If you haven’t heard yet, The New Yorker has given free online access to it’s content since 2007. Yay! Longform.com listed some of their favorite available articles and I read this one first:
True Crime tells the story of one Krystian Bala, a Polish man that commits a murder, publishes its details in a disturbing novel he writes years later, and the policeman that hunts him down. Engrossing, if disturbing, story. As of publishing (2008), Krystian was awaiting a retrial. According to wiki, he was found guilty in his second trial as well and there is an option for a movie based on the New Yorker article.