Dean Jobb


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.


8 entries by Dean Jobb

Book Review

Tiger Girl and the Candy Kid

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

Book Review

Tiger Girl and the Candy Kid: America’s Original Gangster Couple

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

Book Review

The Boston Massacre

By Serena Zabin

The Boston Massacre

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

Book Review

A Brotherhood Betrayed: The Man Behind the Rise and Fall of Murder, Inc.

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

Book Review

Winston Churchill: A Life in the News

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

Book Review

He Had It Coming: Four Murderous Women and the Reporter Who Immortalized Their Stories

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

Book Review

The Boston Massacre: A Family History

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

Feature

The Catcher on Display

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