Out Now: UNSPEAKABLE ACTS

Welcome to the official home of Sarah Weinman, writer, editor, and Crime Lady.

My newest release is the anthology Unspeakable Acts: True Tales of Crime, Murder, Deceit & Obsession, with an introduction by Patrick Radden Keefe and a lineup of stellar writers at the vanguard of our current true crime moment. It’s been such pleasure to compile this anthology, which published on July 28, 2020.

My first nonfiction book, The Real Lolita, was published on September 11, 2018 in the US, Canada, and the UK. The paperback edition was published in the US on September 10, 2019, and will be released in Canada and the UK in February 2020. I am so proud of this book and that it has reached such a wide readership and garnered such a tremendous response (with a few award wins and nominations, to boot.)

I’m hard at work on my next book, tentatively titled The Convict and the Conservative, a mixture of true crime, midcentury American history, neoconservative politics, and criminal justice reform. It begins with the 1957 murder of a teenage girl in Bergen County, New Jersey and examines how, over the following two decades, prominent intellectuals like William F. Buckley were convinced of the killer’s innocence, advocated for him and his literary talent, only to see it all fall apart in catastrophic fashion.

To keep up to date with my current and forthcoming projects, you can find me more regularly on Twitter, to a lesser extent, on Instagram, and always at my occasional newsletter, The Crime Lady.

Thanks so much for dropping by!