The Journalist and the Murderer Summary
Janet Malcolm

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The Journalist and the Murderer Summary

Jeffrey MacDonald contacted Joe McGinniss during his murder trial to offer McGinniss the opportunity to write a book about him. Assuming McGinniss would find him innocent and write his book in support of this idea, MacDonald allowed McGinniss to become a part of his defense team and become a part of his everyday life. MacDonald and McGinniss were always in each other’s company during the trial, talking and drinking or going...

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