Joyce Carol Oates returns with a dark, wry, satirical tale—inspired by an unsolved American true crime mystery.
A poem too can be a garrote. —Anon.
The notorious case of the murder of six-year-old child beauty-pageant winner JonBenét Ramsey in Boulder, Colorado, a case that Sherlock Holmes would have “solved” in a few seconds’ ratiocination (“No footprints in the snow around the house? No forced entry? A staged kidnapping, ransom note seemingly written by the mother?”)