bludis

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