During this big apple occasions outstanding booklet, acclaimed true-crime journalist Linda Wolfe provides a riveting, accomplished account of the Preppie homicide, a criminal offense that surprised a urban and a kingdom It was once referred to as the Preppie Murder-a killer and a sufferer who have been appealing, clever, privileged young children. On an August evening in 1986 Jennifer Levin left a big apple bar with Robert Chambers. the subsequent morning, her strangled, battered physique was once present in critical Park. Linda Wolfe, hailed through critic John Leonard as "one of our greatest reporters," is going past the headlines and media hype to re-create a narrative of privilege and extra, intercourse and partying-of whose immigrant mom was firm to make a greater existence for her son, a petty thief and drug consumer who'd been expelled from the easiest faculties. it is all right here, from the preliminary police research, in which Chambers claimed Levin died by accident in the course of tough intercourse, to the media frenzy of the court docket, the place Chambers took an eleventh-hour plea. Wolfe additionally promises heartbreaking pics of Levin's grief-stricken father, Chambers's in-denial mom, and the ladies who dated the accused Preppie Killer whereas he used to be out on bail. A finalist for the 1990 Edgar Award for most sensible truth Crime, Wasted additionally powerfully depicts the freewheeling Nineteen Eighties society that spawned a new release steeped in violence and the deadly impulses that drove Robert Chambers to kill. "Fascinating, scary, and heart-breaking." -Ann Rule, long island Times-bestselling writer of Small Sacrifices "Written with breadth, subtlety and fierce intelligence." -New York magazine"An first-class, beneficial book."-The long island Times"Absorbing . . . A scrumptious true-crime book." -San Francisco Chronicle "A terrifying account . . . A real-life incident ordained as an American tragedy." -Los Angeles occasions "A genuine page-turner." -Mademoiselle Linda Wolfe is the writer of 5 true-crime books: The Professor and the Prostitute and different actual stories of homicide and insanity, Love Me to demise, Double existence, The homicide of Dr. Chapman, and Wasted: contained in the Robert Chambers-Jennifer Levin homicide, an Edgar Award nominee and a brand new York instances outstanding publication. She is additionally the writer of My Daughter, Myself, a memoir; The Literary connoisseur, a vintage cookbook; and personal Practices, a singular. Wolfe's articles and essays have seemed in a wide selection of magazines, between them self-importance reasonable, the recent York occasions journal, and long island journal, of which she was once a contributing editor. She at present writes a column approximately books for the web site www.FabOverFifty.com.