cover image Wasted


Linda Wolfe. Pocket Books, $5.99 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-671-70900-6

Wolfe draws resonant lessons from the ``preppy murder case'' in which Robert Chambers strangled Jennifer Levin in New York's Central Park in 1986 and claimed that her death was accidental. ``Wolfe's reconstruction of the Chambers-Levin romance, the murder and the widely publicized trial is adroitly done, with a plethora of police procedural details,'' said PW. ``Her depiction of a privileged, indulged milieu is at once specific and generic, and thoroughly disturbing.'' Photos. (Aug.)