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Turning for Home
  • Published: 22 March 2022
  • ISBN: 9781529106831
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $35.00

Turning for Home




The riveting, untold story of the FBI's legendary Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list - and the manhunts that have shaped American history

On any given day two million fugitives roam the United States. Among them lurk the FBI's deadliest targets: the Ten Most Wanted. And any of us can join the manhunt.

The world's most notorious top 10 list was first unveiled in 1950. As soon as he saw the photos, a Mississippi boy realised that the vagrant he'd seen holed up in a cave was in fact William Nesbit, the 'Dynamite Killer'. He smoked him out.

The list quickly became the FBI's leading crime-fighting tool, leading to the capture of mobsters, serial killers and now terrorists. The Wanted traces the history of the Most Wanted through seven thrilling manhunts - full of close detective work, psychological profiles and chases - and the fugitives, agents and innocents drawn into its web. With rare access to FBI records and agents, this is both an epic true crime saga, and the story that shaped modern America.

  • Published: 22 March 2022
  • ISBN: 9781529106831
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $35.00

About the author

John Tayman

John Tayman is an author, editor and publisher who has been nominated for 19 National Magazine Awards. His first book The Colony, a narrative history of America’s only leper colony, was a bestseller. He has been editor-at-large of The New York Times Sports magazine, Men’s Journal and GQ, deputy editor of Outsidemagazine and editorial creative director of Men’s Health. He also founded of digital publisher Byliner, and served as Editor-in-Residence at Silicon Valley venture capital firm True Ventures. A Colorado native, he currently lives in Northern California.www.johntayman.com

Praise for Turning for Home

Remember the name Barney Norris. He's a new writer in his mid-twenties, but already outstanding.

The Times

Barney Norris is a rare and precious talent

Evening Standard

This novel firmly establishes Barney as one of the most insightful and attuned writers of his generation. He negotiates all the huge and hugely important themes - love, family, loss, conflict, pain, the storm-blown paths we all travel - with such grace and absolute empathy. It's a life-affirming, beautiful and achingly poignant book.

Donal Ryan

Everything he writes about love, loss, grief, desolation and moments of hope and illumination rings absolutely true. It's the real stuff.

Michael Frayn

Deeply moving . . . readers would do well to make the acquaintance of Barney Norris, who has the potential to become a hugely significant novelist in the decades ahead.

John Boyne

Courageous . . . memorable . . . so moving that one wonders why as a society we are so much more eager to hear about young love than old . . . it is incidental moments that remain vivid in memory once the book is closed, small glimpses of unsuspected inner lives.

Guardian

Impressive

Financial Times

Utterly convincing...profound and elegiac

Daily Mail

Norris handles his themes - loneliness, regret, reconciliation - with great sensitivity'

The Observer

By turns lyrical and stark, emotionally charged and unflinchingly factual . . . a harrowing tour de force that ends on a redemptive note

The Lady

Turning for Home is a resonant portrayal of memory, and Barney Norris a writer of impressive talent.

Times Literary Supplement

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