The Crime Writers’ Association

ALCS Gold Dagger for Non-fiction 2021


Becky Cooper

We Keep the Dead Close

Published by: William Heinemann, Penguin

A powerful and compelling account, part memoir and part true-crime investigation, of the murder of a female Harvard graduate. Vividly recreating the atmosphere of 1960s university culture and counterculture, this extraordinary story of how the death of a young woman was ‘silenced’ illustrates all too well how elite institutions can close ranks to protect their own.

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