In New York City, since 1985, nearly 9,000 murders remain unsolved…
These cases are never closed but they can – due to passage of time, lack of evidence, loss of investigative momentum – go ‘cold’. And when this happens and the world seems to have moved on, it falls to one small, élite NYPD unit to offer hope of resolution. Its purpose is to rescue these near-forgotten victims from oblivion, to answer the questions: who were they? What happened? And who did this to them? – and in finding justice, lay their troubled ghosts to rest. It is The Cold Case and Apprehension Squad.
The Restless Sleep is Stacy Horn’s riveting, at times harrowing, account of the two years she spent working with New York City’s Cold Case Squad. Revealing the real-life subculture of crime solving that inspires and informs television series such as CSI and Waking the Dead, it is a new classic of true crime.
‘These cases haunted Horn, and because of her masterful storytelling, they are likely to haunt her readers too’ San Francisco Chronicle
‘The CSIs make gripping telly but The Restless Sleep would be compulsive viewing too, based on this book . . . fascinating’ Sunday Sport
Softcover, 451 pages. In excellent pre-loved condition.