The Old Man and the Gun: And Other Tales of True Crime
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a mesmerizing collection of true-crime stories that includes "The Old Man and the Gun"—the inspiration for the movie starring Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek, along with two other riveting tales.

"The Old Man and the Gun" is the incredible story of a bank robber and prison escape artist who modeled himself after figures like Pretty Boy Floyd and who, even in his seventies, refuses to retire. "True Crime" follows the twisting investigation of a Polish detective who suspects that a novelist planted clues in his fiction to an actual murder. And "The Chameleon" recounts how a French imposter assumes the identity of a missing boy from Texas and infiltrates the boy's family, only to soon wonder whether he is the one being conned. In this mesmerizing collection, David Grann shows why he has been called a "worthy heir to Truman Capote" and "simply the best narrative nonfiction writer working today," as he takes the reader on a journey through some of the most intriguing and gripping real-life tales from around the world.

Look for David Grann’s latest book, The Wager!
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The Old Man and the Gun: And Other Tales of True Crime
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a mesmerizing collection of true-crime stories that includes "The Old Man and the Gun"—the inspiration for the movie starring Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek, along with two other riveting tales.

"The Old Man and the Gun" is the incredible story of a bank robber and prison escape artist who modeled himself after figures like Pretty Boy Floyd and who, even in his seventies, refuses to retire. "True Crime" follows the twisting investigation of a Polish detective who suspects that a novelist planted clues in his fiction to an actual murder. And "The Chameleon" recounts how a French imposter assumes the identity of a missing boy from Texas and infiltrates the boy's family, only to soon wonder whether he is the one being conned. In this mesmerizing collection, David Grann shows why he has been called a "worthy heir to Truman Capote" and "simply the best narrative nonfiction writer working today," as he takes the reader on a journey through some of the most intriguing and gripping real-life tales from around the world.

Look for David Grann’s latest book, The Wager!
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The Old Man and the Gun: And Other Tales of True Crime

The Old Man and the Gun: And Other Tales of True Crime

by David Grann
The Old Man and the Gun: And Other Tales of True Crime

The Old Man and the Gun: And Other Tales of True Crime

by David Grann

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Three true crime tales from narrative nonfiction maestro David Grann, these stories run the fascination gambit from killer sprees to changing identities. As always, Grann’s ability to deliver accessible and engaging writing makes this a standout in a crowded market.

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a mesmerizing collection of true-crime stories that includes "The Old Man and the Gun"—the inspiration for the movie starring Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek, along with two other riveting tales.

"The Old Man and the Gun" is the incredible story of a bank robber and prison escape artist who modeled himself after figures like Pretty Boy Floyd and who, even in his seventies, refuses to retire. "True Crime" follows the twisting investigation of a Polish detective who suspects that a novelist planted clues in his fiction to an actual murder. And "The Chameleon" recounts how a French imposter assumes the identity of a missing boy from Texas and infiltrates the boy's family, only to soon wonder whether he is the one being conned. In this mesmerizing collection, David Grann shows why he has been called a "worthy heir to Truman Capote" and "simply the best narrative nonfiction writer working today," as he takes the reader on a journey through some of the most intriguing and gripping real-life tales from around the world.

Look for David Grann’s latest book, The Wager!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525566038
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/04/2018
Edition description: Media Tie-in
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 36,979
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

About The Author
DAVID GRANN is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON and THE LOST CITY OF Z. KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON was a finalist for The National Book Award and won an Edgar Allan Poe Award. He is also the author of THE WHITE DARKNESS and the collection THE DEVIL AND SHERLOCK HOLMES. Grann's storytelling has garnered several honors, including a George Polk Award. He lives with his wife and children in New York.
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