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Finding Chandra: A True Washington Murder Mystery  
Author Scott Higham and Sari Horwitz
Country USA
Language English
Publisher Scribner
Publication date May 11, 2010
Media type Hardcover
Pages 304
ISBN ISBN 1439138672

Finding Chandra: A True Washington Murder Mystery is a non-fiction book by Scott Higham and Sari Horwitz, two Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalists at the Washington Post. The book, due for release in May 2010, chronicles the 2001 disappearance of Washington, DC intern Chandra Levy, whose remains were found one year later in an isolated area of the city's 2,800-acre Rock Creek Park. Higham and Horwitz present a thoroughly-researched narrative of Chandra's case and the factors that complicated it—an affair between the victim and Congressman Gary Condit, missteps by DC law enforcement, and relentless scrutiny from national media. Finding Chandra has received early praise[1], most notably from fellow Washington Post colleague Bob Woodward, who declared it to be "Washington's In Cold Blood, expertly and marvelously told by two of journalism's greatest investigative reporters."[2]

The Authors

Scott Higham is a Pulitzer Prize-winning member of The Washington Post's investigations unit. He has conducted numerous investigations for the news organization, including an examination of abuse at the Abu Ghraib prison, and waste and fraud in Homeland Security contracting. The Abu Ghraib investigation was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting, and the series on contracting won the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award for large newspapers.[3]

Sari Horwitz is also a Pulitzer-Prize winning member of The Washington Post’s investigation unit. A reporter for The Washington Post for twenty-six years, she has covered crime, homeland security, federal law enforcement, education, and social services. Horwitz and Higham shared the 2002 Pulitzer Price for Investigative Reporting for their examination of the deaths of children in the D.C. foster care system. Horwitz also co-wrote an investigation of D.C. police shootings that won the 1999 Pulitzer for public service and the 1999 Selden Ring Award. She was a member of the team of reporters who won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting for the shooting rampage at Virginia Tech. Horwitz co-authored the 2003 book, Sniper: Inside the Hunt for the Killers Who Terrorized the Nation. Among her other awards are the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award for reporting on the disadvantaged and the Investigative Reporters and Editors Medal. A native of Tucson, Arizona, Horwitz graduated from Bryn Mawr College and holds a masters degree in politics, philosophy and economics from Oxford University. She lives in Washington with her husband and daughter.[4]


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