Today for The Stacks Book Club we are discussing Savage Appetites by Rachel Monroe with our guest Emma Copley Eisenberg (The Third Rainbow Girl). Our conversation dives into the three driving forces in the book; women, crime, and obsession. We also examine the impulse to solve crimes, why victim statements can be complicated, and what kind of killers get their narratives revisited.
There are no spoilers on this episode.
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Everything we talk about on today’s episode can be found below in the show notes and on Bookshop.org and Amazon.
- Savage Appetites by Rachel Monroe
- The Third Rainbow Girl by Emma Copley Eisenberg
- Manson Family Murders (CNN)
- Sharon Tate
- Law & Order Special Victims Unit (NBC)
- West Memphis Three
- Paradise Lost (Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, 1996)
- Columbine Shooting (History)
- “U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Hear Adnan Syed’s Appeal, Keeping ‘Serial’ Subject In Prison” (Bobby Allyn, NPR)
- Serial (This American Life)
- I’ll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
- Jonestown (History)
- Columbine by Dave Cullen
- A Mother’s Reckoning by Sue Klebold
- Far from the Tree by Andrew Solomon
- Dylan Klebold (The New York Times)
- Eric Harris (Biography)
- “The Jonestown Massacre” (You’re Wrong About)
- Chase Darkness with Me by Billy Jensen
- “Long Island’s Lost Girls: Broken Rainbow” (Billy Jensen, Long Island Press)
- A Most American Terrorist: The Making of Dylann Roof by Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah
- Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah
- “Ghansah’s ‘Explainers’ Goes to RH” (Rachel Deahl, Publisher’s Weekly)
- My Favorite Murder with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark (Exactly Right)
- Matthew Shepard (The New York Times)
- “Matthew Shepard” (You’re Wrong About)
- Polly Klass
- JonBenet Ramsey (CNN)
- Rachel Monroe on Twitter
- “The War on Murder: Sharon Tate and the Victims’ Rights Movement” (Rachel Monroe, Los Angeles Review of Books)
- “Telling the Story of the Stanford Rape Case” (Marina Koren, The Atlantic)
- Know My Name by Chanel Miller
- Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes (Joe Berlinger, 2019)
- Jim Jones (Biography)
- David Koresh
- Waco Siege (History)
- Virginia Tech Shooting (CNN)
- “When Violent Crime Is Your Fixation” (Kaitlin Phillips, The New York Times)
- Breathe by Imani Perry
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