Rachel Monroe

Rachel Monroe

Rachel Monroe is a freelance writer, volunteer firefighter, and occasional radio host based in Marfa, Texas. She was a finalist for a Livingston Award for Young Journalists and named as one of 56 women journalists everyone should read by New York Magazine. Her essay about murder fandom and adolescence, "Outside the Manson Pinkberry," originally published in The Believer, is anthologized in The Best American Travel Writing 2018.

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The Murders That Shook a Mountain Town

Last winter, Moroccan officials found two hikers dead on the trail to the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains. The international investigation that followed revealed the fragility of the adventure travel economy, as well as what happens when a small tourist hub is suddenly made strange by violence.

Rachel Monroe
Jul 29, 2019

The FBI of the National Park Service

The 33 special agents assigned to the Investigative Services Branch handle the most complex crimes committed on NPS land. When a day hike in Rocky Mountain National Park ended in a grisly death, ISB veteran Beth Shott hit the trail, where she began unraveling a harrowing case.

Rachel Monroe
Oct 16, 2018

A Death in the Texas Desert

Terlingua, Texas, is a magnet for drifters, dropouts, and raft guides—but not murderers. So when a popular bar owner turned up dead after a night of hard drinking, the tiny town found itself facing some very tough questions.

Rachel Monroe
May 6, 2014