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5 arresting true crime books

Sometimes truth really is stranger (and scarier!) than fiction. Here are the 2011 Edgar Award nominees for best true crime book.

By Daisy Alioto, Monitor contributor

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1. Scoreboard, Baby, by Ken Armstrong and Nick Perry

Scoreboard, Baby: A Story of College Football, Crime and Complicity,” by Ken Armstrong and Nick Perry (Bison, 400 pp.) investigates the University of Washington football team. In 2000, 24 players of its players were shielded from criminal prosecution by a system that authors Armstrong and Perry argue encourages athlete entitlement and exceptionalism.

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