The Crime Writers' Association

Non-fiction 2021

Becky Cooper
We Keep the Dead Close
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.