Alana Goodman is a senior investigative reporter at the Washington Free Beacon and the co-author with Daniel Halper of A Convenient Death: The Mysterious Demise of Jeffrey Epstein, which was just published by Sentinel Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House. Follow her on Twitter @alanagoodman.
I talked to her today about her new book. Disclosure: Goodman is a close friend and one of my favorite people. That said, her new book is an essential read and you should buy it today. You can’t truly understand the Epstein affair without reading it. Disclosure II: I haven’t read her book, but I already know it’s great, because Alana is one of the best reporters I know. That said, based on the book’s title, it sounds to me like she and Halper believe Epstein was killed in prison. I believe he committed suicide, because suicide is so routine in prisons and jails, and if “they” wanted him dead, “they” could have arranged his murder years ago.
Anyway, enjoy the interview with Goodman. She’s truly one of the rare reporters in Washington who will follow a lead relentlessly and wherever it takes her, and no matter how complex the story is.