Dean Jobb


Dean Jobb is a contributing reviewer to the Chicago Review of Books and writes a monthly column on true crime for Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. He is the author of Empire
of Deception
(Algonquin Books and HarperCollins Canada), the story of brazen 1920s con man Leo Koretz, which won the Chicago Writers Association and Crime Writers of Canada awards for best nonfiction book of 2015. His next book recreates the hunt for a doctor-turned-serial killer in Victorian-era London. He teaches in the MFA in Creative Nonfiction program at the University of King's College in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


7 entries by Dean Jobb

Book Review

The rollicking account of a Bonnie-and-Clyde-like duo's Jazz Era escapades.

Book Review

The Boston Massacre

By Serena Zabin

By mining archival records, the author brings the human side of the long-ago tragedy to life.

Book Review

A riveting, true-crime tale from 1930s New York.

Book Review

An intriguing look at how the seminal statesman managed — and often manipulated — the press.

Book Review

A fascinating, visually rich look at the tawdry real-life crimes that inspired “Chicago.”

Book Review

By mining archival records, the author brings the human side of the long-ago tragedy to life.

Feature

A New York exhibit offers glimpses into the private world of J.D. Salinger.