cover image Corpse Had a Familiar Face

Corpse Had a Familiar Face

Edna Buchanan. Jove Books, $4.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-1-55773-284-2

Police reporter for the Miami Herald for 16 years, the Pulitzer Prize winner has covered some 5000 murders. Her stories here range from a case that triggered three days of rioting to a father who shot his comatose daughter in a hospital. ``Buchanan writes in pure journalese, with short sentences and short paragraphs, and she does it superbly,'' observed PW . (Dec.)