Kitty Genovese: The Murder, the Bystanders, the Crime that Changed America

Name of publisher:  W.W. Norton & Company,

Name of author:  Kevin Cook, contact author through publisher

Publication date:  March 2014

Writing genre:  True crime, biography

Number of pages in book:  256 pages

Special features:  Table of contents, photographs, bibliography, index

Summary of book:  This is a nonfiction book written by Kevin Cook about the life of Catherine Susan “Kitty” Genovese.  The author has interviewed people who knew Kitty well, reviewed her school records, and official police and court records; and interviewed journalism and law enforcement professionals who were involved in the investigation of her attack and murder at the hands of  Winston Moseley.  This is a timely book; the 50th anniversary of the date of the attack and murder of Kitty Genovese by Winston Moseley was on March 13, 2014.  The author has also researched the life of Winston Moseley.  In addition, the author has identified some of the more well-known myths about what happened on the night that Kitty Genovese was attacked and killed by Winston Moseley, and provides evidence in support of what really happened that night.  There are surprises in the book – both heartwarming and heartbreaking – and you’ll need to read the book to discover those for yourself.

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