Jan 27, 2013 — Bill Macumber, a respected member of his Arizona community, was convicted of a grisly 1962 double murder. Late last year, however, he was released from prison. A new book tells the story of a flawed investigation and legal process that cost Macumber 38 years of freedom.
Jul 2, 2012 — Author Solomon Jones says death can seem angelic at first — especially to the lost, addicted kids in his book The Last Confession. He says many of his stories come from his own experiences as a homeless drug addict on the streets of Philadelphia.
Apr 25, 2012 — The recent documentary Bully and a series of tragic stories have brought national attention to the issue. NPR's Michel Martin asks whether there's something important missing from the conversation: the question "why?"
Jul 17, 2011 — NPR coverage of Arthur And George by Julian Barnes. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
May 24, 2011 — In 1989, a white female jogger was brutally raped in New York City's Central Park. Author Sarah Burns revisits the crime — and the wrongful conviction that put five African-American teens in prison.
Dec 15, 2010 — The topics of murder, theft and wartime made for some thrilling fiction this year. Critic Maureen Corrigan of Fresh Air picks the best mystery and suspense novels of 2010, in which the past comes back to haunt.
Oct 11, 2006 — John Grisham says he could never have come up with the story that's chronicled in his first work of nonfiction, The Innocent Man. It's the tragic tale of Ron Williamson, a small-town sports hero from Oklahoma wrongly convicted of murder.
Jan 26, 2006 — An infamous case of wrongful conviction — which took the efforts of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to resolve — is the subject of the new novel from Julian Barnes. Arthur and George vividly details how the lives of two utter strangers intersected in what was known as "the Great Wyrley Outrages."