Lamoni, Iowa, United States
Columbia, Missouri, United States
University of Missouri
Princeton, New Jersey, United States
New Jersey Monthly (magazine)
New York City, New York, United States
Village Voice (magazine)
Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing
(Recounts the investigation into the disappearance of Robi...)
Recounts the investigation into the disappearance of Robin Benedict, a high-paid prostitute, and the activities of Boston anatomist William Douglas, who embezzled Tufts University funds to support his entanglement with Benedict
(From the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author of Mi...)
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author of Missing Beauty comes a fascinating inside look at the mafia. Growing up among racketeers on the Lower East Side of New York City, Arlyne Brickman associated with mobsters. Drawn to the glamorous and flashy lifestyle, she was soon dating "wiseguys" and running errands for them; but after years as a mob girlfriend, Arlyne began to get in on the action herself—eventually becoming a police informant and major witness in the government's case against the Colombo crime family.
(From the outside, the prosecution's case looked bulletpro...)
From the outside, the prosecution's case looked bulletproof, but Marcia Clark knew better. Mountains of physical evidence connected O. J. Simpson to the murders of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman, but that didn't mean it would be easy. For the woman charged with prosecuting the "Trial of the Century", the light of fame would glow white hot, as the media scrutinized her strategy, her family, even her hair. As the case spun out of control, Marcia Clark stood tall - a single mother fighting an army of overpaid attorneys and a judge who let the media coverage go to his head. Now she tells her story. The bloody glove, the botched evidence collection, the LAPD's war with the black community of Los Angeles - Marcia Clark understands every moment of the O. J. Simpson trial like no one else. In this gripping account of her life, her career, and the trial that made her a legend, Clark shows what it truly means to fight for justice.
(On September 3, 1901, Miss Ellen Stone, an American missi...)
On September 3, 1901, Miss Ellen Stone, an American missionary, set out on horseback for a trek across the mountainous hinterlands of Balkan Macedonia. In a narrow gorge she was attacked by a band of masked men who carried her off the road and, more significantly, onto the path of history. Stone would become the first American captured for ransom on foreign soil. In The Miss Stone Affair, master storyteller and Pulitzer Prize winner Teresa Carpenter re-creates the drama of this country's first modern hostage crisis -- an event that held the world's attention and dominated the headlines in American and European dailies for months. Using a wealth of contemporary correspondence and diplomatic cables, she constructs a narrative that is suspenseful, harrowing, and at times even comical. On a journey that takes the reader from Boston's Beacon Hill to Constantinople and the bloody revolution-wracked nation-states of the Balkans, Carpenter introduces an unforgettable cast of characters: the strong-willed Miss Stone and her Bulgarian companion, Katerina Tsilka, who is brought along by the kidnappers -- in deference to Victorian convention -- as a chaperone; the terrorists who threaten to murder their hostages and yet are awed when Tsilka gives birth to a baby girl; the diplomat who sees the Stone case as a vehicle for his personal ambition; rival negotiators whom the terrorists pit one against the other; a media mogul obsessed with finding the hostages and securing their literary rights; and, of course, the new president, Theodore Roosevelt, who must decide if he should, as many of his countrymen are demanding, send warships to the Near East or if some quieter form of intervention might win the day. Teresa Carpenter has produced a turn-of-the-century international thriller with precision, drama, and historical perspective. This is a story for our time.
Carpenter received Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the Graceland College (now Graceland University), in 1970. She completed her master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1975.
At the age of 16, Teresa Carpenter had her first writing material published in the Independence Examiner newspaper.
When young, Carpenter also worked for a Japanese business publication in Hawaii.
From 1976 till 1979, she served as a senior editor for New Jersey Monthly. In 1979 she became a freelance writer, with most of her material being published by the Village Voice of New York.
Carpenter joined the Village Voice as a full-time writer in 1981. While a staff writer for New York City’s Village Voice, Teresa Carpenter became obsessed with an account of a Boston murder case involving a noted college professor and a young artist-turned prostitute that the journalist stumbled across in the New York Times in 1983. Carpenter used her skills as a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist to do hundreds of interviews regarding the professor and his victim over the following four years before writing Missing Beauty: A True Story of Murder and Obsession. In subsequent books, Carpenter has written about other infamous women, including Playboy Playmate Dorothy Stratten. In 1992 Carpenter detailed the life of Mafia moll Arlyne Brickman in her Mob Girl: A Woman's Life in the Underworld. The murder on which Carpenter based her book has been considered bizarre.
In 1992 Carpenter again took the plunge into troubled waters with Mob Girl: A Woman’s Life in the Underworld. Since writing Mob Girl, Carpenter has co-written Without a Doubt, the memoirs of Marcia Clark. The book recalls the sensational O. J. Simpson double murder trial of the mid-1990s for which former Los Angeles County district attorney Clark served as a prosecutor. Carpenter's next book was The Miss Stone Affair (2003).
Currently, she works as an editor of New York Diaries 1609–2009.
(Recounts the investigation into the disappearance of Robi...)1988
(On September 3, 1901, Miss Ellen Stone, an American missi...)2003
(From the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author of Mi...)1992
(From the outside, the prosecution's case looked bulletpro...)1997
Carpenter lives with her husband Steven Levy in New York's Greenwich Village.