In an ancient Greek tale, Clytemnestra kills her husband, Agamemnon, after he sacrifices their daughter, Iphigenia. New Yorker journalist Janet Malcolm spots parallels in a case from a Forest Hills, N.Y., courtroom. Her telling of the case shakes and disturbs you like the smartest nonfiction can.
This is the first time and hopefully last time I'll ever review a true crime book in which I've met the victim. This unique viewing angle added a cutting edge to my reading experience, but Janet Malcolm's Iphigenia in Forest Hills: ... Read Post
Iphigenia in Forest Hills: Anatomy of a Murder Trial | by Janet Malcolm | Yale University Press | 168 pages, $25 On an October afternoon in 2007, Daniel Malakov, a dentist in the Forest Hills section of Queens, was taking his four-y... Read Post