Tag: Dick Lehr

Real-Life Wrongful Conviction Inspires Dick Lehr’s YA Novel

Dick Lehr’s fans know him as an award-winning investigative journalist who has penned best-selling books about real-life seedy criminal enterprises, murderous teens, and criminal cops. Lehr’s new book, out today, is a bold departure. Written for a young adult audience, Trell (Candlewick, 2017) is the fictional story of a 14-year-old who teams up with a… Read More

Professor Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill (COM ’70) discuss Black Mass

A taste of Boston University recently hit the big screen thanks to a COM professor and alumni. Journalism Professor Dick Lehr and Pulitzer Prize-winner Gerard O’Neill (COM ’70) are the authors behind the successful book Black Mass: Whitey Bulger, the FBI, and a Devil’s Deal. The book, which inspired the movie Black Mass, depicts the true… Read More

Media turn to Lehr after fugitive Bulger’s arrest

Watch the full episode. See more PBS NewsHour. While writing for The Boston Globe, Prof. Dick Lehr and his colleagues investigated one of the nation’s most notorious criminals: James “Whitey” Bulger, head of the Irish mob in Boston. That reporting provided the basis for the New York Times best-seller: Black Mass: The Irish Mob, The… Read More

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