Magnetized | Review | Winter Issue

In 1982, Ricardo Luis Melogno murdered four taxi drivers in the space of a week in Buenos Aires. He has been locked up in prison or psychiatric institutions ever since, and now is cast in a legal limbo from which he may never be released.

Argentine writer Carlos Busqued, whose debut novel Under This Terrible Sun I excerpted and reviewed in B O D Y when it was published in English translation, interviewed Melogno in prison over two years and created a hybrid true crime book which goes well beyond the conventions of the serial killer genre.

Read the review of Magnetized here

Photo – Collage of newspaper clippings and a police sketch of Ricardo Luis Melogno, taken from Magnetized (courtesy of Catapult)

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