A Crime in the Neighborhood

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A Crime in the Neighborhood
First edition
Author Suzanne Berne
Language English
Genre Crime novel, Young Adult
Published 1997 (Algonquin Books)
Pages 285

A Crime in the Neighborhood is a novel by Suzanne Berne. It won the Orange Prize for Fiction in 1999.[1] Told through the eyes of a ten-year-old girl, the book chronicles a child's murder in a sleepy suburb of Washington, D.C. against the backdrop of the unfolding Watergate scandal.


  1. ^ Tonkin, Boyd (1999-06-09). "`Disturbing and lyrical' first novel wins Orange prize". The Independent. Retrieved 2009-06-07.