Murder, Mayhem and the Invention of The Great Gatsby
Penguin Press 2014
9781594204746   Product Code: 19901
A former Sunday Times Book of the Week, Careless People takes us back to the jazz age of the 1920s and tells the true story behind F Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece, The Great Gatsby. Churchwell explores in detail the novel's relation to Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald's extravagant and chaotic lives in New York; but also to the gruesome Hall-Mills double murder of 1922 and the farcical police investigation into what was billed as 'the crime of the decade'. Off-mint.