We Keep the Dead Close by Becky Cooper, Read by the Author


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Author and narrator Becky Cooper’s true-crime audiobook, We Keep the Dead Close, chronicles her meticulous and deeply personal investigation of a fifty-year-old murder case. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb discuss this audiobook where the real-life mystery is solved. In 1969, Harvard graduate student Jane Britton was found violently murdered in her apartment, and her unsolved murder was a Harvard myth, passed along for decades. Cooper felt a growing kinship with the enigmatic Jane and became determined to learn the truth about her murder. Cooper’s well-researched, suspenseful, and empathetic account is true crime at its finest.


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