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We Keep the Dead Close

For decades, rumors suggested that a Harvard archeology professor had killed his student. Becky Cooper finally decided to find out.

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Review of ‘We Keep the Dead Close’

The true crime genre has been so successful in podcasting that one might forget it originated in publishing. Becky Cooper, formerly of the New Yorker, has already drawn comparisons to In Cold Blood with her true crime masterpiece, We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence—and for good reason.

Interview with Becky Cooper

We chatted with Becky Cooper about her true crime masterpiece, We Keep the Dead Close, her kinship with Jane, her transformation into an investigative journalist and the community she found along the way.

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