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The case became a cause célèbre illustrating the conﬂict between the rights of the subject of a book versus the freedom of the journalist to dissimulate in order to tell his/her ‘true’ crime story. The problem highlighted in the case, as Malcolm sees it, is one of the interdependence of writer and subject in the production of the nonﬁction narrative. As will be seen in my later discussion of Brian Masters’ (1985a) book on the murderer Dennis Nilsen, while the writer strives ‘to keep the subject talking, the subject is worriedly striving to keep the writer listening.
The assumption inherent in Lodge’s critique is that the writer who relies on the extra-textual event as a prop to support the emotional charge that underpins effective story-telling is in some way morally as well as aesthetically compromised. Jack Miles’ (1991) evaluation of true crime goes one step further by attempting to make a comparative assessment of the ‘moral ante’ of American true crime books and their ﬁctional counterparts such as Bret Easton Ellis’s notorious yuppie slasher-novel American Psycho (1991).
13 Most important is the scope of Jenkins’ analysis which addresses the inﬂection of the serial killer ‘problem’ through popular forms such as slasher ﬁlms, true crime books and the press. g. Jacobson 1985; Harris 1988). ’ 35 crime and criminality. Their work focuses upon the social implications for women of the media construction of male murderers as heroic ﬁgures within modern society. 15 The argument common to these writers is that the mythologisation of the murderer who kills women can mask the real material conditions of gender relations, relations that arguably form the basis of women’s experiences of crime and the fear of crime.